APS will be a diverse global community of scientists that: provides credible and beneficial information related to plant health; advocates and participates in the exchange of knowledge with the public, policy makers, and the larger scientific community; and promotes and provides opportunities for scientific communication.
Discover and disseminate new knowledge of plant systems worldwide to meet humanity’s need for safe and nutritious food, affordable fiber, sustainable forests, and verdant landscapes; and promote the development and adoption of economically and environmentally sustainable practices to ensure plant health.
2020-2021 Strategic Goals
APS Value Statement
APS is a global community of individuals with a shared interest in plant health. Our diversity is represented in our international membership, professional interests, cultural and educational backgrounds, as well as diversity in age, racial, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other social dimensions. This diversity ensures a wealth of perspectives and enhances the quality of our work and interactions. The locations and venues selected for our annual meeting must support this overall experience through state and local laws, policies, and practices.
Who Belongs to APS?
Members, located in nearly 100 countries, represent a broad section of the scientific community. Members are employed in professional areas such as teaching, research, industry, government, and private consulting, and they may specialize as...
Advancing Plant Health Science
publishes six journals on fundamental, applied, transdisciplinary, practical, and molecular aspects of phytopathology. APS also manages
Grow: Plant Health Exchange, a freely available, online resource of timely, science-based information on plant health. More than 300
APS PRESS titles on various plant science topics as well as slides and multimedia products provide hands-on tools and references for plant health research and management. New titles are released regularly and are available via the APS online store.
Supporting Plant Health Science
APS offices, boards, and special initiatives work to create greater public awareness and understanding of plant health science, lobby for increased funding of plant health research, and provide needed support to students and researchers worldwide.
Keeping the Plant Science Community Connected
APS offers members the opportunities to connect online and through a variety of events throughout the year. Read the
APS News Capsule or
Phytopathology News, and learn more about the
APS Annual Meeting and
Professional Development Opportunities
APS provides members with several professional development resources to grow their knowledge and careers in plant pathology. Members can
publish manuscripts in our journals, or
author an APS PRESS book in addition to presenting at annual or division meetings. The niche
APS Job Center provides employers and job seekers with the best tools to find the perfect position. You can also learn more about various
awards and honors,
career development, and
APS Commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
APS Council members and the
APS Committee for Diversity and Equality remain committed to identifying and exploring meaningful ways to confront racism more effectively within our scientific communities while providing support for our Black colleagues, students, and staff, as well as the communities and families they serve. Initiatives to address these commitments include
the Black Lives Matter Task Force,
the Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Award,
the Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Fund, and an upcoming program to provide registration fee support to student and early career professionals from underrepresented groups in an effort to break down financial barriers to attending
Plant Health 2021 Online, among others.
Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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