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Bennett and Palm Elected to Serve on APS Council APS would like to congratulate Rick Bennett, University of Arkansas, elected vice president (to serve as president in 2014–2015), and Mary Palm, USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), elected councilor-at-large for a three-year term. Both officers will begin their terms following the 2012 APS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI. Bennett is a professor and head of the Rick Bennett Mary Palm Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. Palm is acting branch chief, National Identification Services, USDA APHIS, PPQ, in Riverdale, MD. Complete biographic sketches, as well as personal statements of leadership, appeared in the May 2012 issue of Phytopathology News (Vol. 46, No. 5). n
Formation of the U.S. Culture Collection Network—A Framework to Implement a Long-Term Management Plan for a National Plant Microbial Germplasm System
News Calling All Authors! We want to talk to you in Providence, RI, at the annual meeting. If you are an author with a great idea for a book or an online product, please come by the APS PRESS area and tell us about it in person! We will also have a chicken jar (a Rhode Island Red!) out collecting suggestions, and we want yours to be among them. APS PRESS is member driven, and we always appreciate hearing your suggestions. As members, you have the opportunity to shape and create future APS PRESS publications, and we hope that you take full advantage of that. Nothing makes us feel like a successful scientific society press more than publishing a book written or edited by one of our own members. In fact, we rely on book suggestions from members to keep our titles current and relevant to your science. Without your input, how would we know what to print? We rely on you, plant pathologists with specialties from molecular biology to IPM, to tell us what the most cutting-edge, relevant science is, so that we can make sure our new releases will be exciting and relevant for you. n
Rick Bennett, APS PPB Member, email@example.com, and Kevin McCluskey, firstname.lastname@example.org A proposal for the formation of a network of ex situ microbial germplasm repositories has been approved for funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Research Coordination Network (RCN). The NSF RCN grant, led by Kevin McCluskey of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), with Co-PIs Seogchan Kang, Penn State University, and Rick Bennett, University of Arkansas, will be used to cultivate a network of scientists working with laboratory-based collections of microbes. This network of collection scientists is an important step in long-term goals of implementing a National Plant Microbial Germplasm System (NPMGS), as envisioned and reported in the March 2010 issue of Phytopathology News, and will meet its goals by hosting independent meetings, sponsoring teaching workshops, organizing symposia at professional meetings, developing a dedicated Internet site with cloud-based laboratory management tools, sponsoring educational exchanges between existing collections, and establishing connections with international groups working toward this shared goal. Formation of the U.S. Culture Collection Network continued on page 111
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Editor-in-Chief: Doug Jardine Managing Editor: Michelle Bjerkness Editor: Amanda Aranowski Design: Agnes Walker Advertising Sales: Cindy Anderson Phytopathology News (ISSN 0278-0267) is published eleven times per year by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) at 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121 U.S.A. Phone: +1.651.454.7250, Fax: +1.651.454.0766, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.apsnet. org. Phytopathology News is distributed to all APS members. Subscription price to nonmembers is $76 U.S./$90 Elsewhere. Periodicals paid at St. Paul, MN. CPC Intl Pub Mail #0969249. Postmaster: Send address changes to Phytopathology News, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121 U.S.A. Submission Guidelines Address all editorial correspondence to: Doug Jardine, Department of Plant Pathology, 4024 Throckmorton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506-5502 U.S.A. Phone: +1.785.532.1386; Fax: +1.785.532.5692; E-mail: PhytoNewsEditor@scisoc.org. In order to ensure timely publication of your news items and announcements, please send in material six weeks prior to the date of publication. Material should be no more than six months old when submitted. Submission of materials as electronic files, via e-mail, will speed processing. For information on submitting electronic images contact Agnes Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting items for the August-September 2012 issue is June 15, 2012.
APS Leadership Council President: Carol A. Ishimaru President-Elect: Michael J. Boehm Vice President: George S. Abawi Immediate Past President: John L. Sherwood Internal Communications Officer: David M. Gadoury Treasurer: Randall C. Rowe Treasurer-Elect: Steven A. Slack Senior Councilor-at-Large: Anne E. Dorrance Intermediate Councilor-at-Large: Walter F. Mahaffee Junior Councilor-at-Large: Jeff B. Jones Divisional Councilor: David G. Schmale III Publications Councilor: Anthony P. Keinath Executive Vice President: Steven C. Nelson Editors-in-Chief APS PRESS: Margery L. Daughtrey MPMI: Gary Stacey Phytopathology: George W. Sundin Phytopathology News: Doug J. Jardine Plant Disease: R. Mike Davis Plant Disease Management Reports: Frank P. Wong Plant Health Progress: Ned A. Tisserat The Plant Health Instructor: Katherine L. Stevenson Board and Office Chairs and Directors APS Foundation Chair: Ray D. Martyn Divisional Forum Chair: Jim E. Adaskaveg PPB Chair: Jan E. Leach Publications Board Chair: Anthony P. Keinath OE Director: Scott E. Gold OEC Director: Seogchan Kang OIP Director: Sally A. Miller OIR Director: Brian D. Olson OPRO Director: Monica L. Elliott AMB Director: Scott T. Adkins AXMB Director: Rick Bennett Division Officers Caribbean Divisional Forum Rep.: Lawrence Datnoff President: Judith K. Brown Vice President: TBA Secretary-Treasurer: Aaron Palmateer North Central Divisional Forum Rep.: Tamra Jackson President: Anne Dorrance Vice President: James Stack Secretary-Treasurer: Carl Bradley Northeastern Divisional Forum Rep.: Wade H. Elmer President: Beth K. Gugino Vice President: Christian A. Wyenandt Secretary-Treasurer: David C. Thompson Pacific Divisional Forum Rep.: Jim E. Adaskaveg President: Debra A. Inglis President-Elect: Themis Michailides Secretary-Treasurer: Akif Eskalen Potomac Divisional Forum Rep.: Daniel Roberts President: Yilmaz Balci Vice President: Bingyu Zhao Secretary-Treasurer: Nicole Donofrio Southern Divisional Forum Rep.: Timothy B. Brenneman President: Raymond W. Schneider President-Elect: Jason Woodward Vice President: Thomas Allen Secretary-Treasurer: Gary E. Vallad
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Editor’s Corner High Tech vs. High Touch Doug Jardine, Kansas State University, PhytoNewsEditor@scisoc.org Recently, the head of the Entomology Department at Kansas State University (KSU) made an interesting comment to me. He had taken a group of students on a tour of some of KSU’s more far-flung research stations. After completing the trip, he indicated to me that he now had a much greater appreciation for the time and dedication it takes for extension specialists to meet the travel demands of their jobs. The day before writing this column, I had the opportunity to spend some time reflecting on his comment as I drove 225 miles westward to conduct a wheat plot tour in Quinter, population 760. In Kansas, wheat plot tours are both educational and social events within the community. Doug Jardine Attendance can vary from a handful of farmers to well over a hundred people. Morning tours may offer coffee and a cinnamon roll, and noon and evening tours may conclude with full-fledged meals featuring hamburgers or barbecued beef. Crop tours provide an opportunity to introduce producers to new varieties and hybrids, as well as to provide them with an update on what diseases have been or are expected to be a problem in the current growing season and to remind them of management options. With the advent of websites, e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter, it would seem that these tours would become archaic and no longer necessary. Not so according to a marketing survey that KSU conducted several years ago. One of the main findings of that survey was that extension clientele wanted both high-tech and high-touch service. Some of my extension colleagues and I occasionally discuss the value of our time and whether it is better spent in the office turning out the maximum amount of educational materials that are delivered electronically (high tech) as opposed to spending countless hours in a car delivering information face to face locally (high touch). While I use Facebook, Twitter, and the web to deliver information for those who prefer it in that form, I am an old-school type of extension specialist, and I still prefer to spend a significant amount of my time doing “windshield surveys” and in-field diagnostics and dispensing practical plant pathology information over a cup of coffee. I believe it provides the university more local support when a name and a face are connected with the information delivered. Besides, there are side benefits to working out in the state. If I didn’t get out of the office, as Norman Borlaug frequently recommended, I would not have had the opportunity to come across in my travels the world’s largest ball of twine (Cawker City), the world’s largest prairie dog (a concrete statue in Oakley), the Dalton Brothers’ hideout (Meade), the Garden of Eden (Lucas), and the beauty of the Gypsum Hills of Barber County (Medicine Lodge). By the way, for those of you who may be traveling through Kansas, you have to get off the interstate to see any of them. n
