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Get on the Inside Track to Successfully Publishing Your Work If you are a graduate student or an early-career scientist who would like to publish in APS journals, don’t miss the Scientific Writing for APS Journals Workshop at the 2010 Annual Meeting. Anyone who wishes to improve his or her acceptance rate and speed to publication will benefit from attending, including scientists with English as a second language and all who wish to submit well-prepared manuscripts. This workshop will cover important aspects of preparing and submitting manuscripts to Plant Disease, Phytopathology, and MPMI, providing an overview of the review and publication process and guidelines for successful publishing. Participants will gain an understanding of the roles of editors-in-chief, senior editors, associate editors, and anonymous peer reviewers. An emphasis will be put on practical tips for scientific writing that will facilitate publication in APS journals. Topics such as proper formatting, authorship, plagiarism, reviewing, and appropriate subject matter for each journal will be addressed. The organizers and speakers are editors-in-chief with extensive experience in reviewing and publishing in APS journals. n

In this Issue Editor’s Corner ..................................... 78 APS 2.0 ................................................ 81 Public Policy Update . ........................... 83 Outreach .............................................. 84 Division News ...................................... 84 2010 APS Annual Meeting Preview ...... 88 People .................................................. 94 Classifieds ............................................. 98 Journal Articles ..................................... 99 Calendar of Events . ............................ 100

Advertisers’ Index AC Diagnostics . ................................... 79 Bioreba ................................................. 81 Spectrum Technologies Inc.................... 85 Opti-Sciences Inc. .......................... 83, 95

The 2010 APS Annual Meeting Will Relocate to Charlotte, North Carolina The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN, the original site of the 2010 APS Annual Meeting, recently sustained severe flood damage due to unprecedented rain in the area. As a result, the 2010 APS Annual Meeting can no longer be held in Nashville and has been relocated to Charlotte, NC, over the same dates, August 7–11. A lot has happened in Charlotte since APS last met there in 2003! The city has seen steady population growth and continued development, including the addition of many new restaurants, attractions, and Photo courtesy of Visit Charlotte. hotels, including our headquarters hotel, The Westin. Charlotte is known for its big outdoor appeal, including many public plazas, art, and parks. The scientific program, including scientific sessions, technical sessions, and posters, will remain unchanged, and we’re looking forward to a great meeting in our new location. See page 88 for more information regarding the scientific program, registration, and more. Visit for updates. n

APS Announces Awardees for 2010 The following APS members will be honored at the 2010 APS Annual Meeting, during the Awards Ceremony, Sunday, August 8, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Awardees are recognized for their contributions and commitment to both the field of plant pathology and to APS. Biographies for the awardees will be available online following the annual meeting. APS Fellows Peter J. Cotty, USDA-ARS Yigal Elad, ARO, Volcani Center Robert L. Gilbertson, University of CaliforniaDavis Raymond D. Martyn, Jr., Purdue University Sally Miller, The Ohio State University Timothy Murray, Washington State University Krishna V. Subbarao, University of CaliforniaDavis Frank F. White, Kansas State University Roger P. Wise, USDA-ARS/Iowa State University

Excellence in Teaching Award Scott Evan Gold, University of Georgia

Excellence in Extension Award Gary G. Grove, Washington State University

Ruth Allen Award Rosemary Loria, Cornell University

Excellence in Industry Award N. Beth Carroll, Syngenta Crop Protection

Syngenta Award Sarah J. Pethybridge, Botanical Resources Australia n

William Boright Hewitt and Maybelle Ellen Ball Hewitt Award Nian Wang, University of Florida Lee M. Hutchins Award Robert R. Martin, USDA-ARS Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology Gregory B. Martin, Cornell University

Phytopathology June 2010 • Volume 44 • Number 6

Editor’s Corner News

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It’s All About the Networking! Doug Jardine, Kansas State University,

Editor-in-Chief: Doug Jardine Managing Editor: Michelle Bjerkness Editor: Amanda Aranowski Design: Agnes Walker Advertising Sales: Karen Deuschle 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:, Web: Phytopathology News is distributed to all APS members. Subscription price to nonmembers is $69 U.S./$81 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: 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 Deadline for submitting items for the September 2010 issue is July 15, 2010.

