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The American Phytopathological Society Membership Reaches Record High

St. Paul, Minn. (March 20, 2008)The number of members belonging to The American Phytopathological Society (APS) has grown to more than 5,000 members, the highest amount in the society’s 100-year history.

“This is a fantastic accomplishment and a true testament to the vitality and quality of this longstanding scientific society,” said APS President Ray Martyn.

Founded in 1908, APS is celebrating 100 years of breakthroughs in plant disease research. In its role as an international scientific organization devoted to the study of plant diseases and their management, APS provides information on the latest developments and research advances in plant health science.

APS will celebrate its 100th anniversary during the society’s Centennial Meeting that will take place July 26-30, 2008, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. More information on the meeting is available at The advance registration deadline is May 1, 2008.

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a nonprofit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization’s more than 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health.