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​​​​​​Plant Health 2019 Presentations

​​The following presentations were recorded during the Plant Health 2019 Meeting in
Cleveland, OH Auguest 3 - August 7, 2019.

Pre​sentations are grouped by Session Title. To view the presentation titles use the  image to expand/collapse.​



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expand HOT TOPIC: Azole fungicides and resistance in agriculture, clinical settings, and the environment.

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Karlyn Beer - CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases


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Kathryn Kuivila - U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center


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Julius Fajardo - USDA Office of Pest Management Policy


expand HOT TOPIC: Insights into key federal funding opportunities for plant pathologists - Panel Discussion

National Program Leader for Microbial Genomics
Ann Lichens-Park - USDA NIFA


Program Specialist for Agriculture and STEM Education and Workforce Development programs
Carlos Ortiz - USDA NIFA


National Program Leader for Plant Pathology
Rubella Goswami - USDA NIFA


National Program Leader and Acting Director for the Divisions of Food Safety and the Division of Nutrition
Max Teplitski - USDA NIFA


Program Director for Plant Biotic Interactions (joining virtually)
Brad Day - NSF


expand One-to-One Conversations with an Expert

Conversation with an Expert
Rosemary Loria - University of Florida

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Anna Whitfield - North Carolina State University

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Steven Koike - TriCal Diagnostics

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Anne Dorrance - The Ohio State University

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Carolyn Young - Noble Research Institute, LLC

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Paul Vincelli - University of Kentucky

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Jacqueline Fletcher - Regents Professor

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David Gadoury - Cornell University

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Laurence Madden - The Ohio State University

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Frank Martin - USDA ARS

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Samantha Thomas - Bayer Crop Science

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Gwyn Beattie - Iowa State University

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expand Opening General Session - Award of Distinction, Fellows & Keynote Speaker

The Surprising Science of Mushrooms - My Journey into this Dark but Wonderful World.
Jude Wilson - MBio

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expand PHYTOVIEW: Impacts of Open Access on APS Journals

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Niklaus Grunwald - Oregon State University


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Greg Grahek - The American Phytopathological Society


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Mark Gleason - Iowa State University


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Carolyn Young - Noble Research Institute, LLC


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In the Field: Boots on the Ground
Boyd Padgett - Louisiana State University

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A Design Mindset for Working with Data
Hilary Parker - Stitch Fix

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The American Chestnut, Using the Tools of Biotechnology to Help Rescue a Keystone Tree Species
William Powell - State University of New York

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expand POD Talks

POD TALK: A Team Approach to Solving Disease Problems for Growers
Mary Hausbeck - Michigan State University

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POD TALK: Plant Health at Home and Abroad: Science + Outreach = Making a Difference
Sally Miller - The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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POD TALK: Adventures in Science
Anne Alvarez - University of Hawaii at Manoa

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POD TALK: Twists and Turns Down a Forest Path
Tom Harrington - Iowa State University

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expand POSTERS: Abiotic interactions

Requirements for in vitro pseudothecia development and ascospore maturation of Venturia effusa
Carolyn Young - Noble Research Institute, LLC, Debbie Boykin- USDA-ARS-SEA, Clive Bock- USDA ARS, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Nikki Charlton- Noble Research Institute, LLC

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Determining the environmental parameters that influence growth of the soybean root rot pathogen, Fusarium proliferatum
Victoria Cast - Kansas State University, Saradha Errattaimuthu- USDA-ARS, Timothy Todd- Kansas State University, Rodrigo Pedrozo- Iowa State University, Christopher Little- Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

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Physiological changes in conidia of the fungal pathogen Neofusicoccum mediterraneum when exposed to desiccation 
John Lake - California State University, Fresno, Margaret Ellis- California State University Fresno, Themis Michailides- University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

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Relationship between soil fungal densities and soil chemical properties in Pennsylvania.
Ananda Bandara - The Pennsylvania State University, Alyssa Collins- The Pennsylvania State University, Alyssa Collins- Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Brandon Wilt- The Pennsylvania State University, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya- The Pennsylvania State University, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University

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Association of selected biological and chemical properties of soil with within-farm-spatial-variation of soybean yields in Pennsylvania.
Ananda Bandara - The Pennsylvania State University, Alyssa Collins- Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Adriana Murillo-Williams- Penn State Extension-Centre County, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya- The Pennsylvania State University, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University, Alyssa Collins- The Pennsylvania State University

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Huanglongbing-irrigation pH interaction affects disease progression
Sadikshya Sharma - University of Florida, Lushan Ghimire- University of Florida, Evan Johnson- University of Florida, Tripti Vashisth- University of Florida, Davie Kadyampakeni- University of Florida

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Impact of crop rotation on genetic diversity of Fusarium isolates causing Fusarium head blight in Pennsylvania
Maíra Duffeck - The Pennsylvania State University, Emerson Del Ponte- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya- The Pennsylvania State University, Ananda Bandara- The Pennsylvania State University, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University

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Effect of light-sensing genes on growth and pathogenicity of Zymoseptoria tritici
Cassandra Mccorison - Purdue University, Stephen Goodwin- USDA ARS

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Influence of Physical and Chemical Soil Variables on Intensity of Fusarium Wilt of Blackberry Caused by Fusarium oxysporum Species Complex
Angel Rebollar-Alviter - Univ Autonoma Chapingo, Prometeo Sánchez-García- Colegio de Posgraduados, Joel Pineda-Pineda- Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Departamento de Suelos, Rigoberto Castro-Sosa- Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Centro Regional Morelia, Uriel Acosta-Gonzalez- Instituto Tecnologico del Valle de Morelia, Hilda Silva-Rojas- Colegio de Postgraduados

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Pythium sylvaticum delays soybean emergence and increase seed loss at high soil moisture.
Mauricio Serrano - Iowa State University, Alison Robertson- Iowa State University, Sotirios Archontoulis- Iowa State University

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Influence of time of sudden death syndrome foliar symptom onset on SDS intensity, soybean yield, and yield components
Muhammad Raza - Iowa State University, Leonor Leandro- Iowa State University, Forrest Nutter- Iowa State University, Sharon Eggenberger- Iowa State University

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expand POSTERS: Analytical and theoretical plant pathology

Effects of statistical distributions of diseased leaves and numbers of classes in disease scales on the accuracy of estimates of mean disease severity
Kuo-Szu Chiang - National Chung Hsing University, Wen-Hsin Chung- National Chung Hsing University, Jia-Ren Tsai- Fu Jen Catholic University, Hung-I Liu- National Chung Hsing University

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Modeling pathogen distribution in strawberry production fields with the goal of developing precision fumigation strategies.
Michael Matson - USDA ARS, Frank Martin- USDA ARS, Ross Hatlen- USDA ARS, Leah Martin- USDA ARS

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Biology, epidemiology and detection of oak wilt in Michigan
Karandeep Chahal - Michigan State University, Deborah G. McCullough- Michigan State University, Olivia Morris- Michigan State University, Monique Sakalidis- Michigan State University

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Modeling Huanglongbing dispersal gradients in Brazilian epidemics
Armando Bergamin Filho - University of São Paulo, Rafaela Z. Toledo- University of São Paulo, Kelly Pazolini- University of São Paulo, Jose Belasque- University of São Paulo

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Temporal dispersal of brown and orange rust spores of sugarcane in Florida
Bhim Chaulagain - University of Florida, Philippe Rott- University of Florida, Jack Comstock- Retired, Richard Raid- University of Florida, Moaiad Kanaan- USDA ARS Sugarcane Field Station

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Phytophthora canker affecting CCN51 clones on high productivity cacao farms in Ecuador
Alina Puig - USDA-ARS, Carmen Suarez-Capello- Mars Inc., Osman Gutierrez- USDA, Jean-Philippe Marelli- MARS/USDA Cocoa Laboratory

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Bioclimatic models predict areas of current and future suitable habitat for Armillaria spp. in western Oregon and Washington
John W. Hanna - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Ned Klopfenstein- Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Marcus V. Warwell- Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Mee-Sook Kim- USDA Forest Service

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Growth stage vs. forecasting model based fungicide application to manage Phomopsis stem canker of sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Febina Mathew - South Dakota State University, Tyler Patrick- University of Nebraska, Nathan Braun- South Dakota State University, Clay Carlson- University of Nebraska, Scott Isard- Penn State University, Jessica Halvorson- North Dakota State University, Roger Magarey- USDA APHIS PPQ CPHST, Samuel Markell- North Dakota State University, Bryan Hansen- North Dakota State University, Mari

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Effect of temperature and wetness duration on temporal rate of Sclerotinia stem rot disease development in canola
Fereshteh Shahoveisi - North Dakota State University, Luis del Rio Mendoza- North Dakota State Univ

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Impact of relative humidity, temperature, photoperiod and plant age on infections of Sphaerulina leaf spot and stem canker of wild lowbush blueberry
Pervaiz Abbasi - Agric & Agri-Food Canada, Paul Hildebrand- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Willy Renderos- Agric & Agri-Food Canada, Shawkat Ali- Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

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A compartmental (SEIR) model for predicting Fusarium head blight epidemics in wheat
Maíra Duffeck - The Pennsylvania State University, Emerson Del Ponte- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Kaique Alves- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa

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Post-anthesis Rainfall effects on the Efficacy of Tebuconazole+Prothioconazole against Fusarium head blight and Deoxynivalenol in wheat
Wanderson Bucker Moraes - The Ohio State University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Laurence Madden- The Ohio State University

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Risk factors for bacterial diseases of banana in Haiti and the Caribbean
Wanita Dantes - Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida

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expand POSTERS: Biochemistry and cell biology

Discovery of tunicamycin-related biosynthetic gene clusters in three Rathayibacter species, including one endemic to the Northwest U.S. (R. agropyri)
Elizabeth Rogers - Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research, USDA-ARS, Timothy Murray- Washington State University, Matthew Tancos- Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research, USDA-ARS, Brenda Schroeder- Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology, Univ of Idaho, Jeff Chang- Oregon State University, Edward Davis II- Oregon State University, Aaron Sechler- Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research, USDA-AR

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Cell-length heterogeneity: a population-level solution to growth/virulence trade-offs in the plant pathogen Dickeya dadantii
Zhouqi Cui - The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Quan Zeng- The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

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Role of lipid droplets in self-resistance of Cercospora cf. flagellaris to cercosporin
Maria Izabel Costa de Novaes - Louisiana State University, Sara Thomas-Sharma- Louisiana State University, Clark Robertson- Louisiana State University

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Determination of secondary metabolites and their role in root infection by soybean fungi, Macrophomina phaseolina and other pathogens.
Vivek Khambhati - Mississippi State University, Hamed Abbas- USDA-ARS, Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, Jeremy Kotowicz- United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Jian Chen- United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Maria Tomaso-Peterson- Mississippi State University, Alemu Mengistu- United States Department of Agricu

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Production of cell wall degrading enzymes by pathogenic Streptomyces isolated from turnip
Kerry Vermeulen - Michigan State University, Raymond Hammerschmidt- Michigan State University

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X-ray Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Brown Spots of Quercus acutissima
Ki Woo Kim - Kyungpook National University, Junhyung Park- Kyungpook National University

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Silverleaf effects on plum fruit yield and quality
Daina Grinbergs - INIA Quilamapu, Andres France- INIA Quilamapu, Marisol Reyes- INIA Quilamapu, Javier Chilian- INIA Quilamapu, Carla Hahn- INIA Quilamapu, Jorunn Borve- Norwegian Inst of Bioeconomy Res

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Histology of plant-microbe interaction at the Populus trichocarpa-Sphaerulina musiva interface
Susanna Kerio - Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Kelsey Sondreli- Oregon State University, Kathy Cook- Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Jared LeBoldus- Dept. of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Oregon State University, Jared LeBoldus- Oregon State University

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Bacteriocin evolution and regulation in Pseudomonas syringae
Mary Smith - Pennsylvania State University, Kevin Hockett- The Pennsylvania State University

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expand POSTERS: Biological control

Biological control agent, Rhizobium vitis strain ARK-1 suppresses expression of the essential and non-essential vir genes of tumorigenic R. vitis
Akira Kawaguchi - National Agricultural and Food Research Organization, Mizuho Nita- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Yoshiteru Noutoshi- Okayama University, Megumi Watanabe- Okayama University, Tomoya Ishii- Okayama University

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Using nematophagous fungus Esteya vermicola to control the disastrous pine wilt disease
Chang Keun Sung - CNU (Chung Nam National University)

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Virulence enhancement of weed pathogens: efficacious herbicidal fungi by selection of increased amino acid excretion
David Sands - Montana State University, Claire Baker- The Toothpick Project, Florence Oyosi- Liberty Initiator Network, Cindy Morris- INRA, Plant Pathology Research Unit, Henry Nzioki- Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Org. - Katumani

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Isolation, characterization, and evaluation of potential biocontrol bacterial strains for managing bacterial spot disease of pumpkin
Salisu Sulley - University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept, Sarah R. Hind- 259 E R Madigan Laboratory, Mohammad Babadoost- University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept

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Characteristics of Aureobasidium pullulans strains exhibiting biocontrol activity against fruit decay pathogens from different parts of the world
Wojciech Janisiewicz - USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Filippo De Curtis- Dep. of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Anja Černoša- National Institute of Biology, Department of Biotechnology and System Biology, Giuseppe Lima- Dep. of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Janja Zajc- National Institute of Biology, Department of Bio

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Identification and screening of bacteria for the biocontrol of Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae in carrot seed crops
Jeremiah Dung - Oregon State University, Tiffany Belvoir- Oregon State University, Jeness Scott- Oregon State University

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Mycoparasitism and Host-Specificity of Sphaerellopsis Species on Rust Fungi.
Paula Gomez Zapata - Purdue University, Mary Catherine Aime- Purdue University

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The use of proteases for the management of plant diseases
Mary Lewis - Novozymes, Sharon Inch- Novozymes, Bryan Will- Novozymes, Chris Hahne- Novozymes, Chris Hahne- North Carolina State University

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Evaluation of a strain of Bacillus subtilis for management of Phytophthora blight of bell pepper
Jeana Hansel - North Carolina State University, Jean Ristaino- North Carolina State University

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Biological control of sudden decline syndrome of date palm caused by Fusarium solani using ACC deaminase producing actinobacteria in the UAE
Khaled Abbas El-Tarabily - United Arab Emirates University, Jawaher Haj Ali- United Arab Emirates University, Essam ElDin Saeed- United Arab Emirates University, Latifa Alnuaimi- United Arab Emirates University, Khawla Alwahshi- United Arab Emirates University, Aisha Alblooshi- United Arab Emirates University, Synan Abuqamar- United Arab Emirates University

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Biocontrol of spruce decline: comparison of interactions between Diaporthe spp. and fungal endophytes from Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens)
Keumchul Shin - Michigan State University, Monique Sakalidis- Michigan State University, Carmen Medina-Mora- Michigan State University

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Evaluation of biocontrol agents against Fusarium virguliforme: potential tools for soybean sudden death syndrome management
Mirian Filgueira Pimentel - Southern Illinois University, Jason Bond- Southern Illinois University, Ahmad Fakhoury- Southern Illinois University, Amanda Warner- Syngenta Crop Protection, Erika Arnao- The University of Iowa

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Biocontrol activity and mechanism perspective of a novel Bacillus thuringiensis strain
Piao Yang - The Ohio State University, Qin Peng- The Ohio State University, Zhenzhen Zhao- The Ohio State University, Madison Cahill- The Ohio State University, Yinping Liang- The Ohio State University, Na Wang- The Ohio State University, Jiangbo Fan- The Ohio State University, Muhammad Ali- The Ohio State University, Ye Xia- Ohio State University

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Understanding Niche Clearing as a Means to Improve Establishment and Efficacy of Applied Bacterial Biological Controls
Joseph Doherty - University of Maryland, Joseph Roberts- University of Maryland

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Rhizophagus intraradices Reduces Disease Severity of Sudden Death Syndrome on Soybean
Michelle Pawlowski - Univ of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Glen Hartman- USDA-ARS At the University of Illinois

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Characterization of antifungal activity of soybean endophytic bacterium Burkholderia pyrrocinia strain MS455
Jiayuan Jia - Mississippi State University, Aixin Liu- Mississippi State University, Sonya Baird- Mississippi State University, Emerald Ford- Mississippi State University, Shien Lu- Mississippi State University

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Biological control activity of Bacillus sp. RAB14R against rice blast disease and its formulation to increase shelf life
Nootjarin Jungkhun - Chiang Rai Rice Research Center, Rice Department, Donald Groth- Louisiana State Univ Agric Center, Rasamee Dhitikiattipong- Rice Research and Development Division, Rice Department, Inderjit Barphagha- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Jong Hyun Ham- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Bishnu Shrestha-

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Biological control of black Sigatoka in bananas and plantains in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mathias Twizeyimana - AgBiome, Inc, David Ingham- AgBiome, Inc, Robin Dale- AgBiome, Inc, Kestrel Mccorkle- AgBiome, Inc, James Sievert- AgBiome, Inc, Esther Gachango- AgBiome, Inc, Matthew Biggs- AgBiome, Inc, Amos Alakonya- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kelly Craig- AgBiome, Inc

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Biological control of sorghum anthracnose in Sub-Saharan Africa
Esther Gachango - AgBiome, Inc, David Ingham- AgBiome, Inc, Robin Dale- AgBiome, Inc, Mathias Twizeyimana- AgBiome, Inc, James Sievert- AgBiome, Inc, Kestrel Mccorkle- AgBiome, Inc, Matthew Biggs- AgBiome, Inc, Moses Biruma- National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI), Serere, Kelly Craig- AgBiome, Inc

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Genetic factors influencing the efficacy and persistence of biocontrol of aflatoxin contamination in maize
Jane Marian Luis - CIFR, Dept of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Mark Weaver- USDA-ARS, Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, Kira Bowen- Dept of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Ron Heiniger- Dept of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Thomas Isakeit- Dept of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, Ignazio Carbone- CIFR, Dept of Entomology and Plant Pat

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Bee Vectoring Technology using Clonostachys rosea as biological control for Botrytis fruit rot on strawberry in Florida
Mayara Bolognesi de Morais - University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Leandro Cordova- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Adrian Zuniga- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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The potential of herbal essential oils to control pulse crop pathogens.
Lipi Parikh - Montana State University, Bright Agindotan- Montana State University, Mary Burrows- Montana State University

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Characterization of Trichoderma sp. isolates for use in biological control of plant pathogens
Beatriz de Toledo Franceschi - São Paulo State University "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Cristiane De Pieri- São Paulo State University "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Edson Furtado- Univ of Sao Paulo State (UNESP)

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Discovering biological control strategies to control Bacterial Panicle Blight of Rice
Laura Ortega - University of Arkansas, Clemencia Rojas- University of Arkansas, Katherine Walker- University of Arkansas

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Identification of beneficial Pseudomonas strains for the biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea in floriculture crops
Kaylee South - The Ohio State University, Michelle Jones- The Ohio State University, Francesca Peduto Hand- The Ohio State University

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Plant metabolite-based resistance to Oidium neolycopersici in organic- and high tunnel-grown tomato
Erica Fealko - University of Kentucky, Emily Pfeufer- University of Kentucky, Pradeep Kachroo- University of Kentucky, April Lamb- University of Kentucky

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Potential of Beneficial Trichoderma isolates in Alleviating Drought Stress in Tomato
Ranjana Rawal - Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University, Maria Soledad Benitez Ponce- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Joseph Scheerens- Department of Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State University

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Beneficial microorganisms can enhance greenhouse floriculture plant performance under reduced fertility
Laura Chapin - The Ohio State University, Nathan Nordstedt- The Ohio State University, Michelle Jones- The Ohio State University

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Verticillium nonalfalfae as a Potential Biological Control Agent for the Invasive Toona sinensis Tree in Pennsylvania
Melissa Mercado - The Pennsylvania State University, Matthew Kasson- West Virginia University, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, Donald Davis- The Pennsylvania State University

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Enhanced hypovirus transmission by engineered super donor strains of the chestnut blight fungus, Cryphonectria parasitica, in a forest setting
Matthew Kasson - West Virginia University, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, Amy Metheny- West Virginia University, Cameron Stauder- West Virginia University, William MacDonald- West Virginia University, Mark Double- West Virginia University, Dong-Xiu Zhang- Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, University of Maryland, Donald Nuss- University of Maryland

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Biocontrol potential of Streptomyces isolates on fungal pathogens (Helminthosporium solani, Pythium ultimum.) of potatoes
Shae Taylor - Brigham Young University, Brad Geary- Brigham Young Univ, Christopher Clarke- Virginia Tech

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A Bacterial Isolate Shows Promise as a Biofungicide for Sclerotinia Stem Rot Disease on Canola
Abdulsalam Dakouri - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Chris Kirby- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Annika Briggs- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Tim Dumonceaux- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Jacob John- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Chrystel Olivier- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Jennifer Adam- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fengqun Yu- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Su

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Verticillium klebahnii and V. isaacii isolates exhibit host-dependent biocontrol activity against Verticillium wilt caused by V. dahliae
Krishna Puri - University of California, Davis, German Sandoya- University of Florida, Yuan-yuan Zhang- Inner Mongolia Agric University, Jun Zhao- Inner Mongolia Agric University, Suraj Gurung- Sakata Seed America, Inc., Krishna Subbarao- University of California At Davis, Xiaoping Hu- Northwest A&F University, China

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In vitro control of Colletotrichum acutatum isolates from citrus using extract from brown alga Dictyota dichotoma
Carolina Rebello - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Levi Pompermayer Machado- UNESP, Rayrah Esperidião da Silva- UNESP, Geraldo Silva- FUNDECITRUS, Maria Cândida De Godoy Gasparoto- UNESP

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Influence of biological agents on the production of Magnaporthe oryzae´s conidia in upland rice, under field conditions.
Marta Cristina De Filipi - EMBRAPA-CNPAF, Valacia Lemes Da Silva Lobo- EMBRAPA-CNPAF, Karolline G Vilela Rezende- Universidade Federal de Goias, Gustavo Andrade Bezerra- Universidade federal de Goias, Marina Arriel-Elias- Universidade Federal de Goiás, Gabriel Arriel- UniEvangélica

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Effects of chitin on antibiotic and lytic enzyme gene expression by the biocontrol bacterium Lysobacter enzymogenes
Dongxue Shi - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Gary Yuen- University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Dissecting the role of oxidative stress in host-Aspergillus flavus interactions using genomics and genetic engineering.
Jake Fountain - University of Georgia, Ye Chu- UGA, Rajeev Varshney- International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Manish Pandey- International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Justin Vaughn- USDA-ARS Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit, Robert Kemerait- University of Georgia, Walid Korani- University of Georgia, Baozhu Guo- USDA ARS C

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Engineering high affinity protein ligands to plant pathogens and pests via continuous evolution
Jiarui Li - Bayer CropScience, Martha Collier- Innatrix Inc., Peter Reintjes- Innatrix Inc., Marshall Edgell- Innatrix Inc.