APS Leadership Officers President: Barbara J. Christ President-Elect: John L. Sherwood Vice President: Carol A. Ishimaru Immediate Past President: James W. Moyer Secretary: Danise T. Beadle Treasurer: Randall C. Rowe Councilors Senior, at-Large: Michael J. Boehm Intermediate, at-Large: Carolee T. Bull Junior, at-Large: Anne E. Dorrance Caribbean Division: Maria Mercedes Roca North Central Division: George W. Sundin Northeastern Division: Wade Elmer Pacific Division: Jim Adaskaveg Potomac Division: Kathryne L. Everts Southern Division: John C. Rupe Editors-in-Chief APS PRESS: Margery L. Daughtrey MPMI: Gary Stacey Phytopathology: Niklaus J. GrÜnwald Phytopathology News: Doug Jardine Plant Disease: R. Mike Davis Plant Disease Management Reports: Frank Wong Plant Health Progress: Mike E. Matheron The Plant Health Instructor: Anton B. Baudoin

Let me start this month’s column with a story. Once upon a time, back in 1984, there was a Ph.D. graduate student at Michigan State University who was starting to think about applying for jobs, but had not yet taken any action. The student was invited by his major professor to attend the APS North Central Division meeting held that summer in Columbus, OH. At the opening evening reception, the student struck up a conversation with the department head at Kansas State University (K-State). The department head asked the student if he had applied for the extension specialist vacancy at K-State. The student admitted that he had seen the announcement, but the starting date was in October and his program would not finish until the following March. The department head indicated that they would be Doug Jardine willing to wait for the right person and encouraged the student to return home and submit an application. I’ll cut the story short here and fast forward ahead to 2010. I was that student and this past March, I celebrated 25 years of employment at K-State. Had it not been for the networking opportunity afforded to me by APS, I would probably still be employed somewhere in plant pathology, but it would likely not be at K-State. With further regard to networking, the last line of the APS Vision Statement reads, “APS… promotes and provides opportunities for scientific communication, career preparation, and professional development for its members.” That’s a wordy way to say, APS helps members network. Over the years, APS, particularly at the annual meeting, has strived to provide meaningful networking opportunities for attendees. Examples include the First Timers’ Orientation, Beerand-Bull Sessions, the DeBary Bowl, the Graduate Student, Industry and Extension, and Joint Committee of Women in Plant Pathology & Cultural Diversity Socials, and more recently, the Flash-and-Dash Poster Presentation Sessions. This year, APS debuts the mixer for young professionals. Scheduled for Monday evening, the social will provide an opportunity for young professionals to network with colleagues and speak face to face with prospective employers. More information on this social can be found on page 79. Whether it’s at a planned networking event or simply meeting with new colleagues or catching up on the latest with long-time friends in the hotel lobby or convention center hallways, the APS Annual Meeting is a great place to make connections. I hope to see you there. n

Board and Office Chairs and Directors APS Foundation Chair: George S. Abawi PPB Chair: Jacque Fletcher Publications Board Chair: Margaret E. Daub OEC Director: Darin M. Eastburn OIP Director: Sally A. Miller OIR Director: Brian D. Olson OPRO Director: Monica Elliott AMB Director: Scott T. Adkins XMB Director: Gary Bergstrom

What Will You Donate?

