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Here's your News Capsule
for September 12, 2019
APS Take Action tool --  a new way of getting involved with public policy
 
The new APS Take Action tool allows members to advocate on behalf of issues impacting our industry. Simply enter your street address and zip code, and you will get direct access to your representatives with the touch of a button.
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Pathogen Detection and Microbiome Analysis of Infected Wheat Using a Portable DNA Sequencer
Portable DNA sequencing devices are becoming very popular as a means to rapidly sequence genomes and environmental samples. Hu et al. were able to diagnose fungal diseases of wheat and evaluate the microbiome variation associated with those diseases.
 
 
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Phoma Leaf Spot Susceptibility and Horticultural Characteristics of Table Beet Cultivars in New York

Phoma leaf spot (PLS) is an important fungal disease affecting table beet production in New York. Koenick et al. assessed eight popular table beet cultivars for susceptibility to PLS and found significant differences in PLS incidence, severity, and epidemic progress and horticultural characteristics among cultivars. Non-red table beet cultivars were less susceptible to PLS than red cultivars.

 
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Volume 13 of PDMR published—next submission period opens November 4.  
 
 
Volume 13 of PDMR is published—next submission period opens November 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plant Management Network releases new “Focus on Potato” webcast on Potato virus Y.
 
 
Plant Management Network releases new “Focus on Potato” webcast on Potato virus Y.
 
 
 
 
 
APS President Lindsey du Toit featured in Women in Ag Science article
 
APS President Lindsey du Toit featured in Women in Ag Science journal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
APS Member Randy Ploetz quoted in the Minneapolis StarTribune.
 
Member Randy Ploetz quoted in Minneapolis Star Tribune article about banana industry.
 
 
 
 
 
APS council nominations due
 
Member expertise and enthusiasm neededCall for APS Council nominations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
APS award nominations are due by November 1
 
Nominations for all major APS awards are due November 1.
 
 
 
 
 
New and on sale! The first mycology reference of its kind published in English.
 
New and on sale! The first mycology reference of its kind published in English.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art In Phytopathology contest winner results
 
2019 Art In Phytopathology contest winners.
 
 
 
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