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Transgenic Arabidopsis expressing a modified plant thionin enhanced resistance to Fusarium graminearum
Guixia Hao - USDA/ARS/NCAUR, Hye-Seon Kim- USDA/ARS, Matthew Bakker- USDA ARS

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CRISPR-LbCas12a (LbCpf1)-mediated modification of citrus
Hongge Jia - CREC, University of Florida, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Genome editing of citrus using the CRISPR-Ribonucleoprotein complexes
Ali Parsaeimehr - Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Improvement of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing efficacy in citrus
Tirtha Lamichhane - Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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CRISPR/Cas9-enabled multiplex genome editing and locus-dependent DNA repair in Magnaporthe oryzae
Matthew Wheatley - The Pennsylvania State University, Yinong Yang- The Pennsylvania State University

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Editing of plant eIF4E genes for potyviral resistance
Zhongguo Xiong - University of Arizona, Zhixin Liu- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Chunwei Zhang- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Naitong Yu- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Yadan Wu- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Yuliang Zhang- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Shanshan Shi- Universi

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A New Source of Silicon for Blast Control on Rice
Patrícia Ricardino Silveira - UFV, Isaias Severino Cacique- UFV, Fabricio Avila Rodrigues- UFV

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Quantifying Control Efficacy of Fungicides Commonly Applied for Potato Early Blight Management
S.K Reddy Yellareddygari - North Dakota State University, Julie Pasche- Dept of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Neil Gudmestad- Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Raymond Taylor- North Dakota State University

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Asian Soybean Rust Control on Soybean Sprayed with a New Source of Soluble Silicon
Carla Silva Dias - UFV, Isaias Cacique- UFV, Patrícia Ricardino Silveira- UFV, Fabricio Avila Rodrigues- UFV, Andersom Milech Einhardt- UFV

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Zinc oxide as an ultraviolet light protectant for natamycin in pre-havest management of gray mold and powdery mildew of strawberry
Daniel Chen - Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of California, Helga Förster- Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of California, Kevin Nguyen- University of California Riverside, Jim E. Adaskaveg- Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of California

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The efficacy of MgO bactericide against bacterial spot disease of tomato is particle size-dependent
Ying-Yu Liao - University of Florida, Qiurong Fan- North Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida, Amanda Strayer-Scherer- North Carolina State University, Jeffrey Jones- University of Florida, Roberto De La Torre-Roche- Connecticut Agric Exp Station, Joshua H. Freeman- North Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida, Jason White- Connecticut

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Efficacy of fungicides and biotic agents for the control of basil downy mildew in Illinois
Eric Johnson - USDA ARS, Mohammad Babadoost- University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept, Guirong Zhang- USDA ARS, David Schisler- USDA ARS MWA NCAUR, Alan De Young- Van Drunen Farms

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Evaluation of SAR Inducers for the Management of Bacterial Spot on Fresh-Market Tomatoes
Amanda Strayer-Scherer - North Carolina State University, Michelle Henson- North Carolina State University, Suzette Sharpe- North Carolina State University, Inga Meadows- North Carolina State University

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Chemical control of sudden decline syndrome of date palm caused by Fusarium solani in the United Arab Emirates
Khaled Abbas El-Tarabily - United Arab Emirates University, Aisha Alblooshi- United Arab Emirates University, Khawla Alwahshi- United Arab Emirates University, Synan Abuqamar- United Arab Emirates University, Essam ElDin Saeed- United Arab Emirates University, Marwa Alblooshi- United Arab Emirates University

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Efficacy of seed treatment fungicides for the management of seed-borne Ascochyta blight disease of chickpea under high disease pressure
Frankie Crutcher - Montana State University, Amber Ferda- Montana State University, Cecilia Peluola- Montana State University

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Reduction of Shoot Blight Initiation of Fire Blight Cankers on Apple Wood by Post-infection Applications of Prohexadione-calcium
Srđan Aćimović - Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Fatemeh Khodadadi- Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Ricardo Delgado Santander- Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Christopher Meredith- Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory

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In planta antibacterial activity of oxytetracycline against Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus causing citrus HLB disease
Jinyun Li - University of Florida, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Evaluation of management strategies for Fusarium crown and root rot in Michigan asparagus
Sara Getson - Michigan State University, Blair Harlan- Michigan State University, Mary Hausbeck- Michigan State University, Elizabeth Brisco- Michigan State University

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Evaluation of SP2700 antiviral activities in three model patho-systems
Tim Sit - North Carolina State University, Bangya Ma- SePRO Corporation

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Sensitivity of baseline and exposed Podosphaera leucotricha populations from apple to fungicides from three chemical groups
Lederson Ganan - Washington State University, Tobin Peever- Washington State University, Achour Amiri- Washington State University

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Comparative performance of fungicides, biofungicides, host plant defense inducers, and fertilizer in suppression of Phytophthora root rot in boxwood
Mary Holden - Tennessee State University, Fulya Baysal-Gurel- Tennessee State University, Bharat Pokharel- Tennessee State University, Terri Simmons- Tennessee State University

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Etiology, biology and management of almond trunk and scaffold canker diseases in California
Leslie Holland - University of California, Florent Trouillas- University of California, Kearney, Renaud Travadon- University of California, Maria Crespo- Kearney Ag. Center, Daniel Lawrence- University of California, Mohamed Nouri- Department of Plant Pathology, UC Kearney Ag. Research and Extension Center

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The influences of infection timing and postharvest fungicide applications on perennation of the downy mildew pathogen in hop
Briana Claassen - Oregon State University, David Gent- US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

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Optimizing use of new products for management of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, on carrots
Becky Westerdahl - University of California, Davis

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Fungicide applications prevent Colletotrichum acutatum secondary conidiation from appressoria and conidiogenous hyphae on citrus leaves
André Bueno Gama - University of Florida, Megan Dewdney- University of Florida, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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Management of black leaf spot of rose with fungicides
Fulya Baysal-Gurel - Tennessee State University, Mary Holden- Tennessee State University, Terri Simmons- Tennessee State University

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Residual effect of fungicides applied for flower protection and control of sclerotinia stem rot of soybean
Thomas Jose Justo Miorini - North Dakota State University - Carrington Res Ext Center, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University, Nicholas Arneson- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Loren Giesler- University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Possible synergistic effect of prohexadione-calcium and acibenzolar-S-methyl in managing shoot blight of apple
Suzanne Slack - Michigan State University, George Sundin- Michigan State University, Cory Outwater- Michigan State University

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Comparative analysis of two fungicide sensitivity tests for Helminthosporium solani
Sommer Desotell - Michigan State University, Paige Pline- Michigan State University, Noah Rosenzweig- Michigan State University, Gilberto Olaya- Syngenta Crop Protection

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SP2700-a novel antiviral and antifungal plant activator
Bangya Ma - SePRO Corporation, Tyler Koschnick- SePRO Corporation, Dave Owens- SePRO Corporation, Kyle Briscoe- SePRO Corporation, Michael Shaner- SePRO Corporation

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Baseline Sensitivity of Alternaria alternata and A. arborescens to Natamycin and Control of Alternaria Rot on Blueberry Fruit
Fei Wang - USDA ARS, Chang-Lin Xiao- USDA ARS, Themis Michailides- University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Seiya Saito- USDA ARS

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Novel Boron Containing Chemistry for Management of Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Luke Steere - Boragen, Inc., Mike Samuels- Boragen, Inc., Marissa Aubrey- Boragen, Inc., Tony Liu- Boragen, Inc., Stephen Yang- Boragen, Inc., Cari McGregor- Boragen, Inc.

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Evaluation of chemical treatments and cultivars on the incidence of powdery scab and Potato mop-top virus in potato
Yuan Zeng - Colorado State University, Ana Cristina Fulladolsa- Colorado State University, Amy Charkowski- Colorado State University, Andrew Cordova- Colorado State University

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Evaluation of a single seedling treatment with nanoscale nutrients to control Fusarium wilt symptoms of chrysanthemum
Lindsay Triplett - Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Wade Elmer- Connecticut Agric Exp Station, Peter Thiel- The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Elizabeth Roberts- Southern Connecticut State Univ, Rebecca Silady- Southern Connecticut State University

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Higher rates of phosphonate improve efficacy against scab on pecan
Michael Hotchkiss - USDA-ARS-Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Kory Herrington- University of Georgia, Timothy Brenneman- University of Georgia, Clive Bock- USDA ARS, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory

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Tractor speed and concentration of active ingredient affect the incidence and severity of scab on peach fruit
Clive Bock - USDA ARS, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Chunxian Chen- USDA-ARS-Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab, Michael Hotchkiss- USDA-ARS-Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Phillip Brannen- University of Georgia, Glen C. Rains- University of Georgia

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Sensitivity of Rhizoctonia solani isolates from soybean and sugar beet to selected SDHI and QoI fungicides
Pratibha Sharma - Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Dean Malvick- University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology, Ashok Chanda- Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota

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Population structure and fungicide sensitivity of Phytophthora capsici in Tennessee
Timothy Siegenthaler - University of Tennessee, Zachariah Hansen- University of Tennessee

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Comparison of conventional and organic fungicides, application intervals, and cultivars to manage tomato early blight in Tennessee
Zachariah Hansen - University of Tennessee

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Efficacy and baseline of succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicides for management of Colletotrichum crown rot of strawberries
Michelle Oliveira - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Leandro Cordova- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Improved seed treatment efficacy by nanoencapsulation of fungicides for the control of Fusarium graminearum
Fernando Mauri Marcos - Iowa State University, Gary Munkvold- Iowa State University, Balaji Narasimhan- Iowa State University, Adam Mullis- Iowa State University, Derrick Mayfield- Iowa State University

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Analysis of fungicide efficacy on Macrophomina phaseolina isolates from West Tennessee
Rachel Guyer - University of Tennessee, Kate Armstrong- University of Tennessee at Martin, Heather Kelly- University of Tennessee

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Effects of seed storage conditions and chemical disinfestation treatments on the survival of Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum on maize seed
Silvina Arias - Iowa State University, Derrick Mayfield- Iowa State University, Charles Block- Iowa State University, Gary Munkvold- Iowa State University

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Fungicide sensitivity and efficacy profiling of Georgia Plasmopara viticola isolates causing grapevine downy mildew
Phillip Brannen - University of Georgia, Sarah Campbell- University of Georgia, Harald Scherm- University of Georgia

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Evaluation of at-plant treatments for control of Rhizoctonia diseases of potato in Wisconsin
Afona Irabor - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amanda Gevens- University of Wisconsin-Madison, John Hammel- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stephen Jordan- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Developing cost-effective, sustainable fungicide programs for managing downy mildew on cucumber in Florida
Andrew Shirley - UFL Plant pathology, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Impact of metalaxyl, ethaboxam, and mefenoxam on in-vitro growth rate of Pythium isolates from Pennsylvania.
Ananda Bandara - The Pennsylvania State University, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya- The Pennsylvania State University, Brandon Wilt- The Pennsylvania State University

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The effect of EMS (ethyl methanesulfonate) induced mutations on altering virulence of the spinach downy mildew pathogen, Peronospora effusa.
Bo Liu - Univ of Arkansas, Vanina Lilian Castroagudin- University of Arkansas, Maria Villarroel-Zeballos- University of Arkansas, Chunda Feng- University of Arkansas, James Correll- University of Arkansas

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Effect of Apron Maxx seed treatment on soybean seedling diseases, seedling vigor, and yields in Pennsylvania.
Ananda Bandara - The Pennsylvania State University, Alyssa Collins- Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Brandon Wilt- The Pennsylvania State University, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya- The Pennsylvania State University, Del Voight- Penn State Extension-Lebanon County, Alyssa Collins- The Pennsylvania State University

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Strategies for reducing seed rot and seedling damping-off of alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Deborah Samac - USDA ARS, Samadangla Ao- Kohima Science College, Melinda Dornbusch- USDA-ARS

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Sensitivity of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum collected from the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States to six fungicide active ingredients
Habtamu Demissie - PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, Kathryne Everts- University of Maryland, College Park

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Syngenta® Seedcare™ Introduces a New Sudden Death Syndrome and Nematode Solution for US Soybean
Dale Ireland - Syngenta Crop Protection

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Where does your fungicide go? Fungicide fate following various mowing and irrigation treatments
Cameron Stephens - North Carolina State University, James Kerns- North Carolina State University, Travis Gannon- North Carolina State University

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Impact of soybean maturity on the yield response to one versus two fungicide applications targeting white mold
Thomas Jose Justo Miorini - North Dakota State University - Carrington Res Ext Center, Michael Wunsch- North Dakota State University - Carrington Res Ext Center, Billy Kraft- North Dakota State University - Carrington Res Ext Center, Suanne Kallis- North Dakota State University - Carrington Res Ext Center

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In vitro evaluation of fungicides for the management of citrus brown wood rot in Arizona
Jiahuai Hu - School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona

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Control of blue mold of apples by Academy application via thermal fogging
Carmen Collazo-Gonzalez - Syngenta Crop Protection, Eric Tedford- Syngenta Crop Protection

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Zinc nanoparticles offer systemic efficacy against ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ improving yield
Evan Johnson - University of Florida, Swadeshmukul Santra- University of Central Florida, Mayara Mari Murata- University of Florida, Megan Dewdney- University of Florida

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Using essential oils as an alternative to chemical fungicides in the control of Early Blight disease of tomatoes.
Claire Santa - Kutztown University, Eric Coberly- Kutztown University, Kaoutar El Mounadi- Kutztown University

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Efficacy of fungicides containing mefentrifluconazole to manage Frogeye leaf spot of soybean
Leonardo Rocha - Southern Illinois University, Ahmad Fakhoury- Southern Illinois University, Madelyn Heinecke- Southern Illinois University, Jason Bond- Southern Illinois University

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Increasing Efficiency and Efficacy of the National Cottonseed Treatment Trial
Shelly Pate - University of Tennessee, Rachel Guyer- University of Tennessee, Heather Kelly- University of Tennessee

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Sensitivity of Colletotrichum acutatum, causal agent of anthracnose fruit rot of strawberry to fungicides alternative to quinone-outside inhibitors
Carolina Rebello - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Bruna Forcelini- Corteva Agriscience, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, James Mertely- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Juliana Baggio- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Evaluation of antimicrobial effects and plant uptake of novel antimicrobial formulation MS3T to control surface and systemic pathogens in citrus.
Hajeewaka Mendis - University of Central Florida, Maria Campos- University of Central Florida, Ali Ozcan- University of Central Florida, Swadeshmukul Santra- University of Central Florida

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Evaluation of Isotianil, Isotianil + Fosetyl-Al and Bacillus subtilis QST713 on Coffee Leaf Rust and Brown Eye Spot in Coffee nursery plants
Carlos Angel - CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Paola A. Rodríguez G.- Bayer S.A.

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Evaluation of host plant defense inducers for the management of boxwood blight in North Carolina
Alejandro Llanos Melo - North Carolina State University, Sara Villani- North Carolina State University, Rachel Kreis- North Carolina State University

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Effectiveness of fungicide programs for control of potato early blight in Central Wisconsin, 2018
John Hammel - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stephen Jordan- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amanda Gevens- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Discovery of small molecule growth inhibitors to control bacterial leaf spot (BLS) disease of tomato
Vishal Srivastava - The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Yosra Helmy- The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Dipak Kathayat- The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Loic Deblais- The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Gireesh Rajashekara- The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Sally Miller- The Ohi

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Effects of two-treatment fungicide programs on grain yield and quality of Fusarium head blight-affected Wheat
Jorge David Salgado - The Ohio State University, Carl Bradley- University of Kentucky, Ruth Dill-Macky- University of Minnesota, Madeleine Smith- University of Minnesota, Alyssa Collins- Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Laurence Madden- The Ohio State University, Dalitso Yabwalo- South Dakota State University, Gary Bergstrom- Cornell University, Martin Chilvers- Michig

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Sensitivity of Fusarium graminearum in Michigan to fungicide pydiflumetofen, a component of Miravis formulations.
Mikaela Breunig - Michigan State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University

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Small molecule screening against the secreted “Ca. L. asiaticus” peroxiredoxin, LasBCP, reveals promising chemicals to prevent infection of citrus.
Alejandra Munoz Bodnar - University of Florida, Dean Gabriel- University of Florida, Mukesh Jain- University of Florida

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Effect of foliar spray with Eucalyptus extracts on disease incidence and yield loss to spot blotch in Wheat Bhakkar 2001 under green house condition
Khalida Bahadar - PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture, Shahzad Asad- PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture, Anjum Munir- PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture

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Preliminary screening of resistance inducers to control Coffee Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix Berk. & Br.) at nursery stage in Colombia
Carlos Angel - CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Juan M. López-Vasquez- CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Alvaro Gaitan- CENICAFE, FNC Colombia

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Baseline sensitivity of Cercospora sojina isolates to adepidyn causing frog eye leaf spot on soybeans.
Gilberto Olaya - Syngenta Crop Protection, Kimberly Edlebeck- Syngenta Crop Protection, Rachel Linley- Syngenta Crop Protection, Heather Kelly- University of Tennessee

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Baseline sensitivity distribution of Bremia lactucae isolates to the fungicide oxathiapiprolin.
Gilberto Olaya - Syngenta Crop Protection, Kimberly Edlebeck- Syngenta Crop Protection, Rachel Linley- Syngenta Crop Protection, Jeannette Rapicavoli- Syngenta, Ryan Humann- Syngenta Crop Protection

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The effects of reducing chlorothalonil use in fungicide spray programs for melon diseases
Jake Jones - University of Maryland, College Park, Kathryne Everts- University of Maryland, College Park

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Management of Phakopsora pachyryzi in Brazil
Elias Zuchelli - Universidade de Passo Fundo, Lucas Rech- Universidade Comunitária da Região de Chapecó, Luiz De Mello- Universidade de Passo Fundo

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Bacterial Spot of Peach: Chemical Sensitivity in Strains from Cankers, Leaves and Fruit
Brodie Cox - Clemson University, Guido Schnabel- Clemson University

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expand POSTERS: Crop loss assessment

Untangling the effect of late season soybean diseases on yield
Heng-An Lin - University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Maria Villamil- University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept, Santiago Mideros Mora- University of Illinois

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Assessment of the Relationship Between Bacteria Leaf Spot Severity and Crop Yield of Fresh Market and Processing Tomato
Carlos Saint-Preux - The Ohio State University, Melanie Lewis Ivey- Ohio State University, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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Field sampling of kernel smut in rice and its effect on yield and quality
Luis Espino - University of California Cooperative Extension

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Color- and metric-based k-means clustering (CM-KMC) for quantification of rice sheath blight infection
Da-Young Lee - Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Guo-Liang Wang- The Ohio State University, Dong-Yeop Na- The Ohio State University

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expand POSTERS: Cultural control

Influence of carbon input on anaerobic soil disinfestation efficacy for control of Fusarium wilt in strawberry
Emmi Klarer - Washington State University, Mark Mazzola- USDA Agricultural Research Service

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Impacts of anaerobic soil disinfestation carbon source on dynamics of the soil metabolome and microbiome
Emmi Klarer - Washington State University, Mark Mazzola- USDA Agricultural Research Service, David Rudell- USDA-ARS, Shashika Hewavitharana- California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo

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Aerated steam by the ‘Plant Sauna’ eradicates powdery mildew from strawberry transplants
Arne Stensvand - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Claudio Dias Da Silva Jr.- Escola Superior de Agricultura (Esalq), Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Nan-Yi Wang- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Chloe Grieu- Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Belachew Asalf Tadesse- Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), William Turechek- USDA

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The effects of sanitizers on Calonectria pseudonaviculata and C. henricotiae conidia and microsclerotia viability.
Nina Shishkoff - USDA ARS FDWSRU, Richard Cowles- The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, James LaMondia- Connecticut Agric Exp Station

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Effect of biofumigation with solarization in suppressing Phytophthora root and crown rot on field-grown boxwood
Mary Holden - Tennessee State University, Bharat Pokharel- Tennessee State University, Terri Simmons- Tennessee State University, Fulya Baysal-Gurel- Tennessee State University

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Management of Soil-borne Strawberry Diseases with Alternative Fumigation Methods
Mahfuz Rahman - West Virginia University, Whitney Dudding- West Virginia University

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The effect of three-year crop rotation on soybean production
Daowen Huo - The Ohio State University, Maria Soledad Benitez Ponce- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Laura Lindsey- The Ohio State University

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Determining the viability of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) via RNA-based assay and grafting results
Naweena Thapa - University of Florida, Megan Dewdney- University of Florida, Evan Johnson- University of Florida

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Effect of deficit irrigation on development of Fusarium wilt in processing tomato
Kelley Paugh - University of California, Davis, Cassandra Swett- University of California, Davis, Johanna Del Castillo Munera- University of California, Davis

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Thermotherapy via aerated steam: a safe practice to strawberry with benefits in disease control
Nan-Yi Wang - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, William Turechek- USDA, ARS, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory

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Effect of thermotherapy for ratoon stunt on leaf scald control.
Caroline Andreato - UFSCAR, Rodrigo Gazaffi- UFSCAR, Alfredo Seiiti Urashima- UFSCAR

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Multi-site field assessment of bio-renovation methods to control apple replant disease
Shashika Hewavitharana - California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, Sara Tianna DuPont- Washington State University, Mark Mazzola- USDA Agricultural Research Service

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Resistance to Non-Race 1 Verticillium dahliae in Tomatoes Suppresses Necrosis and Chlorosis Symptoms in Infected Plants
Thomas Ingram - North Carolina State University, Ralph Dean- North Carolina State University, Yeon Yee Oh- North Carolina State University, Randolph Gardner- North Carolina State Univ, Frank Louws- North Carolina State University

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Synergy of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) and Trichoderma in Rhizoctonia Root Rot Suppression
Ram Bahadur Khadka - The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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AUTONOMOUS UV-C APPLICATION ON TABLETOP STRAWBERRIES TO CONTROL MILDEW: OPTIMIZATION AND COMPATIBILITY WITH IPM
Marieke Vervoort - Research centre Hoogstraten

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Evaluation of UVC for suppression of powdery mildew and other diseases of strawberry in open field production
Rodrigo Borba Onofre - University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Mark Rea- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Galvin Alonzo Ortiz- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Arne Stensvand- Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Paulo Pinto de Mello Neto- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, David Gadoury- Cornell Universi

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Optimizing nighttime UV-C doses and application intervals for control of cucumber powdery mildew
Jaimin Patel - Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Leora Radetsky- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rohan Nagare- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mark Rea- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Red and blue LEDs used for horticulture lighting can suppress sporulation of Peronospora belbahrii, the causal organism of basil downy mildew
Jaimin Patel - Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Leora Radetsky- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mark Rea- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Enabling water use adaptation in containerized annuals: Using substrate to reduce disease risks associated with deficit irrigation
Justine Beaulieu - University of California, Davis, Cassandra Swett- University of California, Davis, John Lea-Cox- University of Maryland, Andrew Ristvey- University of Maryland, Bruk Belayneh- University of Maryland

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expand POSTERS: Fungicide and antibiotic resistance

Genomic alterations in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum after sub-lethal fungicide exposure
Nikita Gambhir - University of Nebraska, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University, Zhian Kamvar- University of Nebraska

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A closer look into fungicide resistance: How does application rate affect the development of SDHI resistance?
Katrin Ayer - Cornell University, Kerik Cox- Cornell University

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Fungicide resistance is associated with transposable elements and variable genome size in the apple scab fungus, Venturia inaequalis
Wayne Jurick II - USDA-ARS Food Quality Laboratory, Katrin Ayer- Cornell University, Verneta Gaskins- USDA-ARS Food Quality Laboratory, Franz Lichtner- Food Quality Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Kerik Cox- Cornell University, Sara Villani- North Carolina State University

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Copper-resistant strains of Xanthomonas gardneri and X. perforans from Illinois tomato fields
Sabin Khanal - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Sarah R. Hind- 259 E R Madigan Laboratory, Mohammad Babadoost- University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept

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Competitiveness of Multifungicide Resistant Botrytis cinerea Isolates Under Field Conditions
Mengjun Hu - University of Maryland, Scott Cosseboom- University of Maryland, Guido Schnabel- Clemson University

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Fungicide resistance in Penicillium expansum from pome fruit in the U.S. Pacific Northwest
Achour Amiri - Washington State University, Laxmi Pandit- Washington State University

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Species identification and fungicide resistance profiling of Botrytis isolates from Maryland vineyards
Scott Cosseboom - University of Maryland, Mengjun Hu- University of Maryland

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Molecular and bioassay evidence of fungicide resistance of Podosphaera clandestina
Prashant Swamy - Washington State University, Gary Grove- Washington State University

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In vitro insensitivity of Rhizoctonia solani to the natural product UK-2A associated with L198F variant at the Qi target site of cytochrome b
Cruz Avila-Adame - Corteva Agriscience,The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Thomas Slanec- Corteva Agrisciences, Chenglin Yao- Corteva Agriscience, The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Nick Wang- Corteva Agrisciences

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Impact of CYP51 gene copy number and expression on DMI fungicide resistance in Blumeria graminis f.sp. tritici
Emily Meyers - North Carolina State University, Christina Cowger- North Carolina State University, James Brown- John Innes Centre, Corinne Arnold- John Innes Centre, Christina Cowger- USDA-ARS Plant Science Unit

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In vitro fitness comparisons among Cercospora nicotianae of varying sensitivity to azoxystrobin
William Barlow - University of Kentucky, Edward Dixon- University of Kentucky, Emily Pfeufer- University of Kentucky, Grant Walles- University of Kentucky

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Sequence analysis of cytochrome b gene in Venturia nashicola isolates with reduced sensitivity to QoI fungicides
Hideo Ishii - Kibi International University, Hisayoshi Watanabe- Oita Prefectural Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Shigeo Nakao- JA Oita Hita, Kenji Kikuhara- Fukuoka Agriculture and Forestry Research Center, Yutaka Satou- Akita Prefectural Fruit Tree Experiment Station

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Fungicide Sensitivity of 395 Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Isolates from Dry Bean and Soybean
Thomas Jose Justo Miorini - North Dakota State University - Carrington Res Ext Center, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University, Edgar Nieto-Lopez- University of Nebraska

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Detection and fungicide sensitivity surveillance of wild rice (Zizania palustris) pathogens
Claudia Castell-Miller - PLPA_UMN, Deborah Samac- USDA ARS

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Occurrence of quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) resistance in Virginia populations of Parastagonospora nodorum infecting wheat
Navjot Kaur - Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois, Chase Mullins- Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, Hillary Mehl- Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC

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Development of a rapid isothermal assays to detect QoI resistance in Erysiphe necator the causal agent of grape powdery mildew
Nancy Sharma - Michigan State University, Marivi Colle- Michigan State University, Timothy Miles- Michigan State University, Walter Mahaffee- USDA ARS, Tara Neill- USDA ARS

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Investigating fungicide sensitivity shifts in North American Zymoseptoria tritici field populations
Guilherme Augusti - Rothamsted Research, Bart Fraaije- Rothamsted Research, Nichola Hawkins- Rothamsted Research, Mikaela Breunig- Michigan State University, Christina Hagerty- Oregon State University, Michael Shaw- University of Reading

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Azoxystrobin sensitivity testing in Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2 populations affecting Michigan sugar beet
Jaime Willbur - Michigan State University, Linda Hanson- USDA ARS, Douglas Minier- Michigan State University, Chris Bloomingdale- Michigan State University

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Investigation of in vitro and in planta transfer of chromosomally-encoded copper resistance in Xanthomonas perforans.
Rishi Bhandari - Auburn University, Neha Potnis- Auburn University

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Study of copper tolerance and resistance genes copA and copB in the plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa
Qing Ge - Auburn University, Paul Cobine- Auburn University, Leonardo De La Fuente- Auburn University

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Resistance to thiophanate-methyl in Botrytis spp. from greenhouse crops in Kansas
Chandler Day - First Author, Megan Kennelly- Kansas State University

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ALLELE-SPECIFIC DETECTION METHODS FOR QoI and DMI FUNGICIDE RESISTANT ERYSIPHE NECATOR ISOLATES IN VINEYARDS
Marivi Colle - Michigan State University, Timothy Miles- Michigan State University, Walter Mahaffee- USDA ARS, Brent Warneke- Oregon State University, Tara Neill- USDA ARS

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Monitoring Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis cinerea on grapes in Michigan
Safa Alzohairy - Michigan State University, Chang-Lin Xiao- USDA ARS, Rachel Naegele- USDA ARS, Seiya Saito- USDA ARS, Jerri Gillett- Michigan State University, Timothy Miles- Michigan State University

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Detection of SdhB mutations in Botrytis cinerea isolates from strawberry using a High-Resolution Melting (HRM) assay
Adrian Zuniga - University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Seonghee Lee- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Mayara Bolognesi de Morais- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Bruna Forcelini- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Bru

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Assessing the impact of the G137S substitution in Venturia effusa on QoI efficacy in commercial pecan orchards
Timothy Brenneman - University of Georgia, Jeffrey Standish- University of Georgia, Katherine Stevenson- University of Georgia, Kory Herrington- University of Georgia

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A high throughput bioassay to rapidly characterize Erysiphe necator resistance to demethylation inhibitor fungicides
Alexander Wong - Oregon State Univeristy, Walter Mahaffee- USDA ARS

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Characterizing the sensitivity of Midwestern Phytophthora infestans isolates to mefenoxam
Lukas Migliano - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tina Wu- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eric Larson- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amanda Gevens- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kaitlin Gold- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yu Chen- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Evolution and spread of SDHI-resistant alleles within field populations of Zymoseptoria tritici in the UK
Bart Fraaije - Rothamsted Research, Sarah Atkins- Rothamsted Research, Pilar Diez- Rothamsted Research, Nichola Hawkins- Rothamsted Research

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Fungicide sensitivity, detection the G143A point mutation associated a QoI´s and competitive fitness of Magnaporthe oryzae populations from Brazil
Leilane Silveira D'Ávila - Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Marta Cristina De Filipi- EMBRAPA-CNPAF, Adalberto Cafe-Filho- Universidade de Brasilia

