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Here's your News Capsule for February 21...
Tune in for the Next APS Webinar
Tune in on March 20 for the next APS webinar: "Scientific Presentations Don't Have to Be Boring: Designing Slides with Your Audience in Mind!" Presented by Nicole Ward Gauthier, University of Kentucky, the webinar will help you consider factors that can help you create better science presentations. The webinar is free to all members! 
      
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SCIENCE
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Over a 3-year period, researchers tested for common potato viruses on 500 leaf samples collected in potato fields in northeast China and found that as many as 38.4% were positive for Potato virus Y. Additional strain analysis revealed interesting variations in recombination event locations.
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Two focus issues, one topic: plant viruses. Phytopathology is accepting articles on the fundamental aspects of plant viruses, and MPMI is seeking papers on the cell biology of virus–plant and virus–vector interactions. Submission deadline for both: June 15, 2019.
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Mite-transmitted viruses cause annual losses of 2–5% in Great Plains wheat yields. Utilizing the latest research, the presenters of these five webcasts offer practical solutions for reducing the impact of the disease complex.
Meetings
MEETING
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Submit your abstract for Plant Health 2019 before March 15. Once you begin your submission, you will receive a link via email to access/edit/complete your submission before the deadline. Students: Remember to submit your travel award application with your abstract.
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Can you identify the type of ear rot shown in the photo? Subbaiah Chalivendra will lead a session at Plant Health 2019 called "Mycotoxin Mayhem: Insect Pests in the Mix." Join the discussion and watch for more meeting dates on Twitter!
 
 
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Connect with plant pathologists in Cleveland by reserving a tabletop in the exhibit hall, sponsoring the closing party, or taking advantage of other sponsorship opportunities. Contact Brianna Plank for details!
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DIVISIONS
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The Northeastern Division meeting will be held April 3–5 in State College, Pennsylvania. View the preliminary program, register for the meeting, and submit your abstract now! Many exciting events are planned, including a 2-day Fusarium Workshop at the conclusion of the meeting.
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ENGAGE
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Don't forget to submit your application for the I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium by Thursday, Februry 28. 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." Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
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A recent report by the Pew Research Center, "Public Perspectives on Food Risks," offers important yet sobering findings from a survey about public attitudes toward food. Read more about the report in the most recent issue of Phytopathology News.
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The PPB was recently notified of a petition to ask the Forward Stewardship Council to change certification rules and enable field research on biotech trees. The petition and more information are available online for anyone interested in participating.
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RESOURCES
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To celebrate the upcoming release of the video "Diseases and Pests of Rapeseed: Blackleg and White Mold," APS is offering up to 40% off all teaching titles. (Members save an additional 10%.) Check out using promotional code TEACH through March 1, 2019.
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Plant-Pathogenic Acidovorax Species, edited by S. Burdman and R. R. Walcott, is the first comprehensive publication on these increasingly important threats to major food crops, including corn and wheat. Get your copy now—members save 10%.
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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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