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Important considerations before you submit an abstract
Submit oral presentations EARLY. Only 200 oral presentations will be accepted; however, there is no limit for the number of poster presentations that will be accepted.
Specifying a preference for oral or poster presentation does not guarantee placement in that area. Final presentation type will be determined by the Program Board.
Oral technical and poster presenters MUST REGISTER BY June 4, 2015, or the abstract will be withdrawn from the meeting.
Please review the categories and fields below before using the online submission form.
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Abstract Submission Fields
1. Enter author information
- First Name
- Middle Initial
- Last Name/Surname
- E-mail Address
- Affiliation (only company/institution, city, state/province, country – do not include street addresses or ZIP codes.)
- Do not use abbreviations for institutions (i.e. University)
- One author MUST be designated as the Presenter. (DO NOT enter this individual twice.)
- Any additional author(s) must be designated as author(s).
- To add an author, complete the fields for contact information then click "Enter/Add Presenter/Authors". Do this for each author and click "Enter/Add Presenter/Authors." When finished click on "Continue."
2. Enter type of presentation
Select oral or poster. Specifying a preference between oral and poster does not guarantee placement in that area. Final presentation type will be determined by the Program Board.
Oral - An individual may be the presenter of no more than one oral presentation.
- There is a limit of one (1) oral presentation per submitter or presenter.
- Oral presentations are allocated 15 minutes (10 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for discussion).
- Presentation date and time will be announced at a later date.
Poster - Open to all for submission.
- There is no limit on the number of poster presentations that may be submitted.
- Poster presenters are required to be present at their poster during certain time frames throughout the meeting (to be announced).
3. Enter presentation title
Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and any proper nouns, (e.g., Effect of pesticides on recovery of Didymella bryoniae from cucurbit vines). The title is limited to 150 characters including spaces. (Approximately 30 word count.) Registered names and trademarks are not permitted in title.
Italic words or phrases must be enclosed by the start coding <i> and the stop coding </i>, e.g., <i>words</i>.
Subscript characters must be enclosed by the start coding <sub> and the stop coding </sub>, e.g., H<sub>2</sub>O.
Superscript characters must be enclosed by the start coding <sup> and the stop coding </sup>, e.g., E=MC<sup>2</sup>.
Symbols (Greek, math, etc.) must be spelled out, e.g., Beta.
4. Select presentation categories
a) Select a primary (as reflected in bold type) and an associated secondary category from the list provided that best relates to your presentation. Note secondary categories are associated to the primary category they are reflected under.
- Biology and Disease Management: Bacteriology; Virology; Mycology; Nematology; Oomycetes; Postharvest Pathology; Mycotoxins; Genetics of Resistance; Cultural Control; Chemical Control; Biological Control; Regulatory Plant Pathology; Integrated Pest Management
- Diseases of Plants: Plant Stress and Abiotic Disorders; Crop Loss Assessment; Disease Detection and Diagnosis; New and Emerging Diseases
- 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 and 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
b) Select one pathogen type keyword that best relates to your presentation.
Plant Stress/Abiotic Disorder
c) Select a host type keyword (as reflected in bold type) and an associated host type keyword from the list provided that best relates to your presentation. Note quinary categories are associated to the quaternary category they are reflected under.
- Cereals/Grains: Corn; Rice; Sorghum; Soybean; Wheat; Other
- Fruits/Nuts: Almond; Apple; Cane Berry; Cherry; Citrus; Grape; Melon; Peanut; Pecan; Strawberry; Tropical Fruits; Walnut; Other
- Legumes: Beans; Chickpea (Garbanzo); Pea; Other
- Ornamentals: Annual Ornamentals; Herbaceous Ornamentals; Perennial Ornamentals; Woody Ornamentals; Other
- Trees: Angiosperm; Conifers; Forest Trees; Shade Trees; Other
- Tropical/Subtropical Crops: Banana; Cacao; Cassava; Coffee; Papaya; Plantain; Sugarcane; Tropical Fruits; Other
- Turfgrass: Cool-season; Warm-season; Other
- Vegetables: Beets; Brassicas (Crucifers); Carrot; Celery; Leafy Vegetables; Lettuce; Onion; Peppers; Potato; Sugar Beet; Sweet Corn; Sweet Potato; Tomato; Other
5. Submit Abstract Text
Read the technical requirements and view the sample abstract before submitting your abstract.
- The abstract must be in one paragraph.
- DO NOT include the title, author name(s), or author affiliations in the abstract text field.
- Copy the abstract to WordPad under Accessories, and then paste it into the submission form abstract text box under the Abstract Copy/Body field header this avoids problems with the limit on character counts for the abstract.
- Or type text in to the abstract field.
- Use the abstract toolbar to add formatting (italics, superscripts, subscripts, Greek or math symbols), or use the start coding <i> and the stop coding </i>, if you prefer.
- If the symbol is not available, spell it out (e.g., theta).
- Character limit is 1,490 characters including spaces (Approximately 250 word count).
6. Technical Requirements
Use all normal upper- and lowercase alphanumericas and common punctuation available on your keyboard. Use a common text such as Times, Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Courier.
- Abstract Title: Italic words or phrases must be enclosed by the start coding <i> and the stop coding </i>, e.g., <i>words</i>. Subscript characters must be enclosed by the start coding <sub> and the stop coding </sub>, e.g., H<sub>2</sub>O. Superscript character(s) must be enclosed by the start coding <sup> and the stop coding </sup>, e.g., E=MC<sup>2</sup>. All symbols (Greek, math, etc.) must be spelled out.
- Abstract Body: Italic words or phrases, superscript and subscript characters, and symbols (Greek, math, etc.) can be correctly formatted by clicking the respective icon in the toolbar. If the symbol is not available, please spell it out, e.g., Alpha.
Didymella bryoniae, the fungus that causes gummy stem blight, survives between crops in cucurbit debris. A pesticide that eliminates the fungus from infested debris would reduce initial inoculum for subsequent crops planted in infested fields. Naturally infected, 5-cm muskmelon vine sections were sprayed with field-equivalent rates of three herbicides, four fungicides, six salts, three botanical extracts, or three organic pesticides. After 3 days, vine sections were cut into 1-cm pieces and cultured on 1/4 PDA plus antibiotics. Each pesticide was tested 2 to 4 times with 10 to 20 vine sections per treatment. Chlorothalonil, mancozeb, sodium bisulfite, and pyraclostrobin + boscalid (Pristine) consistently reduced recovery of D. bryoniae to an average of 63, 57, 41, and 8% of vine pieces, respectively, compared to a water-treated control (99%). The other pesticides did not significantly reduce recovery of the fungus. Using Pristine to treat debris at the end of the season is not advisable, because of the risk of resistance to this fungicide. However, a non-specific material, such as a broad-spectrum fungicide or a salt, could be used to reduce the amount of surviving inoculum.