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Rapid sampling techniques to monitor quinone outside inhibitor fungicide resistant Erysiphe necator
Sarah Lowder - Oregon State University, Walter Mahaffee- USDA ARS, Timothy Miles- Michigan State University, Michelle Moyer- Washington State University, Tara Neill- USDA ARS

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Fungicide Resistance Profiles In Botrytis cinerea From Commercial Cut Flower Roses And Influence of Cultural Practices on Spore Movement
Melissa Munoz - Clemson University, James Faust- Clemson University, Guido Schnabel- Clemson University

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Survey for quinone outside inhibitor fungicide-resistant Cercospora sojina in Kentucky
Danilo Neves - University of Kentucky, Carl Bradley- University of Kentucky, Kelsey Mehl- University of Kentucky

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A rapid method for detection of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum sensitivity to Fluazinam and Carbendazim fungicides.
Murillo Lobo - Embrapa Rice and Beans, Elder Barbosa- Embrapa Rice and Beans, Fernanda Yoshida- Universidade Federal de Goiás

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expand POSTERS: Genetics of resistance

Mapping of a clubroot resistance gene from rutabaga using bulked-segregant RNA-Seq
Abdulsalam Dakouri - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fengqun Yu- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bruce Gossen- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Gary Peng- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Masud Karim- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Susan Boyetchko- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Mapping disease resistance in the presence of random meiotic pairing: a case study in rose
Jason Zurn - USDA-ARS NCGR, Nahla Bassil- USDA-ARS NCGR, Stan Hokanson- University of Minnesota, James Bradeen- University of Minnesota, Matthew Holen- University of Minnesota, David Zlesak- University of Wisconsin River Falls

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Response of sorghum enhanced in monolignol biosynthesis to stalk rot pathogens
Deanna Funnell-Harris - 251 Filley Hall, Food Indus Comp., Scott Sattler- USDA-ARS, Hannah Tetreault- USDA-ARS, Tammy Gries- USDA-ARS, Patrick O'Neill- USDA-ARS

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The quest for fruit resistance in American cranberry
James Polashock - USDA ARS, Joseph Kawash- USDA-ARS

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Evaluating Bacterial Wilt Resistant Tomato Lines for Resistance QTLs and Their Disease Reaction Against Phylotypes I and II Strain of Ralstonia spp.
Sanju Kunwar - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yun-che (Grace) Hsu- The World Vegetable Center, Peter Hanson- The World Vegetable Center, Shufen Lu- The World Vegetable Center

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Genome wide association studies of Fusarium wilt resistance in spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.)
Sanjaya Gyawali - Washington State University, Lindsey du Toit- Washington State University, James Correll- University of Arkansas, Ainong Shi- University of Arkansas

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Stripe rust epidemics of wheat and barley and races of Puccinia striiformis identified in the United States in 2018
Xianming Chen - USDA-ARS, Meinan Wang- Washington Sate University

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ISF guidelines on the nomination of novel plant pathogen races and strains
Phyllis Himmel - UC Davis, Philip Brown- Sakata Seed Co, Vincent Thomas- Bayer Crop Science, Valarie Gimault- GEVES-MATREF, Szabolcs Ruthner- International Seed Federation

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Characterizing the genetic basis of silver scurf resistance in the diploid potato clone ‘C287’
Sofía Macchiavelli-Girón - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andy Hamernik- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shelley Jansky- USDA ARS, Amanda Gevens- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Fusarium Root Rot Resistant Genotypes and Genomic Regions Identified in Two Major Common Bean Gene Pools
Shalu Jain - North Dakota State University, Phillip McClean- North Dakota State University, Juan Osorno- Plant Sciences, NDSU, Kristin Simons- Dept of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Atena Oladzad- North Dakota State University, Julie Pasche- Dept of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Kim Zitnick-Anderson- North Dakota State University

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Enabling gene pyramiding of rust resistance genes in common bean by untangling their epistatic interactions
Marcial Pastor-Corrales - ARS USDA, Oscar Hurtado-Gonzales- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Prabin Tamang- USDA ARS

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High-density SNP linkage mapping and single marker association analysis of soybean RILs segregating for resistance against Phytophthora root rot
Carlos Bolanos - The Ohio State University, Anne Dorrance- The Ohio State University, Amine Batnini- The Ohio State University

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Phytophthora sojae pathotype variability across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky
Linda Weber - The Ohio State University, Carl Bradley- University of Kentucky, Anne Dorrance- The Ohio State University, Darcy Telenko- Purdue University, Kiersten Wise- University of Kentucky

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Phenotyping the sorghum nested association mapping (NAM) parents for charcoal rot resistance
Afsana Noor - Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Christopher Little- Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Geoffrey P. Morris- Dept. of Agronomy, Kansas State University

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Evaluation of resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum in blueberry and identification of functional resistance genes
Ana Maria Bocsanczy - University of Florida MREC, Juliana Benevenuto- University of Florida, Patricio Munoz- University of Florida, David Norman- University of Florida MREC, Crystal Conner- University of Florida MREC

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Phenotyping soybean lines for resistance to multiple Fusarium species.
Gabriela Morel Gadea - Iowa State University, Silvia R Cianzio- Iowa State University, Derrick Mayfield- Iowa State University, Gary Munkvold- Iowa State University

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Disease development in cotton when co-inoculated with the soilborne fungi Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum race 4 and Rhizoctonia solani
Margaret Ellis - California State University Fresno, Mauricio Ulloa- USDA ARS, Robert B. Hutmacher- University of California, Davis, Shafter Research and Extension Center, Josue Diaz- California State University, Fresno

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Genotypic and phenotypic evaluation of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum race 4 isolates collected from cotton in California
Margaret Ellis - California State University Fresno, Mauricio Ulloa- USDA ARS, Robert B. Hutmacher- University of California, Davis, Shafter Research and Extension Center, Josue Diaz- California State University, Fresno

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Pathogenicity diversity of korean race K3a of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae
Shinhwa Kim - Rural Development Administration, Bong Choon Lee- Rural Development Administration, Hyun Ju Kim- Rural Development Administration, Sang-Min Kim- Rural Development Administration, Nak Jung Choi- Rural Development Administration

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Identification of a New Class of Transcription Activation-Like Effector, pthXp1, Among Xanthomonas perforans Strains Collected in Alabama
Eric Newberry - Auburn University, Rishi Bhandari- Auburn University, Neha Potnis- Auburn University

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Application of in vivo imaging system (IVIS) and labeled Xanthomonas strains to quantify bacterial colonization as a measure of disease resistance.
Eduardo Bernal - The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Loic Deblais- The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Francesca Rotondo- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, David Francis- The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Gireesh Rajashekara- The Oh

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Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of resistance to Ustilago maydis from teosinte and maize-teosinte introgression lines
Usha Bhatta - The University of Georgia, Shavannor Smith- University of Georgia

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Fighting a cereal killer: novel sources of resistance to wheat head blast
Giovana Cruppe - Kansas State University, Ravi Singh- CIMMYT, Paulo Kuhnem- Biotrigo Genética Ltda, Pawan Singh- CIMMYT, Lidia Calderon Daza- Wheat Breeding Unit, Wheat and Oilseed Growers Association, Barbara Valent- Kansas State University, Mohammad Asif- Heartland Plant Innovations, Gary Peterson- USDA ARS, Allan Fritz- Kansas State University, Cristiano Lemes da Silva- Kansas

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Do Resistance Genes Act Synergistically Against Grapevine Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator)?
Surya Sapkota - Cornell University, Dani Martinez- Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell AgriTech, Lance Cadle-Davidson- USDA Grape Genetics Research Unit, David Gadoury- Cornell University, Bruce Reisch- Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell AgriTech

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Races of Puccinia graminisf. sp. tritici with virulence to stem rust resistance genes effective against Ug99
Yue Jin - USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, Pablo Olivera Firpo- University of Minnesota

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Mapping a Promising Susceptibility Gene for Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat
Bhavit Chhabra - University of Maryland College Park, Nidhi Rawat- University of Maryland College Park, Vijay Tiwari- University of Maryland College Park

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expand POSTERS: Host resistance screening

Developing a holistic in vitro assay to screen Prunus species to Armillalria root rot
Pratima Devkota - Michigan State University, Raymond Hammerschmidt- Michigan State University

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Screening various Prunus species to find sources of resistance to Armillaria species
Pratima Devkota - Michigan State University, Raymond Hammerschmidt- Michigan State University

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Identification of orange fleshed sweet potato clone resistant to three different species of rootknot nematodes
Alexandre Furtado Silveira Mello - Embrapa Vegetables, Raquel Souza- EMBRAPA, Maria Silva- Embrapa Vegetables, Jadir Pìnheiro- Embrapa Vegetables, Danielle Biscaia- Embrapa Vegetables, Amanda Macedo- Embrapa Vegetables, Alexandre Barbosa- Embrapa Vegetables

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Screening commercial cucumber cultivars for resistance to anthracnose using image analysis
Robert Schlub - University of Guam, Meghan Borja- University of Guam, Brian Marx- Louisiana State University, Mingyan Cong- Louisiana State University, Victoria Santos- University of Guam

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A sustainable approach to Phytophthora-infested landscape beds: the search for tolerant or resistant annuals and herbaceous perennials
Michelle Henson - North Carolina State University, Suzette Sharpe- North Carolina State University, Inga Meadows- North Carolina State University

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The search for brown rot resistance in potato
David Norman - University of Florida MREC, Ana Maria Bocsanczy- University of Florida MREC, Jeanne Yuen- University of Florida

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Screening citrus genotypes for Phytophthora nicotianae tolerance
Madhurababu Kunta - Texas A&M University Kingsville Citrus Center, George Yanev- UTRGV, Sandy Chavez- Texas A&M University Kingsville Citrus Center, Eliezer Louzada- Texas A&M University Kingsville Citrus Center, Zenaida Viloria- UK Research and Education Center at Princeton, Madhavi Devanaboina- UTRGV

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Evaluation of resistance in rootstock materials to manage Armillaria root disease in peach orchards of Mexico
Ned Klopfenstein - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moises Vallejo- CONACYT-Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Rafael Guzmán-Mendoza- Department of Agronomy, DICIVA, CIS, University of Guanajuato, Guillermo Calderón-Zavala- Genetic Resources and Productivity-Fruticulture, College of Postgraduates, Rubén Damián Elías-Román- Department of Agronomy, DICIVA, CIS, University of Guanajuato

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Idaho spring wheat varies in susceptibility to Fusarium head blight
Suzette Arcibal - University of Idaho, Juliet Marshall- University of Idaho

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Phlox species have varied susceptibility to powdery mildew isolates from the Eastern United States
Coralie Farinas - The Ohio State University, Pablo Jourdan- Ohio State University, Francesca Peduto Hand- The Ohio State University, Margery Daughtrey- Cornell University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University

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Evaluation of global collection of triticale to Pyrenophora tritici-repentis(tan spot) races 1, 5, and Ptr ToxA
Shaukat Ali - South Dakota State University, Karl Glover- South Dakota State University, Sunish Sehgal- South Dakota State University, Mohammed Abdullah- SDSU, Sandeep Kumar- South Dakota State University, Emmanuel Byamukama- South Dakota State Univ

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Hybrid rice outperforms inbred rice in resistance against sheath blight and narrow brown leaf spot
Jun Shi - Mianyang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xin-Gen Zhou- Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center

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Resistance to anthracnose in 76 cultivars and elite breeding lines of strawberry
Omar Gonzalez Benitez - California Polytechnic State University, Shashika Hewavitharana- California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, Gerald Holmes- Strawberry Center, California Polytechnic State University

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Assessing susceptibility of University of Florida southern highbush blueberry cultivars to bacterial wilt.
Deanna Bayo - University of Florida, David Norman- University of Florida MREC, Patricio Munoz- University of Florida, Philip Harmon- University of Florida

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Forty-one accessions have possible resistance to Diaporthe gulyae causing Phomopsis stem canker of sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Renan Guidini - South Dakota State University, Nathan Braun- South Dakota State University, Stephan Reinert- University of Colorado, Cloe Pogoda- University of Colorado, Febina Mathew- South Dakota State University, Mammen Korah- South Dakota State University, Laura Marek- North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Nolan Kane- University of Colorado, Paul Okello- South Dakota S

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Resistance of solanaceous rootstocks to Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum strains
Hellen Kanyagha - The Ohio State University, David Francis- The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Francesca Rotondo- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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Susceptibility of Geranium Cultivars to Botrytis cinerea in the Greenhouse
Sunil Shrestha - Michigan State University

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Susceptibility of geranium and snapdragon cultivars to Pythium irregulare
Nicole Lukasko - Michigan State University, Mary Hausbeck- Michigan State University, Blair Harlan- Michigan State University

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Strawberry cultivars have differing susceptibility to the two major Colletotrichum pathogens, C. acutatum and C. gloeosporioides.
Teresa Seijo - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Vance Whitaker- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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Resistance of strawberry cultivars to crown rot caused by Phytophthora cactorum and P. nicotianae
Marcus Marin - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Vance Whitaker- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Teresa Seijo- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Resistance of commercial dry bean cultivars to soybean cyst nematode
Olivia Hamilton - Plant Pathology, NDSU, Juan Osorno- Plant Sciences, NDSU, Berlin Nelson- Plant Pathology NDSU

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Zoospore production and inoculation techniques for screening Aphanomyces root rot of Alfalfa
Samantha Rude - University of Wisconsin - Madison, Victoria Kartanos- Bayer Vegetable Seeds, Doug Rouse- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Evaluating breeder lines for adult plant resistance to wheat leaf rust
Brian Olson - Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Robert Hunger- Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Brett Carver- Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences

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Comprehensive Disease Survey on USDA-ARS Cucumber Germplasm Collections in Search for Downy Mildew Resistance at Charleston SC.
Mihir Mandal - Claflin University, Jennifer Ikerd- U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Chandrasekar Kousik- U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA ARS, Livy Williams- USDA, Phillip Wadl- USDA-ARS Charleston, Lina Quesada-Ocampo- North Carolina State University

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expand POSTERS: Integrated pest management

Integrated use of brassica seed meal and cultivar resistance for management of seedling disease in organic rice production
Xin-Gen Zhou - Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Fugen Dou- Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Anna M. McClung- USDA ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center

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Evaluation of tomato cultivars and OMRI fungicides for late blight.
David Perla - Michigan State University, Mary Hausbeck- Michigan State University

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Integrating resistance inducers, biopesticides and vermicompost for alternative management of tomato Fusarium wilt in Colombia
Mauricio Soto-Suárez - Corporación colombiana de investigación agropecuaria - AGROSAVIA, Paola Clavijo- AGROSAVIA, Lorena Carmona- AGROSAVIA, Nadia Luque- AGROSAVIA, Angela Sandoval- Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Bogotá, Diana Burbano- AGROSAVIA, Magda Gómez- AGROSAVIA

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Variety genetics and oomicide seed treatments effect on stand, health, and yield of soybeans under Phytophthora sojae disease pressure
Austin Mccoy - Michigan State University, Darcy Telenko- Purdue University, Loren Giesler- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Adam Byrne- Michigan State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University, Anne Dorrance- The Ohio State University

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Effects of cover crops, rotation, and biological control products on soil properties and productivity in organic vegetable production in the Northeast
Robert Larkin - USDA ARS

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Evaluation of fungicides and resistant cultivars to reduce use of chlorothalonil for powdery mildew in pumpkin and winter squash
Margaret McGrath - Cornell University, Susan Scheufele- University of Massachusetts, Beth Gugino- The Pennsylvania State University

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expand POSTERS: Molecular plant-microbe interactions

The RNA-dependent RNA polymerase coding region of turnip crinkle virus contains critical secondary structures required for efficient replication
Rong Sun - The Ohio State University, Qin Guo- The Ohio State University, Shaoyan Zhang- The Ohio State University, Feng Qu- The Ohio State University, Xiaofeng Zhang- Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Xiaofeng Zhang- The Ohio State University

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Generation of a Cowpea Severe Mosaic Virus Infectious Clone
Fides Angeli Zaulda - The Ohio State University, Shaoyan Zhang- The Ohio State University, Feng Qu- The Ohio State University, Junping Han- The Ohio State University

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Repression of turnip crinkle virus replication by its replication protein p88
Shaoyan Zhang - The Ohio State University, Rong Sun- The Ohio State University, Feng Qu- The Ohio State University, Xiaofeng Zhang- Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, Qin Guo- The Ohio State University

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Transcriptome analysis of the interaction between Lasiodiplodia theobromae and Theobroma cacao
Bryan Bailey - Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab/ARS/USDA, Jonathan Shao- USDA, Shahin Ali- Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis, Asman Adi- Department of Plant Pests and Diseases, Hasanuddin University, Lyndel Meinhardt- USDA ARS SPCL, Mary Strem- USDA SPCL

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Role of pil genes in movement and natural competence of the plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa
Marcus Vinicius Merfa - Auburn University, Leonardo De La Fuente- Auburn University

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Understanding the compatible and incompatible host-pathogen interaction of Setosphaeria turcica races with maize leaves by histological studies
Barbara Navarro - University of Göttingen, Hendrik Hanekamp- Agricultural Chamber Lower Saxony, Birger Koopmann- Univ of Gottingen, Andreas Von Tiedemann- Univ of Goettingen

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The polyketide synthase VdPKS1 and the transcription factor VdCmr1 are required for pigment production and UV protection in Verticillium dahliae
Steve Klosterman - USDA ARS, Yulin Fang- Beijing Forestry University, Gustavo Hernandez- Hartnell College, Xiaoping Hu- Northwest A&F University, China, Polly Goldman- USDA ARS, Amy Anchieta- USDA ARS, YongLin Wang- Beijing Forestry Univ

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eQTL analysis of Salix purpurea shrub willow in response to Melampsora americana willow rust infection.
Chase Crowell - Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell Agrtech, Christine Smart- Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell Agrtech, Lawrence Smart- Horticulture Section, Cornell Agritech, Dustin Wilkerson- Horticulture Section, Cornell Agritech

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small RNA rprA modulates the pathogenesis of Erwinia amylovora
Jingyu Peng - Michigan State University, George Sundin- Michigan State University

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A sticky situation: elucidating the role of putative adhesins in Ralstonia solanacearum virulence
Mariama Carter - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Caitilyn Allen- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madeline Hayes- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Devanshi Khokhani- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The role of Actin Network in the recruitment of host glycolytic proteins for tombusvirus replication
Melissa Molho - University of Kentucky, Peter Nagy- University of Kentucky

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Stringent Response Regulators DksA and ppGpp Positively Regulate Virulence and Host Adaptation of Xanthomonas citri
Yanan Zhang - University of florida, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Effects of pospiviroid infection on the hidden half of tomato plants – the roots - and evaluation of methods to reduce crop losses
Rosemarie Hammond - USDA ARS Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Natalia Kovalskaya- ORISE, Natalia Kovalskaya- USDA ARS USNA FNPRU, Katia Avina-Padilla- UNAM Juriquilla, Peter Abrahamian- USDA ARS Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Nancy Kreger- USDA ARS Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory

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To Stem Rot or Not: Gene regulation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in the soybean pathosystem
Nathaniel Westrick - University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mehdi Kabbage- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Craig Grau- Univ of Wisconsin - Madison, Sachin Jain- UW Madison, Ashish Ranjan- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Amino acids D(168)N, G(215)S, and I(217)V in PIPO of new TuMV isolates affect P3 subcellular localization and pathogenicity in Nicotiana benthamiana
John Hammond - USDA ARS Floral and Nursery Plant Research Laboratory, Min-Hee Oh- Applied Biology, Chungnam National University, Hyoun-sub Lim- Applied Biology, Chungnam National Universiry, June-Pyo Oh- Applied Biology, Chungnam National University, Leslie Domier- USDA ARS, Eun-Young Seo- Applied Biology, Chungnam National University, Ik-Hyun Kim- Applied Biology, Chungnam National University

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Amino acids in P1 (A241) and CI (E1459) of a new TuMV isolate from China are associated with induction of stem necrosis in Nicotiana benthamiana
HyeKyoung Ju - Applied Biology, Chungnam National University, Ik-Hyun Kim- Applied Biology, Chungnam National University, John Hammond- USDA ARS Floral and Nursery Plant Research Laboratory, Hyoun-sub Lim- Applied Biology, Chungnam National Universiry, Jungkyu Kim- Applied Biology, Chungnam National University, Leslie Domier- USDA ARS, In-Sook Cho- National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science

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A core component FpDep1 in the Rpd3L histone deacetylase complex is essential for development and virulence in Fusarium pseudograminearum
Sheng-Li Ding - Henan Agricultural University, Limin Wang- Henan Agricultural University, Mengjuan Zhang- Henan Agricultural University, Yinshan Zhang- Henan Agricultural University, Bingjian Sun- Henan Agricultural University, Ruijiao Kang- Henan Agricultural University, Honglian Li- Henan Agricultural University, Panpan Zhang- Henan Agricultural University, Hongxia Yuan- Henan Agricu

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The rps10 gene as a new barcode locus for oomycetes and its utility in metagenomics studies of environmental samples
Frank Martin - USDA ARS, Felipe Albornoz- Oregon State University, Valerie Fieland- Oregon State University, Niklaus Grunwald- USDA ARS, Hai Nguyen- Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Zachary Foster- Oregon State University, Jo Anne Crouch- USDA ARS, Brett Tyler- Oregon State University, Treena Burgess- Murdoch University, F. Andrew Jones- Oregon State University, He

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Understanding the molecular basis of Phytophthora cinnamomi-plant interactions using Nicotiana benthamiana as model system
Aidan Shands - University of California, Riverside, Rodger Belisle- University of California, Riverside, Lukas Mueller- Boyce Thompson Institute, Liliana Cano- University of Florida, Prashant Hosmani- Boyce Thompson Institute, Patricia Manosalva- University of California, Riverside, Aureliano Bombarely- University of Milan, Natasha Jackson- University of California, Riverside

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Negative regulation of siderophore biosynthesis by a GATA transcription repressor in Alternaria alternata
Hsien-Che Lin - National Chung Hsing University and Academia Sinica, Taichung and Taipei, Taiwan, Pei-Ching Wu- National Chung Hsing University, Kuang-Ren Chung- National Chung Hsing University, Hsiao Chun Chen- National Chung Hsing University

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A maize line carrying an O-methyl transferase HIGS construct accumulates lower aflatoxin under field conditions
Olanike Omolehin - Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State Univ AgCenter, Kanniah Rajasekaran- USDA-ARS, SRRC, Qijian Wei- USDA-ARS, SRRC, Yenjit Raruang- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State Univ AgCenter, Dongfang Hu- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State Univ AgCenter, Zhi-Yuan Chen- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State U

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Interaction of bell pepper endornavirus with Colletotrichum sp. and Meloidogyne incognita
Cesar Escalante Guardado - Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Edward McGawley- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Rodrigo Valverde- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

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In-vitro effect of two digestive enzymes and pH on the dsRNA of endornaviruses of bell pepper and melon
Rodrigo Valverde - Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Cesar Escalante Guardado- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Allison Hultgren- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Adair McCanless- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Alyssa Ardt- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

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The role of mating-type genes in pathogenicity of Fusarium graminearum to wheat
Aline Vieira de Barros - Departamento de Fitopatologia, Franklin Machado- University of Kentucky, Frances Trail- Michigan State University, Lisa Vaillancourt- University of Kentucky, Sladana Bec- University of Florida, Eduardo Alves- Univ de Federal de Lavras, David Van Sanford- Univ of Kentucky

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Importance of Xylella fastidiosa RNA metabolism for cold survival and plant virulence
Yaneth Barreto - California State University, Fresno, Lindsey Burbank- USDA-ARS

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Characterizing the role Ralstonia solanacearum’s catabolic pathways play in pathogenesis in the xylem & root tomato environment
Corri Hamilton - University of Wisconsin-Madison, April MacIntyre- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Olivia Steidl- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Caitilyn Allen- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Very long chain fatty acid modification of Liberibacter crescens lipid A may be essential for culturability.
Mukesh Jain - University of Florida, Dean Gabriel- University of Florida, Eva Hawara- University of California, Riverside, Kathryn M. Jones- Florida State University, Ian Black- Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Wenbo Ma- University of California, Riverside, Russ Carlson- Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Parastoo Azadi- Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

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The Subcellular Localization of Ralstonia solanacearum K60 Type III Effectors
Rachel Hiles - Purdue University, Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi- Purdue University, Denise Caldwell- Purdue University

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Characterization of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum isocitrate lyase gene in virulence on canola
Luis del Rio Mendoza - North Dakota State Univ, Kishore Chittem- North Dakota State University, Sudha G C Upadhaya- North Dakota State University

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Disruption of the Rice Blast genome to identify genes involved in regulation of Reactive Oxygen Species
Jessica Pancake - Plant and Soil Sciences Department, University of Delaware, Timothy Chaya- Plant and Soil Sciences Department, University of Delaware, Nicole Donofrio- Plant and Soil Sciences Department, University of Delaware, Danielle Mikolajewski- Plant and Soil Sciences Department, University of Delaware, Jeffrey Caplan- Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Jeffrey Caplan- Plant and Soil S

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Role of type VI secretion system in latent infection of plant pathogens
Prabha Liyanapathiranage - Auburn University, Neha Potnis- Auburn University

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Identification of novel Penicillium expansum virulence factors
Dianiris Luciano-Rosario - University of Wisconsin, Nancy Keller- University of Wisconsin

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Assessment of HIGS as a Control Strategy for Sclerotinia Stem Rot in Soybean
Dandan Shao - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Megan Mccaghey- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mehdi Kabbage- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Evidence of physiological tolerance and heterogenous resistance to a phage-tail like bacteriocin in Pseudomonas syringae
Prem Kandel - The Pennsylvania State University, Kevin Hockett- The Pennsylvania State University

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The effect of XopQ and XopJ4 on host specificity varies with the Xanthomonas perforans genetic background
Sujan Timilsina - University of Florida, Gilcianny Cavalcante- University of Florida, Gerald Minsavage- University of Florida, Neha Potnis- Auburn University, Jichen Tian- University of Florida, Jeffrey Jones- University of Florida, Maria Do Socorro Bezerra de Araujo- University of Florida, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Roxanita Ram

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Multi-disciplinary approaches to identify novel sources of resistance to minor-effect virulence effectors of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae
Alejandra Huerta - Colorado State University, Ana Bossa-Castro- Colorado State University, Rene Corral- Colorado State University, Emily Delorean- Colorado State University, Chitra Raghavan- International Rice Research Institute, Alvaro Perez- Colorado State University, Jan Leach- Colorado State University, Bradley Tonnessen- Colorado State University, Valerie Verdier- IRD, Cirad, Uni