2012 Annual Meeting Industry & Extension Social—Breathtaking Views, Historic Buildings, and Exceptional New England Cuisine This year’s Industry & Extension Social is being held at the historic Squantum Association, creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this year’s annual meeting attendees. The breathtaking views of Providence River and Narragansett Bay seen from this historic vantage point are truly spectacular and not something to be missed. Neither is the menu planned for the event, featuring the finest New England cuisine. The evening’s menu will include Squantum clam chowder, clam cakes, prime rib featuring a mashed potato bar, dessert, a drink ticket, and much more! This is your chance to connect with key industry and extension colleagues, as well as visit an exclusive historic property. Preregister for this once-in-a-lifetime event now at www.apsnet.org/meet. n
Formation of the U.S. Culture Collection Network continued from page 109
For several years, the APS Public Policy Board (PPB), with support from the Collections and Germplasm Committee, has been promoting the development and funding for an NPMGS (www. apsnet.org/members/outreach/ppb/Pages/CultureCollections.aspx). Two PPB-sponsored workshops provided information for an APS ad hoc committee to develop a strategic plan in which the structure and framework for a national system were defined. This foundation and the support of the NSF grant position us to implement a coordinated system of microbial collections linked through a searchable database with a central repository to maintain back-up collections. The first meeting of the network will be held at the Fungal Genetics Stock Center, UMKC, September 6–7, 2012, and will emphasize the development of materials for teaching best practices for managing, preserving, and distributing bacteria, fungi, and other microbes in the context of formal culture collections. Compliance with biosecurity and regulatory guidelines will also be emphasized in workshop materials. Subsequent meetings will be held at the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (East Boothbay, ME), the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (Fort Collins, CO), and the Pfaff Yeast Collection (University of California-Davis). Additional goals of the network will include instructions on how individuals can utilize an offsite location to back up their collections and the development of shared laboratory information management systems (LIMS). As a result of these workshops and activities, the network will foster communication among U.S. scientists with laboratory-based collections and users of materials held in collections. The network will enhance linkages between U.S. and international collections and will leverage support for plant pathogen collections by engaging colleagues in diverse professional societies with shared interests. The award of the NSF RCN grant acknowledges the importance of protecting our pathogen repositories for future generations of scientists. To learn more about the U.S. Cultue Collection Network and ongoing efforts to establish an NPMGS, please visit www.usccn.org and join us for a special symposium session entitled “Practice and Management of Microbial and Plant Germplasm Collections” at the APS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., where analogies between plant germplasm collections and microbial collections will be discussed. n
Here are just a few of the headlines you missed this month from the APS Twitter feed. Scientists complete most comprehensive genetic analysis yet of corn http://bit.ly/M2aRmH Hartnell student earns prestigious fellowship to study plant diseases http://bit.ly/JyHNi9 More to potato disease than blight http://bit.ly/JRyVu9 Potato blight in NY could be traced back to Maine http://bit.ly/KQSLSJ Tomato genetic code cracked by scientists http://bit.ly/JyrodR KENYA: Disease threat to vital maize crop http://bit.ly/KZJzIM WSU Extension trains U.S. troops about Afghanistan grape growing http://bit.ly/KXOzl2
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Stripe rust found on S.D. winter wheat http://bit.ly/LfsZXn Land grant universities team up to create IPM app http://bit.ly/LEKzTl Fungus attacks spruce trees in Michigan http://bit.ly/KY3uJx Insect resistance could be key wheat disease management http://bit.ly/KCyjFa APHIS Celebrates 40 Years of Service http://bit.ly/LDT8DY
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Tomato Disease Workshop at OSU
Decades of Partnership in Research
The Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University (OSU) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 27th Annual Tomato Disease Workshop (TDW). Session topics this year will focus on field and greenhouse diseases and management, food safety, breeding and genetics, host-pathogen interactions, pathogen etiology and epidemiology, and disease diagnostics. The TDW is relevant to university researchers and students, tomato breeders, extension educators, crop consultants, tomato producers, industry representatives, government regulators, and others interested in the successful production of tomatoes. For more information, visit www.apsnet.org/ 27tomato. n
Mobile App Is Back and Better Than Ever! Once again we are offering a mobile app for use throughout the 2012 APS Annual Meeting. If you were not part of the 28% of attendees who used it last year, you will have another chance this year, and with a bundle of new features, you have even more reason to! This year, you can browse and connect with other attendees, send messages, and make appointments. Poster presenters have the ability to record an audio preview of their poster, which you can then access through the app. The mobile app allows you to browse the program guide, check out exhibitor lists and posters, and look up general information. Announcements and last-minute changes to schedules or locations will be available and updated in real time. You can create customized schedules to add sessions of interest or other program items that you don’t want to miss. The app also allows you access to all session information and full abstracts. Exhibitor booth locations can be added to your to-do list, and complete your session surveys right in the app itself. iPhone, iPad, and Android versions of the app will be available for you in the app store free of charge; simply use the e-mail address that you used to register for the annual meeting as your login. A mobile website will also be available for Blackberry and Windows phone users. The app is due to be released in late July, so check the annual meeting website before you even get to Providence. n 112 Phytopathology News
Below is a recent column written by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and published by the USDA Office of Communications. It was submitted to Phytopathology News by the APS Public Policy Board as part of their regular review of policy-related media items. Nearly 150 years ago—on July 2, 1862, just two months after the creation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture—President Lincoln signed another historic measure, the Morrill Act, which created the land-grant university system.
Over the years, land-grant colleges and universities have had a tremendously positive impact on our nation, graduating more than 20 million students. And in partnership with USDA, more than 100 land-grant institutions and other research partners have helped conduct the groundbreaking research that remains the envy of the world. It’s important to understand the critical role this research has played in our nation’s success.