Division Officers Caribbean President: Ron Brlansky Vice President: Lydia Rivera-Vargas Secretary-Treasurer: Ronald French-Monar North Central President: Lawrence Osborne Vice President: Deanna Funnell-Harris Secretary-Treasurer: Loren Giesler Northeastern President: Norman Lalancette Vice President: Russell Tweddell Secretary-Treasurer: Beth Gugino Pacific President: Walter Mahaffee President-Elect: Jay Pscheidt Secretary-Treasurer: Juliet Windes Potomac President: Mary Ann Hansen Vice President: Boris Vinatzer Secretary-Treasurer: Yilmaz Balci Southern President: Boyd Padgett President-Elect: David Langston Vice President: Raymond Schneider Secretary-Treasurer: Donald Ferrin

Your support is requested to help gather unique and fun items that represent cultures from around the world. What have you found that you can donate to this exciting event? Popular items in the past have been jewelry, fabrics, wood carvings, wine, regional food specialties, or other treats from around the world. Donations may be in the form of crafts, artworks, tools, books, services, or other items that reflect your culture or cultures you have visited.

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Donations continue to arrive for the 6th Annual Office of International Programs’ Silent Auction, including beautiful larimar earrings from the Dominican Republic and a special wine and chocolate basket from New York.

To date, this event has raised more than $17,000 to support the connection of plant pathologists worldwide! Join the fun—information on how to donate items for the Silent Auction is available at Please mail donations to APS Headquarters by July 9, or bring them to the annual meeting with you. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Make your donation today! n

Early-Career Professionals Social with a New Twist—Meet, Mingle, and Find a Job Do you want to meet other like-minded career professionals in our field? Are you trying to explore new opportunities and create new connections for your future and your career? Because connecting with other professionals is critical to growing career opportunities, the Early Career Professionals Committee will again host this special social at the 2010 Annual Meeting, on Monday, August 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The social will provide an opportunity for our earlycareer members to network with colleagues, and this year, a new twist has been added: the chance for employers and employees to meet face to face. The APS Early Career Professionals Committee will kick off the social, offering an opportunity to learn about the committee’s initiatives and suggest ideas for future consideration. Then, participants will informally mix and mingle with colleagues and employers, while discussing job opportunities and hiring criteria. Please note, APS is modifying the onsite job service we have traditionally provided in the past to better accommodate our job-seeking members, replacing it with this networking social. The cost for the social is only $10, and this fee includes refreshments and appetizers. This unique, first-of-its-kind event is one you don’t want to miss. If you would like to take part in this opportunity, check #15 on the annual meeting registration form.    Employers, You’re Invited, Too! For the first time, academic, government, and industry employers are also invited to join the social to network one on one with potential employees. This relaxed setting will provide the perfect opportunity for you to connect with recent graduates, post-docs, and those just starting in their career. You’ll be able to share information about your upcoming positions, the skills and knowledge you are looking for in prospective job applicants, and the opportunities your organization has available. Can’t Make It to the Meeting? Visit Our Online Job Center! Available year-round on APSnet, the APS Job Center provides access to the most current jobs and candidates in the field. Prior to the meeting, make sure to indicate on your job or candidate posting your availability at the meeting. Or, bring copies of your job/candidate postings to include on the Job Board that will be available in the registration area. n

Now It’s Your Turn Videos have been submitted for the 2010 APS Office of Public Relations and Outreach (OPRO) video contest, and now it’s your turn to vote! Starting in early June, vote for a video in each available category at www.scientificsocieties. org/aps/videocontest. You are allowed to vote only once, and you will see the results automatically. Your vote will determine a winner for each category. A special OPRO contingency will look at all category winners and decide on the grand prize winner of $500. The other category-winning videos will receive an APS Flip video camera. Winners will be announced during the APS Annual Meeting, and you are invited to visit the OPRO booth during the meeting to view the videos. The video contest submissions will also be available on the APS YouTube channel at com/plantdisease. n

Set Up a Research Alert and Receive Plant Pathology Note Cards Did you know you can easily customize the online content from Plant Disease, Phytopathology, and MPMI to match your interests? Learn more during the 2010 APS Annual Meeting, where APS staff will be on hand to help you create or update your profile in APS Journals Online. Set up a saved search and you will receive a set of plant pathology note cards featuring the art submitted for the 2009 Art in Phytopathology contest FREE! To participate, visit the journals area in the APS PRESS Bookstore. n

