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Thank you, APS Volunteers!
 
 
Start the new year off right! Register now for the first APS webinar of 2018, delivered by Lou Hirsch of the University of Kentucky. Learn strategies that will help you to bridge the gap between the expectations and realities of the STEM classroom and research laboratory.
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SCIENCE
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Effector proteins play key roles in the molecular interplay between plants and plant-associated organisms, and effector biology remains one of the most active areas in the research field of molecular plant–microbe interactions. This Focus Issue showcases recent progress in this area.
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Gramaje, Úrbez-Torres, and Sosnowski review grapevine trunk diseases (GTDs), which have become increasingly prevalent worldwide and are now considered a top research priority by the grape and wine-making industries. Open access.
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Kachroo et al. discuss advances in our understanding of plant defense signaling and how this knowledge has been or may be utilized to develop resistance against pathogens. Open access for a limited time.
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Moyo and colleagues report several new Diatrypaceae species on grapevine in South Africa and suggest that some species may interact to cause grapevine decline. Open access for a limited time.
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First Report of Sclerotinia minor Infecting Eclipta prostrata in Texas
In Texas peanut fields, Eclipta prostata, a common weed, is a host of Sclerotinia blight, caused by Sclerotinia minor. Woodward et al. discuss the importance of weed management in reducing the survival of this fungus in peanut fields. 
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MEETINGS
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Registration and housing for ICPP2018 are scheduled to open later this month. Be sure to follow APS social media for all the latest ICPP2018 updates.
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FOUNDATION
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Applications for the International Travel Award, JANE Award, and Plant Pathology Experiential Awards are due Friday, February 16. Apply today!  
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ENGAGE
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Ray's mentee Steven C. Nelson honors the APS and AACCI Executive Vice President Emeritus with an article spotlighting Ray's numerous contributions to APS. Read the article on page 4 of the January 2018 issue of Phytopathology News.
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OE is seeking a graduate student to serve on its board for a 3-year term starting in August 2018. The student will gain experience promoting plant pathology curricula and education offerings for APS members. The application deadline is February 26.
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Globalization affects agriculture worldwide. Apply by January 16 for a Global Experience Program Award, and help establish collaborations and share resources with plant pathologists around the world. 
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RESOURCES
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Now in stock: a 25-year update of an APS bestseller, Compendium of Rice Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, edited by R. D. Cartwright et al. Get your copies today! Save $10 through February 4, and members, save another 10%.
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January Issue of Phytopathology News Online
Learn about the success of the Mathre Education Endowment Awardee in engaging youth in South Africa, the connection between kudzu and halo blight of bean, and more in this issue of Phytopathology News
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RECENT JOBS
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Put your positions in front of the top plant pathologists in the world and save up to $50. Post a job in the APS Job Center today!
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Did you know you can post your resume for FREE in the APS Job Center? Make yourself stand out in the plant pathology community. Post your resume today!
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NEWS
 
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The APS News Capsule is a benefit of your APS membership. Thank you for your continued support!
 
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