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Functional analysis and subcellular localization of EF-hand protein in Xanthomonas
Shaheen Bibi - University of Florida, Sujan Timilsina- University of Florida, Jason C. Hulbert- Department of Chemistry, Physics and Geology, Winthrop University, Juliana Pereira-Martin- University of Florida, Jeffrey Jones- University of Florida, Gerald Minsavage- University of Florida

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Identification of putative FliA sigma factor motifs in methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein genes of Dickeya dianthicola
Afnan Shazwan Nasaruddin - Colorado State University, Amy Charkowski- Colorado State University

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Net charges at the N-terminus of capsid protein interfere with Potexvirus systemic movement
Zhongguo Xiong - University of Arizona, Shanshan Shi- University of Arizona, Sierra Kaszubinski- University of Arizona, Chunqiang Li- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science, Ash Nair- University of Arizona, Daniel Zorba- University of Arizona

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A tale of two transporters: cellobiose transporters as the key to trigger virulence in the plant pathogenic bacterium Streptomyces scabies
Sagar Gupta - California State University, Bakersfield, Rosemary Loria- University of Florida, Joren Salazar- California State University, Bakersfield, Richard Villagrana- California State University, Bakersfield, Isolde Francis- California State University, Bakersfield

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Interaction of laccase3 with small heat shock protein 24 of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica
Dae-Hyuk Kim - Chonbuk National University, Jung-Mi Kim- Wonkwang University, Yo Han Ko- Chonbuk National University, Kum Kang So- Chonbuk National University, Jeesun Chun- Chonbuk National University

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expand POSTERS: Nematology

One plus one does not equal two: the interaction of Ditylenchus dipsaci and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cepae.
Mary Ruth McDonald - University of Guelph, Katerina Jordan- University of Guelph, Michael Celetti- OMAFRA, Lilieth Ives- University of Guelph

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Effects of secondary metabolites produced by PGPR amended with orange peel on the mortality of second-stage juveniles of Meloidogyne incognita
Mohammad Hassan - Auburn University, Mark Liles- Auburn University, Kathy Lawrence- Auburn University, Bisho Lawaju- Auburn University, Melissa Boersma- Auburn University, Joseph Kloepper- Auburn University

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Occurrence of soybean cyst nematode and nematode communities in organically certified fields in central Illinois.
Jaeyeong Han - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carmen Ugarte- Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nathan Schroeder- University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept, Glen Hartman- USDA-ARS At the University of Illinois

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Identifying cover crops as non-hosts for management of soybean cyst nematode, Heterodera glycines
Guiping Yan - North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Krishna Acharya- North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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expand POSTERS: New and emerging diseases

Characterization, pathogenicity, and fungicide sensitivity of Pestalotiopsis spp. on strawberry in the U.S.
Juliana Baggio - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, James Mertely- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Bruna Forcelini- Corteva Agriscience, Rafaela G Ruschel- Sao Paulo State University, School of Agriculture, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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In silico approach to reveal viral populations in two different pear cultivars using transcriptome data
Rae-Dong Jeong - Chonnam National University, Nam-Yeon Kim- Chonnam National University

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The role of Pythium spp. in root rot of clary sage in North Carolina
Ella Reeves - NC State University, Barbara Shew- North Carolina State University, James Kerns- North Carolina State University

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First detection of a phytoplasma associated with witches’ broom of industrial hemp in the United States
Jennifer Schoener - Nevada Department of Agriculture, Shouhua Wang- Nevada Dept of Agric

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Identification and pathogenicity of species of Botryosphaeriaceae causing canker and dieback in apple trees in Chile
Gonzalo Diaz - Universidad de Talca, Mauricio Gutierrez- Universidad de Talca, Bernardo Latorre- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Enrique Ferrada- Universidad Austral de Chile, Mauricio Lolas- Universidad de Talca

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Genetic analyses of the laurel wilt pathogen, Raffaelea lauricola, in Asia provide clues to the source of the clone causing the current USA epidemic
Tyler Dreaden - USDA Forest Service, Adam Black- Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation, Randy Ploetz- University of Florida - Tropical Research and Education Center, Marc Hughes- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Jason Smith- University of Florida

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Rapid `ōhi`a death pathogens cause two distinct diseases on Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawai`i
Jennifer Juzwik - USDA Forest Service, Lisa Keith- USDA-ARS, Marc Hughes- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Occurrence of new phytoplasma disease on date palm in Jordan.
Abeer Abu Shirbi - National Agricultural Research Center

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Identification of Cycas necrotic stunt virus (CNSV) in alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Peng Jiang - USDA/ARS, Lev Nemchinov- USDA ARS MPPL

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In silico and experimental identification of an amalgavirus in U.S. alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) germplasm
Peng Jiang - USDA/ARS, Lev Nemchinov- USDA ARS MPPL

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An emerging pathogen (Diaporthe sp.) of hop (Humulus lupulus) associated with foliar necrosis in commercial production yards in Michigan
Douglas S. Higgins - Michigan State University, Timothy Miles- Michigan State University, Mary Hausbeck- Michigan State University, Jan Byrne- Michigan State University

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Fitness, virulence and fungicide sensitivity of a newly reported pome fruit pathogen Phacidium lacerum
Kutay Ozturk - Washington State University, Laxmi Pandit- Washington State University, Achour Amiri- Washington State University

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Pectolytic bacteria associated with bacterial stem canker disease of hop (Humulus lupulus L.)
Michele Wiseman - Oregon State University, Megan Twomey- Oregon State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, David Gent- USDA ARS, Briana Claassen- Oregon State University, Melodie Putnam- Oregon State University, Steve Massie- Washington Hop Commision, Maryna Serdani- Oregon State University

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Biological, pathological and molecular characteristics of a new potyvirus, Dendrobium chlorotic mosaic virus, infecting Dendrobium orchid
Fuh-Jyh Jan - National Chung Hsing University, Chia-Hsing Tai- National Chung Hsing University, Chih-Hung Huang- National Chung Hsing University, Chung-Jan Chang- University of Georgia

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Pathogenicity, phylogenetics, and cucurbit susceptibility to a soilborne disease complex of winter squash (Cucurbita maxima) in Oregon
Hannah Rivedal - Oregon State University, Kenneth Johnson- Oregon State University, Javier Tabima- Oregon State University, Alexandra Stone- Oregon State University

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Tar Spot of Corn: Predicting Local Epidemics
Damon Smith - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Daren Mueller- Iowa State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University, Felipe Dalla Lana- The Ohio State University, Roger Schmidt- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Richard Raid- University of Florida, Alison Robertson- Iowa State University, Diane Plewa- University of Illinois, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois, Pierce

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Tar Spot of Corn: Hybrid Reaction and Susceptibility
Mariama Brown - Purdue University, Richard Raid- University of Florida, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University, Diane Plewa- University of Illinois, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois, Darcy Telenko- Purdue University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Maninder Singh- Michigan State University, Daren Mueller- Io

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Tar Spot of Corn: Using Extension and Outreach Tools for Rapid Communication
Darcy Telenko - Purdue University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University, Diane Plewa- University of Illinois, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Daren Mueller- Iowa State University, Richard Raid- University of Florida, Alison Robertson- Iowa State University, Felipe Dalla La

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Cotton leafroll dwarf virus: An emerging threat to cotton production in GA
Sudeep Bag - University of Georgia, Peng Chee- University of Georgia, Jared Whitaker- University of Georgia, Nabin Sedhain- University of Georgia, Robert Kemerait- University of Georgia, Afsha Tabassum- University of Georgia, Phillip Roberts- University of Georgia

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Outbreak of Xanthomonas in Ohio – a real Paeonia in the neck
John Long - Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Taylor Klass- The Ohio State University, Jonathan Jacobs- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Francesca Peduto Hand- The Ohio State University

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Marssonina Blotch of Apple Caused by Marssonina coronaria in New York
Srđan Aćimović - Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Fatemeh Khodadadi- Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Daniel Donahue- Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, Kari Peter- Pennsylvania State University, Fruit Research and Extension Center

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Two species of Diaporthe cause needle-loss, branch dieback and cankers on Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens) in Michigan
Monique Sakalidis - Michigan State University, Dennis Fulbright- Michigan State University, Keumchul Shin- Michigan State University, Carmen Medina-Mora- Michigan State University

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Infection by Neopestalotiopsis spp. occurs on unwounded eucalyptus leaves and is favored by long periods of leaf wetness
Renata Belisário - Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Gleiber Furtado- Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Lucas Abreu- Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Carlos Aucique- Embrapa Agroenergia

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Is an invasive forest pathogen moving into a new environment? Phytophthora ramorum found on chaparral plants in Coastal California.
Wolfgang Schweigkofler - Dominican University of California, Karen Suslow- Dominican University of California, Tomas Pastalka- Dominican University of California

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Characterization pectolytic bacteria associated with blackleg and soft rot in Pennsylvania potatoes
Amanda Mainello - The Pennsylvania State University, Carolee Bull- The Pennsylvania State University, Beth Gugino- The Pennsylvania State University

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A novel Pyricularia-like species on Microstegium vimineum in Indiana
Brett Lane - University of Florida, Erica Goss- University of Florida, Philip Harmon- University of Florida, Ashish Adhikari- University of Florida, Kamila Hernandez- University of Florida

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High-throughput sequencing identifies a new robigovirus in sweet cherry
Asimina Katsiani - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nikolaos Katis- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Varvara Maliogka- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Shifang Li- Inst of Plant Protection

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Pennsylvania Orchards for Rapid Apple Decline
Ekaterina Nikolaeva - Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Tammy Jones- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Ruhui Li- USDA ARS, Kari Peter- Pennsylvania State University, Fruit Research and Extension Center, Cody Molnar- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Rachel Knier- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

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Study of cotton leafroll dwarf virus in the Mississippi: Year zero
Sead Sabanadzovic - Mississippi State University, Nina Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic- Mississippi State University, Tessie Wilkerson- Mississippi State University, Robert Nichols- Cotton Incorporated, Edward Sikora- Auburn University, Kassie Conner- Auburn University, Tom Allen- Mississippi State University

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Genetic diversity of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in North America and development of RT-qPCR for species-specific detection
Kai-shu Ling - USDA-ARS, Andrea Gilliard- USDA-ARS, Bidisha Chanda- USDA-ARS

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Diseases of hydroponic microgreens
Jason Hong - USDA ARS, United States Horticultural Research Laboratory, Erin Rosskopf- USDA ARS, United States Horticultural Research Laboratory, Cristina Pisani- USDA ARS, Lily Crawford- Lincoln Park Academy, Francesco Di Gioia- Pennsylvania State University

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Discovery of a new Vitivirus in an American hybrid bunch grape cultivar Blanc du Bois in Texas
Olufemi Alabi - Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, David Appel- Texas A&M University, Sheila McBride- Texas A&M University, Frances Pontasch- Texas A&M University

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Identification, prevalence and host specificity of edamame pod diseases in Virginia.
Steven Rideout - Virginia Tech - Eastern Shore AREC, Thomas Kuhar- Virginia Tech, Bo Zhang- Virginia Tech, Jill Pollok- Virginia Tech - Eastern Shore AREC, Kemper Sutton- Virginia Tech

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Characterization of Botrytis spp. associated with calyx-end rot in apple fruits in Chile
Enrique Ferrada - Universidad Austral de Chile, Juma Biche- Universidad de Talca, Gustavo Lobos- Universidad de Talca, Mauricio Lolas- Universidad de Talca, Gonzalo Diaz- Universidad de Talca

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Phytophthora palmivora: Another threat to English lavender in the United States
Daniel Dlugos - Clemson University, Steven Jeffers- Clemson University

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Potato tuber necrosis induced by alfalfa mosaic virus depends on potato cultivars rather than on virus strains
Xianzhou Nie - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Gary Hawkins- McCain Foods Ltd, Virginia Dickison- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Yanju Bai- Heilongjiang Academy of Agric Sciences, Huimin Xu- Canadian Food Inspection Agency, David de Koeyer- Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Mathuresh Singh- Agricultural Certification Services

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Bermudagrass Decline: A Complex Disease
Matthew Tucker - Mississippi State University, Maria Tomaso-Peterson- Mississippi State University, Jonas King- Mississippi State University, Terry Spurlock- University of Arkansas, Aline Badial- Mississippi State University

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Tar Spot of Corn: Distinguishing the fungal communities of tar spot and fish-eye symptoms through amplicon sequencing
Emily Roggenkamp - Michigan State University, Reid Longley- Michigan State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University, Gregory Bonito- Michigan State University, Austin Mccoy- Michigan State University, Rebecca Shay- Michigan State University, Zachary Noel- Michigan State University, Malini Jayawardana- Michigan State University, Mitchell Roth- Michigan State University

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Viability of CGMMV recovered from naturally-contaminated cucurbit seeds
Rodrigo Pedrozo - Iowa State University, Derrick Mayfield- Iowa State University, Gary Munkvold- Iowa State University, Tracy Bruns- Iowa State University

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First detection of Cadophora sp. involved in cranberry fruit rot in Eastern Canada
Matteo Conti - Université Laval, Caroline Labbe- Université Laval, Benjamin Cinget- Université Laval, Richard Bélanger- Université Laval

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Coffee quarantine pathogens: a high risk to the Colombian economy within unrestrained markets and immigration dynamics.
Carlos Angel - CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Alvaro Gaitan- CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Nancy Arciniegas Basante- CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Rosa Ferrucho- CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Gustavo A. Marín R.- CENICAFE, FNC Colombia

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Identification of new ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ haplotypes in Solanum tuberosum and psyllid family Aphalaridae in Klamath Basin, Oregon
Kylie Swisher Grimm - USDA-ARS, David Horton- USDA-ARS, Stephen Garczynski- USDA-ARS, Brian Charlton- KBREC

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Full-length genome sequence of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus infecting cotton in Alabama
Ana Avelar - University of Arizona, Judith Brown- University of Arizona, Roberto Ramos-Sobrinho- University of Arizona, Drew Schrimsher- AGRI-AFC, Kathy Lawrence- Auburn University, Robert Nichols- Cotton Incorporated

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A complex of badnavirus species associated with cacao swollen shoot disease in West Africa: high genetic variability in virus populations
Roberto Ramos-Sobrinho - University of Arizona, Osman Gutierrez- USDA, Judith Brown- University of Arizona, Jean-Philippe Marelli- MARS/USDA Cocoa Laboratory

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Hemp leaf spot, caused by a Bipolaris sp., is a major disease threat for industrial hemp
Desiree Szarka - University of Kentucky, Jolanta Jaromczyk- University of Kentucky, Edward Dixon- University of Kentucky, Nicole Ward-Gauthier- University of Kentucky, Julie Beale- University of Kentucky, Christopher Schardl- University of Kentucky, Bernadette Amsden- University of Kentucky, Hua Li- University of Kentucky

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Distribution and population of viruses in maize (Zea mays) in the United Republic of Tanzania
Deogracious Massawe - The Ohio State University, Lucy Stewart- USDA ARS

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Extent and significance of Botryosphaeria and Anthracnose diseases in avocado orchards of California
Herve Avenot - University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Marcelo Bustamante- University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Mirella Zaccheo- University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Themis Michailides- University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

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Virus survey in California reveals the presence of novel vitiviruses infecting grapevine
Alfredo Diaz-Lara - University of California-Davis, Kamyar Aram- University of California, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Deborah Golino- University of California, Reid Brisbane- Foundation Plant Services

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Chaetomium globosum, a pathogen of hemp, Cannabis sativa
Kimberly Gwinn - University of Tennessee, Mary Dee- University of Tennessee, Angel Chaffin- University of Tennesee, Robert Trigiano- University of Tennessee, Sarah L. Boggess- University of Tennessee

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Characterization of Cytospora species from South Carolina Peach Trees
Harriet Boatwright - Clemson University, Guido Schnabel- Clemson University

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Identification and characterization of Fusarium spp. associated with root rot of dry pea in Montana
Swarnalatha Moparthi - Montana State University, Mary Burrows- Montana State University, Bright Agindotan- Montana State University

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expand POSTERS: Outreach and education

Through the lens of social science: How the IPM Innovation Lab is helping smallholder farmers achieve food security in the developing world.
Amer Fayad - University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Maria Elisa Christie- Virginia Tech, Wondi Mersie- Virginia State University, Daniel Sumner- Virginia Tech, Lalit Sah- iDE Nepal, Sintu (Lidya) Alemayhu- Virginia State University, Rica Joy Flor- International Rice Research Institute, Jagangir Md Alam- Mennonite Central Committee, Kim Hian Seng- iDE Cambodia, Mossammat Shamsunnahar- Bangla

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Secret relationships with serious consequences: Understanding the endophyte-tall fescue symbiosis
Amy Flanagan - Noble Research Institute, LLC, Nikki Charlton- Noble Research Institute, LLC, Carolyn Young- Noble Research Institute, LLC, Jason Wallace- University of Georgia, Frank Hardin- Noble Research Institute, LLC, Ginger Clark- Noble Research Institute, LLC

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Opportunities through the Agricultural Microbiomes Research Coordination Network
Jose Pablo Dundore-Arias - University of Minnesota, Linda Kinkel- University of Minnesota, Epidemiology and Ecology of Plant Diseases, Daniel Tomso- AgBiome, Jude Maul- USDA-ARS, Jan Leach- Colorado State University, Posy Busby- Oregon State University

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Engaging Florida’s small fruit and vegetable industry with hands-on plant disease identification workshops
Michelle Oliveira - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Future scientists and farmers: Youth outreach to promote concepts of Integrated Pest Management
Maya Hayslett - Iowa State University, Adam Sisson- Iowa State University, Daren Mueller- Iowa State University, Lynne Campbell- Iowa State University

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Planting Diversity: Novel Paths for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Plant Sciences and Beyond
Jose Pablo Dundore-Arias - University of Minnesota, Crispin Taylor- American Society of Plant Biologists, David Stern- Boyce Thompson Institute, Christopher Peritore-Galve- Cornell University, Delanie Sickler- Plant Science Research Network, Natalie Henkhaus- Plant Science Research Network

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Crop Protection Network: A platform for regional, national and international extension outputs
Kiersten Wise - University of Kentucky, Travis Faske- University of Arkansas, Carl Bradley- University of Kentucky, Albert Tenuta- Ontario Ministry of Agric & Food, Daren Mueller- Iowa State University, Loren Giesler- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andrew Friskop- Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Adam Si

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expand POSTERS: Pathogen detection, quantification and diagnosis

Evaluation of isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) to detect the four major soilborne diseases of strawberry in California nurseries
Seyed Mojtaba Mansouripour - Strawberry Center, California Polytechnic State University, Gerald Holmes- Strawberry Center, California Polytechnic State University, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Nan-Yi Wang- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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A probe panel assay for detection and quantification of soil-borne pathogens in soybean fields
Leonardo Rocha - Southern Illinois University, Ali Srour- Southern Illinois University, Ahmad Fakhoury- Southern Illinois University, Jason Bond- Southern Illinois University, Hala Ammar- Zagazig University

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Comparative study of methods for detecting Xylella fastidiosa causing bacterial leaf scorch in blueberry
Emran Ali - University of Georgia, Owen Hudson- University of Georgia, Sumyya Waliullah- University of Georgia, Jonathan Oliver- University of Georgia, Pingsheng Ji- University of Georgia

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Rapid species differentiation of Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata by high-resolution melting analysis of PCR products
Henry Guo - USDA ARS USNA/Rugers Univ

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Development and application of a real-time RT-PCR assay for the direct detection of potato mop top virus in soil
Binod Pandey - Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Ipsita Mallik- Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Neil Gudmestad- Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University

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A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid detection of Fusarium oxysporum causing fusarium wilt of watermelon
Owen Hudson - University of Georgia, Li Wang- University of Georgia, Sumyya Waliullah- University of Georgia, Emran Ali- University of Georgia, Pingsheng Ji- University of Georgia

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Development of AmplifyRP assays for three important grapevine viruses through recombinase polymerase amplification
Rugang Li - Agdia, Inc., Shulu Zhang- Agdia, Inc., Deborah Groth-Helms- Agdia, Inc., Bryant Davenport- Agdia, Inc.

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Detection of viable Phytophthora spp. associated with Christmas trees in Michigan using qPCR combined with propidium monoazide (PMA)
Keumchul Shin - Michigan State University, Carmen Medina-Mora- Michigan State University, Monique Sakalidis- Michigan State University

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A diagnostic taqman real-time PCR assay for detection and quantification of Colletotrichum theobromicola, causal agent of Boxwood dieback
Harleen Kaur - Louisiana State University, Raghuwinder Singh- Louisiana State Univ Agricultural Center, Vinson Doyle- Louisiana State University

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Near complete genome sequence of Tulip virus X obtained by high-throughput sequencing from naturally-infected lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
John Hammond - USDA ARS Floral and Nursery Plant Research Laboratory, Ramon Jordan- USDA-ARS, USNA, Floral & Nursery Plants Research, Connor Gulbronson- USDA-ARS, USNA, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit, Michael Reinsel- USDA ARS, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit

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Development of a real-time duplex isothermal assay for the detection of Tobacco rattle virus and an endogenous internal RNA control
Bryant Davenport - Agdia, Inc., Shulu Zhang- Agdia, Inc., Rugang Li- Agdia, Inc., Deborah Groth-Helms- Agdia, Inc.

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Prevalence and early detection of bermudagrass root-infecting pathogens accessed by novel real-time PCR assays.
Aline Badial - Mississippi State University, Jonas King- Mississippi State University, Matthew Tucker- Mississippi State University, Maria Tomaso-Peterson- Mississippi State University

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Protecting the U.S. pome fruit industry from foreign pathogens at the USDA APHIS using high-throughput sequencing technologies
Oscar Hurtado-Gonzales - USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Bishwo Adhikari- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Joseph Foster- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Clint McFarland- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-Field Operations, Leticia Hendrickson- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Martha Malapi-Wight- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program

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Connecting diagnostic labs with a system for sharing protocols and maintaining version control
Joseph LaForest - Southern IPM Center / UGA, Kevin Ong- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Carrie Lapaire Harmon- Univ of Florida PDC

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Detection of RNA viruses using RT-qPCR and HTS in potato seed-tubers in Antioquia (Colombia)
Mauricio Marin - Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellin, Pablo Gutiérrez- Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellin, Pablo Gutiérrez- Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Meike Estrada- Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellin, Andrea Sierra- Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellin, Yuliana Gallo- Universidad CES

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Evaluation of factors associated with real-time PCR quantification of the stubby root nematode Paratrichodorus allius from field soil DNA
Guiping Yan - North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Danqiong Huang- North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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Development and validation of a TaqMan PCR method for rapid detection of Phytophthora fragariae in high volume root samples of strawberry
Daniel Bakker - Naktuinbouw, Sebastiaan Flanderhijn- Naktuinbouw, René Dekter- Naktuinbouw, Michel Ebskamp- Naktuinbouw

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A viability-qPCR test for quantifying living pathogens of bacterial spot in tomato seed
Hehe Wang - Clemson University, William Turechek- USDA, ARS, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Jeffrey Jones- University of Florida, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Tools for early detection and monitoring of the koa wilt pathogen (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. koae) in Hawai’i
John Dobbs - Colorado State University, Tyler Jones- Hawaiian Agricultural Research Center, Robert Hauff- Hawaii State Dept of Land & Natural Resources, Nicklos Dudley- Hawaiian Agricultural Research Center, Philip Cannon- US Forest Service, Mee-Sook Kim- USDA Forest Service, R. Kas Dumroese- USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Jane Stewart- Colorado State Univ

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Targeted early detection of citrus Huanglongbing causal agent ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ before the symptoms expression
Sheo Shankar Pandey - Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Identification of a novel endornavirus in Geranium carolinianum and occurrence in plants within three agroecosystems
Rodrigo Valverde - Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Ricardo Alcala-Briseno- University of Florida, Eliezer Rodrigues De Souto- Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Ryo Okada- Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Rachel Herschlag- Pennsylvania State University

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PCR assay for rapidly differentiating aflatoxin-producing taxa in Aspergillus section Flavi
Lourena Arone - University of Arizona, Marc Orbach- University of Arizona, Kenneth Callicott- USDA ARS

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Development of race-specific diagnostic assays for detection of Podosphaera macularis
Mary Block - Oregon State University, Michele Wiseman- Botany and Plant Pathology, Brian Knaus- USDA ARS, Niklaus Grunwald- USDA ARS, David Gent- US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

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Development of a qPCR Assay for Hop Powdery Mildew Field Specific Differentiation and Late-Season Dispersal Patterns.
Cameron Ross - Oregon State University, Gent David- USDA ARS, Michele Wiseman- Oregon State University

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Fungal pathogens associated with rice seedling disease in the Southern United States
Shankar Gaire - Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Xin-Gen Zhou- Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Young-Ki Jo- Texas A&M University, Jun Shi- Mianyang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jun Shi- Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center

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Wheat Head Blast Detection Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks.
Mariela Fernandez Campos - Purdue University, Christian Cruz- Purdue University, YuTing Huang- Purdue University, Mohammad Reza Jahanshahi- Purdue University, Jian Jin- Purdue University, Tao Wang- Purdue University

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Improved detection method for the spinach downy mildew pathogen, Peronospora effusa.
Steve Klosterman - USDA ARS, Mychele Batista da Silva- University of California- Davis, Armando garcia L-lamos- University of California-Davis, Juliana Osorio Marin- University of California-Davis, Frank Martin- USDA ARS, Young-Joon Choi- Kunsan National University, Allen Van Deynze- University of California

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Towards the development of a multiplexed qPCR assay to distinguish Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) infection from GM plants
Joanne Emerson - University of California, Davis, Aurelie Bak- University of California, Davis

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Improved detection of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus using droplet digital PCR
Amy Charkowski - Colorado State University, Frida Zink- Colorado State University, Shaista Karim- Colorado State University, Luke Tembrock- Colorado State University

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An RNA Extraction Method for Improved Molecular Diagnostics of Plum Pox Virus in PPQ-CPHST Beltsville Laboratory
Gang Wei - USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, Vessela Mavrodieva- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Benjamin Adducci- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST

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Reliable detection and identification of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) and other tobamoviruses in seeds of solanaceae.
Gerbert Hiddink - Enza Zaden Seed Operations BV, Sukhi Pannu- CSP Labs, Bart Geraats- Nunhems Netherlands B.V., Debby Beugelsdijk- Enza Zaden Seed Operations BV, Carla Tavares- Enza Zaden Seed Operations BV, Merel Langens- Nunhems Netherlands B.V., Radha Ranganathan- International Seed Federation

