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for May 21, 2020
APS Online Education Resources
Since opening in 2000, the APS Education Center has been a major outreach and education initiative, and with the current focus on distance learning, it is proving particularly valuable as an online teaching portal. The collections in the Ed Center include peer-reviewed publications, which constitute the online journal The Plant Health Instructor, as well as additional resources for plant pathology education. Resources for a broad range of educational activities are available, including outreach to K–12 educators, materials for introductory and advanced plant pathology students, and teaching notes and articles. 
Arabidopsis Response Regulator 6 (ARR6) Modulates Plant Cell-Wall Composition and Disease Resistance
The plant cell wall provides an important line of defense, functioning both as a physical barrier and as a source of signals to alert the plant host to invading microbes. Bacete et al. present a new link among cytokinin, cell wall composition, DAMP signaling, and disease resistance.
Fluopyram Suppresses Population Densities of Heterodera glycines in Field and Greenhouse Studies in Michigan
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) causes significant damage to soybeans annually. Roth et al. found that the fungicide fluopyram can suppress SCN quantities relative to nontreated seed but may not successfully reduce nematode populations without the use of additional management strategies.
Population Diversity and Structure of Podosphaera macularis in the Pacific Northwestern United States and Other Populations
Powdery mildew is a devastating disease of hop. It first appeared in the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1990s and more recently has reemerged in newly planted hopyards in the eastern United States. Gent et al. sequenced the transcriptome of 104 isolates to quantify genetic diversity of pathogen populations and elucidate the possible origins of pathogen populations in the western United States.
To support educators in their distance-learning course preparation, APS PRESS has waived the $300 licensing fee for incorporating teaching videos (order by August 31).  
New Plant Disease Lesson on bacterial leaf streak of wheat freely available in APS Education Center. 
Phytobiomes Journal accepted for indexing in Web of Science, making its papers more discoverable! Submit your transdisciplinary research papers to this gold open access journal!  
How do pesticides drift under seemingly ideal conditions? Learn more in this new PMN webcast 
Many mycology resources are now 50% off! Browse more than 100 titles in many areas of study 
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