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Here's your News Capsule for November 1...
OPRO Activities
The APS Office of Public Relations and Outreach (OPRO) is on the road and reaching out to youth and teachers at national conventions. OPRO attended the National FFA Convention in late October to inform youth interested in agriculture careers about APS and received great response. Many students came to the ORPO booth interested in APS. This month, OPRO will attend the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Conference in San Diego to connect with biology teachers from across the nation.
Editors' Pick: Phytobiomes
Kim et al. consider game theory concepts to study the dynamics of complex multicomponent associations, such as those found in phytobiome studies of agroecosystems. This approach explores the dynamic strategies and tools used between a defender (e.g., host) and multiple invaders (e.g., pathogens). Open access.
Editor's Pick: Phytopathology
Pan et al. report that a cotton leaf curl-associated geminivirus is transmitted with highly variable efficiency by different whitefly species in the Bemisia tabaci complex, and this variation is related to the efficiency of the virus to cross the vector's midgut. Open access for a limited time.
Editor's Pick: Plant Health Progress
Sharma and Ghosh have provided a new diagnostic guide on Phytophthora blight of pigeonpea that includes important information and informative photos for diagnosticians and others interested in this important disease.
Plant Health 2019 Abstracts
Make plans to share your science with your colleagues at Plant Health 2019, the APS Annual Meeting, by presenting your work with a poster or oral presentation in Cleveland, Ohio, August 3–7, 2019. Watch for additional details and the submission process opening in February 2019.
Phytopathology News
The November issue highlights exciting things happening at APS. Read about the memoranda of understanding APS recently signed with several societies, plus learn how to submit your efficacy trials to PDMR, nominate a colleague for an APS award, and apply for APS Foundation funding.
APS Foundation Awards
Application periods for several APS Foundation awards are open until December 15, 2018. Funding is available for international collaboration and travel, graduate student travel in the United States and South America, educational outreach and exploration, nonacademic experiences, and student research.
APS Award Nominations
The deadline for 2018 APS award nominations is today, November 1, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. View the awards and nomination guidelines online.
Nominate a Colleague
Nominate a colleague or indicate your own interest to serve as vice president or councilor-at-large on APS Council. Nominations are due November 30.
Awards include: Books for the World Program & Awards, supporting publication discounts for scientists from developing countries; and the 
Global Experience Program, aimed at helping APS plant pathologists work with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. Apply now!
An open meeting to foster transparency and engagement in the BRS program, including sharing a "sneak review" of the future APHIS electronic permitting system, will be held November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. Participation can be in person or online (BRS 2018 Stakeholder Meeting Information webpage).
NIFA is a central source of competitive funds for fundamental and applied research supporting agricultural research. The APS Public Policy Board has expressed numerous concerns with the organization's proposed move. If you have concerns or other thoughts on this relocation, share them with your congressional representatives.
Renew Today!
Renew now to avoid the end-of-year rush, and begin 2019 knowing that your membership benefits won't lapse. Enroll in Auto-Renew to ensure that your membership continues without interruption from year to year.
Soybean Rust Video Wins International Award
“Soybean Rust: The Life Cycle of Phakopsora pachyrhizi” was selected by the international World Media Festival jury to receive a 2018 Intermedia–Globe Silver Award. This teaching video blends computer animation with real-life, in-field videos and time-lapse photography. (DVD-ROM for Mac or PC; audio provided in four languages.)
NEW! Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CMV affects more than 1,000 host plants—many of them, economically important food crops. Editors Palukaitis and García-Arenal have compiled key findings dating back to 1916 in a single, comprehensive book. Preorder now! (Expected to ship in December.)
Online Books
Explore Your Digital Book Options
Many APS PRESS titles are available in several digital formats, including online and popular ebook formats. See what's available in the APS PRESS bookstore. Also ask your librarian to check out the online book packages available now.
APS PRESS - Call for Authors!
Do you have an idea for a book or digital product? We'd like to hear about it! Submit a publication proposal and learn about the many author benefits offered by APS PRESS, the world leader in plant pathology publications.
View All Jobs
Put your position in front of the top plant pathologists in the world. Members receive a $50 discount on all posting levels; simply log in with your APS username/password. Post a job in the APS Job Center today! Click here.
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November 1, 2018 — Nominations due for APS awards
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