Together, USDA and our partners have mapped the genome of soybeans, apples, pigs, and turkeys. We’ve created improved varieties of crops that are drought and flood resistant. And we’ve helped producers protect the environment while increasing their bottom line. Today research could not be timelier or more important. By supporting a strong agriculture sector, we’re creating jobs both on and off the farm and driving a strong rural economy. USDA research has helped today’s producers to be the most productive in history—ensuring a secure, home-grown food supply while enabling increased exports of American products around the world. Last year, America exported a record $137 billion in agricultural products and achieved a nearly $43 billion agricultural trade surplus, supporting more than one million American jobs. President Obama and I know the importance of keeping up the pace of this innovation. With each dollar spent on agricultural research returning about 20 dollars’ worth of benefits to the economy, we’ve worked hard to strengthen the USDA’s research arm and we’ve strived to get the most value out of our funding. We created the Office of the Chief Scientist to be sure USDA research is coordinated with the work being done across the federal government, as well as with our university and private partners. We formed the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to strengthen federal support for research and extension programs. We’ve focused research programs on today’s highest priority issues to achieve the greatest possible benefit for rural America and agriculture. And in a time of tough budget choices, we’ve sought savings where appropriate while still investing in the future. For example, USDA has proposed increased investment next year for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, which provides hundreds of grants per year for research projects at landgrant universities and other partner institutions. We know the stakes are high—and we know how important it is for this country to keep up our strong tradition of research and innovation. So I want all Americans to know that we will not let up on the critical research that benefits all Americans while driving our economy. And we won’t forget the historic partnerships we share with researchers around the country as we work to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world in the years to come. n
WSU Extension Trains Troops on Afghan Viticulture Nella Letizia, Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. troops preparing for deployment to Afghanistan are learning about that country’s grape production and the importance of small-scale farming to its citizens, thanks to a Washington State University (WSU) extension viticulturist. Michelle Moyer, a WSU statewide viticulture extension specialist, has developed a presentation for the national eXtension Grape Community of Practice (GCoP) that offers troops a general introduction to vine biology, how grapes Michelle Moyer are grown, potential threats to grape production, and specifics of Afghan grape production. An organization of 87 grape production professionals from 31 states and Ontario, Canada, the GCoP will distribute Moyer’s presentation to its members at universities and government agencies for their troop training efforts. Reducing Negative Impact; Improving Economy “Specific information on Afghan grape production is important for developing cultural and production sensitivity in deploying U.S. troops,” Moyer said. “Grapes are the leading horticulture crop for Afghanistan, but their production systems are not like those U.S. citizens would be accustomed to seeing.” “By providing information regarding what our troops might encounter while on the ground in Afghanistan, we can reduce the likelihood of a negative impact on production for this very important crop,” she added. “This sensitivity is critical in rebuilding economic and agricultural stability that is necessary for the overall longterm stability of a country.” Predominant Crop Forty-eight percent of the fruit-bearing land in Afghanistan is dedicated to grapes, said Moyer, a WSU assistant professor, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics and plant pathology, and a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology. Much of those crops are grown for personal consumption as table grapes and raisins, not for commercial use. Because most Afghan vineyards have higher rates of fungal disease, yield is typically low. One major difference between Afghan and U.S. grape production is the absence of trellising for grapevines. Grape plants are most often grown as bushes or use old trees as a trellising system. “Just because a vine is growing up a tree does
not mean it is not a part of the local production system,” Moyer said. “While rudimentary, it is a common practice to trellis vines on any structure available, if they are trellised at all.”
provided the information to soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) near Tacoma. The troops were scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan in mid-April.
Water Supplies Demand Extra Care Irrigation, provided by canals, lines or furrows, is the most crucial factor in Afghan grape production—requiring the greatest care from in-country U.S. troops, Moyer stressed. Soldiers should be extra careful to not contaminate or disrupt water supplies.
First Lt. Brian Rodriguez, Attack Company, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, said company leaders requested the presentation to not only educate soldiers on Afghan grape production techniques, but also on ways for soldiers to keep from damaging grapevines and to spot grape diseases.
“You don’t know what is drawing from a water source downstream of your activities,” she said. Primitive Growing Conditions Afghanistan’s primitive growing conditions for grapes mean less chance of recovery should vineyard damage occur. Injuring vine buds and shoots hurts farmers’ yield that year, but trunk injuries will hurt farmers for several years to come. Recouping those losses may be difficult. “I would hope that as a result of this type of training, our troops will be able to recognize the importance of small-scale farming in countries like Afghanistan and realize that production systems can differ greatly among different agricultural regions,” Moyer said. “But they all still have the same bottom line: to provide food and a livelihood for a country’s citizens.” Army Requests Training Personnel at one Washington state U.S. Army base have heard Moyer’s presentation. On March 28, Washington State Pest Management Resource Service Director Catherine Daniels
“The pictures [Daniels] provided for the presentation were very accurate to what we are seeing here every day,” Rodriguez said. “I definitely notice my soldiers taking great care when moving through the grape fields, making sure not to step on the vines. Because of this, we have avoided a lot of villagers coming to our tactical infrastructure with claims of damaged grapevines.” Tons of Raisins Daniels also described Afghanistan’s raisin production, especially the country’s raisin-drying facilities, or khanas. Some soldiers had seen similar, older facilities in other JBLM presentations that were used as insurgents’ hiding places or attack points, she said. Daniels talked about these structures so soldiers would know what their interior looks like and what the relative value of the raisin crop drying inside would be. One khana can hold up to six metric tons of raisins, potentially valued at $12,900 USD. “The value surprised them,” she said. “In trying to integrate within the local Afghan community, the army may possibly be asked to pay for damages if one of the raisin-drying facilities or its contents gets damaged in a firefight. I wanted them to understand what it means to the farmers to keep those facilities intact and their contents undamaged. The safety of the soldiers is paramount, but if the United States wants to help the local Afghan population stand on its own feet, it’s also reasonable to compensate the farmers for income lost as a result of battle.” GCoP Project Director Eric Stafne, an assistant extension professor of fruit crops for Mississippi State University, presented Moyer’s guide to the Mississippi National Guard on May 1.
U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Wilhelm (right), with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, patrols a grape vineyard with members of the Afghan National Army during Operation Mountain Cougar, in Char Shaka, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on April 28, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Justin A. Young)
“Michelle’s presentation is a great baseline to work from,” he added. “It is this type of collaborative process that the GCoP is based upon—it reduces redundancy and increase the knowledge base for our audience, as well as ourselves.” This story was reprinted with permission from WSU and is also available online at http://news. wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail& PublicationID=31841&TypeID=9. n Phytopathology News 113
Newest APS PRESS Release on Tomato Joins Health Management Series Tomato Health Management, edited by R. Michael Davis, Ken Pernezny, and Janet C. Broome, is the forthcoming addition to the Plant Health Management Series. Tomatoes are big business, approximately $2 billion big, and this book will give sciencebased solutions to the challenges faced by growers, producers, and their advisors.