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Seed extract TaqMan RT-PCR for high throughput prescreening of ToBRFV in seeds of tomato
Harrie Koenraadt - Naktuinbouw, Debby Beugelsdijk- Enza Zaden Seed Operations BV, Sukhi Pannu- CSP Labs, Michel Ebskamp- Naktuinbouw, Carla Tavares- Enza Zaden Seed Operations BV, Gerbert Hiddink- Enza Zaden Seed Operations BV, Agata Jodlowska- Naktuinbouw, Maaike Bruinsma- Naktuinbouw

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From Branches to Bands: Detecting TCD with Conventional Gel Electrophoresis
Tammy Stackhouse - University of Tennessee, William Klingeman- University of Tennessee, Matthew Ginzel- Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, Sarah L. Boggess- University of Tennessee, Robert Trigiano- University of Tennessee, Denita Hadziabdic- University of Tennessee

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A spore trap network for the early detection of plant pathogens in Idaho
James Woodhall - University of Idaho, Alan Malek- University of Idaho, Alexandra Oropeza- University of Idaho, Katie Fairchild- University of Idaho, Phillip Wharton- University of Idaho, Sandesh Dangi- University of Idaho, Juliet Marshall- University of Idaho, Shelia Keith- University of Idaho, Kasia Duellman- University of Idaho, Miranda Harrington- University of Idaho

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In silico detection of multiple oomycetes in metagenomic data by using E-probe Detection of Nucleic acid Analysis (EDNA)
Carla Garzon - Oklahoma State University, Z. Gloria Abad- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Andres Espindola- Oklahoma State University, Maria Proano- Oklahoma State University

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Whole genome analysis for the development of a conventional multiplex PCR for Peronosclerospora species of regulatory concern
Marco Galvez - USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Yazmin Rivera- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Z. Gloria Abad- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Subodh Srivastava- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Subodh Srivastava- Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NC State University

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Ultrasensitive and in-situ detection of a plant virus by a nanotube-filtering device and isothermal amplification
Juan Francisco Iturralde Martinez - The Pennsylvania State University, Nestor Perea-Lopez- The Pennsylvania State University, Cristina Rosa- The Pennsylvania State University, Mauricio Terrones- The Pennsylvania State University, Edwin Rajotte- The Pennsylvania State University

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Initial Evaluation of a CANARYTM Biosensor-based Assay for Detection of Potyviruses
Ramon Jordan - USDA-ARS, USNA, Floral & Nursery Plants Research, Mark Nakhla- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Riffat Rana- PathSensors, Inc., Zhaowei Liu- USDA APHIS PPQ, John Hammond- USDA ARS Floral and Nursery Plant Research Laboratory, Francis Nargi- MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Weili Cai- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, Stewart Gray- Cornell University and USDA ARS, Andrew Flannery- PathSensors, Inc., Frederique Ke

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Early detection of Bull’s-eye rot (Neofabraea vagabunda) from apple fruits using qPCR in Chile
Marcela Cáceres - UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA, Enrique Ferrada- Universidad Austral de Chile, Marcel Wenneker- Wageningen University, Mauricio Lolas- Universidad de Talca, Gonzalo Diaz- Universidad de Talca

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Early detection of Bull’s-eye rot (Neofabraea vagabunda) from apple fruits using qPCR in Chile
Marcela Cáceres - UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA, Enrique Ferrada- Universidad Austral de Chile, Gonzalo Diaz- Universidad de Talca, Mauricio Lolas- Universidad de Talca, Marcel Wenneker- Wageningen University

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Rose rosette virus detection methodology: Is asymptomatic detection possible?
Madalyn Shires - Texas A&M University, Jake Ueckert- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Kevin Ong- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, David Byrne- Texas A&M University

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Development and Validation of a TaqMan qPCR Assay for the Detection of Citrus chlorotic dwarf associated virus
Avijit Roy - USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, Zhou Yan- Southwest University, Vessela Mavrodieva- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Charles Belanger- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, John Hartung- USDA ARS MPPL, Changyong Zhou- Southwest University, Maria Saponari- CNR Sezione Di Bari, Mark Nakhla- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST

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Comparative genomics approach to develop a highly reliable duplex TaqMan qPCR assay for sensitive detection of genus Dickeya and Dickeya dianthicola
Gamze Boluk - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mark Nakhla- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Anne Alvarez- University of Hawaii at Manoa, John Rascoe- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, Michael Melzer- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Michael Stulberg- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, Alex Crockford- Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Laboratory, Brooke Babler- Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Laboratory,

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Application of Classical and Molecular Techniques for Screening Sweetpotato Germplasm Imported into the United States
Ronald French Monar - USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Taylor Schulden- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Emma Sweeney- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Joseph Foster- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Pratyusha Bandla- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program

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Robust and highly reliable loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for specific and sensitive detection of Dickeya solani
Mohammad Arif - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Michael Stulberg- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, Gamze Boluk- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shefali Dobhal- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mark Nakhla- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, John Rascoe- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST

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Multiplex TaqMan qPCR targeting unique genomic regions for specific, sensitive and robust detection of Pectobacterium species and P. parmentieri
Eduardo Arizala - University of Hawaii, Anne Alvarez- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Francisco Ochoa Corona- Oklahoma State University, Alex Crockford- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shefali Dobhal- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mohammad Arif- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Microbe Finder (MiFi): pathogen detection in metagenomic sequence data
Andres Espindola - Oklahoma State University, Kitty Cardwell- Oklahoma State University

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Evaluation of the disease severity of Phyllachora maydis, Mycosphaerella fijiensis and Moniliophtora roreri in three important crops in Los Ríos, EC.
Favio Herrera - Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo, Fernando Abasolo- Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo

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Quantification of an atoxigenic strain of Aspergillus flavus (AF36) using real-time PCR
Ramon Jaime - University of California, Davis, Maria Teresa García López- Universidad de Cordoba, Themis Michailides- University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Juan Moral- Univ De Cordoba / Univ Davis, Alejandro Ortega-Beltran- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Yong Luo- University of California - Davis

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Comparison of newly developed ELISA and RT-PCR assays for the detection of all known genetically diverse variants of GLRaV-3
Alfredo Diaz-Lara - University of California-Davis, Adib Rowhani- University of California, Minsook Hwang- University of California, Kristian Stevens- Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California-Davis, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Vicki Klaassen- Foundation Plant Services, Deborah Golino- University of California

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Improved detection of fruit tree viruses and viroids by real-time quantitative PCR
Alfredo Diaz-Lara - University of California-Davis, Vicki Klaassen- Foundation Plant Services, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Deborah Golino- University of California, Minsook Hwang- University of California, Kristian Stevens- Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California-Davis

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Epidemiological studies of a complex viral infection in red ginger in Hawaiʻi
Adriana Larrea-Sarmiento - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Xupeng Wang- University of Hawaii at Manoa, John Hu- University of Hawaii at Manoa, James Green- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Michael Melzer- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Wayne Borth- University of Hawaii At Manoa, Rebecca Barone- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Jari Sugano- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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E-probe: A new diagnostic tool for detection of Dichorhaviruses associated with Citrus leprosis syndrome
Andres Espindola - Oklahoma State University, Avijit Roy- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHST, Kitty Cardwell- Oklahoma State University, Vessela Mavrodieva- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST

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Ficus carica plants displaying severe viral-like symptoms harbor a complex virome
Adriana Larrea-Sarmiento - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Michael Melzer- University of Hawaii at Manoa, John Hu- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Alexandra Kong- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Xupeng Wang- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Alejandro Olmedo-Velarde- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Metagenome sequence calculator for effective pathogen detection
Andres Espindola - Oklahoma State University, Kitty Cardwell- Oklahoma State University, Joshua Habiger- Oklahoma State University

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Detecting viruses and bacteria of grapevine with Microbe Finder (MiFi) and an Oxford Nanopore sequencer
Andres Espindola - Oklahoma State University, Kitty Cardwell- Oklahoma State University, Francisco Ochoa Corona- Oklahoma State University, Luís Fernando Maranho Watanabe- Oklahoma State University, Viviana Freire-Zapata- Oklahoma State University

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Detection of Clavibacter michiganensis and C. michiganensis ssp. nebraskensis using multiplex recombinant polymerase amplification coupled with LFD
Adriana Larrea-Sarmiento - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mohammad Arif- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Anne Alvarez- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Enhanced Detection of Bacterial Blights on Common Bean
Katie Nelson - Dept of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Julie Pasche- Dept of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Robin Lamppa- Dept of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Amanda Beck- Seneca Foods, Kristin Simons- Dept of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University

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expand POSTERS: Pathogen dispersal and survival

Aerobiology of Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae in carrot seed crops of Central Oregon
Jeremiah Dung - Oregon State University, Jeness Scott- Oregon State University

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Does the proximity of corn planted to terminated winter rye cover crop influence seedling disease caused by Pythium?
Sarah Kurtz - Iowa State University, Jyotsna Acharya- Iowa State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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Dead twigs: a reservoir for Phyllosticta citricarpa inoculum leading to citrus black spot (CBS)
Megan Dewdney - University of Florida, Nan-Yi Wang- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Jeffrey Rollins- University of Florida, Collin Solomon- CREC University of Florida

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Cover crop rotation effects on growth and development, seedling disease and yield of corn and soybean in no-till production system
Jyotsna Acharya - Iowa State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Andy Lenssen- Iowa State University, Department of Agronomy, Tom Moorman- National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (USDA-ARS-NLAE), Tom Kaspar- National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Alison Robertson- Iowa State University

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Epidemiology of Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus in Georgia, USA
Nabin Sedhain - University of Georgia, Jared Whitaker- University of Georgia, Robert Kemerait- University of Georgia, Sudeep Bag- University of Georgia, Phillip Roberts- University of Georgia, Peng Chee- University of Georgia

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Modeling the temporal dynamics of Leptosphaeria maculans ascospore dispersal in North Dakota
Luis del Rio Mendoza - North Dakota State Univ, Kishore Chittem- North Dakota State University, Travis Porchaska- North Dakota State University, Venkataramana Chapara- North Dakota State University, Sudha G C Upadhaya- North Dakota State University

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Tracking the distribution and spread of the invasive pathogen Fusarium virguliforme in Minnesota
Rebecca Hall - Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Kathryn Bushley- Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota, Dean Malvick- University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology

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Movement of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and progression of disease in split-root 'Swingle' trees
Jeane Dayse Veloso dos Santos Pulici - University of Florida, Evan Johnson- University of Florida, Mayara Mari Murata- University of Florida- Citrus Research and Education Center

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Primary inoculum, etiology, and oospore production of the spinach downy mildew pathogen, Peronospora effusa
Braham Dhillon - University of Arkansas, James Correll- University of Arkansas, Vanina Lilian Castroagudin- University of Arkansas, Maria Villarroel-Zeballos- University of Arkansas, Chunda Feng- University of Arkansas

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Bayesian Evolution Analyses Suggests the Global Spread of Xanthomonas cynarae pv. gardneri Occurred During the Global Adoption of Hybrid Tomato Seed
Mustafa Jibrin - University of Florida, Maria Siri- Uruguayan Phythopatological Society, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Gerald Minsavage- University of Florida, Tom Creswell- Purdue University, Sujan Timilsina- University of Florida, Daniel Egel- Purdue University, Olivier Pruvost- CIRAD, Paul Gulig- University of Florida, Neha Potn

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Development of a controlled-environment assay for studying tar spot in corn
Carlos Cecilio Gongora-Canul - Purdue University, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Darcy Telenko- Purdue University, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois, Daren Mueller- Iowa State University, Jorge Valle-Torres- Purdue University, Alison Robertson- Iowa State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University, Christian Cruz- Purdue University

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Spongospora subterranea detected in commercial peat-based potting mix in the United States
Ana Cristina Fulladolsa - Colorado State University, Andrew Cordova- Colorado State University, Amy Charkowski- Colorado State University, Yuan Zeng- Colorado State University

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Watermelon green mottle mosaic virus seed transmission and incidence in California
Tera Pitman - University of California, Kathleen Posis- California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bryce Falk- University of California, Tongyan Tian- California Dept of Food & Agric

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Infection of blueberry cultivar Emerald with a California grapevine strain of Xylella fastidiosa and acquisition by glassy-winged sharpshooter
Michael O'Leary - USDA-ARS, Lindsey Burbank- USDA-ARS, Mark Sisterson- USDA-ARS

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Diversity of Ralstonia solanacearum infecting multiple hosts in Southeast Asia
Taylor Klass - The Ohio State University, John Long- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Tuan Tran- Nanyang Technological University, Caitilyn Allen- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madeline Hayes- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kim Hian Seng- iDE Cambodia, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Ratha An- iDE Global Cambodi

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Differential fruit colonization patterns of group I and II Acidovorax citrulli strains
Mei Zhao - The University of Georgia, Ronald Walcott- The University of Georgia

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‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ haplotypes differentially affect seed-potato sprouting
Fekede Workneh - Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Jordan Trees- Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Charles Rush- Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Li Paetzold- Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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Norton grapevine resists grapevine vein clearing virus
Wenping Qiu - Missouri State University, Susan Howard- Missouri State University, Sylvia Petersen- Missouri State University

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Spread and host-specificity of tomato ringspot virus on sweet cherry (Prunus avium) in Oregon
Lauri Lutes - Oregon State University, Jay Pscheidt- Oregon State University

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Pathotypes of Plasmodiophora brassicae, the causal agent of clubroot, in Manitoba and Ontario, Canada, and in North Dakota
Mary Ruth McDonald - University of Guelph, Travis Cranmer- Univ of Guelph, Meghan Moran- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Afsaneh Sedaghatkish- University of Guelph, Fadi Al-Daoud- University of Guelph, Bruce Gossen- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Investigating environmental impacts on Phytophthora infestans' gene expression and virulence
Eric Larson - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dennis Halterman- USDA ARS, Amanda Gevens- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Investigations on host specificity within the Alternaria alternata species complex
Malini Jayawardana - Michigan State University, Linda Hanson- USDA ARS

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Cross pathogenicity of Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni in stone fruits in Korea
Chang-Gi Back - National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Mi-Jeong Park- National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Jong-Han Park- National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Chang-Yeol Yang- National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science

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Cross infectivity of powdery mildew isolates originating from hop (Humulus lupulus) and industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) in New York
Bill Weldon - Cornell University, Christine Smart- Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell Agrtech, Lawrence Smart- Horticulture Section, Cornell Agritech, Maire Ullrich- Cornell University, David Gadoury- Cornell University

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Morphology and pathogenic variation of 15 Puccinia melanocephala single pustule isolates causing Sugarcane Brown Rust at the Cauca valley in Colombia
Carlos Angel - CENICAFE, FNC Colombia, Juan Carlos Angel S.- Colombia Sugarcane Research Center CENICAÑA, Carlos German Munoz-Perea- Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Palmira, Claudia Santacruz- Colombia Sugarcane Research Center CENICAÑA, Claudia Santacruz- Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Palmira

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Fitness cost associated with increased aggressiveness of Phytophthora nicotianae on a tobacco genotype with WZ resistance
Jing Jin - North Carolina State University, David Shew- North Carolina State University

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Pathogenesis study of Rhizoctonia solani, sclerotia in Sugar beet
Md Ehsanul Haque - NDSU The Libraries, Shaobin Zhong- North Dakota State University, Zhaohui Liu- North Dakota State University, John D Eide- USDA Agricultural Research Service, Robert Brueggeman- North Dakota State University, Peter Hakk- North Dakota State University, M. Z. R. Bhuiyan- North Dakota State University, Thomas Gross- North Dakota State University, Mohammad F R Kh

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Pathogenicity tests of fungal isolates from Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) trees growing in southern Mississippi
Frank Mrema - Alcorn State University

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Infection by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ haplotypes and psyllid survival in different solanaceous hosts
Fekede Workneh - Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Charles Rush- Texas A&M Agaric Experiment Station, Li Paetzold- Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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AgriVectors: a systems biology portal for plant pathosystems and arthropod vectors of plant diseases
Surya Saha - Boyce Thompson Institute, Wayne Hunter- USDA ARS, AgriVectors Consortium- Boyce Thompson Institute, Lukas Mueller- Boyce Thompson Institute

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Why vectors like mixed infected plants? The more, the better?
Kaixi Zhao - Pennsylvania State University, Cristina Rosa- The Pennsylvania State University

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Evaluation of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” induced effects on the feeding behavior of Bactericera cockerelli by two distinct haplotypes
Ismael Badillo-Vargas - Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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Host response of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) to fungal associates of the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis)
John De Soto - University of Georgia, Caterina Villari- D.B. Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia, Kier Klepzig- Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Kamal Gandhi- D.B. Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia

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Grapevine vein clearing virus is prevalent in grape aphids
Adam Uhls - Missouri State University, Wenping Qiu- Missouri State University, Xiaokai Bao- Missouri State University, Sylvia Petersen- Missouri State University

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Influence of flow dynamics on transmission of Xylella fastidiosa
Daniel White - University of California, Riverside, Ian Marcus- Drexel University, Sharon Walker- Drexel University, Mary Caroline Roper- University of California, Riverside

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Population establishment potential and virus transmission efficiency of Montana wheat curl mites and the cereal rust mite
Uta McKelvy - Montana State University, Cirano Melville- São Paulo State University (UNESP/FCAV), Monica Brelsford- Montana State University, Mary Burrows- Montana State University

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Lonsdalea quercina occurs on insects visiting drippy blight diseased oak trees
Rachael Sitz - US Forest Service, Jane Stewart- Colorado State University, Whitney Cranshaw- Colorado State University, Ned Tisserat- Colorado State University, Vincent Aquino- University of Colorado

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Strain specificity of Potato virus Y encoded helper components provides evidences for transmission bias of recombinant strains over ordinary strains
Shaonpius Mondal - Cornell University, Stewart Gray- Cornell University and USDA ARS

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Interactions between Fusarium virguliforme and soybean aphid on shared soybean hosts
Alissa Geske - University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology, Theresa Cira- University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, Zach Marston- University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, Dean Malvick- University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology, Robert Koch- University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, Erin Hodgson- Iowa State Univ, Department of Entomology

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What happens in storage: Mold-moth interactions on conventional and transgenic maize hybrids
Julie Aiza Mandap - University of the Philippines Los Banos / Iowa State University, Derrick Mayfield- Iowa State University, Gary Munkvold- Iowa State University, Richard Hellmich- USDA ARS, Mark Busman- USDA ARS

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Investigating Virus Acquisition and Transmission Characteristics Resulting in Mixed Infections of Tomato Infecting Begomoviruses (Hemiptera: B.tabaci)
Autumn McLaughlin - Auburn University

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Soil microbiomes from two levels of management intensity differ in their capacity to protect a high-value hardwood from an above-ground pathogen
Geoffrey Williams - Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, Matthew Ginzel- Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, Matthew Ginzel- Department of Entomology, Purdue University

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Microbiomes of Xylella fastidiosa infected grapevine in California
Jianchi Chen - USDA-ARS, Zehan Dai- USDA, ARS, SJVASC, Christopher Van Horn- Private Citizen, Mark Sisterson- USDA-ARS

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Carbon amendments alter composition and pathogen-inhibitory capacities of indigenous soil bacterial communities
Jose Pablo Dundore-Arias - University of Minnesota, Laura Felice- University of Minnesota, Linda Kinkel- University of Minnesota, Epidemiology and Ecology of Plant Diseases, Sarah Castle- University of Minnesota, Ruth Dill-Macky- University of Minnesota

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The Impact of Soil Diversity on the Tomato Seedling Microbiome
Ana Vazquez-Catoni - Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Maria Soledad Benitez Ponce- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

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Bacterial Communities Associated with Soil Health in Wheat
Daniel Schlatter - USDA-ARS, Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit, Bryan Carlson- USDA-ARS, Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit, Jeremy Hansen- USDA ARS, Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit, David Huggins- USDA-ARS, Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit, Timothy Paulitz- USDA ARS, Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit

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Dynamics of endophyte communities associated with carrot
Sahar Abdelrazer - Purdue University, Lori Hoagland- Purdue University

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Comparing approaches for capturing bacterial assemblages associated with symptomatic and asymptomatic mushroom caps
Samuel Martins - The Pennsylvania State University, John Pecchia- The Pennsylvania State University, Carolee Bull- The Pennsylvania State University, Fabricio Vieira- The Pennsylvania State University, Terrence Bell- The Pennsylvania State University, Ryan Trexler- The Pennsylvania State University, Kevin Hockett- The Pennsylvania State University, Prem Kandel- The Pennsylvania State Univer

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Changes of microbial community in the soybean plots treated with biochar and poultry litter
Rosalie Calderon - Benguet State University, Changyoon Jeong- Red River Research Station, Louisiana State University, Jong Ham- Louisiana State University

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Association between soil and root microbiomes and within-farm-spatial-variation of soybean yields I: The bacterial perspective.
Ananda Bandara - The Pennsylvania State University, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University, Terrence Bell- The Pennsylvania State University, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya- The Pennsylvania State University, Ryan Trexler- The Pennsylvania State University

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Tare soil microbiome of seed Potato (Solanum tuberosum) varies by geographic location and seed growing operation
Kayla Delventhal - Oregon State University, Kenneth Frost- Oregon State University, Devin Leopold- Oregon State University, Xiaoping Li- Oregon State University, Victoria Skillman- Oregon State University, Posy Busby- Oregon State University

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Bacterial community response to bacterial spot disease and resistance in tomatoes.
Adam Bigott - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Samuel Hutton- University of Florida, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Jeri Barak- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Richard Lankau- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Dynamics of soil microbial communities associated with cover crops in soybean-corn rotation systems in Nebraska
Margarita Marroquin-Guzman - University of Nebraska, Chris Proctoc- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Anthony Adesemoye- University of Nebraska Lincoln, Justin McMechan- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University

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Interkingdom interactions in the soybean root microbiome with different soybean seed treatments
Zachary Noel - Michigan State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University

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Genome wide identification and characterization of small signaling peptides (SSPs) involved in plant defense against pathogens
Jose Fonseca - The Noble Research Institute, Kirankumar Mysore- Noble Research Institute

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Virulence of Magnaporthe oryzae isolates and resistance to blast disease
Carlos Augusto Pizolotto - University of Idaho, Gustavo Bilibio dos Santos- UPF, Walter Boller- UPF, J. Mauricio Fernandes- Embrapa Wheat, João Leodato Nunes Maciel- Embrapa Wheat

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Dual Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Insights into Innate and Phosphite-Induced Resistance of Tanoak to Phytophthora ramorum
Takao Kasuga - USDA ARS CPGRU, Jessica Wright- USDA Forest Service, Katherine Hayden- Royal Botanic Garden, Matteo Garbelotto- Univ of California

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Genetic resistance to fire blight in three pear populations maps to chromosome 2
Jason Zurn - USDA-ARS NCGR, Sara Montanari- University of California Davis, John Norelli- USDA-ARS AFRS, Nahla Bassil- USDA-ARS NCGR, Richard Bell- USDA-ARS AFRS

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Does tomato domestication process alters the plant interaction with above-ground pathogens and below-ground beneficial microbes?
Amit Jaiswal - Purdue University, Lori Hoagland- Purdue University, James Myers- Oregon State University, Tesfaye Mengiste- Purdue University

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OsSPL9 regulates rice antiviral response through the miR528-L-ascorbate oxidase (AO) pathway
Shengze Yao - School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Zhirui Yang- School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Yi Li- School of Life Sciences, Peking University

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Age Related Resistance in Arabidopsis in Response to Tobacco Mosaic Virus Infection
Madhu Kappagantu - University of Maryland, Tamara Collum- University of Maryland College Park, James Culver- University of Maryland, Matthew Brandon- University of Maryland

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QTL-seq of young fruit resistance to Phytophthora capsici in cucumber
Ying-Chen Lin - Michigan State University, Rebecca Grumet- Michigan State University

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Generation of Xanthomonas oryzae PthXo1 mutants to gain insight into TALE-dependent Xo1-mediated resistance in rice
Teddy Borland - Colorado State University, Lindsay Triplett- Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Jan Leach- Colorado State University, Alejandra Huerta- Colorado State University

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Bradyrhizobium japonicum IRAT FA3 differentially modulates Arabidopsis thaliana root phenotype in response to abiotic stresses
Emma Gachomo - UC Riverside, Melissa Gomez- University of California, Chengliang Sun- Universtiy of California

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Resequencing of bottle gourd germplasm and using QTL-Seq to map PRSV-W resistance in bottle gourd (Lagenaria sinceraria).
Bidisha Chanda - USDA-ARS, Ryland Bednarek- Boyce Thompson Institute, Shan Wu- Boyce Thompson Institute, Kai-shu Ling- USDA-ARS, Zhangjun Fei- Boyce Thompson Institute

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Exogenously applied ROS/RNS scavengers reduce Macrophomina phaseolina-induced lesion development in soybean and sorghum
Afsana Noor - Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Ananda Bandara- The Pennsylvania State University, Christopher Little- Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

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Functional characterization of a member of Arabidopsis Acyl Carrier Protein in plant defense
Zhenzhen Zhao - The Ohio State University, Ye Xia- Ohio State University, Madison Cahill- The Ohio State University, Piao Yang- The Ohio State University, Jiangbo Fan- The Ohio State University

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Genetic dissection of rice resistance to sheath blight and bacterial panicle blight using recombinant inbred lines of Jupiter and Trenasse
John Christian Ontoy - Louisiana State University, Inderjit Barphagha- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Jong Hyun Ham- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University

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Visualization of TAL effector activity in barley host-cells during Xanthomonas tranlsucens leaf infection
Jules Butchacas - Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Jan Leach- Colorado State University, Taca Vancheva- Universite Catholique de Louvain, Ingrid Otto- Inst for Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Res, Celine Pesce- University of New Hampshire, Ralf Koebnik- IRD-CIRAD, UMR Interactions Plantes Microorganismes Environnement, Goetz Hensel- Inst for Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Res, Jonathan Jacobs- In

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Identification of QTL associated with resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus neglectus) in wheat using genotyping-by-sequencing
Gurminder Singh - Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Guiping Yan- North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Richard Smiley- Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center, Oregon State University, Xuehui Li- Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University

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Photosynthetic cost associated with the inducible defences to Plasmopara viticola in grapevine
Antonio Fernandes Nogueira Junior - University of Sao Paulo, Rafael Vasconcelos Ribeiro- University of Campinas, Merle Traenkner- Georg-August University of Goettingen, Lilian Amorim- USP, Andreas Von Tiedemann- Univ of Goettingen

