Scientific Program

 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting Program Book

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This year's program offers a wide variety of special sessions, field trips, and workshops dedicated to the latest research and information on plant science. More than 450 oral presentations and more than 700 poster presentations will feature the latest scientific research in:


  • Biology of Pathogens: Bacteriology; Virology; Mycology; Nematology; Oomycetes, Postharvest Pathology and Mycotoxins

  • Disease Control and Pest Management: Genetics of Resistance; Cultural Control; Chemical Control; Biological
    Control; Regulatory Plant Pathology; Integrated Pest

  • Diseases of Plants: Plant Stress and Abiotic Disorders; Crop Loss Assessment; Disease Detection and Diagnosis; New and Emerging Diseases

  • Ecology and Epidemiology: Analytical and Theoretical Plant Pathology; Cropping systems / Sustainability; Pathogen-Vector Interactions; Phyllosphere; Rhizosphere; Population Biology Genetics; Climate Change; Risk Assessment; Systematics/Evolution; Pathogen Dispersal

  • Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe Interactions: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions; Proteomics/Metabolomics/Genomics; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Molecular Aspects of Effectors and their Host Targets; Plant Defense Responses

  • Professionalism/Outreach: Teaching and Learning; Professional Development; Outreach and Engagement; Advising and Mentoring; Networking; Ethics

 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting

 “The scientific program is shaping up to be the most innovative program ever.”
— Rick Bennett, 2014 APS Program Chair

2014 Joint Meeting Program Team

APS Meeting Program Chair
Rick Bennett, University of Arkansas, U.S.A.

APS Meeting Program Vice Chair
Sally Miller, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.

CPS Meeting Program Chair
Deena Erramphilli, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada

Annual Meeting Board (AMB)
Director - Amy Charkowski, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Field Trip and Workshop Chair
Jerry Weiland, USDA ARS, U.S.A.

APS Section Chairs
Janna Beckerman, Purdue University, U.S.A.

Paul Esker, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Aaron Hert, Helena Research, U.S.A.

Peter Ojiambo, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.

Naidu Rayapati, Washington State University, U.S.A.

Jeffrey Rollins, University of Florida, U.S.A.

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