Septoria Leaf Spot Addressed in Latest Focus on Tomato Presentation
Tomato Health Management helps meet the challenge by serving as a “one-stop” informational source for anyone interested in any step of the production cycle. It covers every aspect of tomato production, including disease and pest control, cultural practices such as irrigation and fertilization, nutritional and other abiotic disorders, and postharvest quality. Rarely is such a broad range of cross-disciplinary topics covered in one integrated and convenient source. Tomato Health Management will be useful to growers, plant pathologists, crop production specialists, diagnosticians, agronomists, regulatory agents, crop consultants, educators, researchers, extension professionals, tomato breeders, entomologists, horticulturists, weed scientists, county agents, master gardeners, and educators. This book will look at home tucked in the door of a grower’s pickup truck as easily as on the shelves of a comprehensive diagnostic lab or full-service ag library. Preorder your copy today at www.shopapsress.org. n
Two New Partners Join the Plant Management Network A top New England land-grant university and a leading biopesticide company are the two latest organizations to join the Plant Management Network (PMN) Partners Program, bringing the total number of current partners to 83. The University of Massachusetts’ (UMass) Agriculture and Landscape Program supports a healthy, sustainable environment through university-based research and public education. With programs that support a diverse range of agricultural and horticultural industries, from dairy farms to golf greens to cranberry bogs and greenhouses, the UMass Agriculture and Landscape Program keeps Massachusetts agriculture environmentally friendly and economically healthy, making the Commonwealth a better place to live. Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) is a leading global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets. Its effective and environmentally friendly natural agricultural products provide higher yields and quality while managing pesticide resistance and residues. PMN invites companies, universities, nonprofits, and other credible organizations to become part of PMN’s growing network of science-based crop management information. Partners’ news, online resources, product information, and other useful solutions for the agricultural and horticultural communities will be either indexed or integrated into PMN’s resources. This simultaneously promotes your organization’s information and further increases the utility of PMN’s resources, which were visited by more than 410,000 individuals in the past year alone. To learn more about partnering and PMN’s nonprofit publishing mission, visit www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/ partners, or contact email@example.com. n
Septoria leaf spot (SLS) is among the more common and destructive of foliar diseases affecting tomatoes, particularly those grown in the eastern United States and Canada. The Plant Management Network (PMN) addresses this economically important disease through its latest Focus on Tomato presentation, authored by Tom Zitter, professor and extension plant pathologist at Cornell University. In this talk, entitled “Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato,” Zitter helps viewers better understand SLS and how to manage it. The presentation offers representative color photos of all aspects of the disease, explains the cause and disease cycle, defines the factors leading to disease, and presents both cultural and chemical management practices. Development of genetic resistance for SLS is detailed, and factors to consider for the deployment of this resistance are also discussed. “Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato” is open access to all APS members through August 31, 2012, and can be viewed at www. plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/ seminars/tomato/SeptoriaLeafSpot. Other Focus on Tomato presentations can be viewed at www.plantmanagementnetwork. org/fot. APS members: Subscribe to PMN’s entire collection of 13 applied crop science resources for just $38 yearly. Visit www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/ subscriptions for more information. Focus on Tomato is a publication of PMN, a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through applied, science-based resources. PMN is jointly managed by APS, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Crop Science Society of America. n
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Outreach An Update from OPRO: You Can Change the World Monica Elliott, University of Florida, IFAS, firstname.lastname@example.org The Office of Public Relations and Outreach (OPRO) changed its primary focus in 2010 to concentrate on outreach to students and teachers to complement and support the APS education initiative. Over the past fiscal year, OPRO sponsored booths at the following conferences (listed below), which are attended by either students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) or teachers (high school, community college, and university) or both.
teach about plants at the high school and even community college levels. It was often stated that photosynthesis is the only topic students are routinely taught anymore. This illustrates some of the challenges plant pathology is facing in recruitment. The contact information of students interested in plant pathology as a career is collected and distributed to all plant pathology departments. A current project is developing a brochure to explain to undergraduate students how to apply to plant pathology graduate programs.
• Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a mix of students (all grades) and teachers; • National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is a mix of high school and college teachers; • Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a mix of high school students and teachers; • National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is only undergraduate students; and • National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) is a mix of students (all grades) and teachers. OPRO has developed a professional booth using the “Plants Get Sick Too” theme. Vertical banners provide examples of diseases in field and greenhouse crops. Different subthemes used this year were based on corn smut or pumpkin diseases. To capture teacher contact information for future use, a Kindle was raffled off at three of the conferences. A packet of information was provided to all teachers with a career poster, career brochure, APSnet Education Center information, plant pathology department contacts, and examples of disease lessons. Nearly 500 packets were given away at the conferences.
OPRO continues to sponsor the ever-popular APS YouTube video contest. A new category was added for the 2012 contest—What Is a Plant Pathologist? These videos are one way to reach the broader general public. The artistic creativity of APS members continues to amaze us! Visit the APS YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/ plantdisease) to view all previously submitted videos.
Because students want to know what jobs are available to them if they seek a career in plant pathology, a new career poster (www.apsnet. org/members/outreach/opro/Documents/ CareerPoster.pdf ) was developed with an emphasis on the jobs of plant pathologists rather than plant diseases. This poster was also developed into a banner that was prominently displayed in the APS booth. New bookmarks were developed with the theme “You can change the world, too, become a plant pathologist.” The bookmarks emphasize contributions by plant pathologists (jobs) as well as plant diseases. Most of these resources, including the banners, are available for members to use at their own outreach events by printing at a local print shop, or having items shipped to them by request from APS Headquarters. (See www.apsnet.org/members/outreach/opro/Pages/ OutreachResources.aspx.)
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NCUR is one event that is different from the others as its entire focus is on undergraduate students. Since most of these students are at non-land-grant institutions, many are learning of plant pathology and jobs in this discipline for the first time. APS is the only professional society attending this conference. While those students and teachers attending FFA and MANRRS may not be familiar with plant pathology as a discipline, they are certainly familiar with plants. However, the common comment by teachers at NABT was the lack of opportunity to
OPRO provided funds for three early career professionals (Kari Peter, Kate Fiedler, and Kristi Fenstermacher) to attend Standing Up for Science, a one-day media workshop at The Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. Information learned will be shared with the OPRO board at our annual meeting. In addition, many of the OPRO board members are participating in the media workshops at the APS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI. Like all APS committees and offices, OPRO relies on APS member volunteers. The board is composed of enthusiastic members with great ideas. Two board members, Nicole Donofrio and Kathy Schneider, will rotate off the board after the annual meeting and will be replaced by Kate Peter and Luisa Santamaria. Last, but not least, thank you APS staff members Lauren Bennett, Michelle Bjerkness, and Agnes Walker. n
APS Foundation Thank You APS Foundation Contributors Major Donor Recognition The following individuals are recognized for their significant contribution to the APS Foundation as determined by lifetime total donations. A comprehensive listing of all APS Foundation contributors since the inception of the foundation is available at www.apsnet.org/members/ foundation/contributors. Legacy Club $50,000+
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American Phytopathological Society, The Browning, J. Artie French, Edward R. Mathre, Don E. Niederhauser, John S. and Ann Schroth, Milton N. and Nancy L. Tarleton, Raymond J.
APS Virology Committee Aycock, Robert and Elsie Chase Horticultural Research Inc. Coakley, Stella Melugin Cook, R. James and Beverly† Dubin, H. Jesse Goeppinger, Mrs. Walter Gutierrez, Mario Hastings, Dwight Keen, Noel T. (Dr. and Mrs.) Martyn, Raymond D., Jr.†
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2011–2012 Contributors Special thanks to the following individuals who made donations to the APS Foundation between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012. Millennium Club $1,000 – $2,499 Allen, Caitilyn Beadle, Danise T. Becker, Christopher Boehm, Michael J. Bowen, Kira L. Braun, Edward J.† Daughtrey, Margery Delp, Charles J. Diener, Urban L. Elliott, Monica L. Forster, Helga C.† Frank, James A. French, Roy C. French, John R. Garnsey, Stephen M. Gray, Stewart M. Gross, Dennis C. Gullino, Maria Lodovica Hammerschmidt, Raymond† Harrington, Thomas Hartman, John R. Hillman, Bradley I. Ishimaru, Carol A.† Jackson, Andrew O. Klopfenstein, Ned B. Maxwell, Douglas P. McBeath, Jenifer H. Mellinger, H. Charles Miller, Sally A.† Nelson, Steven C.
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Karle, Harry P. Kim, Mee-Sook Krause, Matthew S.† Labavitch, John M. Manion, Paul D. McSpadden Gardener, Brian B.† Murray, Timothy D. Slack, Steven A. Smart, Christine D. Stack, James P.† Stambaugh, William Thomashow, Linda S. Van Der Zwet, Tom Wargo, Philip M. Watanabe, Tsuneo Zadoks, Jan C. Zehr, Eldon I. Zoller, Broc G.
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Century Club $100 – $249 Andres, Markus Balbalian, Clarissa J.* Beattie, Gwyn A.* Bijman, Vincent P. Bonello, Pierluigi Brantner, Jason R.† Bruckart, William L.