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Engineering recognition of SCN effector proteases using soybean PBS1-based decoys
Alexandra Margets - Indiana University, Bloomington, Matthew Helm- Indiana University, Roger Innes- Indiana University

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Pea aphid resistance in the Pisum Core Collection as a potential means to reduce spread of virus in pea production areas
Lyndon Porter - USDA ARS, Rayapati Naidu- Washington State University, Clarice Coyne- USDA-ARS, Yu Ma- Washington State University, Mohammad Rahman- Washington State University

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Hormone signaling pathways elicited by Lysobacter enzymogenes C3 induced systemic resistance in soybean
Jessica Walnut - University of Nebraska

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Using network analysis to uncover interactions between host defense signaling pathways and virulence effectors of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato
Alex Turo - Ohio State University, David Mackey- Ohio State University

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Transcriptional analysis of spinach cultivars during resistant and susceptible interactions with the downy mildew pathogen, Peronospora effusa.
Shyam Kandel - USDA-ARS, Beiquan Mou- USDA-ARS, Crop Improvement and Protection Research, Amanda Hulse-Kemp- USDA-ARS, Steve Klosterman- USDA ARS, Allen Van Deynze- University of California

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Investigation of a salicylic acid elicitor formulation in the bacterial leaf blight disease of rice using Synchrotron-based FTIR microspectroscopy
Wannaporn Thepbandit - suranaree university of technology, Supatcharee Siriwong- Synchrotron Light Research Institute, Kanjana Thumanu- Synchrotron Light Research Institute, Toan Le- Can Tho University, Natthiya Buensanteai- Suranaree University of Technology, Dusit Athinuwat- Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University

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Role of micronutrients on systemic acquired resistance in watermelon against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum and Meloidogyne incognita
Kasmita Karki - University of Georgia, Bhabesh Dutta- University of Georgia, Timothy Coolong- University of Georgia, Abolfazl Hajihassani- University of Georgia

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A high throughput method for determining protease target sequences
Tyler Frailie - Indiana University, Roger Innes- Indiana University, Leina Joseph- Indiana University

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In planta expression profiling of Erwinia tracheiphila effector genes to identify pathogenicity and host-specific virulence candidates
Olakunle Olawole - iowa state university (ISU), Gwyn Beattie- Iowa State University, Mark Gleason- Iowa State University

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The role of polyacetylenic lipids during the interaction between Daucus carota and the necrotrophic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Patricia Santos - University of Nevada Reno, Zach Wahrenburg- University of Nevada Reno, Edgar B Cahoon- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lindsey Grimes- University of Nevada Reno, Lucas Busta- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kiah Malyszka- University of Nevada Reno, Catherine Lowe- University of Nevada Reno, Dylan Kosma- University of Nevada Reno, Won Cheol Yim- University of Nevada

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Elucidating the molecular mechanism of the Ptr-mediated rice blast resistance
Weixiao Yin - The Pennsylvania State University, Yinong Yang- The Pennsylvania State University, Yulin Jia- USDA ARS DBNRRC

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Towards Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Fhb1-mediated Resistance Against Fusarium graminearum
Lovepreet Singh - University of Maryland, Nidhi Rawat- University of Maryland College Park, Shunyuan Xiao- Inst for Bioscience & Biotechnology Res

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Redox regulation plays an important role in nitric oxide-mediated regulation of systemic acquired resistance
Fan Xia - University of Kentucky, Keshun Yu- University of Kentucky, M.B Shine- University of Kentucky, Xinyu Yuan- University of Kentucky, Pradeep Kachroo- University of Kentucky, Aardra Kachroo- University of Kentucky

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Comparative transcriptome analysis between a resistant and a susceptible wild tomato accession in response to Phytophthora parasitica
Zunaira Afzal - University of Florida, Gul Shad Ali- University of Florida

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expand POSTERS: Population biology and genetics

Molecular Phylogeny of Fusarium Oxysporum forma specialis elaeidis from Oil Palm Plantations in Cameroon
Tonjock Rosemary Kinge - The University of Bamenda, Jeffrey Rollins- University of Florida

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Assessing the occurrence of bacterial spot of tomatoes in Illinois and identifying species causing the disease
Sabin Khanal - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Sarah R. Hind- 259 E R Madigan Laboratory, Mohammad Babadoost- University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept

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Molecular identification and comparison of Sclerotium cepivorum isolates causing Allium white rot in Nevada
Shouhua Wang - Nevada Dept of Agric, Megan Li- Davidson Academy of Nevada, Jade Wang- Davidson Academy of Nevada, Jennifer Schoener- Nevada Department of Agriculture

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Shifts in the blueberry stem blight pathogen complex and the appearance of fungicide resistant isolates
James Polashock - USDA ARS, Peter Oudemans- Rutgers University

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Pythium Pathogens of Common Bean in North Dakota and Minnesota
Rachael Poore - North Dakota State University, Julie Pasche- Dept of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Kim Zitnick-Anderson- North Dakota State University

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Molecular characterization of recombinant Potato virus Y (PVY) in potato from South Korea, PVYNTN strain
Alexander Karasev - University of Idaho, Kelsie Green- University of Idaho, Mariana Rodriguez-Rodriguez- University of Idaho, Joe Kuhl- University of Idaho, Mohamad Chikh Ali- University of Idaho, Sang-Min Chung- Dongguk University-Seoul, Dong-Jun Kim- Inno Seed Co.

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Molecular and morphological identification of Fusarium species associated with black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) in the main areas of Costa Rica
Monica Blanco-Meneses - Universidad de Costa Rica, Maria Granados- Universidad de Costa Rica, Oscar Castro-Zuniga- Universidad de Costa Rica, Gabriela Chinchilla-Salazar- Universidad de Costa Rica

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Genetic Diversity of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 in Washington State vineyards
Arunabha Mitra - Washington State University - Prosser, Sridhar Jarugula- Washington State University - Prosser, Rayapati Naidu- Washington State University, Emily Jordan- Chiawana High School, Bhanu Donda- SunBurst Plant Disease Clinic Inc.

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Survey of viruses found in grapevine cultivars grown in Missouri
James Schoelz - University of Missouri, Dean Volenberg- University of Missouri, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Vicki Klaassen- Foundation Plant Services, Mustafa Adhab- University of Missouri - Columbia

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Survey of soilborne diseases in Ohio tomato high tunnels
Marlia Bosques-Martínez - The Ohio State University, Anna Testen- USDA-ARS, Christopher Taylor- The Ohio State University, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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Identification and pathogenicity of Lasiodiplodia species from grapefruit in Florida.
Megan Dewdney - University of Florida, Katia Rodrigues- University of Florida, Jeffrey Rollins- University of Florida, Ellen Dickstein- Univ of Florida, Ke Zhang- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of recent isolates of Phytophthora infestans on Solanum lycopersicum crops in Colombia
Mauricio Soto-Suárez - Corporación colombiana de investigación agropecuaria - AGROSAVIA, Maria Florencia Lucca- Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (INTA), William Fry- Cornell University, Giovanna Danies- Universidad de los Andes, Silvia Restrepo- Universidad de los Andes, Kevin Myers- Cornell University, Andrea Olave-Achury- Universidad de los Andes

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Characterization of Pseudomonas syringae pv. papulans strains isolated from ‘NY-1’ apple fruit in New York
Srđan Aćimović - Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Daniel Donahue- Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, Ricardo Delgado Santander- Cornell University, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory

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Population Diversity of the Hop Powdery Mildew Pathogen (Podosphaera macularis) Suggests Continental Spread of the Pathogen
David Gent - US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Niklaus Grunwald- USDA ARS, Brian Knaus- Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Bill Weldon- Cornell University, Sierra Wolfenbarger- Oregon State University, Briana Claassen- Oregon State University, Michele Wiseman- Oregon State University, David Gadoury- Cornell University, Sebastjan Radisek- Slovenian Inst f

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Assessment of genetic diversity of Aspergillus spp. Section Nigri populations in Georgia peanuts by DNA fingerprinting techniques.
Brian Jordan - University of Georgia, Albert Culbreath- UGA Dept of Plant Pathology, Timothy Brenneman- University of Georgia, Renee Arias- U.S Department of Agriculture

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Spread of the famine lineage of Phytophthora infestans into the African and Asian continents
Jean Ristaino - North Carolina State University, Amanda Saville- North Carolina State University

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A preliminary investigation into the genetic diversity of Fusarium species causing Fusarium head blight (FHB) of wheat in Georgia and Alabama
Bikash Ghimire - Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia - Griffin Campus, Anthony Glenn- USDA-ARS, Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit, Kira Bowen- Dept of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, James Buck- Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia - Griffin Campus, Mohamed Mergoum- Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia - Griffin Campus, Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza- De

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Global Population structure of Fusarium virguliforme based on microsatellite marker analysis
Huan Tian - Purdue University, Tomara J. Fleury- USDA-ARS, Guohong Cai- USDA-ARS / Purdue University, Teresa Hughes- Monsanto Co, Kiersten Wise- University of Kentucky

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Investigating the genetic structure of Pseudoperonospora cubensis populations after single-product fungicide application events
Kimberly D'Arcangelo - North Carolina State University, Lina Quesada-Ocampo- North Carolina State University

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Diversity of Colletotrichum species on tea (Camellia sinensis) from three counties in Florida
James Orrock - University of Florida, Bala Rathinasabapathi- University of Florida, Brantlee Spakes Richter- University of Florida

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Characterization of bacterial leaf streak of corn in Minnesota
Dean Malvick - University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology, Crystal Floyd- University of Minnesota

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Characterization of Stemphylium spp. from spinach based on molecular data, host response, and azoxystrobin sensitivity
Kayla Spawton - Washington State University, Larry Stein- Texas A&M University, Tobin Peever- Washington State University, James Correll- University of Arkansas, German Sandoya- University of Florida, Michael Derie- Washington State University, Richard Raid- University of Florida, Gilberto Olaya- Syngenta Crop Protection, Lindsey du Toit- Washington State University

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Sweet corn production in the Columbia Basin of Washington: Causal agents of seedling blights and prevalence of mefenoxam resistance
Ryan Solemslie - Washington State University, Michael Derie- Washington State University, Paul Morgan- Washington State University, Lindsey du Toit- Washington State University, Sanjaya Gyawali- Washington State University

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Morphological and Genomic Diversities of Rhizoctonia solani on Sugar beet in the USA
Md Ehsanul Haque - North Dakota State University, Robert Brueggeman- North Dakota State University, Yangxi Liu- North Dakota State University, Dilip Lakshman- USDA ARS, Mohammad F R Khan- North Dakota State Univ & Univ of MN, Yueqiang Leng- North Dakota State University, Roshan Sharma Poudel- North Dakota State University, Peter Hakk- North Dakota State University, Zhaohui Liu- North Dako

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Genetic diversity of cucurbit-infecting begomoviruses in Malaysia
Yu-Jeng Chen - National Chiayi University, Wen-Shi Tsai- National Chiayi University

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Fungicide sensitivity and population structure of Rhizoctonia zeae isolated from soybean and corn in the North Central U.S.
Nikita Gambhir - University of Nebraska, Anthony Adesemoye- University of Nebraska Lincoln, Srikanth Kodati- University of Nebraska Lincoln, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University

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Stone fruit commodity survey in Texas monitoring for pests and pathogens of high concern: 2018-2019
Brittnay Meyer - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Kevin Ong- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, S. Corinne Rhodes- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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Effect of cucurbit host, production region, and season on the population structure of Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Florida
Andrew Shirley - UFL Plant pathology, Lina Quesada-Ocampo- North Carolina State University, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Genomic microsatellites evidence species diversity and origin of Peronospora tabacina, an important pathogen of tobacco
Marcin Nowicki - University of Tennesse, Knoxville, Sarah L. Boggess- University of Tennessee, Robert Trigiano- University of Tennessee, Denita Hadziabdic- University of Tennessee, Otmar Spring- Univ of Hohenheim, Jean Ristaino- North Carolina State University, Marco Thines- Senckenberg Biodiversit, Fabian Runge- IDENTXX GmbH

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Genetic diversity of the spinach downy mildew pathogen based on hierarchical sampling
Chunda Feng - University of Arkansas, Vanina Lilian Castroagudin- University of Arkansas, Alejandro Rojas- University of Arkansas, Maria Villarroel-Zeballos- University of Arkansas, Ainong Shi- University of Arkansas, Braham Dhillon- University of Arkansas, Burton Bluhm- University of Arkansas, Kurt Lamour- University of Tennessee, Bo Liu- University of Arkansas, James Correll

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Characterizing Pythium associated with Illinois soybean fields
Daniel Cerritos-Garcia - University of Illinois, Chase Kangas- University of Illinois, Santiago Mideros Mora- University of Illinois, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois

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Competition between R. solanacearum sequevars causing Moko disease on banana (Musa acuminata) in Suriname
Crystal Conner - University of Florida MREC, Ana Maria Bocsanczy- University of Florida MREC, Brantlee Spakes Richter- University of Florida, David Norman- University of Florida MREC

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Utilization of microsatellites for Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2 population genetics
Douglas Minier - Michigan State University, Linda Hanson- USDA ARS

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Diversity and fungicide sensitivity of Phytophthora pathogens of soybean in Illinois
Daniel Cerritos-Garcia - University of Illinois, Santiago Mideros Mora- University of Illinois, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois, Shun-Yuan Huang- University of Illinois

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Time-point field sampling of Pythium spp. pathogenic on cucurbits reveals a seasonal change in species recovery
Sean Toporek - Clemson University, Anthony Keinath- Coastal Research and Education Center, Clemson University

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Sugarcane cultivars susceptible to orange rust can host sub-populations of Puccinia kuehnii capable of infecting resistant cultivars.
Gustav Ecker - UFSCar, Lis Porto- Federal University of Sao Carlos, Alfredo Seiiti Urashima- UFSCAR, Philippe Rott- University of Florida, Liliana Cano- University of Florida, Renee Arias- U.S Department of Agriculture

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Genotypic diversity among Botrytis cinerea isolates from California
Rachel Naegele - USDA ARS, Jeffery Delong- USDA ARS, Seiya Saito- USDA ARS, Chang-Lin Xiao- USDA ARS

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Epidemic dynamics of multiple introductions of the sudden oak death pathogen into Oregon forests
Nicholas Carleson - Oregon State University, Jared LeBoldus- Oregon State University, Sarah Navarro- Oregon Department of Forestry, Meredith Larson- USDA ARS, Niklaus Grunwald- Oregon State University, Hazel Daniels- Oregon State University, Niklaus Grunwald- USDA ARS

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Road Trips for Redbuds: An Assessment of the Genetic Diversity and Spatial Distribution of Cercis canadensis in the US
Meher Ony - University of Tennessee, Marcin Nowicki- University of Tennesse, Knoxville, Matthew Ginzel- Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University, Denita Hadziabdic- University of Tennessee, Sarah L. Boggess- University of Tennessee, Robert Trigiano- University of Tennessee, William Klingeman- University of Tenne

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Population structure of Globisporangium cryptoirregulare from Rhododendron Nurseries in Oregon
Viviana Freire-Zapata - Oklahoma State University, Yaneth Muñoz- Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander, Cassidy Ward- Oklahoma State University, Carla Garzon- Oklahoma State University, Carolyn Scagel- USDA ARS, Jerry Weiland- USDA ARS, Maria Proano- Oklahoma State University, Niklaus Grunwald- USDA ARS, Patricia Calderon- Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander

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Fusarium graminearum population-specific differences during wheat infection
Todd Ward - USDA/ARS/NCAUR, Martha Vaughan- USDA/ARS/NCAUR, Deb Palmquist- USDA-ARS, Matthew Bakker- USDA ARS, Susan Mccormick- USDA/ARS/NCAUR, Miroslava Cuperlovic-Culf- National Research Council Canada

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Fumigation-induced shifts in Streptomyces populations in a potato cropping system
Lindsey Otto-Hanson - Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Linda Kinkel- University of Minnesota, Epidemiology and Ecology of Plant Diseases, Nicholas Wornson- University of Minnesota, Ray Hammerschmidt- Michigan State University

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The Incidence of Grapevine Viruses in Four Texas Blanc du Bois Vineyards
David Appel - Texas A&M University, Frances Pontasch- Texas A&M University, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Sheila McBride- Texas A&M University, Olufemi Alabi- Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center

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Characterization of pathogenic Streptomyces spp. causing scab in Michigan potato, turnip and beet production.
Saltanat Mambetova - Michigan State University, Benjamin Werling- Michigan State University, Katlin Blaine- Michigan State University, Noah Rosenzweig- Michigan State University, Mary Hausbeck- Michigan State University, Ray Hammerschmidt- Michigan State University

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Genetic diversity of Erysiphe necator populations in a center of diversity: a case study of select vineyards in New York State.
Breanne Kisselstein - Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell AgriTech, Lance Cadle-Davidson- USDA Grape Genetics Research Unit, David Gadoury- Cornell University

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Genetic diversity of Sorghum mosaic virus isolates from sugarcane in Louisiana, USA
Michael Grisham - USDA, ARS, Sugarcane Research Unit, Dimitre Mollov- USDA, Jeri Maggio- USDA, ARS, Sugarcane Research Unit, Kathryn Warnke- USDA, ARS, Sugarcane Research Unit

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Chondrostereum purpureum diversity in symptomatic and reversed plants
Daina Grinbergs - Universidad de Concepción, Andres France- INIA Quilamapu, Javier Chilian- INIA Quilamapu, Ernesto Moya-Elizondo- Universidad de Concepcion

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Development of a reference panel to standardize genotype data of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Margarita Marroquin-Guzman - University of Nebraska, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University, Rachel Persson- University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Incidence of bacterial and viral diseases in blueberry in Maryland.
Ramesh Pokharel - Maryland Dept of Agric, Robert Martin- USDA ARS

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Sexual characterization of Magnaporthe oryzae populations associated with winter crops
Maysa Oliveira - UFSCar, Alfredo Seiiti Urashima- UFSCAR, Kezia Reis- UFSCar

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Diversity and Pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia spp. from the Sandhills Grassland of Nebraska
Srikanth Kodati - University of Nebraska Lincoln, Sydney Everhart- Oregon State University, Gary Yuen- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Anthony Adesemoye- University of Nebraska Lincoln

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Virulence diversity of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici in Ethiopia
Endale Hailu - Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Tsegeab Tesfaye- Ethiopian institute of Agricultural Research, Kitessa Gutu- Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Worku Denbel- Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Yue Jin- USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, Netsanet Bacha- Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Worku Denbel- Ethiopian Institute of Agri

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The effector diversity and population structure of a United States population of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici
Rebecca Lyon - Colorado State University, Diane Saunders- John Innes Centre, Guangxi Wu- Colorado State University, Kirk Broders- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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Evaluation of discriminatory primers for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum on Australian and United States Fusarium isolates
Kathryne Everts - University of Maryland, College Park, Lucy Tran-Nguyen- Department of Primary Industry and Resources, Elizabeth Aitken- University of Queensland, Gwendolyn A Bagley- University of Maryland, Jude Maul- USDA-ARS

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Xanthomonas euvesicatoria populations are notably clonal irrespective of distant geographical distribution
Anne Alvarez - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mohammad Arif- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Upasana Dhakal- University of Hawaii At Manoa

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Phylogeny of Dickeya zeae isolated from different hosts and irrigation water using multilocus sequence analysis
Gamze Boluk - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mohammad Arif- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Anne Alvarez- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shefali Dobhal- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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expand POSTERS: Postharvest pathology and mycotoxins

Amylose-free (“waxy”) wheat colonization by Fusarium spp. and response to Fusarium head blight
Deanna Funnell-Harris - 251 Filley Hall, Food Indus Comp., Stephen Wegulo- Univ of Nebraska, Zachary Duray- USDA-ARS, Patrick O'Neill- USDA-ARS, Robert Graybosch- USDA-ARS

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Development of a Plasma Sterilization System for Improved Storability of Paprika and Validation of its Effects
Hyunseung Kim - Cheorwon Plasma Research Institute, Mi-Ri Park- Cheorwon Plasma Research Institute, San Yeon Joo- Cheorwon Plasma Research Institute

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Changes in the composition of wheat grain at elevated CO2 can influence Fusarium graminearum disease and deoxynivalenol contamination.
William Hay - USDA

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Effects of sulfur dioxide-emitting polyethylene packaging on postharvest decay and fruit quality of blueberries
Seiya Saito - USDA ARS, Chang-Lin Xiao- USDA ARS, David Obenland- USDA ARS

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Genetic diversity of Aspergillus flavus and identification of atoxigenic isolates to reduce aflatoxin contamination of chilies in Nigeria
Pummi Singh - University of Arizona, Kenneth Callicott- USDA ARS, Marc Orbach- University of Arizona

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Fungal Symbionts Hold Potential for Reducing Mycotoxins and Increasing Resistance to Herbivores in Maize
John Bennett - Texas A&M University, Seth Murray- Texas A&M, Thomas Isakeit- Dept of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, Rebecca Ryan- Indigo Ag, Michael Kolomiets- Texas A&M University, Shuning Zheng- Indigo Ag, Max Winston- Indigo Ag, Gregory Sword- Texas A&M University

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Evaluation of new germplasm associated with reducing losses associated with poor quality grain and organisms present post-harvest.
Janis Fomba - Mississippi State University, Maria Tomaso-Peterson- Mississippi State University, Tessie Wilkerson- Mississippi State University, James Smith- USDA-ARS, Donald Cook- Delta Research Center & Extension, Thomas Allen- Mississippi State Univ, Shuxian Li- USDA ARS CGRU

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Interactions among aflatoxigenic species of Aspergillus section Flavi during maize infection
Connel Ching'anda - University of Arizona, Marc Orbach- University of Arizona, Ranajit Bandyopadhyay- IITA, Joseph Atehnkeng- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Peter Cotty- USDA ARS, Kenneth Callicott- USDA ARS

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Insights on brown rot of chestnuts caused by Gnomoniopsis spp. in Michigan.
Monique Sakalidis - Michigan State University, Matthew Kolp- Michigan State University, Carmen Medina-Mora- Michigan State University, Dennis Fulbright- Michigan State University

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Comparative phenotypic analysis of Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium meridionale affecting maize and wheat in Brazil
Franklin Machado - Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Renato Arruda- Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Aline Vieira de Barros- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Lisa Vaillancourt- University of Kentucky, Emerson Del Ponte- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa

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Incidence of potentially toxigenic Fusarium spp. on landraces of corn on Mexican highlands pathosystems.
Leila Minea Vásquez-Siller - Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, José Luis Herrera-Ayala- Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Sergio Rodríguez-Herrera- Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Simeón Martínez-de-la-Cruz- Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Armando Muñóz-Urbina- Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Jesus Soria-Ruíz- Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestal

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Effect of 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene on fungal and oomycete storage pathogens of potato tubers
Celeste Dmytryszyn - Michigan State University, Christopher Long- Michigan State University, Raymond Hammerschmidt- Michigan State University

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Pre-harvest monitoring of postharvest rot pathogens in European pear
Achala Nepal - Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University, Ann Rasmussen- Oregon State University

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Determining a threshold for use of deoxynivalenol (DON) contaminated durum wheat as seed
Audrey Kalil - North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center, Taheni Gargouri Jbir- North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center, Dimitri Fonseka- North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center

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Efficacy of pesticides for mitigating stink bug feeding injury and associated mycotoxin contamination in field corn
Joseph Opoku - Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, Hillary Mehl- Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC

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Effect of soil moisture on sporulation of two aflatoxin biocontrol products at different temperature regimes under controlled environments.
Ramon Jaime - University of California, Davis, Ryan Puckett- University of California - Davis, Juan Moral- Univ De Cordoba / Univ Davis, Maria Teresa García López- Universidad de Cordoba, Themis Michailides- University of California Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

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expand POSTERS: Proteomics / metabolomics / genomics

Preliminary study on exogenous NAD+-induced transcriptome changes in vegetable crops by RNA-seq
Yi Huang - University of Florida, Yuncong Li- University of Florida, Nicholas Dufault- University of Florida, Zhonglin Mou- University of Florida, Shouan Zhang- University of Florida

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Pathogenic protein networks in Phomopsis longicolla underlying seed decay of soybean
Shuxian Li - USDA ARS CGRU, Bryan Musungu- USDA, ARS, Warm Water Aquaculture

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Maize stripe tenuivirus, full genome sequence completed after nearly half a century of research
Dimitre Mollov - USDA, Bryce Falk- University of California, Irazema Fuentes-Bueno- USDA ARS, Sam Grinstead- USDA-ARS-NGRL, Kathryn Braithwaite- Sugar Research Australia

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Elucidating the barley metabolome during tissue-specific Xanthomonas infection
Veronica Roman-Reyna - The Ohio State University, Alvaro Perez- Colorado State University, John Long- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Jules Butchacas- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Jan Leach- Colorado State University, Jillian Lang- Colorado State University, Jonathan Jacobs- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

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Genomic characterization of beet oak-leaf virus: a putative member of the family Rhabdoviridae
William Wintermantel - USDA-ARS, Dimitre Mollov- USDA, Zhangjun Fei- Boyce Thompson Institute, Laura Hladky- USDA-ARS

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Mitochondrial genome of Phytophthora sansomeana, a soybean root rot pathogen
Guohong Cai - USDA-ARS / Purdue University, Steven Scofield- USDA ARS

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Comparative Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data Analysis Methodologies and Conventional Testing for the Identification of Quarantine Pathogens
Bishwo Adhikari - USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Martha Malapi-Wight- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Joseph Foster- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Oscar Hurtado-Gonzales- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Leticia Hendrickson- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program

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Genome and transcriptome analyses of the brown rot fungus, Pyrrhoderma noxium, reveal potential enzymes that degrade wood from diverse host trees
Mee-Sook Kim - USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station, Ned Klopfenstein- Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, K.a. Leddy- Colorado State University, Jorge Ibarra Caballero- Colorado State University, Troy Kieran- University of Georgia, Jane Stewart- Colorado State University, Jessa Ata- Colorado State University, Travis Glenn- University of Georgia

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Deciphering the pangenome of Macrophomina phaseolina populations from Ohio and Paraguay
Horacio Lopez-Nicora - Universidad San Carlos, Terry Niblack- The Ohio State University, Timothy I. Ralston- The Ohio State University, Cristhian Grabowski Ocampos- Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Jason Slot- The Ohio State University, Emile Gluck-Thaler- The Ohio State University, Veena Devi Ganeshan- The Ohio State University, Anne Dorrance- The Ohio

