Under the direction of the OPRO, news releases are sent regularly to the media. The Media/Outreach Center, also includes a brief explanation about the importance of plant pathology, along with current and past news releases, fact sheets on recent hot topics in plant pathology, and an invitation to join the news release list. Many OPRO-generated news releases have been published by the media. A press conference is typically held at the APS Annual Meeting as well to increase the visibility of the importance of plant pathology.
Below is a sampling of media coverage for various plant pathology issues. To stay up to date on the latest news coverage follow APS's Twitter site.
Italy: New Program Looks at BiosecurityBoston.com, February 24, 2011
Curbs on Pathogens Pose Dilemma for Scientists NPR, January 20, 2011
Scientists Complete First Citrus Gene Sequencing The U.S. Daily, January 18, 2011
Budget Crisis Threatens Future of U.S. ScienceYahoo! News, December 30, 2010
Ravenous Foreign Pests Threaten U.S. National ForestsScienceDaily, December 7, 2010
How Pathogens Hijack Host PlantsCarnegie Institution, November 24, 2010
Univ of Western Australia Study Reveals How Plants Solve ProblemsSeedQuest, November 9, 2010
Bananas Get Pepper PowerDiscovery News, August 23, 2010
Latest "Green" Packing Material? MushroomsScienceDaily, July 28, 2010
Getting a Step Ahead of Pathogense! Science News, July 27, 2010
Climate Change Complicates Plant Diseases of the FutureScienceDaily, June 26, 2010
Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature's "Light Switch"ScienceDaily, June 1, 2010
Virus Ravages Cassava Plants in AfricaThe New York Times, May 31, 2010
From Trees and Grass, Bacteria That Cause Snow and RainThe New York Times, May 24, 2010
Genomes of Citrus Canker Pathogens DecodedVirginia Tech News, May 19, 2010
Corn Smut? Tastes Great and Good for You, TooMSNBC, April 27, 2010DNA Boost in Battle Against Bleeding CankerBBC, April 21, 2010NAS: Engineered Oranges Needed to Resist DiseaseThe New York Times, March 23, 2010The Pros and Cons of GM SeedsWall Street Journal, March 15, 2010Armed and Dangerous Science, February 2010
A New Decade for Soy Rust Ag Web, February 23, 2010
Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st CenturyScience, February 12, 2010First Member of the Wheat and Barley Group of Grasses SequencedScienceDaily, February 10, 2010The Past Matters to PlantsUniversity of Michigan News Service, December 21, 2009Vilsack Launches National Institute of Food and Ag (NIFA)USDA, October 8, 2009
Late Blight Up CloseNPR Science Friday with Ira Flatow, September 18, 2009
You Say Tomato, I Say Agricultural DisasterThe New York Times, Op-Ed Contributor, August 8, 2009
Red Alert on Lethal YellowingSan Pedro Sun, Belize, January 24, 2008
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