November 2021, Volume 55, Issue 10
The APS Public Policy Board provides scientific input to legislators and government policy leaders. PPB recently delivered public comments on two critical issues: an open comment on APHIS's intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for determination of the nonregulated status of the blight-tolerant Darling 58 American chestnut and a comment supporting the proposed Invasive Species Prevention and Forest Restoration Act.
APS is seeking qualified individuals to serve on APS Council for the 2022 election. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2021.
Nominate a colleague for a 2022 APS Award today! Nominations will be accepted through December 1, 2021.
Apply for 2022 APS Foundation funding. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2021.
Make plans today to attend the 2022 APS Pacific Division Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
Guest Editors Kitty Cardwell, Carrie Harmon, Poonam Sharma, and James Stack are spearheading the 2022 PhytoFrontiers Focus Issue on Diagnostic Assay Development and Validation: The Science of Getting It Right. The issue will highlight the importance of assay validation for accurate diagnostics.
The APS Education Center includes freely available peer-reviewed publications, as well as additional resources for K-12 plant pathology education. These resources offer many benefits to APS members. Check out the latest case study today.
The Phytopathology assistant feature editors are shining a light on graduate student researchers who have recently published in Phytopathology. Gregory Vogel, Cornell University graduate, was a runner-up for the 2020 Best Student Paper Award for his first-author research article.
The Plant Health Progress Focus Issue on Managing Stubborn Oomycete Plant Pathogens, containing 28 articles, is available online. The guest editors share their picks from the issue.
On October 5, APS Editors-in-Chief Alexander Karasev (Plant Disease), Shaker Kousik (Plant Health Progress), and Nian Wang (Phytopathology) led the APS Journals—Reviewing a Manuscript 101 Workshop online, covering a range of topics. The recording of the workshop is now available on-demand.
Are you interested in enhancing your grant writing skills and providing expertise for federally funded science research? The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is looking for panelists to review and select the best proposals submitted to their grant programs.
The APS publications team is working hard to get APS journal articles and issues back on track, and rapid progress is expect over the next few months. Check out the recently published content in our journals.
The WSU Plant Pathology exhibition was held September 9, 2021, at the Fall Festival on the Pullman campus of Washington State University. The exhibition was set up by graduate students to introduce the science of plant pathology and the department to visitors.
Get to know our featured graduate student of the month!
For each issue of Phytopathology News, the APS Graduate Student Committee chooses a graduate student to be featured in a spotlight article. Submit your application for consideration!
Bakanae disease is one of the oldest known plant diseases in Asia. Discovery of the fungal pathogen that causes the disease, Gibberella fujikuroi, led to the discovery of the plant hormones known as gibberellins and their characterization as plant growth promoters. This article tells the story of bakanae disease and its effects on the history of plant biology.
Award, Career Development, Degree, In Memoriam, and Seminar Notices
Check out the latest research highlights in the field of plant pathology.