Thank You for Your Participation and Feedback All APS members were e-mailed a link to the Phytopathology News Readership Survey at the end of March. The survey closed on April 30, with more than 1,000 responses—that’s 25% of the membership! Each member’s response matters and will be heard. Look for a survey summary to be included in an upcoming issue of the newsletter. We’ll let you know what members like most and what they would like to see improved. Again, thank you for your support and feedback. n Phytopathology News 79

APS Council Midyear 2010 Meeting Highlights Danise Beadle, APS Secretary, As you read in the April issue of Phytopathology News, the 2010 midyear meeting of APS Council yielded the landmark recommendation for accepting the Governance Ad Hoc Committee’s report Danise Beadle to approve structural changes within council and endorse membership approval of the constitutional amendments required to implement the change. This excitement for our society’s future warmed our hearts as we met in Minneapolis that cold February 19–21. Aside from this pioneering decision, other topics broached by council were by-products of previous initiatives, as well as actions/requests obtained from biannual reports of committees, boards, and offices. Highlights from the meeting and actions by council are as given. From the Financial Advisory Committee (FAC), the following recommendations were received: cash conservation continue into FY 2011; make the development of new revenue sources a top priority for the society; APS PRESS asked to develop a business plan for development of electronic communications; and mandate that the Plant Management Network (PMN) be budget neutral from this year forth. From the APS Office of Electronic Communication and APS staff, an update on the Content Management System/APS website was given. This will be the third incarnation of APSnet. A review of the background and process was provided by Darin Eastburn, with the estimated “go live” date in summer 2010. Steve Kronmiller reviewed the new site, expanding on some of the features and links.

addressed at the 2010 Annual Meeting. Monsanto will hold a career development workshop for graduate students and post-docs. The Leadership Institute will also conduct a one-day workshop at the annual meeting targeted to earlycareer professionals. The Publications Board announced the online posting of accepted “in press” manuscripts for all three journals.

Critical dialogue and deliberation on significant issues took place during the 2010 APS Council Midyear Meeting.

Past President Jim Moyer relayed to council an emerging initiative evolving from the Future of Education Workshop in Washington, DC, the subsequent Monsanto Ag Summit, and further dialogue with various individuals from science and industry. A coalition, composed of APS, Tri-societies, Soil Science, AACC International, Entomological Society of America (ESA), and Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), was formed to increase awareness and support for funding to all agricultural areas and named the Coalition for a Sustainable Agricultural Workforce (CSAW). Their mission will be to generate federal support to train future generations of agricultural scientists to be employed at universities, corporations, and government agencies. An open discussion followed, incorporating members of industry, chairs of the Teaching Committee, the APS Office of Public Relations and Outreach (OPRO), Leadership Institute, Early Career Professionals Committee, and graduate students from the University of Minnesota, to address the education initiatives provided to council in 2009. What can/should APS be doing and how to prioritize? Further actions will follow based on these proposals.

Motions approved by council included: • Acceptance from the Governance Ad Hoc Committee’s report and their proposal on governance changes • Initiate nonconstitutional governance proposals, including: • Formation of a Divisional Forum Ad Hoc Committee by the APS president • Formation of the Office of Scientific Programs composed of the Annual Meetings Board and the Auxiliary Meetings Board • Formation of a Nominating Committee Ad Hoc Committee by the APS president • APS president establish an ad hoc subcommittee to define the composition, mission, and strategic goals for the proposed Membership Forum • APS Council supports a joint meeting with the Canadian Phytopathological Society in 2013 or 2014 • Acceptance of the FY 2011 budget • Motion from the Executive Committee of APS to provide $5,000 to the Biology Department at the University of AlabamaHuntsville for a memorial when established

