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Expert plant pathologists provide advice on how to improve your communications and interactions with stakeholders. This two-part webinar is ideal for members and allied plant health professionals at all career levels.
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SCIENCE
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Zhang and Coaker discuss developing durable plant disease resistance by integrating multiple R gene structural domains and their cognate effectors for effector-triggered immunity (ETI). Open access for a limited time.
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While attempting to study the function of candidate effectors from the bean rust pathogen, Uromyces appendiculatus, Cooper and Campbell developed a novel control technique employing gene silencing. Open access for a limited time.
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Much of the research on root–soil interactions focuses on rhizobia and nitrogen-fixing root nodules, but many forms of nonrhizobia bacteria are also detected. What functions do they serve in the plant's biome? 
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A new disease of lettuce and celery is caused by the carrot pathogen Alternaria dauci in California's Salinas Valley. Read Koike and colleagues' description of this new disease of vegetables.
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MEETINGS
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The new mobile app allows you to browse the APS Annual Meeting program and exhibitor list, create your schedule, make an appointment with a poster author, and connect with other attendees.
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Ask our plant pathology gurus your burning questions, chat about your research ideas, and get career advice from some of our most knowledgeable experts. Sign up on-site.
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Join us in the Exhibit Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, for a family-friendly kickoff event, including story time and other fun activities. Follow the bubbles! Also check out the bulletin board by Registration for more family-friendly APS information.
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Get "Mugged" at the APS Annual Meeting!
While attending the meeting, get a free mug for setting up or updating your APS journals profile. Learn more at the APS PRESS Bookstore.
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To encourage thinking about research in terms of the phytobiome, the Noble Research Institute will award five $200 prizes at the APS Annual Meeting. Nominate your poster using this Google signup form.
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When you donate to the PhytoFund, you support APS efforts to expand our global community by bringing plant pathologists from developing countries to ICPP2018. Any amount will help us reach our goal.
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FOUNDATION
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Help future plant pathologists succeed by donating to the APS Foundation. Donor gifts include new luggage tags (for a $25 donation), a lunch bag (for a $100 donation), and more! Students who donate $20 will be entered into a drawing for a student travel award to ICPP2018.
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ENGAGE
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The 13th Annual Office of International Programs (OIP) Silent Auction, held at the APS Annual Meeting, will help raise funds for the ICPP2018 Bursary Assistance Awards. Bring your auction item to the meeting to help contribute to this exciting event!
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The APS Public Policy Board (PPB) is asking APS members to contact their members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives and ask them to join the House Agriculture Research Caucus, which will work to support innovation in agricultural research.
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RESOURCES
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Hear from Tim Murray about his year as APS president; learn about Bob Gilbertson’s research in Brazil; read about the APS Southern Division and the Southern Soybean Disease Workers meetings; and much more!
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Using a smartphone or tablet macro lens resolves the obstacles of using a hand lens when engaging with students. Macro lens attachments are easy to use, allow a larger area to be magnified, enable the user to take photographs, and more.
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Start saving today with the Meeting Month Book Sale! Shop online to save up to 20% on all titles. Meeting attendees, stop by the bookstore for book signings, specials, and giveaways.
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RECENT JOBS
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If you are looking for a new job or a new employee, it’s all about networking. The APS Annual Meeting is the perfect venue for
making these connections. Post your job or candidate information on the Job Board near Registration.
 
If you are at the meeting, attend the Early Career Professionals’ Social on Monday, August 7, to hear firsthand from employers about various career opportunities, or stop by the APS Career Fair on Tuesday, August 8, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Bring your resume and your business card to land your dream position or to learn more about working at a top APS organization.
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NEWS
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DEADLINES
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