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2012 Schroth Faces of the Future Symposium to Highlight Early Career Professionals in Bacteriology Teresa J. Hughes, Immediate Past Chair, Early Career Professionals Committee, email@example.com The Schroth Faces of the Future Symposium, established through an endowment from Milt and Nancy Schroth and organized by the Early Career Professionals Committee with support from the APS Foundation, acknowledges early career scientists whose research and forward thinking have positioned them to be the “up and comers” in their field. This year’s symposium, “Forging New Frontiers in Plant Bacteriology” will feature presentations from Lindsay R. Triplett, Leonardo De La Fuente, Wenbo Ma, and Dawn R. D. Bignell. Speakers were selected through a formal competition by a panel composed of distinguished members of the Bacteriology Committee and each speaker will receive a $500 travel award. The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the APS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI. Triplett is a postdoctoral fellow with Jan Leach in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. She obtained a B.A. degree in biology Lindsay R. Triplett with a minor in chemistry in 2004 from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. Leaving the Hoosier state for a more northern climate, Triplett joined the lab of George Sundin at Michigan State University (MSU), where she earned her Ph.D. degree studying the role of the Erwinia amylovora type III secreted chaperone DspF and its interaction with the effector DspE in conferring virulence. In 2010, Triplett did a brief tour of duty as a visiting research scientist in the lab of Robin Buell (MSU), where she received training in bioinformatics and programming in Perl. At present, Triplett employs her knowledge of phytobacteriology and bioinformatics to study genomic diversity and mechanisms of pathogenicity and improve diagnostics of the rice pathogens Xanthomonas and Pseudomonas. She is the recipient of an APS Education Fellowship and was selected for the 2011 Short Course in Rice Research and Production at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. Triplett is also the recipient of a USDA NIFA AFRI fellowship grant entitled “Plant-based detection of food safety pathogens,” which is allowing her to research
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the utility of “phytodetectors” as an efficient, cost-effective method for detecting human pathogens on produce. She is actively involved in APS and is a member of the Bacteriology Committee, Biotechnology Committee, and the adhoc committee on innovation and entrepreneurship. De La Fuente is an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and his master’s degree in biology Leonardo De La Fuente with a minor in microbiology from the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay. During his tenure in Uruguay, he participated in a number of projects involving the biological control of legume pathogens, the acquisition of iron by select strains of Rhizobium, and the reduction of chemical inputs through the use of beneficial root microorganisms. For his Ph.D. studies, De La Fuente joined the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, where he explored rhizosphere colonization by 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol (DAPG)-producing strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens under the guidance of Dave Weller and Linda Thomashow. In 2005, De La Fuente took a post-doctoral research position with Thomas Burr and Harvey Hoch at Cornell University, where he studied the biology of Xylella fastidiosa, the cause of Pierce’s disease. Today, he continues to study X. fastidiosa and is leading research to determine whether or not infection by this bacterium influences the plant’s mineral composition and how this could affect disease development. In addition, he is also adapting nanotechnology techniques used to develop microfluidic chambers to study the species of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ that are associated with huanglongbing (citrus greening disease). De La Fuente has authored/coauthored 27 peer-reviewed articles and is the recipient of a number of honors, including the Storkan-HanesMcCaslin Foundation Research Fellowship. He serves as associate editor for Agrocincia and is a member of the American Society for Microbiology. In 2012, he celebrated his tenth year as a member of APS and currently serves as the vice chair of the Bacteriology Committee.
Ma is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at the University of California-Riverside in Riverside, CA. She received a B.Sc. degree from Beijing Normal University and an M.Sc. Wenbo Ma degree in microbial genetics from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science. For her Ph.D. degree, Ma studied the process of nodulation by Rhizobium spp. under the tutelage of Bernard Glick at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, which garnered her five peer-reviewed manuscripts, one review, and one book chapter. Following her Ph.D. degree, she joined the Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow, where she commenced her research on the evolution and function of type III effectors of Pseudomonas syringae. Today, Ma’s research focuses on the role of the P. syringae effector HopZ1 in disease development, as well as those effectors secreted by Xylella fastidiosa and Phytoplasma, which do not use the type III system. In addition, Ma is actively developing detection tools for citrus stubborn disease and huanglongbing, two diseases that severely impact the U.S. citrus industry. She is the recipient of several awards and grants, including one from NSF to study recognition specificity of HopZ1. Ma is a member of the International Society for Molecular PlantMicrobe Interactions and has served as a panelist for USDA CSREES, NSF, and USDANIFA proposals. She currently is serving as an associate editor for Acta Microbiology Sinica and Phytopathology. Bignell is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biotechnology from the University of Manitoba, where Dawn R. D. Bignell she studied the use of a lux-based bioreporter for measuring mercury
levels in aquatic systems. She joined the lab of Brenda Leskiw in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, where she earned her Ph.D. degree studying the function of the bldG locus in Streptomyces coelicolor. Following her Ph.D. degree and spurred on by her fascination with Streptomyces spp., Bignell initiated a collaborative project with Susan Jensen at the University of Alberta that led to the identification and characterization of the first global regulator of antibiotic production in S. clavuligerus. Before settling into her current position, Bignell also spent time at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) in the Department of Biochemistry studying tylosin production in S. fradiae with Eric Cundliffe and at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, researching the function and evolution of pathogenicity in S. scabies, S. turgidiscabies, and S. acidiscabies with Rosemary Loria. Today, she continues to explore the mechanisms of virulence in species of Streptomyces. Bignell is a member of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for nine journals, including MPMI. She has authored/coauthored 11 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a USDA-AFRI grant (Co-PI) to study virulence gene regulation in S. scabies-potato interaction. n
OSU Dedicates Phytotron at OARDC This spring, the Department of Plant Pathology of The Ohio State University dedicated a fully renovated phytotron at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH. The $2 million facility, housed in Selby Hall, includes 16 new Conviron growth chambers with a total of 610 square feet of growing space and online monitoring capabilities. Additionally, the upgrade includes an insect transfer room, fixed and mobile mist benches, and a central chiller system. The phytotron will support the department research in all areas of plant pathology. n
Brian McSpadden Gardener, Larry Madden, and Lee Wilson.
People Student Degrees and Awards Nathan Bestor successfully completed requirements for an M.Sc. degree in plant pathology from Iowa State University (ISU). His thesis, “The effect of fungicides on soybean in Iowa applied alone and in combination with insecticides on Nathan Bestor disease severity and yield,” was conducted under the direction of Alison Robertson, associate professor of plant pathology. Bestor is currently working as an extension specialist in the ISU IPM program with Daren Mueller, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology. The Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, had several graduate students graduate from the Plant Pathology Program in the last year. Bernarda Calla received a Ph.D. degree in May 2012. Bernard’s dissertation was “Host and pathogen genomics: The molecular repertoire of soybean and Sclerotinia interactions.” She was advised by Steven Clough. Sushma Jossey received a Ph.D. degree in May 2012. Jossey’s dissertation was entitled “Role of virus genes in seed and aphid transmission and development of a virus-induced gene silencing system to study seed development in soybean.” She was advised by Les Domier. Shin-Yi Lee Marzano received a Ph.D. degree in May 2012. Marzano’s dissertation was entitled “Assessment of disease suppression in organic transitional systems.” She was advised by Darin Eastburn. Ramya Vittal received a Ph.D. degree in May 2012. Vittal’s dissertation was “Detection of viable urediniospores, morphological characterization in resistant and susceptible genotypes, and germ tube anastomosis of Phakopsora pachyrhizi.” She was advised by Glen Hartman. Guirong Zhang received a Ph.D. degree in May 2012. Zhang’s dissertation was entitled “Cercospora sojina: Over-winter survival and fungicide resistance.” She was advised by Carl Bradley. Jafe Weems received an M.S. degree in August 2011. Weems’ thesis was entitled “Effect of fungicide seed treatments on Fusarium virguliforme and development of sudden death syndrome in soybean.” He was advised by Bradley. Ren Zhang received an M.S. degree in December 2011. Zhang’s thesis was “Interactions of post emergence herbicides, strobilurin fungicides and Rhizoctonia root rot of soybean.” He was advised by Eastburn.