Council discussed opportunities for enhancing future societal revenue streams. Topics examined included electronic publications, allowing a customer-driven web platform to search across our product base and bundle electronic products (e.g., books, individual chapters, articles, images) specific to their needs; future annual meeting models, tweaking the current format to lessen financial outlay while maintaining the positive aspects that attract people to our meetings; and the addition of fee-based segments to the APS Education Center were all examined. Results will be forthcoming as established committees or new ad hocs were charged to assess each of these topics. President-Elect John Sherwood relayed to council the leadership initiatives that will be 80 Phytopathology News

Wrapping up a productive meeting, APS Council members, pictured here, look forward to initiating the strategic priorities.

in honor of Gopi Podila and Maria Ragland Davis • OPRO requested waiving a one-day annual meeting registration fee for undergraduate students and their professors/instructors at colleges and universities in the greater Nashville area • A registration category for undergraduate students be added to registration forms starting with the 2011 meeting • discounted registration for undergraduates be offered to students whose printed registration is accompanied by a letter on letterhead from a faculty member or supervisor who will be accompanying the student to the meeting • registration for undergraduate students be set by the meeting planner to be no more than the approximate cost of meals included in the registration • the registration includes membership in the society for one year, free of charge, for students who pay registration at the reduced cost for the entire meeting

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Appointments approved by council to begin in August 2010 included: • Awards and Honors Committee members: Mary Hausbeck and Stephen Goodwin • Directors of boards/offices: Jan Leach (Public Policy Board chair), Sally Miller (Office of International Programs director), Brian Olson (Office of Industry Relations director), Scott Adkins (Annual Meeting Board director), and Gary Bergstrom (Auxiliary Meetings Board director) • Chair of Publications Board: Tony Keinath n

The Hort Blog, run by a senior extension educator at Penn State University, explores “timely horticultural happenings and observations of nature,” mostly focusing on Pennsylvania, of course, at NewScientist has an informative blog, covering “cutting-edge science” at On the site, you will find a running post of stories from Another useful blog is the Plant Science Blog,, covering timely topics in the news. Also interesting is The Soy Report, maintained by APS member Paul Esker (http://thesoyreport.

Blog Roll Please… How and where we access information is becoming increasingly … instant. Everything happens at the push of a button—send an e-mail, check the weather, use an app—you get it. One of the quickest forms of electronic communication (updated daily or even hourly) is the blog. Blogs allow the blogger to connect more personally with readers via photos, text entries, and links to other sites of interest. More and more, members of the scientific community are using blogs for creating and maintaining professional connections. Have a few minutes? Check these out. A few plant pathology-focused blogs include “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food” (, maintained by Pamela Ronald, a professor of plant pathology at the University of California-Davis and her partner, an organic farmer. The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) is also blogging. Their current “invited blogger” is Eric Boa. Boa is a BSPP board member, works for CABI, and is manager of the Global Plant Clinic ( Relatedly, CABI’s blog, “Hand Picked ... and Carefully Sorted,” highlights research information that goes into CABI products (http://cabiblog.typepad. com/hand_picked/plant_sciences). Love mushrooms? The “Cornell Mushroom Blog,” run by Kathie T. Hodge, associate professor of mycology at the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University, manages the vividly colorful and descriptive blog at

And last, but not least (blog roll, please), the USDA now has a blog (, complete with photos and updates on recovery and investment projects. Do you blog? What’s on your blog roll? E-mail APS staff member Amanda Aranowski at and let her know! n

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Make Things Happen, Engage in an APS Committee

Southern Soybean Disease Workers Gather in Pensacola Beach for 37th Meeting

APS members who are looking for exceptional experiences that have the potential to enhance both the science of plant pathology as well as their personal leadership and networking skills should consider engaging in an APS committee. APS committee members tackle important issues, keep members informed, manage the details, and basically make things happen for APS and, as a result, advance the science and community of plant pathology. It’s important work and relies on a breadth of member involvement. With several committees to choose from, it’s easy to become involved in APS and all APS members are welcome to participate.

