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Here's your News Capsule for February 7...
Abstract Submissions Now Open For Plant Health 2019
Submit an abstract to share your science at Plant Health 2019. This year, applications for travel awards are being submitted along with abstracts via the same form. Travel awards are available only to APS members, so be sure that your membership is current by the deadline. Submit before March 15! 
      
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SCIENCE
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Cecchini and colleagues report that azelaic acid in roots alters root growth and induces systemic immunity throughout the plant but is not transported from root to shoot. Open access until February 12.
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Watch for publication of the first submission of PDMR, Vol. 13, on February 11. And be ready for the second submission, which opens April 10.
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Coming Soon: Call for Submissions! Both Phytopathology and MPMI Focus Issues to Address Plant Viruses
The next Pythopathology focus issue explores fundamental aspects of plant viruses, and the next MPMI focus issue addresses the cell biology of virus–plant and virus–vector interactions. The submission deadline for both is May 20, 2019.
Meetings
MEETING
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APS Student Travel Award submissions open this week. Applications for student travel awards must be submitted through the Plant Health 2019 abstract submission form. The submission deadline is March 15, 2019.
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Check your membership! Make sure it will be current at the time of the annual meeting registration. Members get the best registration rate, and only current members can receive student travel awards.
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ENGAGE
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Read about the new Plant Disease and MPMI editorial boards; the annual APS financial report; a recent Pew Research Center report on addressing public concerns about food risks; E. F. Smith and his connection to peach yellows disease; and meetings, research, and people—all in the latest issue!
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Apply by February 28 to feature your research in the I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium. This year's topic is "Molecular Basis of Plants, Pathogens, and Plant-Microbe Interactions: Today's Students Build the Foundation for Next Level Plant Disease Resistance." Apply today!
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Applications for the International Travel Award, the John and Ann Niederhauser Endowment (JANE) Award, and the Plant Pathology Experiential Award are due next week. Apply now!
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Read the report from APS Treasurer Steve Slack on APS finances and learn how the Financial Advisory Committee builds a strategic plan to maximize member benefits within the society's budget.
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The 2018 Browning Plant Medicine and Health and the Mathre Education Endowment awardees have provided reports on how they put their awards to use. Read about a trip to the ASA/CSSA International Conference and a Plant Pathology Day hosted for high-schoolers!
USDA
The Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination (HLB MAC) group is extending the deadline for submitting project applications to Friday, March 8, 2019. Information on applying for funding—including the application template, criteria for evaluation, and submission process—is available online.  
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RESOURCES
February Flash Sale: Flowers!
Save 25% (members save an additional 10%) on selected titles about flowers, including Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests. Use promotional code BLOOM when you check out at the online store through February 15.
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RECENT 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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NEWS
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DEADLINES
 
February 28, 2019 — EXTENDED application deadline for I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium
 
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