The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) at The Ohio State University announced the winners of its annual research poster competition, held on April 26 as part of the center’s 2012 Annual Research Conference in Wooster. From the Department of Plant Pathology, Jinnan Hu was awarded second place in the Ph.D. student category for his poster “Genomic characterization of the conditionally dispensable chromosome in Alternaria arborescens provides evidence for horizontal gene transfer” (Thomas K. Mitchell, advisor). In the post-doctoral researchers category, awardees included Sourav Chakraborty, first place, “Evaluation of the fluorometric probes dichlorofluorescein (DCFH) and amplex red for quantitation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in plants,” (Pierluigi Bonello, advisor), and Sunjeong Park, second place, “Bacteria and algal cell ratio modification in algae based biofertilizer and enhanced effect on wheat growth promotion,” (Brian McSpadden Gardener, advisor). OARDC Director Steve Slack also spoke at the conference. Rachel Koch, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University (LSU), recently won two highly competitive student grants. The first was the Forest Fungal Ecology Rachel Koch Grant from the Mycological Society of America. This award is given to one student each year and supports ecological studies of fungal interactions in old growth forests. The second is a student grant from the Explorers Club, a professional society that focuses on linking field research and exploration. This award supports doctoral students pursuing field research in remote locations. With these awards, Koch will be able to cover the cost of her research trip to the remote forests of the Guiana Shield. During her research trip and for her dissertation, she will be studying a novel fungal/insect interaction. A newly described fungus that is endemic to the Guiana Shield was found to have termites feeding on it—an occurrence thought not to exist outside of Africa. Koch is advised by Catherine Aime and is finishing her first year at LSU.
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Tomas Rush, a graduate student in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University (LSU), was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. The Fulbright Scholarship is a prestigious and competitive award Tomas Rush sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Rush’s research will focus on the use of fungal biological control agents against the pathogen Burkholderia glumae on rice panicles at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 2012 to March 2013 under the direction of LSU Plant Pathology Department alum Pongtharin Lotrakul. Rush will complete his master’s degree in May 2012 under the direction of Raymond Schneider and Cathie Aime. Wonyong Kim, a Ph.D. student with Weidong Chen, research plant pathologist, USDA-ARS and adjunct professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University, Pullman, won first Wonyong Kim place in the Bob Henson Student Paper Competition at the Third International Ascochyta Workshop held in Cordoba, Spain, April 22–26, 2012. His presentation was entitled “Identification of solanapyrone biosynthesis genes and generation of solanapyrone-deficient mutants in Ascochyta rabiei” and was coauthored by Kim, H. O. Akamatsu, T. L. Peever, G. J. Vandemark, and Chen. Eight students from seven countries participated in the competition. Awards M. Catherine Aime was selected as a 2012 Fellow of the Mycological Society of America (MSA). Aime is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University (LSU), with an M. Catherine Aime internationally recognized program in systematic mycology. MSA fellows are outstanding mycologists selected on the bases of an outstanding record 120 Phytopathology News
of mycological research, successful teaching in mycology, and significant service to MSA. Aime has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in the last 10 years and served a threeyear term as secretary of MSA and is currently an associate editor of the society’s journal, Mycologia. Aime is major advisor to six graduate students and serves on the graduate committee of 15 students at LSU, Humboldt University, University of Florida, and University of Southern Mississippi. She joins 36 previously awarded preeminent mycologists as fellow of MSA. Carl Bradley, associate professor and extension plant pathologist in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, was chosen to receive the 2012 College of Agricultural, Consumer and Carl Bradley Environmental Sciences (ACES) Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension. The award recognizes a College of ACES faculty member for outstanding professional achievement and demonstrated excellence in the area of extension. He received the award at the annual College of ACES and Paul A. Funk Recognition Awards Banquet held on April 16, 2012. The Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group (PNW VEG) team, led by Lindsey du Toit and Debra Inglis, faculty members in the Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University (WSU), and Carol Miles, faculty member in the WSU Department of Horticulture, received the 2012 Team Interdisciplinary Award from the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). The team was recognized by CAHNRS Dean Dan Bernardo at the annual CAHNRS Awards Banquet on April 14, 2012. The PNW VEG was founded 11 years ago by Inglis because of the challenge of addressing the research and extension needs for a diversity of diseases on more than 45 primary fresh market and processing vegetables and
Carol Miles, Dan Bernardo, Debra Inglis, and Lindsey du Toit
more than 20 vegetable seed crops grown in the PNW. The team is now led by du Toit and represents a tristate research and extension effort involving 23 vegetable specialists from WSU, Oregon State University, and the University of Idaho. Team members have appointments in entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, and weed science, and share information on emerging vegetable issues. They also develop science-based vegetable resources and recommendations; disseminate research-based information via a comprehensive website; have monthly conference calls during the PNW growing season; conduct regular electronic communication, disease diagnoses, and field visits; give presentations and write publications; and regularly interact with stakeholder groups and key industry representatives. Many PNW VEG members serve on vegetable stakeholder advisory boards and work in both organic and conventional vegetable cropping systems. For more information, visit the PNW VEG website at http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/path_team/vegpath_ team.htm. Corinne Rutzke, director of the National Bioenergy & Bioproducts Education Programs at Cornell University, was selected as one of “100 BUCKEYES You Should Know” by The Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Association. Corinne Rutzke Rutzke, who earned her B.S. degree (plant pathology) from OSU and M.S. (seed physiology/technology) and Ph.D. (controlled environment agriculture) degrees from Cornell University, was recognized for her role in bringing together land-grant institutions to advance research, development, and education in the area of bioenergy and bioproducts technologies. She and other Buckeye honorees were recognized at OSU’s spring football game on April 21 in Columbus, OH. Collaborations Romana Iftikhar, National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad, Pakistan, spent six months as a visiting scientist in the laboratory of Hanu Pappu, professor and chair, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State Romana Iftikhar University (WSU), Pullman, WA. An entomologist by training with expertise in thrips taxonomy and barcoding, Ifthikhar gained hands-on experience working with tospoviruses on molecular detection
and characterization during her stay at WSU. Her visit was sponsored by the International Research Support Initiative Program of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Scot Hulbert and Tim Murray, professors in the Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University (WSU), were part of a delegation including other members of the wheat research team and members of the Washington Grain Commission (WGC) invited to attend the Global Wheat Week at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) research station in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, March 26–28. They visited the local irrigation district, area farms, a flour mill, cookie bakery, and brewery; attended the field day at the research station and presentations by CIMMYT researchers located at research stations around the world; met with individual CIMMYT scientists; and enjoyed a carne asada barbecue.
Chad Weigand, U.S. Wheat Associates, Mexico City; Mary Palmer Sullivan, WGC; Tim Murray, WSU; Jianli Chen, University of Idaho; Jim White, WGC; Kim Garland-Campbell, USDA ARS; Dana Heron, WGC; Randy Seuss, WGC; Arron Carter, WSU; and Scot Hulbert, WSU.