The 37th meeting of the Southern Soybean Disease Workers (SSDW) was held March 10–11, 2010, at the Pensacola Beach Hilton in Pensacola Beach, FL. PresidentElect Boyd Padgett coordinated the local arrangements, and the meeting was presided over by President Jason Bond. This year, 54 people attended the meeting, including members of the NCERA-212 Soybean Disease Committee.

What level of commitment is necessary? Committee members serve a three-year term, which is renewable. During this time, they attend and participate in the committee meeting held each year at the APS Annual Meeting and are involved in committee activities. The nature and extent of the activities of each committee depends on its mission, as well as on the imagination, enthusiasm, and dedication of its members. As an active committee member, you can make a difference. What are APS committees currently working on? Committees provide a mechanism by which the diverse views of plant pathologists can be considered. You can select from subjectmatter-focused committees or general policy committees. Check out the committee webpage on APSnet at On the webpage, you will find a listing of all committee chairs and members, a report of their recent activities, and other useful information related to APS committees. How do I join an APS committee? Volunteer to be a committee member by contacting the chair of the committee that interests you. To be considered for appointment, indicate your interest in serving on a committee in an e-mail to the committee chair by July 20, 2010, or if you will be at the annual meeting, attend the committee meeting in which you are interested. See the meeting program for meeting times and locations on Saturday, August 7, and Sunday, August 8. n

Your expertise and enthusiasm is needed. Be part of the most active, talented, and engaged group of member leaders—join an APS committee this year!

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Tom Allen, Mississippi State University, Delta Research and Extension Center,

The SSDW was created in 1971 following an initial meeting held in New Orleans, LA, with the director of the Louisiana Extension Jason Bond from Southern Illinois University received a memento of distinguished service from SSDW from incoming Service, Johnny Cox. At that time, president Boyd Padgett (left). southern plant pathologists with soybean responsibilities realized the need for a working group to coordinate regional fungicide trials, exchange field observations regarding soybean diseases, as well as determine regional yield loss estimates from soybean diseases. However, it was not until 1974 that the first annual meeting of the SSDW was held. Since that meeting, yield loss estimates from 16 states have been compiled annually by an individual from each state with soybean responsibilities. Estimates have traditionally been based on samples submitted to the diagnostic laboratory or field observations. This year’s meeting began with a symposium on the soybean green stem syndrome. Invited presentations by agronomists, entomologists, and pathologists on the status of research were made by Curt Hill, University of Illinois; and Don Boquet, Joseph Boudreaux, Padgett, and Josh Temple, all of the Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter. A graduate student paper competition followed the symposium and was presided over by Padgett. Four students participated in the competition representing LSU and the University of Arkansas (UA). Nicole Ward (LSU AgCenter; advisor, Ray Schneider) won first place for her presentation “Field evaluations of Simplicillium lanosoniveum as a biological control agent for Phakopsora pachyrhizi.” Micah Doubledee (UA; coadvisors, John Rupe and Craig Rothrock) won second place for her presentation “Effects of environment and cultivar on charcoal rot development in soybeans.” Additionally, we’d like to thank our sponsors: AgraQuest, Arysta LifeScience, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Cheminova, Cullum Seeds, DuPont, North Central Soybean Research Program, Pioneer, Progeny, Syngenta Crop Protection, United Phosphorous, United Soybean Board, and Valent U.S.A. The officers for the SSDW for 2010–2011 are Padgett, LSU AgCenter—president; Tom Allen, Mississippi State University—vice president; Alemu Mengistu, USDA-ARS—secretary; Cliff Coker, UA—treasurer; Stephen Koenning, North Carolina State University—chair, Disease Loss Estimate Committee. The next meeting of the SSDW will be held in conjunction with the NCERA-212 Soybean Disease Committee in Pensacola Beach, FL, March 9–10, 2011. n

