January 2022, Volume 56, Issue 1
Alex Karasev served as the editor-in-chief of Plant Disease from January 2019 through December 2021. During his tenure, Alex oversaw a period of unprecedented growth in Plant Disease. The journal is in a strong position as Alex hands the reins over to incoming Editor-in-Chief Mary Burrows (Montana State University) and her editorial board in January 2022.
Phytopathology News Editor-in-Chief Robert C. Kemerait, Jr. discusses the importance of engaging people with differing views on controversial issues or interpretation of data. Scientific discourse among agricultural scientists ensures the value and importance of the scientific work being done, champions scientific findings, and exposes fallacies.
Congratulations to the APS Graduate Student Committee for winning first place and an honorarium in the Councilors' Challenge. The 2022 challenge was designed to generate content to support successful mentoring efforts across the APS membership.
The Phytopathology Editorial Board thanks the associate editors who rotated off the board at the end of 2021 for their outstanding service and welcomes the new editors starting in January 2022!
The upcoming Phytobiomes Journal Phyllosphere Focus Issue will provide a benchmark for the current status of the field and highlight significant new directions. Learn more about this focus issue and submit your article by April 1, 2022.
The Caribbean Division of APS, in a joint effort with the Argentine Association of Phytopathologists (AAF), held its 59th Annual Meeting and the 5th Congreso Argentino de Fitopatología for the first time as a virtual congress September 22–23, 2021. The two days of programming included four technical sessions and a graduate student research competition.
Meet two of the amazing people who support the APS Foundation: Megan Dewdney and André Bueno Gama. Learn more about them and why they give their time and resources to support others.
The APS Foundation is accepting applications for the Steven C. Nelson Early Career Development Awards for 2022. Awards are made in support of activities that enhance the educational and professional development of M.S. and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in plant pathology. Apply today!
Get to know Abraham Hangamaisho, 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!
This story is a continuation of the introduction to corn geneticist and breeder Rollins A. Emerson. It focuses on Franklin D. Keim and the lineage of Emerson's academic family tree and the ties creating the relationship between the University of Nebraska and Cornell University.
Award, Career Development, Degree, In Memoriam, and Seminar Notices
Check out the latest research highlights in the field of plant pathology.