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APS Volunteer Award
Nominate a Top-Notch APS Volunteer!
Do you know an APS member who goes above and beyond through his or her APS volunteer efforts? Nominate this person today for the Outstanding Volunteer Award. Nominations are due May 15.
Nominate a Volunteer! 
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SCIENCE
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Redding et al. provide a detailed analysis of the temporal gene expression changes that occur in soybean roots during infection by Rotylenchulus reniformis. Open access for a limited time.
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Lanza et al. report that fungicide spray programs developed in South Africa and Australia for control of citrus black spot require a longer critical period in the São Paulo Citrus Belt. Open access for a limited time.
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Gumtow and colleagues demonstrate that Phytophthora palmivora secretes an EPIC protease to inhibit the cysteine protease papain in papaya. Open access for a limited time.
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Submit your research on Xylella fastidiosa! This focus issue will be widely read and highly cited, giving authors maximum exposure. The deadline for submission is July 15.
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MEETING
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Take advantage of lower prices with advance registration, which includes access to all ICPP2018 sessions, posters, and exhibits, plus the welcome reception and all recorded presentations. And don't miss the closing event at the House of Blues on Friday, August 3, 2018. Tickets are available when you register, and each attendee must purchase a ticket to attend.
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Make the most of the ICPP2018 experience! Create connections that will last well beyond the final session. Explore a variety of networking opportunities that have been planned in Boston, including the early career professional social, graduate student social, and student–industry lunch.
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FOUNDATION
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Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for a $500 award, available to students in all disciplines of plant pathology and at all stages of education. Applications are due March 20, and advisor letters are due March 23. Get more information and apply now!
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ENGAGE
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Public Policy Board Convenes in Washington, D.C.
The APS Public Policy Board (PPB) met with federal agencies and legislators during their visit to Washington this week. They discussed emerging plant disease and advocated for doubling agricultural research and continued investments in the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN). Watch for a full report in the May issue of Phytopathology News.
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Save the date for the Pacific Division Meeting on June 25–27, 2018, at the Hilton Portland (Oregon) Downtown. Get more details on the program and other activities.
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RESOURCES
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The twelfth volume of PDMR includes more than 340 new trial results on the latest fungicides, nematicides, and biological controls. Access these and more than 10,000 other reports with a $40 PMN subscription. 
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This lesson for middle school students can be used to introduce the concepts of taxonomy, dichotomous classification, and diversity of plant viruses. Find background information, a lesson plan, and more in the APS Education Center.
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Ideal for anyone communicating with the public about this sometimes-controversial topic, this new webinar provides expert advice on how to utilize wisdom from the social sciences to effectively engage in discussions about GMOs.
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Put the "fun" in fungi! Save on more than 100 mycology titles in the APS PRESS Bookstore. Shop for all of your library and classroom needs before this deal ends on April 15.
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RECENT JOBS
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Put your position 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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DEADLINES
July 15, 2018 — Submissions due for Phytopathology and MPMI Focus Issues
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