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2017 Pacific Division Meeting

June 27-29, 2017 at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California

Photo courtesy of Mission Inn

Final Program

(posted June 23, 2017)

2017 Meeting Schedule


Meeting Highlights

• All-day field tour on June 27 showcasing “Common pests and diseases of fruit crops, ornamentals, and native tree species of Southern California”  Max capacity 56.

• A symposium on June 28 on ““Emerging diseases in California’s agricultural and natural ecosystems” 

Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) and National Clean Plant Network (NCPN): A Model System for Prevention of Citrus Diseases (Georgios Vidalakis, University of California, Riverside)

Bactericide Use in the Fight Against Citrus Greening Disease in Florida: Getting Them Where They Need to be When They Need to be There (Robert Shatters, USDA-ARS, Fort Pierce, Florida)

Citrus leaf microbiota as a prediagnostic tool in HLB management (Johan Leveau, University of California, Davis)

Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus: conserved effectors and the citrus response (Gitta Coaker, University of California, Davis)

The California Strawberry Industry in a post-methyl bromide era: A pathological perspective (Gerald Holmes, Cal Poly Strawberry Center, San Luis Obispo, CA)

Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut: Current Research and Status in California (Richard Bostock, University of California, Davis)

Grapevine red blotch disease, an emerging problem to wine grape production in the US (Mysore Sudarshana, USDA-ARS, Davis, California)

Insights into shoot infection biology of Fusarium circinatum in Pinus radiata and the role of wounding in pitch canker epidemiology (Cassandra Swett University of California, Davis)

• Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition on June 28

• Oral and poster sessions on June 29


Hotel Information

Reserve by June 2 (EXTENDED) to receive the reduced rate – reference the American Phytopathological Society when making reservation.

Mission Inn
3649 Mission Avenue
Riverside CA 92501
951.784.0300   951.683.1342

Click here for directions

Please Note:
The mission Inn hotel doesn't offer any shuttle from/to airport. They direct you to the Super Shuttle company. You can also go with Xpress Shuttle as an alternative.

The Ontario airport (ONT) is the closest and most convenient airport to Riverside (20 miles). Los Angeles airport (LAX) is another option (70 miles) but I would recommend using Ontario airport if you could since the traffic could be an issue from LAX.

Room Types Single Rate Double Rate
Deluxe $ 119.00
Raincross $ 149.00
Glenwood $ 189.00
Mission $ 239.00
Junior Suite $ 309.00
Presidential Suite $ 689.00
Superior Presidential Suite $1,059.00
Keeper of the Inn Suite $1,579.00

Amenities include:
• Reduced overnight self-parking at the rate of $10.00 per night, per vehicle for
• registered hotel guests
• (1) One complimentary upgrade to Jr. Suite at group rate
• (2) Two complimentary upgrades to Mission Room at group rate
• Group rates available pre & post
• Complimentary guest room internet access
• Complimentary use of the fitness center
• Complimentary use of the eucalyptus steam room
• Complimentary use of the business center



Graduate Student Competition

Application for Graduate Student Travel Award - due May 30, 2017 (deadline extended!)

Distinguished Service Award nominations - due May 30, 2017

Early Career Award nominations - due May 30, 2017

Lifetime Achievement Award nominations - due May 30, 2017


Field Trip (click here for schedule)

$40.00.  All-day field tour on June 27 showcasing “Common pests and diseases of fruit crops, ornamentals, and native tree species of Southern California”  Max capacity 56.

Call for Abstracts

(click here for basic instructions)
Abstract submission deadline is May 30 (deadline extended)!

You are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Pacific Division Meeting. Abstracts must be submitted online (see instructions below). The $50 fee applies for your submission(s) if you would like your abstract published and will be collected when you register for the meeting. Space for oral presentations is limited and first come, first served, with preference for students. We encourage students to participate in the competition - please check the box "This paper is for the student paper competition" in the online abstract submission form.   

Poster presentation guidelines: Posters will follow standard APS guidelines and must not exceed 46 inches wide by 45 inches high.

Below are the instructions for submitting your abstract:

Abstract Submission Instructions:
(submission deadline is Monday, May 30, 2017)

1) Go to the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM2) Enter Abstract Title, submitter e-mail, type, and answer three questions.
3) Enter Author information
4) Enter Abstract Text
5) You will receive an e-mail confirmation.

6) A $50 publication fee is required and payment must be remitted via your meeting registration form.

You can withdraw or reinstate your abstract submission before the May 15 deadline.
For questions or problems regarding the online abstract submission form, contact Katie Hamel, APS Events Coordinator, Contact us here

Meeting Registration

Online Registration - click this link to register online
(please note you must be logged into the APS website to register online)

Guest Registrations

To register your guest's name, please call (651) 994-3808 or contact us here.  To register your guest to attend the banquet, select "add" under Guest Banquet Ticket on the registration form.  The cost is $30.

By Phone

Call APS at: Telephone: +1.651.994.3806; OR Contact us here

By Fax/Mail
Click here to print a pdf of the registration form that can be faxed or mailed to APS Headquarters.
(Note: we do not recommend sending your credit card information via e-mail since it is not secure. Please fax, phone, or mail your credit card information.)