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ICPP Opening Plenary: Francisco Reifschneider
ICPP2018 Opening Plenary: A Healthy Future for Plant Health
Francisco Reifschneider (Senior Researcher at EMBRAPA) will deliver the opening plenary at ICPP2018. During this interactive session, he will share his insights garnered from years of experience in international development and agricultural research on the many challenges and opportunities ahead for plant health specialists in this era of fast-moving advancements in plant health science and technology. If you won't be attending ICPP2018, this session will be available via livestream!
Editor's Pick: MPMI
The reports by Pham et al. and Tabima et al. illuminate oomycete-plant interactions at very different scales and nicely illustrate the scope of research that MPMI aspires to highlight.
MPMI Focus Issue: Call for Papers
Last chance to submit your research to be included in this special focus issue! MPMI invites research and review/perspective articles that explore all aspects of MTI and ETI. Deadline for submission is July 15.
Phytopathology Focus Issue: Call for Papers
Submit your research before it's too late! This focus issue will be widely read and highly cited, giving authors maximum exposure. Deadline for submission is July 15.
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ICPP2018 Registration
Be a part of ICPP2018, the global event for discussing and solving plant health problems! ICPP meetings only occur once every 5 years. Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this momentous event: register now!
LGBTQA Happy Hour
Connect with others at the LGBTQA networking event. No registration needed for this informal social gathering. Light appetizers, cash bar...all are welcome! At Back Bay Social Club restaurant in Downstairs Function Room Wednesday August 1 at 17:00.
ICPP2018 Closing Event
It's not too late to register for the closing party at Boston's iconic House of Blues. Attendees can get 50% off tickets for up to three students/postdocs to the closing party. Register or update your registration to take advantage of the discount! Now extended through July 10!
Phytopathology News: June 2018
Find out how to maximize your experience at ICPP2018, become involved in one of APS's many committees, read about division and regional activities, and more in the June issue!
Your work changes the world every day. Go the extra mile and support scientists from developing economies by donating to the OIP Silent Auction! Plus, volunteer to help out and get ready to bid on items at ICPP2018!
The APS Public Policy Board was recently notified that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is accepting applications for funding through its Competitive Grants Program. Of particular interest may be Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production (p. 14 of PDF) and Improving Food Safety (p. 33).
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Rice Sheath Blight
The Plant Health Instructor (APS Education Center) is pleased to announce the publication of a new plant disease lesson covering rice sheath blight. Learn about this disease, which is one of the most economically significant rice diseases worldwide!
Introductory offers! Save $50 on Plant-Pathogenic Acidovorax Species, and save $60 on Cucumber Mosaic Virus. Offers good through July 26. See APS Store for details.
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July 15, 2018 — Submissions due for Phytopathology and MPMI focus issues
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