A vital part of the APS-MSA Joint Meeting, workshops on a variety of topics pertinent to plant science are scheduled for this year's meeting, offering even more educational value to meeting attendees.
Saturday, August 1010:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Lunch on own 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.)Organizers: Forrest Nutter, Jr., Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A.; Paul Esker, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa RicaSponsoring Committees/Sponsors: Epidemiology; Crop Loss Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE); Pathogen ForensicsFee: $50The processes of selecting sampling units (pathogen isolates, plants, leaves, fields, etc.) without bias is an everyday necessity in plant pathology. In this workshop, sampling terms, concepts, and best practices will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on examining relevant issues related to the power of the test, sample size estimation, hierarchical sampling, and sampling for bulk tests. Examples related to pathogen detection, mean separation, yield loss estimation, and seed health tests will be used.
"There is so much going on, along with the science. I went to a workshop this morning about leadership, communicating with other people, and how to become a better scientist as a whole." Lisa MaloPast Meeting Attendee