June 2019, Volume 53, Issue 6
Plant Health 2019 is your destination to meet with phytopathology’s best minds from around the world and experience the most relevant, science-rich content that the plant disease community has to share.
Offer your knowledge, wisdom, and leadership to your fellow plant pathologists by joining an APS committee. Whether you are new to the society, haven’t served on a committee before, or just haven’t been involved for a long time—now is the time to volunteer!
Plant Health 2019 is a great time to get involved with an APS committee! Committee meetings are open to any meeting attendee.
Hotel rooms are still available at all Plant Health 2019 properties. Meeting hotel rates are available until July 8, 2019, or until rooms sell out, whichever comes first.
The APS Leadership Institute is offering a workshop at Plant Health 2019 on Saturday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Family Friendly APS is looking for volunteers to help read plant-focused books to children and lead fun plant pathology activities for kids in the Sprouts Kid’s Corner.
The APS Foundation’s new “Give Back” initiative provides a way for award recipients to support others.
At Plant Health 2019, APS Foundation will have new “mobile donation rovers” throughout the common areas of the convention center to help attendees make quick, convenient, yet secure donations on the go.
It took APS Foundation 30 years to raise $2.5 million dollars. Its new goal is to double that amount in the next 3 years.
Resource limitations, combined with high foreign-exchange rates and shipping costs, can limit the research and education materials available to students, early career professionals, and plant pathology/plant science departments. The APS Office of International Programs (OIP) has been taking positive strides to address this gap through the Books for the World Award.
OIP: The Library Assistance/Donation Program of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Office of International Programs (OIP) has helped educational institutions in developing countries through book donations.
Amanda Mainello, a Penn State plant pathology and environmental microbiology MS student and APS member, recently joined six fellow Science Policy Society members in Washington, DC, to meet with staff from several congressional offices and nongovernmental organization
Congratulations to the Committee for Early Career Professionals for winning first place and a $500 cash prize in the Councilors’ Challenge. The 2018 challenge was designed specifically to showcase undergraduate research in plant pathology.
In May, APS Council approved matching page fees for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI) with those of the other APS journals. This move will significantly reduce the fees that APS and IS-MPMI member authors pay to publish in MPMI.
Marwa Moumni is a PhD student at the National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia (INAT).
Each month, APS Foundation highlights the personal story of one of its exceptional supporters.
Regular members save $200 on registration, and savings are even greater for students and early career professionals.
Learn how the highly destructive virus disease rice dwarf was recognized as early as 1883 in Japan, making it a lesser-known contemporary of tobacco mosaic.
Catch up on the latest news and accomplishments from your fellow APS members!
One hundred eight scientists—including participants, speakers, moderators, and collaborators representing 25 countries from all seven continents—participated in the 6th International Workshop on the Oomycetes at ICPP2018.
The plan requires that all research funded by signatory organizations be published in OA repositories or journals. Under specified conditions, cOAlition S will accept OA publication in subscription journals committed to achieving Plan S compliance.