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Proteomic Analysis of the Acidovorax citrulli during the Viable but Nonculturable State and Resuscitating Process
Yumin Kan - China Agricultral University, Laixin Luo- China Agricultural University, JianQiang Li- China Agricultural University, Na Jiang- China Agricultural University, Qingyang Lv- China Agricultural University

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Phylogenomic and pangenomic analyses to understand the evolutionary history of Claviceps purpurea and the Claviceps genus
Stephen Wyka - Colorado State University, Kirk Broders- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Vamsi Nalam- Colorado State University, Miao Liu- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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RNASeq: virus infection alters terpenoid biosynthesis in Chenopodium quinoa
Nourolah Soltani - University of Tennessee, Kimberly Gwinn- University of Tennessee, M. Staton- University of Tennessee, Dept of Entomology & Plant Pathology

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Copy number variation occurs in all four clonal lineages of the sudden oak death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum
Brian Knaus - Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Niklaus Grunwald- USDA ARS, Meredith Larson- USDA ARS, Nicholas Carleson- Oregon State University

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Virome of Macrophomina phaseolina collected from soybean fields in Mississippi
Nina Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic - Mississippi State University, Tom Allen- Mississippi State University, Tessie Wilkerson- Mississippi State University, Sead Sabanadzovic- Mississippi State University

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Assessing the bias in gene content from resequenced Phytophthora infestans strains where reads do not map to the reference genome
Shankar Shakya - Oregon State University, Niklaus Grunwald- USDA ARS, Brian Knaus- Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

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Comparative genome analyses of four rice-infecting isolates of Rhizoctonia solani belonging to anastomosis group 1-intraspecific group IA (RsAG1-IA)
Da-Young Lee - Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Shimin Zuo- Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics, Yangzhou University, Stephen Opiyo- Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center-Columbus, The Ohio State University, Ki-Tae Kim- Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Yong-Hwan Lee- Center for Fungal Genetic Resources, Seoul National University, Jaeho Koh- Depart

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Host range and molecular characterization of two novel Ralstonia phages - RsoP1EGY and RsoP1IDN
Qi Huang - Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit, US National Arboretum, USDA/ARS, Hardian Addy- Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit, US National Arboretum, USDA/ARS, Abdelmonium Ali Ahmad- Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Minia University, Abdelmonium Ali Ahmad- Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit, US National Arboretum, USDA/ARS, Hardian Addy- University of Jember

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Comparative genomic and phylogenomic analyses of the sweetpotato soil rot pathogen, Streptomyces ipomoeae.
Natasha Ruschel Soares - Louisiana State University, Kuei-Ting Yang- Louisiana State University, Christopher Clark- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Jonathan Badger- National Institutes of Health, Jose Huguet-Tapia- University of Florida, Gregg Pettis- Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Gregg Pettis- Louisiana State University

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Monilinia comparative genomics for pathogen diagnosis using gene based markers
Kurt Zeller - USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Mark Nakhla- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Jeremy Sutherland- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Subodh Srivastava- Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NC State University

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S. Typhimurium strain and tomato genotypes affect the persistence of Salmonella in tomato plants
Loic Deblais - The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Linto Antony- South Dakota State University, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Claudio Vrisman- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Gireesh Rajashekara- The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Joy Scaria- South Dakota State University, Yosra Helmy- The Ohio

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High-throughput sequencing of Phytophthora ramorum Ex-type using long-read MinION nanopore sequencing
Subodh Srivastava - Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NC State University, Leandra Knight- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Yazmin Rivera- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Vessela Mavrodieva- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Z. Gloria Abad- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Leandra Knight- Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NC State University, Kurt Zeller- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST, Mark Nakhla- USDA-APHIS-PPQ S&T CPHST

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Full-length infectious clones of Banana bunchy top virus
Zhongguo Xiong - University of Arizona, Naitong Yu- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Zhixin Liu- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Jian-hua Wang- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Xiaolong Ji- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Feng Liu- Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences

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Identification of host factors interacting with the movement protein of Ourmia melon virus in Arabidopsis
Cristina Rosa - The Pennsylvania State University, Natali Ozber- The Pennsylvania State University, Massimo Turina- Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council, Italy, Charles Anderson- The Pennsylvania State University, Paolo Margaria- DSMZ

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Genotyping of the downy mildew species Pseudoperonospora cubensis and P. humuli using target genome sequencing.
Julian Bello - Michigan State University, Mary Hausbeck- Michigan State University, Monique Sakalidis- Michigan State University

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Small RNA profile in the Chenopodium quinoaCucumber mosaic virus interaction
Nourolah Soltani - University of Tennessee, M. Staton- University of Tennessee, Dept of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Kimberly Gwinn- University of Tennessee

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Secretome annotation of the citrus stem end rot fungal pathogen Lasiodiplodia theobromae
Egem Ozbudak - University of Florida, Guohong Liu- University of Florida, Liliana Cano- University of Florida, Prashant Hosmani- Boyce Thompson Institute, Guohong Liu- Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Mark Ritenour- University of Florida, Bo Liu- Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Megan Dewdney- University of Florida, Youjian Lin- University of Florida, Lukas Mue

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Insights into pathogenicity determinants of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis and their effects on disease expression
Adriana Larrea-Sarmiento - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shefali Dobhal- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mohammad Arif- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Anne Alvarez- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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expand POSTERS: Remote Sensing and Sensor Technology

Blackbird: A novel high-throughput laboratory phenotyping system to quantify incidence and severity of powdery mildews.
Dani Martinez - Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell AgriTech, Surya Sapkota- Cornell University, Lance Cadle-Davidson- USDA Grape Genetics Research Unit, Mark Rea- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, David Gadoury- Cornell University, Timothy Plummer- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Andrew Bierman- Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic In

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Impact of zebra chip on crop water-use and efficiency of the Irrigation Scheduling Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (ISSCADA) System
Charles Rush - Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Fekede Workneh- Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Jerry Moorhead- USDA-ARS, Susan O'Shaughnessy- USDA-ARS, Jordan Trees- Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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Early detection of soybean sudden death syndrome using high-resolution satellite imagery
Muhammad Raza - Iowa State University, Leonor Leandro- Iowa State University, Forrest Nutter- Iowa State University, Sharon Eggenberger- Iowa State University

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Assessment of plant diseases using an unmanned aerial system with high resolution color and multispectral imagery
Lindsey McKinzie - Southern Illinois University, Jason Bond- Southern Illinois University, Ruopu Li- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ahmad Fakhoury- Southern Illinois University

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Differentiating between two clonal lineages of Phytophthora infestans with hyperspectral sensors
Kaitlin Gold - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eric Larson- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amanda Gevens- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Philip Townsend- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ittai Herrmann- Robert H. Smith Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Spectral and thermal signatures of early infection of peanut with Sclerotium rolfsii
Hillary Mehl - Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, Xing Wei- Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, David Langston- Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC

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Phakopsora pachyrizi monitoring by spectral reflectance
Elias Zuchelli - Universidade de Passo Fundo, Michele Fornari- Universidade de Passo Fundo

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expand POSTERS: Virology

Known viruses infecting wheat in Oklahoma
Akhtar Ali - Univ of Tulsa

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A collection of curated rose viruses; an important part of the National Clean Plant Network
Dimitre Mollov - USDA, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Kevin Ong- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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Survey of virus diseases affecting cucurbits in Taiwan
Yuan-li Chan - World Vegetable Center, Lawrence Kenyon- World Vegetable Center, Su-Ling Shih- World Vegetable Center, Li-Mei Lee- World Vegetable Center, Fu-hsun Kuo- World Vegetable Center

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Survey for Virus Diseases in Vegetable Crops in Nepal
Rayapati Naidu - Washington State University, Basavaraj Bagewadi- Washington State University, Prosser, Amer Fayad- University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lalit Sah- iDE Nepal

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Is Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus Involved in Graft incompatibility of Pinot noir Grapevines on 110 Richter Rootstock?
Mysore Sudarshana - USDA ARS, Thajus Prasad- University of California, Julia Vo- USDA ARS, Jerry Uyemoto- University of California, Rhonda Smith- University of California Cooperative Extension, Evan Dumas- USDA ARS, Abhijith Vemulapati- USDA ARS

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: 18th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: Molecular Basis of Plants, Pathogens, And Plant-Microbe Interactions: Today’s Students Build The Foundation for Next Level Plant Disease Resistance

Plants under attack: Maize phytohormonal crosstalk during multiple biotic stressors
Karen Ferreira Da Silva - University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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A novel antiviral role of an essential chromatin-associated cellular protein in tombusvirus replication in yeast and plants
Paulina Alatriste - University of Kentucky, Peter Nagy- University of Kentucky

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Arabidopsis and barley convergently evolved an engineerable pathogen protease detection mechanism
Morgan Carter - Cornell University, Roger Innes- Indiana University, Roger Wise- USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Ana Maria Restrepo Sierra- Cornell University, Adam Bogdanove- Cornell University, Matthew Helm- Indiana University, Antony Chapman- Iowa State University, Emily Wan- Cornell University, Roger Wise- Iowa State University

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An effector of the citrus Huanglongbing-associated pathogen provides mechanistic insight into pathogenesis and enhances disease management
Kelley Clark - University of California, Riverside, Jessica Franco- University of California, Davis, Simon Schwizer- University of California, Riverside, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Wenbo Ma- University of California, Riverside, Gitta Coaker- University of California, Davis, Eva Hawara- University of California, Riverside, Zhiqian Pang- Citrus Res

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Abiotic and biotic stresses universally regulate the rice transcriptome
Stephen Cohen - The Ohio State University, Jan Leach- Colorado State University

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Beneficial Microbes: From Isolation to Product Registration and the Regulatory Process

Exploring microorganisms from plant, soil, and other environments for biocontrol potential against crop pathogens and pests
Mathias Twizeyimana - AgBiome, Inc

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Microbes as biocontrol, biofertilizer and biostimulant products: the pathway to regulatory approval
Susan Cohen - Center for Regulatory Research LLC

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Biological product formulation and production processes and challenges
Pankaj Pathak - Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

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USDA Regulation of Genetically Engineered Plants and Microorganisms
Patricia de Sa Snow - USDA APHIS BRS

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Bottling breakthroughs: How industry creates plant health products from scientific innovation

The Future of Disease Control
Gina Swart - Syngenta Crop Protection AG

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Taking the shortcut from lab to field: Disseminating research findings through software.
Chip Franzen - Granular, Inc., Emma Fuller- Granular

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New tools for unlocking plant diversity
Ryan Rapp - Pairwise


New Technology supporting control of airborne pathogens: A start-up company's journey
Glenn Wanke - Scanit Technologies, Inc.

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Current Trends and Directions in CRISPR/Cas9 Technology for Filamentous Fungi and Oomycetes

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools for functional genomics and biocontrol of fungal plant pathogens
Yinong Yang - The Pennsylvania State University, Matthew Wheatley- The Pennsylvania State University

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CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in Fusarium oxysporum
Jeffrey Coleman - Auburn University

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Versatile applications of CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing in fungal and oomycete pathogens
Francis Fang - Duke University, Ianiri Giuseppe- Duke University, Bhagya Thimmappa- Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit, JNCASR, Marco Coelho- Duke University, Klaas Schotanus- Duke University, Yadav Vikas- Duke University, Joseph Heitman- Duke University, Minou Nowrousian- Lehrstuhl fuer Molekulare und Zellulaere Botanik, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Brett Tyler- Oregon St

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Genomics and Phenomics to Characterize Host Resistance

Deep Learning for Image-Based Detection of Northern Leaf Blight in Maize
Michael Gore - Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University

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Transcriptome responses of sweet potato to the infection of SPCSV and/or SPFMV
Zhangjun Fei - Boyce Thompson Institute

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Using Systems Genetics to Uncover Molecular Mechanisms that Integrate Nutrient and Defense Responses
Wolfgang Busch - Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Genomics and Phenomics Approaches to Understanding Root-mediated Resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum in Tomato
Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi - Purdue University, Denise Caldwell- Purdue University, Tri Tran- Purdue University, Katherine Rivera-Zuluaga- Purdue University, Rachel Hiles- Purdue University

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Dissecting the Disease Triangle: Host, Pathogen and the Environment
Rebecca Bart - Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Host-pathogen interactions at the plant surface

The role of plant cuticle in defense against diverse pathogens
Ye Xia - Ohio State University, Madison Cahill- The Ohio State University, Yinping Liang- The Ohio State University, Jiangbo Fan- The Ohio State University, Zhenzhen Zhao- The Ohio State University, Piao Yang- The Ohio State University

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Stomata-mediated plant immune response against microbe invasion
Maeli Melotto - University of California, Davis

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Cuticular signaling in systemic immunity
Aardra Kachroo - University of Kentucky

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Bacterial pathogen targets blue light receptors to suppress plant immunity
Guangyong Li - University of Nebraska, James Alfano- University of Nebraska

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The first line of defense - cell walls in plant immunity
Gerit Bethke - University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Light-dependent sensory networks regulate pre-penetration infectious development in Cercospora zeae-maydis
Burton Bluhm - University of Arkansas


expand SPECIAL SESSION: Impact of Environmental Changes on Nematode Communities and Soil Health

Deciphering evidence of plant parasitic nematode dispersal and biogeographic patterns derived from DNA barcoding.
Thomas Powers - University of Nebraska

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Changing ecosystems - Plant succession effects on soil diversity and function
Dorota Porazinska - Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida

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Cropping system practices on nematode communities and soil health
Marisol Quintanilla - Michigan State University, Entomology Department

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Impacts of agricultural fungicides on clinical anti-fungal resistance - Panel Discussion

Azole fungicides in agricultural systems: cereal disease control and resistance development in Aspergillus fumigatus
Bart Fraaije - Rothamsted Research

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Impacts of the global emergence of azole resistance among Aspergillus spp. on humans in a medical setting
Karlyn Beer - CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Brendan Jackson- CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

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Evolution of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus in agricultural and clinical environments
Marin Brewer - University of Georgia

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Fungicide resistance risk evaluation and resistance management - FRAC Position
Martin Semar - FRAC, Helge Sierotzki- FRAC, Klaus Stenzel- FRAC

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Light, leaves, and pathogens- spectroscopy for plant disease detection

Reflectance spectroscopy for early disease detection- a new frontier
Kaitlin Gold - University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Spectroscopy systems for differentiation of biotic and abiotic stress at multiple levels of detection
Philip Townsend - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Radiative transfer retrieval of physiological plant traits for pre-visual detection of biotic stress via airborne hyperspectral imaging
Pablo J Zarco-Tejada - University of Melbourne

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Hyperspectral sensors for the detection, quantification and identification of plant diseases – demands, confounders and strengths for field detection
David Bohnenkamp - INRES-Phytomedicine

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Mycotoxin Mayhem: Insect Pests In The Mix

Influence of insects on fumonisin contamination of maize grain by Fusarium and Aspergillus species
Gary Munkvold - Iowa State University, Derrick Mayfield- Iowa State University

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Stink bug-Fusarium interactions and their associations with mycotoxin contamination of corn in the mid-Atlantic U.S.
Hillary Mehl - Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, Nathan Kleczewski- University of Illinois, Kelly Hamby- Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Joseph Opoku- Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC

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Fusarium mycotoxins, aphids and head blight-a dangerous nexus
Rumiana Ray - University of Nottingham

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Pick your poison: late flowering Aspergillus flavus-resistant maize lines, corn earworm and fumonisin
Subbaiah Chalivendra - Louisiana State UniversityAgCenter, William Williams- USDA-ARS, Mark Busman- USDA ARS, Fangneng Huang- Louisiana State University AgCenter

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: New Products and Services

GEN1000 plant growth chamber (8:30 - 8:45 AM)
Brett Hilderman - Conviron

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A novel fogging technology for use in reducing pathogen count on seeds, SteraMist using TOMI’s Binary Ionization Technology platform (BIT) (8:45-9AM)
Halden Shane - SteraMist by TOMI

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Syngenta® Seedcare™ Introduces a New Sudden Death Syndrome and Nematode Solution for US Soybean (11:15-11:30 a.m.)
Dale Ireland - Syngenta Crop Protection

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Miravis Ace on cereals for control of Fusarium Head Blight (11:00-11:15 a.m.)
Tyler Harp - Syngenta Crop Protection

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Mefentrifluconazole – A new broad-spectrum demethylation inhibitor for use on turf, row and specialty crops (10:45-11 a.m.)
Kathie Kalmowitz - BASF Corp

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INDIFLINTM: A New Active Ingredient for Control of Row and Specialty Crop Diseases (10:15-10:30 a.m.)
Kenneth Seebold - Valent USA LLC

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Stargus and Amplitude Biofungicides (10:00 - 10:15 a.m.)
Timothy Johnson - Marrone Bio Innovations, Maryna Serdani- Marrone Bio

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EcoSwing® Botanical Fungicide (9:45 - 10:00 a.m.)
Dawn Calibeo - Gowan Company

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DART Fungicide EC - A New Organic Option for Disease Control (9:30-9:45 a.m.)
Robert (Andy) Hudson - Westbridge Agricultural Products

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PreBiotech, a micronized formulation of crustacean meal designed for use as a prebiotic to improve the performance of biological fungicides(9:15-9:30)
Dan O. Chellemi - Agricultural Solutions

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TerraStart and OxyFusion (9:00 - 9:15 AM)
Vijay Choppakatla - BiosafeSystems LLC

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Picarbutrazox fungicide (Vayantis®):  A novel molecule for oomycete protection in corn and soybean from Syngenta® Seedcare™ (10:30-10:45am)
Dale Ireland - Syngenta Crop Protection

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Pathogen Adaptation to the Plant Vascular System

Metabolic requirements for colonization of the tomato xylem niche.
Tiffany Lowe-Power - UC Berkeley

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Ionomes of plants infected with vascular pathogens:Xylella fastidiosa as a case study
Paul Cobine - Auburn University, Pasquale Saldarelli- Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Leonardo De La Fuente- Auburn University, Giusy D'Attoma- Università degli Studi di Bari

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New developments in understanding the role of viral factors in tissue tropism of Citrus tristeza virus
Svetlana Folimonova - Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida

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Basis for Xanthomonas vascular plant pathogenesis
Jonathan Jacobs - Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Plant Pathologists of the Future: Showcasing Graduate Student Presentation Winners from APS Division Meetings

Colletotrichum spp. causing fruit rots in Kentucky: investigating potential for cross-infection and developing improved tools for identification
Madison McCulloch - University of Kentucky, Etta Nuckles- University of Kentucky, Lisa Vaillancourt- University of Kentucky, Nicole Ward-Gauthier- University of Kentucky

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Evidence of a trans-kingdom plant disease complex between a fungus and plant-parasitic nematodes
David Wheeler - Montana State University

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Spread of Verticillium wilt fungi through invasive Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven) stands in Virginia, USA
Rachel Brooks - Virginia Tech, Antonius Baudoin- Virginia Tech, Scott Salom- Virginia Tech

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Moldy Core of Apple caused by Alternaria spp. in Chile: Identification, characterization and potential inoculum source
Karina Elfar - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Juan P. Zoffoli- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Bernardo Latorre- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

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Evaluating Genetic Resistance To Downy Mildew In Chenopodium Species For Use In Breeding Programs
Haley Nolen - University of New Hampshire, Thomas Davis- University of New Hampshire, Anissa Poleatewich- University of New Hampshire

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Alternative hosts of Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum, causal agent of bacterial leaf streak of corn
Terra Hartman - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Brad Tharnish- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Tamra Jackson-Ziems- University of Nebraska, Jim Harbour- University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Propagate Plants, not Pests and Pathogens

Tracing the Production of Young Plants from Stock Plants to Rooting of Cuttings
Roberto G. Lopez - Michigan State University

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A Chrysanthemum Industry Built on Clean Stock Principles
Jane Trolinger - Syngenta Flowers

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Secret Passages: Cryptic infections (and human foibles) pose challenges for ensuring clean plant material
Melodie Putnam - Oregon State University

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Dip before you stick: benefits and risks of cutting dip treatments against arthropod pests
Rose Buitenhuis - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

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Start clean, stay clean- National Clean Plant Network
Ioannis Tzanetakis - University of Arkansas

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Replicability in Plant Pathology: Do we have a problem? - Panel Discussion

Experimental design and strategies to increase replicability in Plant Pathology
Alissa Kriss - Syngenta

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"Things'll aye be some way": sampling spaces and repeatability in plant pathology
Neil McRoberts - University of California-Davis, Gareth Hughes- SRUC

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The role of P-values, power, and meta-analysis when thinking about replicability in science
Laurence Madden - The Ohio State University

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Replicability in science: concept and status
Felipe Dalla Lana - The Ohio State University

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Schroth - Faces of the Future Session: Mycology

Characterization of early Phytophthora infestans infection in potato with aerial, field-based hyperspectral imaging
Kaitlin Gold - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Harnessing New Technologies to Improve Management of Cucurbit Downy Mildew
Lina Quesada - North Carolina State University

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Fusarium wilt of cotton in Alabama
Jeffrey Coleman - Auburn University

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: STEM Mentoring Fuels the Next Generation of Scientists - Panel Discussion

The APS and PlantingScience Partnership
Jodi Creasap Gee - Botanical Society of America

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Adopting post-harvest diseases into inquiry-based online STEM modules for the next generation of plant pathologists
Robert Hirsch - University of Kentucky

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STEM Outreach at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Lee Gambol - Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Sharing the Importance of Agriculture Research with Students, Teachers, and Beyond
Frank Hardin - Noble Research Institute, LLC

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: The Promise And Limitations of SDHI fungicides - Panel Discussion

Rise of SDHIs and current status of resistance development
Gerd Stammler - BASF SE

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Assessing the risk of resistance towards SDHI fungicides in France
Anne-Sophie Walker - INRA Bioger

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The use of SDHI fungicides in premixtures; successes and concerns
Guido Schnabel - Clemson University

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expand SPECIAL SESSION: Validation of high throughput sequencing: from virus detection to plant certification

High throughput sequencing for plant certification and expedited release of quarantined propagative plant material
Maher Al Rwahnih - University of California-Davis

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Elucidating the virome diversity of grapevine using high-throughput sequencing approaches
Varvara Maliogka - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Leonidas Lotos- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nikolaos Katis- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Application of HTS for Viral Diagnostics in the USDA-APHIS Poaceae Quarantine Program
Martha Malapi-Wight - USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Leticia Hendrickson- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Joseph Foster- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-FO-Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Clint McFarland- USDA-APHIS-PPQ-Field Operations, Bishwo Adhikari- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Oscar Hurtado-Gonzales- USDA-APHIS Plant Germplasm Quarantine Program, Clarissa Maroon-Lan

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High throughput sequencing for clean plant certification in practice
Thien Ho - Driscoll's Inc

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Applications of HTS for enhanced pathogen detection: a vegetable industry perspective
Abbie Stack - Bayer CropScience

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Advanced detection and diagnosis of plant diseases

One lab-one protocol: synergetic effect of 5’AT-rich flap to harmonize qPCR protocols for easy, sensitive and cost-effective diagnostics
Mohammad Arif - University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Genome-informed recombinase polymerase amplification assay for specific and sensitive detection of Dickeya species at point-of-care
Gamze Boluk - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mohammad Arif- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shefali Dobhal- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Anne Alvarez- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Alex Crockford- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michael Melzer- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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A Smartphone-Based Volatile Sensor Platform for Noninvasive Detection of Plant Pathogens
Qingshan Wei - North Carolina State University, Jean Ristaino- North Carolina State University, Taleb Ba Tis- North Carolina State University, Zheng Li- North Carolina State University, Amanda Saville- North Carolina State University, Jeana Hansel- North Carolina State University, Rajesh Paul- North Carolina State University

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Microneedle-based Rapid Plant DNA Extraction: Towards In-Field Detection of Plant Pathogens
Rajesh Paul - North Carolina State University, Amanda Saville- North Carolina State University, Jean Ristaino- North Carolina State University, Qingshan Wei- North Carolina State University, Guojun Chen- University of California, Xinyuan Xinyuan- Tianjin University, Alyssa Williams- North Carolina State University, Carmin Ball- North Carolina State University, Yanqi Ye- North Carolina

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Using whole-genome sequencing for pathogen identification: Candidatus Pectobacterium maceratum, a potato blackleg pathogen in New York State
Xing Ma - Cornell University, K. L. Perry- Cornell University, Paul Stodghill- USDA-ARS, Bryan Swingle- USDA-ARS

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Antiviral defense mechanisms

Transcriptional regulation of miR528 by OsSPL9 orchestrates antiviral response in rice
Yi Li - School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Zhirui Yang- School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Shengze Yao- School of Life Sciences, Peking University

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Dissecting the molecular basis of strain- and temperature-sensitivity to PVY conferred by the potato Nytbr resistance gene
Dennis Halterman - USDA ARS, Rawnaq Chowdhury- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Hari Karki- USDA/ARS, Aurelie Rakotondrafara- University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Citrus miraculin-like protein hijacks viral movement-associated protein to facilitate defense against Citrus tristeza virus
Yong-Duo Sun - Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Svetlana Folimonova- Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Lei Zhang- Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Svetlana Folimonova- Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida

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Deciphering early transcriptome changes during Sw-5 NLR immune receptor-mediated resistance to TSWV
Norma Ordaz - University of California, Davis, Diane Ullman- University of California, Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar- University of California, Sulley Ben-Mahmoud- University of California, Davis, Ugrappa Nagalaskshmi- University of Califiornia, Davis

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Characterization of crop-associated microbiome

Crop Rotation Sequences affects Subsequent Soybean Yield, Soil Microbiome, Root microbiome and Soil Health
Shin-Yi Marzano - South Dakota State University, Michael Lehman- USDA-ARS-NCARL, Izzet Bulbul- South Dakota State University

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Cultivar and environment influence on epiphytic bacterial diversity on wheat seeds.
Marilen Nampijja - South Dakota State University, Emmanuel Byamukama- South Dakota State Univ, Bruce Bleakley- South Dakota State University, Trinity Hamilton- University of Minnesota

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Transmission and functional role of carrot endophyte communities
Sahar Abdelrazer - Purdue University, Lori Hoagland- Purdue University

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Association between soil and root microbiomes and within-farm-spatial-variation of soybean yields: II. The fungal perspective.
Ananda Bandara - The Pennsylvania State University, Ryan Trexler- The Pennsylvania State University, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya- The Pennsylvania State University, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University, Terrence Bell- The Pennsylvania State University

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The influence of crop production practices, and temperature on the abundance of Pythium and Phytophthora in soybean
Krystel Navarro - The Ohio State University, Saranga Wijeratne- The Ohio State University, Anne Dorrance- The Ohio State University, Maria Soledad Benitez Ponce- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Chemical Control of Fungal Diseases