New Positions Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont Business, is pleased to welcome Peter Horevaj to the Maize Product Development Plant Pathology Group as a research scientist, effective January 9, 2012. Horevaj is located at the Pioneer Research Center in New Holland, PA. Horevaj earned a Ph.D. degree in plant science/plant pathology at the University of Arkansas (UA) under the direction of Eugene Milus and an engineering degree in agronomy and plant production at Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia. Earlier in his career, he worked as a plant breeding assistant with Hordeum Ltd. in Sladkovicovo, Slovakia. In his previous position as a post-doctoral research associate at the UA’s Department of Plant Pathology, he coordinated greenhouse and growth chamber experiments for the research program of Burton Bluhm and used functional genomics to dissect pathogenesis at the molecular level in Fusarium pathogens of maize and wheat. Horevaj’s primary
responsibilities at Pioneer include disease trait characterization of maize inbreds and hybrids and field pathology support for the maize breeding programs in Pioneer’s eastern sales region, coordinating research between Pioneer’s Plant Pathology Group and DuPont’s Genetics Discovery Group and conducting crop disease diagnostic services and training sessions to Pioneer personnel and customers in the region. Horevaj has been an active member of APS since 2006. Two faculty members in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Iowa State University (ISU) were recently promoted. Leonor Leandro was promoted to associate professor with tenure, and Steve Whitham was promoted to full professor. Leandro was hired in May 2006 as an assistant professor to work on soilborne diseases of soybean. Her research has focused on sudden death syndrome and Fusarium root rot. As part of her 80% research/20% teaching Leonor Leandro appointment, Leandro developed an undergraduate/graduate course in mycology that provides students with an outstanding learning experience, as indicated by its high demand. Leandro also teaches a course in ethics entitled Responsible Conduct in Research. Prior to coming to ISU, Leandro was a post-doctoral research associate at North Carolina State University working with Frank Louws on alternatives to the use of methyl bromide to manage strawberry root rot. Leandro received her Ph.D. degree from ISU in 2005 working with Mark Gleason and Forrest Nutter on the epidemiology and Colletotrichum acutatum on strawberry leaves. Whitham joined ISU in 2000 and was promoted to associate professor in 2007. He currently has an 80% research/10% teaching/10% service appointment in the department with research responsibilities in molecular biology of host-pathogen inSteve Whitham teractions (primarily virology). He teaches graduate courses in molecular virology, plant pathogen interactions, and
molecular biology of plant pathogen interactions. Whitham has also served as chair of the interdepartmental plant biology graduate major since 2009. Before joining ISU, Whitham was a staff scientist at the Torrey Mesa Research Institute, San Diego, CA, working on the genomics of hostvirus interactions. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Washington State University working with Jim Carrington and received his Ph.D. degreee from the University of California-Berkeley working with Barbara Baker on cloning the N gene for resistance to Tobacco mosaic virus, the first TIRNBS-LRR resistance gene. Presentation Shelby Fleischer, professor, Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), was an invited speaker at Iowa State University (ISU) in April 2012. Fleischer presented two seminars, one hosted by the ISU Department of Shelby Fleischer Entomology entitled “Pest Lepidopteras in Our Agroecosystems: Current and Future Patterns,” and one hosted by the ISU Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology entitled “Biology and Management of Striped Cucumber Beetle and Bacteria Wilt of Cucurbits.” During his visit, Fleischer visited with faculty, staff, and students from both ISU departments and he had lunch with graduate students from entomology on the first day of his visit and with graduate students from the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology on the second day. Fleischer also met with research collaborators Mark Gleason (project leader), Gwyn Beattie, Donald Lewis, and Forrest Nutter concerning their three-state (Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky) USDA Organic Research and Education Initiative Project on innovative methods for organic management of cucurbit crops. Gleason (plant pathology and microbiology) and his lab hosted Fleischer’s visit. n
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Classifieds epidemiology, pathogen ecology, host resistance, or disease management desired. Expertise on fungal and bacterial pathogens of fruits required. Excellent communication/distance education skills desired. Send a letter of application indicating their qualifications for the position, a current CV, university transcripts listing courses/ grades achieved, and three professional letters of reference to: Fruit Pathology Committee, Attn: Diane Yoder, Department of Plant Pathology, 212A Buckhout Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 U.S.A. Position is open until filled. Lead Researcher Arborjet, the leader in trunk injection technology, continues its strong growth path and has a new position available for a lead researcher. The lead researcher will work for the director of research and is responsible for assisting in the development, promotion, and production of Arborjet formulations and equipment. These activities will include but are not limited to lab and field trials, bio-assays, formulation development, sourcing and production, as well as publishing and speaking at technical events and conferences. The ideal candidate will have a masterâ€™s or Ph.D. degree in a field that specializes in biology, agro-chemistry, chemistry, entomology, or plant pathology. The lead researcher should have three or more years of broad technical experience working in a field/ lab environment with chemical and biological formulations. The lead researcher must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Must have good presentation skills and the ability to consolidate data and present in a succinct manner. This is a rare opportunity to contribute to a growth-oriented technology company where you have a direct impact on their success. Arborjet is located in Woburn, MA, U.S.A., and offers a very competitive benefits package. Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@arborjet. com. No phone calls please. Closing date is July 3, 2012, but the position is open until filled. n
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Assistant Professor in Tree Fruit Pathology The faculty of the Department of Plant Pathology at Penn State University (PSU) is seeking a dynamic individual for a nontenure track assistant professor position with research/ extension responsibilities in the area of tree fruit pathology associated with commercial apple and stone fruit production. This position is a full-time standing appointment and is part of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit Consortium (MAFC) with responsibilities to serve regional research/extension needs of the tree fruit industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. The successful candidate for this position will be an active member of the MAFC research and extension team and will be located at the PSU Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) in Biglerville, PA. Job responsibilities include the following. 1. Evaluate tree fruit disease problems of the Mid-Atlantic tree fruit industry and plan research/extension education programs to address prioritized needs. 2. Prioritize fruit disease problems that negatively affect profitability/sustainability and initiate research programs to solve disease problems of economic importance. Develop interdisciplinary research collaborations to address regional needs common to the tree fruit industry. Seek/acquire competitive funding to support research programing. 3. Establish a high-quality program to train and educate graduate students. 4. Develop opportunities to work closely with extension educators and extension specialists within the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region to develop shared upto-date educational programming. Develop effective in-service programs to train regionally based extension staff in relevant areas of fruit disease control. 5. Develop/utilize a responsive extension program to determine the research needs of the fruit industry and utilize research activities to provide content and inform extension educator programming. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology or closely related field and a strong background in fruit pathology. Expertise in disease
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APS Journal Articles Phytopathology July 2012, Volume 102, Number 7 Extension Plant Pathology: Strengthening Resources to Continue Serving the Public Interest. Effects of Cherry Leaf Spot on Photosynthesis in Tart Cherry ‘Montmorency’ Foliage. Compartment-Specific Antioxidative Defense in Arabidopsis Against Virulent and Avirulent Pseudomonas syringae. Identification of a Novel Locus Rmo2 Conditioning Resistance in Barley to Host-Specific Subgroups of Magnaporthe oryzae. Novel Septoria Speckled Leaf Blotch Resistance Loci in a Barley Doubled-Haploid Population. Molecular Mapping of the Major Resistance Quantitative Trait Locus qHS2.09 with Simple Sequence Repeat and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers in Maize. Identification of the Rice Blast Resistance Gene Pib in the National Small Grains Collection. No Indication of Strict Host Associations in a Widespread Mycoparasite: Grapevine Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator) Is Attacked by Phylogenetically Distant Ampelomyces Strains in the Field. Transmission of Six Ampeloviruses and Two Vitiviruses to Grapevine by Phenacoccus aceris.
