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Here's your News Capsule for December 6...
APS Supports Women in Science: By the Numbers
While women tend to be under-represented as leaders in science, APS beats the status quo. In the latest issue of Phytopathology News, APS President Kira Bowen gives a rundown of the numbers and stories that show how APS has supported and continues to support women in science. Pictured, from left to right: Lindsey du Toit, 2020 APS president; Kira Bowen, 2019 APS president; and Mary Palm, 2018 APS president.
      
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SCIENCE
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Njoroge discusses aflatoxin contamination of peanuts and identifies several management practices. He argues that until consumers in Africa understand the health risks, there will be little demand for uncontaminated products and consequently little enforcement of management practices. Open access.
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In a 4-year study, Nancarrow and colleagues sampled cereal fields in western Victoria, Australia; tested for yellow dwarf viruses (YDVs); and evaluated relationships between virus data and weather conditions. They hypothesize that weather affects both the prevalence and incidence of the viruses. Open access for a limited time.
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We are now in a golden age of MTI and ETI research, in which mechanistic and evolutionary understanding of both processes is emerging rapidly. Read about this rapidly advancing area in January's MPMI Focus Issue.
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MEETING
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Make plans to share your science with your colleagues at Plant Health 2019 by presenting your work with a poster or oral presentation in Cleveland, Ohio, August 3–7, 2019. Watch for additional details and for the submission form opening in February 2019.
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Abstract submission and meeting registration are now open for the 2019 APS Southern Division meeting, to be held February 7–9, 2019, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville.
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ENGAGE
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APS members have been busy this year making the society—and the world—a better place. In this issue of Phytopathology News, read about how APS supports women in science, how one member's involvement with APS inspired him to connect plant pathologists in his own country, and more!
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The APS Public Policy Board (PPB) was recently notified that the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) will announce publication of a joint strategic plan outlining the program's mission and goals for the next 3 years. Read the report and get more information online.
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The PPB was recently notified about this report, which found that "majorities [of Americans] see at least some risk from eating food produced with common agricultural and processing practices." Read more of the report online.
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RESOURCES
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Learn how to write a research paper that is at once effective, concise, and thorough. Universidad de los Andes Assistant Professor Giovanna Danies Turano takes you through the process during the next APS webinar.
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Written by an international group of 29 experts on various aspects of CMV, this comprehensive book provides key findings from 100 years of research in a single volume. Order your copy today!
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Buy any in-stock title in the APS PRESS Compendium series, and get a second copy of the same title free. Buy as many as you'd like, and gift the free copies to friends and colleagues. Purchase online—sale runs through December 17, 2018.
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