The role of multi-site fungicides for controlling Cercospora beticola and managing fungicide resistance
Mohammad F R Khan - North Dakota State Univ & Univ of MN

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Fungicide sensitivity screening for Corynespora cassiicola and field evaluations
Ty Smith - University of Tennessee, Heather Kelly- University of Tennessee

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Number of applications and application date affect phosphonate residue in nutmeats of pecan
Clive Bock - USDA ARS, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Timothy Brenneman- University of Georgia, Michael Hotchkiss- USDA-ARS-Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory

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Improved management efficacy of late leaf spot on peanut through combined application of prothioconazole with fluxapyroxad and pyraclostrobin
Daniel Anco - Clemson University, Justin Hiers- Clemson University, James Thomas- Clemson University

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Effectiveness of fungicide programs against turfgrass fungal disease leaf and sheath spot (mini ring) on Bermuda grass in Hawaii.
Zhiqiang Cheng - University of Hawaii at Manoa

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Elucidation of plant immune responses to bacterial plant pathogens

Exploring Apoplastic Sulfate Restriction as a Component of Pattern Triggered Immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana
Amelia Lovelace - University of Georgia, Brian Kvitko- University of Georgia

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What is the role of auxin in root-mediated resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum?
Katherine Rivera-Zuluaga - Purdue University, Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi- Purdue University, Joshua Widhalm- Purdue University, Manoj Ghaste- Purdue University, Pratibha Choudhary- Purdue University

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Recent advances to control soft rot disease
Janak Joshi - Colorado State University, Iris Yedidia- Agriculture Research Organization, Adam Heuberger- Colorado State University, Amy Charkowski- Colorado State University

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Pipecolic acid confers systemic immunity by inducing formation of free radicals
Huazhen Liu - university of Kentucky, Aardra Kachroo- University of Kentucky, Kai Zhang- Southwest University, Ruiying Liu- university of kentucky, Keshun Yu- University of Kentucky, Pradeep Kachroo- University of Kentucky, Gah-hyun Lim- University of Kentucky

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A UBC13-Interacting, RING Type E3 Ligase Acts with BAK1 And BIK1 to Regulate Plant Immunity
Lirong Zeng - Plant Pathology Department, University of Nebraska, Pooja Verma- Plant Pathology Department, University of Nebraska, Yi Zhang- Plant Pathology Department, University of Nebraska, Bangjun Zhou- Plant Pathology Department, University of Nebraska

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Introduction
Lirong Zeng - Plant Pathology Department, University of Nebraska


expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Enhancing the biological control of bacterial plant diseases

Predicting the Impact of Root-Associated Bacterial Endophytes through In Vitro Functional Characterization
Tri Tran - Purdue University, Elizabeth French- Purdue University, Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi- Purdue University

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Examining the effectiveness of in vitro and in planta assay in assessing biocontrol activity of Pseudomonas strains against Agrobacterium rhizogenes
Cecilia Chagas de Freitas - The Ohio State University, Christopher Taylor- The Ohio State University

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When is Pseudomonas syringae bacteriocin production beneficial?
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu - The Pennsylvania State University, Kevin Hockett- The Pennsylvania State University

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Stronger together: Coculture screen for specialized metabolites in the rhizosphere
Noam Eckshtain-Levi - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Elizabeth Shank- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Development of novel diagnostic and management tools for citrus greening using peptidomics
Michelle Heck - USDA-ARS, Emerging Pest and Pathogen Research Unit, Michael MacCoss- Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Laura Fleites- USDA-ARS, Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research Unit, Ronald Nachman- USDA-ARS, Insect Control and Cotton Disease Research Unit, Richard Johnson- Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Epidemic analysis

Relationship Between Sudden Death Syndrome caused by Fusarium virguliforme and Soybean Yield: A Meta-analysis
Yuba Kandel - Iowa State University, Daren Mueller- Iowa State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University, Albert Tenuta- Ontario Ministry of Agric & Food, Kiersten Wise- University of Kentucky, Carl Bradley- University of Kentucky, Febina Mathew- South Dakota State University, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Network meta-analysis of trials evaluating the susceptibility of Florida strawberry cultivars to Macrophomina phaseolina
Juliana Baggio - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Teresa Seijo- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Vance Whitaker- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Leandro Cordova- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Natalia Peres- University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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Increasing accuracy of strawberry powdery mildew prediction via dynamic simulation modeling
Mamadou L. Fall - Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, Odile Carisse- Agriculture and AgriFood Canada

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Wheat blast dynamics within the plant canopy: A spatio-temporal analysis
Carlos Cecilio Gongora-Canul - Purdue University, Barbara Valent- Kansas State University, Laurence Madden- The Ohio State University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Jorge David Salgado- The Ohio State University, Christian Cruz- Purdue University

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Modeling spatiotemporal dynamics and time to regional outbreak of soybean rust in southern Brazil
Emerson Del Ponte - Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Kaique Alves- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Adam Sparks- University of Southern Queensland

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Etiology

Identifying dispersal mechanisms of Ceratocystis fimbriata, causal agent of black rot, within sweetpotato storage and packing systems
Madison Stahr - NCSU, Lina Quesada-Ocampo- North Carolina State University

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Investigations on the quiescent behavior of Diaporthe ilicicola in deciduous holly fruit
Isabel Emanuel - Ohio State University, Francesca Peduto Hand- The Ohio State University

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Spore dispersal patterns and apple infection timing by Colletotrichum fioriniae, the main bitter rot fungus of apples in Pennsylvania
Phillip Martin - Penn State University, Kari Peter- Pennsylvania State University, Fruit Research and Extension Center

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Life history of a Puccinia coronata form infecting two invasive wetland plants
Nicholas Greatens - Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Les Szabo- USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, Yue Jin- USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, Klara Peterson- Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Melissa Lim- USDA ARS

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: From virus biology to management strategies

Understanding collaboration of genes in the Citrus tristeza virus aphid transmission
Turksen Shilts - University of Florida-CREC, Nabil Killiny- Citrus research and education center, IFAS, University of Florida, Choaa Amine El-Mohtar- University of Florida CREC, William Dawson- University of Florida

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Deciphering maize chlorotic mottle virus translation initiation: toward resistance to maize lethal necrosis disease
Elizabeth Carino - Iowa State University, Kay Scheets- Oklahoma State University, W. Allen Miller- Iowa State University

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Virus Prevalence in Ohio Wheat Fields is Associated with Cropping Practices
Brian Hodge - The Ohio State University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Lucy Stewart- USDA ARS

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Changes in prevalence of Potato virus Y strains in seed potato in Idaho and Washington, 2016-2019
Alexander Karasev - University of Idaho, Kelsie Green- University of Idaho, Cassandra Funke- University of Idaho, Lisa Tran- University of Idaho, Chris Benedict- WSU, Olga Nikolaeva- Univ of Idaho

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Characterization of novel thrips vector proteins that bind to tomato spotted wilt virus
Yuting Chen - North Carolina State University, Kathleen Martin- North Carolina State University, Ismael Badillo-Vargas- Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Anna Whitfield- North Carolina State University, Dorith Rotenberg- North Carolina State University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Fungal and oomycete pathogens: New approaches to disease resistance

Targeted mutagenesis of basil candidate susceptibility gene DMR1 using CRISPR/Cas9
Natasha Navet - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Miaoying Tian- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Drought shapes host response to pathogen infection in S. bicolor
Maya Khasin - USDA-ARS, Scott Sattler- USDA-ARS, Lois Bernhardson- USDA-ARS, Deanna Funnell-Harris- 251 Filley Hall, Food Indus Comp., Nathan Palmer- USDA-ARS, Patrick O'Neill- USDA-ARS

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Characterizing the Sweetpotato NLR resistome: diploid wild relatives genome survey and bait design
Camilo Parada Rojas - NC State University, Lina Quesada-Ocampo- North Carolina State University

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Classical breeding and gene-silencing: multi-pronged strategies to address incomplete resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot in soybean (Glycine max)
Megan Mccaghey - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ally Lindstrom- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mehdi Kabbage- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dandan Shao- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ashish Ranjan- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Damon Smith- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jake Kurcezewski- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Cold Shock – Uncovering transcriptional changes driving a model for stress-related disease resistance
Bill Weldon - Cornell University, David Gadoury- Cornell University, Michael Osier- Rochester Institute of Technology, Alisson Kovaleski- USDA-GGRU, Cal Palumbo- Rochester Institute of Technology, Lance Cadle-Davidson- USDA Grape Genetics Research Unit

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Indirect Measurement of Disease Development / Spread

Perfect storms: tropical cyclones and their effects on pathogen invasion and saturation
Robin Choudhury - Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Daniel Carrillo- University of Florida - Tropical Research and Education Center, Lukasz Stelinski- University of Florida, Randy Ploetz- University of Florida - Tropical Research and Education Center, Karen Garrett- Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida, Edward Evans- University of Florida - Tropical Research and Education Cente

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Machine learning-based early rice disease detection using spectral profiles
Anna Conrad - The Ohio State University, Guo-Liang Wang- The Ohio State University, Wei Li- The Ohio State University, Da-Young Lee- Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello- The Ohio State University

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Linking sources and sinks in the long distance aerial dissemination of ubiquitous pathogens
Cindy Morris - INRA, Plant Pathology Research Unit, Addur Sigurbjörnsdóttir- University of Akureyri, Odile Berge- INRA, Caroline Guilbaud- INRA, Plant Pathology Research Unit, Paula Darwin- University of Reading, Biological Sciences, Oddur Vilhelmsson- University of Akureyri, Charlotte Chandeysson- INRA, Plant Pathology Research Unit, Cecile Monteil- INRA, Plant Pathology Research Unit

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Unsupervised learning for efficient detection of plant disease through low altitude remote sensing
Roy Davis - Texas A&M University, Thomas Chappell- Texas A&M University, Young-Ki Jo- Texas A&M University

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Temporal dynamics of Wheat Spike Blast and disease quantification using Multispectral Aerial Imagery
Christian Cruz - Purdue University, Laurence Madden- The Ohio State University, Jorge David Salgado- The Ohio State University, Andres Cruz- Purdue University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Carlos Cecilio Gongora-Canul- Purdue University, Daljit Singh- Kansas State University, Barbara Valent- Kansas State University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Integrated Management of Plant Diseases

Updates on management of bacterial spot of cucurbits incited by Xanthomonas cucurbitae
Mohammad Babadoost - University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept, Xiaoyue Zhang- University of Illinois, Sita Thapa- Univ of Illinois, Salisu Sulley- University of Illinois - Crop Sciences Dept

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Assessing and optimizing sprayer technologies in commercial eastern Washington state wine grape vineyards
Margaret McCoy - Washington State University, Lav Khot- Washington State University, Michelle Moyer- Washington State University, Gwen Hoheisel- Washington State University

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Interactive Extension: Using grower surveys and real time polls to identify management strategies and needs in organic tomato late blight control
Tina Wu - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erin Silva- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amanda Gevens- University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Modeling yield losses and risk analysis of fungicide profitability for managing Fusarium head blight in Brazilian spring wheat
Maíra Duffeck - The Pennsylvania State University, Emerson Del Ponte- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Paul Esker- The Pennsylvania State University, Franklin Machado- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Kaique Alves- Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa

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Integrated management of turnip scab caused by Streptomyces spp.
Saltanat Mambetova - Michigan State University, Benjamin Werling- Michigan State University, Chad Hutchinson- TriEst Ag Group Inc, Mary Hausbeck- Michigan State University, Ray Hammerschmidt- Michigan State University, Noah Rosenzweig- Michigan State University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Management of soilborne pathogens

Anaerobic soil disinfestation: Manipulating the Florida soil microbiome
Jason Hong - USDA ARS, United States Horticultural Research Laboratory, Erin Rosskopf- USDA ARS, United States Horticultural Research Laboratory, David Butler- Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Francesco Di Gioia- Pennsylvania State University, Greg McCollum- USDA ARS, Nancy Kokalis Burelle- USDA ARS USHRL

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Improving Sting Nematode Management in North Carolina By Investigation Nematicide Application Timing
Glenn Galle - North Carolina State University, James Kerns- North Carolina State University

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Evaluation of sweetpotato germplasm for resistance to pathotypically diverse isolates of Meloidogyne enterolobii from the Southeastern United States
William Rutter - USDA-ARS, Paula Agudelo- Clemson University, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Phillip Wadl- USDA, John Mueller- Edisto Res & Ed Ctr

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Effect of anaerobic digestates on the suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes: Do the substrate and the digestion process influence the effect?
Caroline Eberlein - University of California Riverside, Dept. Nematology, Ruihong Zhang- University of California Davis, Andreas Westphal- University of California Riverside, Dept. Nematology, Abdolhossein Edalati- University of California Davis

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Soil treatment options for nursery applications against plant-parasitic nematodes
Andreas Westphal - University of California Riverside, Dept. Nematology, Tom Buzo- University of California Riverside, Dept. Nematology, Daniel Kluepfel- USDA ARS, Crops Pathology & Genetics Research Unit, Zin Thu Zar Maung- University of California Riverside, Dept. Nematology

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Mechanisms of fungal and oomycete pathogenicity

With what resolution does Phytophthora infestans distinguish among substrates?
William Fry - Cornell University, Kevin Myers- Cornell University, Zhangjun Fei- Boyce Thompson Institute, Juliana Gonzalez-Tobon- Universidad de los Andes

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Screening method for selecting Cercospora cf. flagellaris target genes for silencing via dsRNA application
Marija Zivanovic - Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Zhi-Yuan Chen- Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State Univ AgCenter

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Whole-genome sequencing of a Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici mutant population identifies avirulence gene candidates
Yuxiang Li - Department of Plant Pathology, Xianming Chen- USDA-ARS, Chongjing Xia- Washington State University, Meinan Wang- Washington Sate University

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Identification of putative effector genes in the causal agent of spinach Fusarium wilt, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. spinaciae
Alex Batson - Washington State University, Martijn Rep- University of Amsterdam, Tobin Peever- Washington State University, Mara de Sain- University of Amsterdam, Like Fokkens- University of Amsterdam, Lindsey du Toit- Washington State University

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Soybean and Corn hosts unveil transcriptional plasticity of Fusarium virguliforme
Amy Baetsen-Young - Michigan State University, Brad Day- Michigan State University

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Extension education using animated illustrations and time-lapse videos of disease progression - Schroth Awardee
Madeline Dowling - Clemson University, Guido Schnabel- Clemson University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Mechanisms of virulence in plant pathogenic prokaryotes

Comparative genomics of Pectobacterium species revealed remarkable heterogeneity in pathogenicity determinants, antimicrobial compounds and CRISPR Cas
Eduardo Arizala - University of Hawaii, Mohammad Arif- University of Hawaii at Manoa

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In planta experimental evolution experiments shed new insights on the mechanism and kinetics of Xanthomonas TAL effector host adaptation
Doron Teper - University of Florida, Nian Wang- Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida

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Cyclic-di-GMP regulates autoaggregation and zinc uptake in Erwinia amylovora
Roshni Kharadi - Michigan State University, George Sundin- Michigan State University

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A plasmid gene cluster makes major contributions to Pantoea ananatis virulence on onion by conferring tolerance to a reactive sulfur phytoanticipin.
Brian Kvitko - University of Georgia, Bhabesh Dutta- University of Georgia, Shaun Stice- University of Georgia

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Towards Understanding Virulence in Clavibacter michiganensissubsp. nebraskensis
Yucheng Zhang - University of Florida, Frank White- University of Florida, Jose Huguet-Tapia- University of Florida

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Plant Science Outreach and Education

Nationwide Assessment of Leadership Development for Graduate Students in Agricultural Plant Sciences
Karen Ferreira Da Silva - University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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A group plot experiment to incorporate agricultural field research training into summer undergraduate internships
Lindsay Triplett - Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Wade Elmer- Connecticut Agric Exp Station, Rebecca Silady- Southern Connecticut State University, Elizabeth Roberts- Southern Connecticut State Univ

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The “Fungal Selfie”: Integrating a social media collection in higher education courses
Emma Wallace - Penn State University, Christina Call- Penn State University, David Geiser- Penn State University

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Assessing Systemic Interventions in Combating the Spread Fall Army Worm (Spodoptera frugiperda): Lessons Learned in Tanzania and Ghana
Jennifer Himmelstein - ACDI/VOCA, Nirinjaka Ramasinjatovo- ACDI/VOCA

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Population diversity of plant pathogenic bacteria

It’s complicated: The Xanthomonas perforans population across Florida commercial tomato fields
Jeannie Klein - University of Florida, Erica Goss- University of Florida, Sujan Timilsina- University of Florida, Gerald Minsavage- University of Florida, Jeffrey Jones- University of Florida, Peter Abrahamian- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, James Fulton- University of Florida, Mathews Paret- North Florida Research & Education Center, Universit

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Prevalence of Streptomycin-resistant Erwinia amylovora and Epiphytic Bacteria in Ohio Apple Orchards
Alejandra Jimenez Madrid - The Ohio State University, Melanie Lewis Ivey- Ohio State University

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Distribution and Characteristics of Xanthomonas Species Causing Bacterial Spot in Midwestern Processing Tomatoes
Francesca Rotondo - The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, David Francis- The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Eduardo Bernal- The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Sally Miller- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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Effector profiles of Xanthomonas perforans and X. euvesicatoria provide insights into the evolution of host range and virulence in BLS pathogens
Erica Goss - University of Florida, Laixin Luo- China Agricultural University, Peter Abrahamian- USDA ARS Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Mustafa Jibrin- University of Florida, Teresa Coutinho- University of Pretoria, Cheryl Trueman- University of Guelph, Jeffrey Jones- University of Florida, Francesca Rotondo- The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology,

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Understanding Microbial Communities: Single-Gene Phylogenies And Their Resolution
Max Aleman - The Pennsylvania State University, Kevin Hockett- The Pennsylvania State University, Carolee Bull- The Pennsylvania State University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Population diversity of plant pathogenic nematodes

Susceptibility of Sweetpotato Varieties to Meloidogyne enterolobii and its Distribution in Eastern North Carolina
Tanner Schwarz - NCSU, Eric Davis- North Carolina State University

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Comparing Populations of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in a Corn-Soybean Rotation in Ohio
Abasola Simon - The Ohio State University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Rory Lewandowski- Ohio State University, Terry Niblack- The Ohio State University

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Population density and virulence phenotypes of Heterodera glycines associated with soybean fields in Tennessee
Rufus Akinrinlola - University of Tennessee Knoxville, Heather Kelly- University of Tennessee

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Studies on plant-parasitic nematodes in sugarbeet fields and host status of sugarbeet and rotational crops for Paratrichodorus allius
Ashmit KC - North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Krishna Acharya- North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Addison Plaisance- North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Guiping Yan- North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology

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The morphological and molecular characteristics and population dynamics of Pratylenchus vulnus in Taiwan strawberry farm
Jiue-in Yang - National Taiwan University, Pei-Che Chung- Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA, Yu-Po Lin- National Taiwan University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Predictive Disease Modeling

Weather-Based Epidemiological Models for Alternaria Blight of Oilseed Brassicas in India
Mahender Singh Yadav - ICAR-National Research Centre on Integrated Pest Management, New Delhi, C. Chattopadhyay- Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Coochbehar, D.K. Yadava- ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Amrender Kumar- ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute,

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Big data solutions for smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia: machine learning for real-time forecasting of cassava mosaic disease risk
Kelsey Andersen - Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida, Nami Minato- Niigata University, Erik Delaquis- International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), James Legg- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Karen Garrett- Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida, Cu Thi Le Thuy- International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Hanoi, Vietnam, Wilmer Cuellar- Internatio

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Role of avrBsT in dispersal of Xanthomonas perforans and severity of bacterial spot of tomato
Anuj Sharma - University of Florida, Jeffrey Jones- University of Florida, Peter Abrahamian- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Sujan Timilsina- University of Florida, Gerald Minsavage- University of Florida, Erica Goss- University of Florida, James Colee- Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gary Vallad- Gulf Coast Research and Educa

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Modeling vector behavioral thermoregulation as an effect on epidemic dynamics
Thomas Chappell - Texas A&M University

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Pre and Post Silk Emergence Weather Variables Associated with Gibberella ear rot and Deoxynivalenol in Corn
Felipe Dalla Lana - The Ohio State University, Laurence Madden- The Ohio State University, Pierce Paul- The Ohio State University, Peter Thomison- Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University, Richard Minyo- OARDC/OSU

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Soilborne pathogen interactions

Molecular and cellular interactions of the root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus penetrans) with alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)
Lev Nemchinov - USDA ARS MPPL, Jonathan Eisenback- Virginia Tech, Jonathan Shao- USDA, Paulo Vieira- Univ de Evora, Joe Mowery- USDA ARS Electron and Confocal Microscopy Unit

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Development of a full-length clone of sugar beet cyst nematode virus 1 and its successful introduction into soybean cyst nematode
Thanuja Thekke Veetil - Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Leslie Domier- USDA ARS, M. R. Hajimorad- University of Tennessee, Kris Lambert- University of Illinois

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A Hitchhiker Bacterium on the Rhizoctonia Highway
Peiqi Zhang - University of Florida, Ken Obasa- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Jose Huguet-Tapia- University of Florida, Frank White- University of Florida, Zhao Peng- University of Florida

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Studying the In vitro interactions between Fusarium virguliforme and soil-borne nematodes using fluorescent microscopy
Mitchell Roth - Michigan State University, Martin Chilvers- Michigan State University

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Deciphering evidence of plant parasitic nematode dispersal and biogeographic patterns derived from DNA barcoding.
Thomas Powers - University of Nebraska, Timothy Harris- University of Nebraska, Becky Higgins- University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Kirsten Powers- University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Peter Mullin- University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Mehmet Ozbayrak- University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Tree Pathology

Elucidating the phoretic blue-stain fungal community of root-feeding beetles in Georgia using a metabarcoding approach
Megan Buland - D.B. Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia, Kamal Gandhi- D.B. Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia, Kier Klepzig- Jospeh W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Brittany Barnes- D.B. Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia, Caterina Villari- D.B. Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia

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Endophytes and tree health: disease anatomy and microbial ecology of the Neonectria ditissima pathosystem (European apple canker)
Leone Olivieri - NIAB EMR, Alan Gange- Royal Holloway, University of London, Xiangming Xu- NIAB EMR

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Pathogenicity and delimitation of a novel Corinectria sp. infecting Picea rubens
Cameron Stauder - West Virginia University, Matthew Kasson- West Virginia University, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences

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Association mapping and transcriptomic analyses reveal genes associated with resistance of Populus trichocarpa to Septoria leaf spot
Susanna Kerio - Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Ryan Lenz- Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Wellington Muchero- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jared LeBoldus- Oregon State University, Kelsey Sondreli- Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Kyle Mondron- Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Jay Ch

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Peach tree tolerance to Cytospora leucostoma infections under water deficit and increased soil pH
Stephan Miller - Colorado State University, Jane Stewart- Colorado State University, Ioannis Minas- Colorado State University

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expand TECHNICAL SESSION: Virus discovery and virus populations

The use of highthroughput sequencing for detection and characterization of diverse viruses infecting common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Zambia
Rabson Mulenga - Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Evans Kaimoyo- University of Arizona, Felister Nzuve- University of Nairobi, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Douglas Miano- University of Nairobi, Olufemi Alabi- Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center

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Impact of Developmental Growth on Intra-host Evolution of Plum Pox Viral Quasispecies in Perennial Host
Yvette Tamukong - University of Maryland College Park, William Schneider- USDA ARS FDWSRU, James Culver- University of Maryland, Christopher Dardick- Appalachian Fruit Research Station, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Diana Sherman- USDA ARS FDWSRU, Tamara Collum- University of Maryland College Park, Douglas Raines- USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station,, Tamara Collum- USDA, Elizab

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Identification of a new member of the family Phenuiviridae, order Bunyavirales, associated with lettuce dieback disease
William Wintermantel - USDA-ARS, Laura Hladky- USDA-ARS, Steven Koike- TriCal Diagnostics, Dimitre Mollov- USDA

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The phytovirome: viral communities in soil and plants
Joanne Emerson - University of California, Davis, Aurelie Bak- University of California, Davis, Sara Geonczy- University of California, Davis, Bryce Falk- University of California, Alena Schroeder- University of California, Davis, Rose Bolle- University of California, Davis, Winston Bess- University of California, Davis, Anneliek ter Horst- University of California, Davis, Laura Zinke- Un

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Surveys for Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri)-infecting viruses and Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) dispersal in Florida citrus groves
Kellee Britt - University of Florida, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Maher Al Rwahnih- University of California-Davis, Ozgur Batuman- University of Florida, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Amit Levy- University of Florida, Citrus Reseach and Education Center, Samantha Gebben- University of Florida, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

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expand WORKSHOP: Rapid and Simple Plant Health Diagnostics using LAMP Isothermal Amplification

Speaker
Michael Andreou - OptiGene


Speaker
Duncan Clark - OptiGene Limited


expand WORKSHOP: The Plant Root System: Gateway to Plant-Beneficial Rhizosphere Microbiome Interactions

Root System Architecture (RSA), Root Foraging and Stress Responses
Kathleen Brown - Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

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Root Systems: What do we measure, where do we go from here?
Larry York - Noble Research Institute, Root Phenomics

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Root Border Cells and Extracellular Traps
Martha Hawes - The University of Arizona, Plant Pathology and Microbiology

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Explanation of Afternoon, Introduce Agricultural Microbiome Research Coordination Network, Overview Rhizosphere Microbiome
Linda Kinkel - University of Minnesota, Epidemiology and Ecology of Plant Diseases, Michael Millican- University of Minnesota

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Welcome, Coffee, and Intro to the Day
Elizabeth Pierson - Texas A&M University

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RSA in Woody and Vegetatively Propagated crops and responses abiotic and biotic stress
Awais Khan - Cornell University, Plant Breeding and Disease Resistance

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Genetic and Environmental factors influencing root growth and RSA
Wolfgang Busch - Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Plant abiotic stress response and plant growth promoting microbial communities
Devin Coleman-Derr - University of California Berkeley, Plant and Microbial Biology

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The role of the legume microbiome for plant health
Nejc Stopnisek - Michigan State University, Ashley Shade Laboratory group

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Plant and environmental microbiome controls
Susannah Tringe - DOE Joint Genome Institute

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Root-associated Microbial Communities and their Function in Plant Stress Tolerance.
Elizabeth Pierson - Texas A&M University

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Group Presentations, Closing Remarks
Leland Pierson - Texas A&M University, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Larry York- Noble Research Institute, Root Phenomics

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