Plant Disease July 2012, Volume 96, Number 7 New Insights into Esca of Grapevine: The Development of Foliar Symptoms and Their Association with Xylem Discoloration. Modeling of Yield Losses Caused by Potato Late Blight on Eight Cultivars with Different Levels of Resistance to Phytophthora infestans. Assessments of the Edge Effect in Intensity of Potato Zebra Chip Disease. Spatial Patterns and Spread of Potato Zebra Chip Disease in the Texas Panhandle. Efficacy and Stability of Integrating Fungicide and Cultivar Resistance to Manage Fusarium Head Blight and Deoxynivalenol in Wheat. Transmission of Citrus leprosis virus C by Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) to Alternative Host Plants Found in Citrus Orchards. Grafting Tomato to Manage Bacterial Wilt Caused by Ralstonia solanacearum in the Southeastern United States. Baseline Sensitivity and Cross-Resistance to SuccinateDehydrogenase-Inhibiting and DemethylationInhibiting Fungicides in Didymella bryoniae. Effects of Crop Rotation, Cultivar, and Irrigation and Nitrogen Rate on Verticillium Wilt in Cotton. Use of Poultry Manure Combined with Soil Solarization as a Control Method for Meloidogyne incognita in Carnation. Stability of Slow-Rusting Resistance to Puccinia asparagi and Managing Rust in Asparagus. Evaluation of Preventive Fungicide Applications for Fairy Ring Control in Golf Putting Greens and In Vitro Sensitivity of Fairy Ring Species to Fungicides. Use of Phosphonate to Manage Foliar Potato Late Blight in Developing Countries. Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis, Trichothecene Chemotype Patterns, and Variation in Aggressiveness of Fusarium Isolates Causing Head Blight in Wheat. Susceptibility of Some Common Container Weeds to Phytophthora ramorum. Control of Bacterial Seedling Rot and Seedling Blight of Rice by Bacteriophage. Management of Almond Leaf Scorch Disease: LongTerm Data on Yield, Tree Vitality, and Disease Progress.
Three Distinct Nanoviruses, One of Which Represents a New Species, Infect Faba Bean in Ethiopia. A Cumulative Degree-Day-Based Model to Calculate the Duration of the Incubation Period of Guignardia bidwellii. Comprehensive Evaluation of Virulence and Resistance Data: A New Analysis Tool. First Report Regarding Potato Scab Caused by Streptomyces acidiscabies in Uruguay. First Report of Elm Yellows Subgroup 16SrV-B Phytoplasma Infecting Chinese Tulip Tree in China. Bacterial Leaf Spot of Zinnia Caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. zinniae, a New Disease in Korea. First Report of Fusarium pseudograminearum Causing Crown Rot of Wheat in Henan, China. First Report of Powdery Mildew Caused by Golovinomyces biocellatus on Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) in Slovenia. First Report of Phytophthora cambivora Causing Leaf and Stem Blight and Root Rot on Taiwan Cherry (Prunus campanulata) in Taiwan. First Report of Target Spot Caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Cotton in Georgia. First Report of Anthracnose Fruit Rot of Strawberry Caused by Colletotrichum acutatum in Montenegro. First Report of Cobweb on White Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) in Spain Caused by Cladobotryum mycophilum. First Report of Tuber Rot Disease of Kala Zeera Caused by a Member of the Fusarium solani Species Complex in India. First Report of Races 11 and 12 of Cercospora sojina, the Causal Agent of Soybean Frogeye Leaf Spot, in Argentina. First Report of Monosporascus cannonballus on Watermelon in Northern Mexico. First Report of Monosporascus cannonballus on Melon in Mexico. First Report of Curvularia lunata Causing Leaf Spot on Lotus in China. First Report of Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum Causing Leaf Spot of Pachysandra terminalis. First Report of Blight Disease on Buxus Caused by Cylindrocladium buxicola in France. First Report of Boxwood Blight Caused by Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum in the United States. First Report of a Fusarium sp. and Its Vector Tea Shot Hole Borer (Euwallacea fornicatus) Causing Fusarium Dieback on Avocado in California. First Report of Anthracnose of Tricyrtis macropoda Caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in Korea. First Report of Dollar Spot Caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa on Agrostis stolonifera in North Dakota. First Report of Cladosporium Leaf Spot of Spinach Caused by Cladosporium variabile in the Winter Spinach Production Region of California and Arizona. First Report of Powdery Mildew Caused by Oidium hortensiae on Mophead Hydrangea in Korea. First Report of Phytophthora palmivora Causing Root Rot of Cassava in China. First Report of a Leaf Spot on Pepper Caused by Cladosporium oxysporum in China. First Report of Botryosphaeria iberica Associated with Dieback and Tree Mortality of Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) in Algeria. First Report of Ascochyta Blight Caused by QoIResistant Isolates of Ascochyta rabiei in Chickpea Fields of Nebraska and South Dakota. First Report of Leaf Spot Caused by Phoma costarricensis on Delphinium malabaricum in Western Ghats of India. First Report of Blueberry red ringspot virus Infecting Highbush Blueberry in Korea.
First Report of Potato virus Y in Potato in Tajikistan. First Report of Shallot virus X in Onion in Sudan. First Report of Club Root Caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae on Canola in Australia.
MPMI July 2012, Volume 25, Number 7 Aeschynomene evenia, a Model Plant for Studying the Molecular Genetics of the Nod-Independent Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis. Effector-Triggered Immunity Signaling: From Genefor-Gene Pathways to Protein-Protein Interaction Networks. Tissue-Specific Transcriptome Analysis in Nodules of Lotus japonicas. The Molecular Basis of Host Specialization in Bean Pathovars of Pseudomonas syringae. An Immunodominant Membrane Protein (Imp) of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’ Binds to Plant Actin. The NLP Toxin Family in Phytophthora sojae Includes Rapidly Evolving Groups That Lack NecrosisInducing Activity. Qualitative and Quantitative Late Blight Resistance in the Potato Cultivar Sarpo Mira Is Determined by the Perception of Five Distinct RXLR Effectors. Rapid Mobilization of Membrane Lipids in Wheat Leaf Sheaths During Incompatible Interactions with Hessian Fly. Structure–Activity Relationships Delineate How the Maize Pathogen Cochliobolus heterostrophus Uses Aromatic Compounds as Signals and Metabolites. The awr Gene Family Encodes a Novel Class of Ralstonia solanacearum Type III Effectors Displaying Virulence and Avirulence Activities. Nonlegume Parasponia andersonii Deploys a Broad Rhizobium Host Range Strategy Resulting in Largely Variable Symbiotic Effectiveness. Molecular Characterization and Functional Analysis of a Necrosis- and Ethylene-Inducing, Protein-Encoding Gene Family from Verticillium dahlia. Inhibition of Glutamine Synthetase by Phosphinothricin Leads to Transcriptome Reprograming in Root Nodules of Medicago truncatula. Germination Stimulants of Phelipanche ramosa in the Rhizosphere of Brassica napus Are Derived from the Glucosinolate Pathway. A Novel Virus-Like Double-Stranded RNA in an Obligate Biotroph Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus: A Hidden Player in Mycorrhizal Symbiosis.
Plant Management Network www.plantmanagementnetwork.org Plant Health Progress Heterogeneity of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat: Multi-scale Distributions and Temporal Variation in Relation to Environment. Effects of Temperature and Wetness Duration on the Sporulation of Phomopsis viticola on Infected Grape Canes. Effect of Geosmithia morbida Isolate and Temperature on Canker Development in Black Walnut. Multiyear Evaluation of an Orange Peel Oil-based Spray Additive for Managing Insect Pests and Brown Rot of Nectarine. An Epidemiological Comparison of the United States and Canadian Plum pox virus Eradication Programs. Spatial Patterns of Brown Rot Epidemics and Development of Microsatellite Markers for Analyzing Fine-Scale Genetic Structure of Monilinia fructicola Populations Within Peach Tree Canopies. First Report of Vinca minor Co-infected with Puccinia vincae and Golovinomyces orontii in Texas. n Phytopathology News 123
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