Public Policy Update Mary E. Palm Named 2010 APS OSTP Fellow In April 2010, Mary E. Palm began a oneyear position as the APS fellow at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), executive office of the president, in Washington, DC. Palm follows John Sherwood as the second APS fellow at OSTP, a position sponsored by the APS Public Policy Board (PPB). The mission of OSTP is to provide the president with sound scientific and technical advice, ensure that the policies of the executive branch are informed by sound science, and ensure that the scientific and technical work of the executive branch is properly coordinated so as to provide the greatest benefit to society ( administration/eop/ostp). Because of OSTP’s significant and central role in the development of U.S. science policies and programs, it is essential that the agricultural sciences be represented on a continuing and consistent basis. As a senior policy analyst, Palm will represent agriculture by providing input through OSTP to the administration on agricultural issues related to science and technology. One such issue will be food safety. President Obama highlighted

APS OSTP Fellow Mary E. Palm among the arugula at the White House Kitchen Garden this spring.

the importance of food safety when he said, “We are a nation built on the strength of individual initiative. But there are certain things that we can’t do on our own. There are certain things that only a government can do. And one of those things is ensuring that the foods we eat … are safe and don’t cause us harm” (March 14, 2009). He established the President’s Food Safety Working Group (PFSWG) that consists of representatives from federal offices and agencies

and is recommending a new public healthfocused approach to food safety based on three core principles: 1) prioritizing prevention; 2) strengthening surveillance and enforcement; and 3) improving response and recovery. Palm will represent OSTP on the PFSWG, among other responsibilities, and will work to strengthen and support interagency and interdisciplinary research efforts to fill knowledge gaps. In addition to food safety, Palm will cover initiatives related to invasive species, agricultural education and research, biodiversity, biofuels, and agricultural adaptation to climate change. The voice and work of the APS fellow at OSTP assure the consideration of agricultural issues, resources, and perspectives in the development of U.S. science and technology policy, and provides APS members a valuable pathway for significant input. To assist in supporting this important APS function into the future, the APS Foundation has created a Public Policy Endowment initiative for targeted donations. Visit asp for additional details. n

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Division News

Focus on the Future

Potomac Division Gathers in Ocean City for 66th Annual Meeting

Monica Elliott, APS Office of Public Relations and Outreach Director, The Office of Public Relations and Outreach (OPRO) has changed its primary focus for the next three years to providing outreach to students and teachers to complement and support the APS Education Initiative. With a goal of increasing the number of undergraduate students who choose plant pathology as a career, OPRO determined that there are three steps in this process.

Monica Elliott

Step 1—Attract K-12 students to science by interacting with the students and their teachers Step 2—Attract science-oriented high school students to plant science/ biology undergraduate majors Step 3—Attract plant sciences/biology undergraduates to plant pathology graduate programs

To facilitate attracting K-12 students to the plant sciences or general biology, we are encouraging APS members to become a mentor for This resource has the goal of “fostering student research through scientific inquiry and online mentorship.” An upcoming Phytopathology News article will describe the resource in more detail by APS members who have experienced being a mentor. But, don’t wait—you can become a mentor now. Go to The fall session starts September 27, 2010. To attract the “YouTube generation” to plant pathology, we will populate the APS YouTube channel with your submissions to the 3rd Annual OPRO Video Contest. There are three categories this year: It’s a Microbial World After All, Central Concepts of Plant Pathology, and Dirtiest Jobs. Entries are due by June 1. The first place winner receives a $500 prize! For contest instructions, go to OPRO will again participate in the FFA Convention in October. This year, APS will focus on the teachers by placing the APS booth in the Teacher’s World Area of this large convention. We will also be participating in the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) convention in November. The displays used at the science museum in Minneapolis during our 2008 centennial meeting have been revised and developed into retractable banners for these conventions. In regard to FFA, OPRO has requested that the National Council for Agricultural Education place plant pathology career under five more FFA career clusters. Currently, our career is only located under the “plant systems” career cluster. For the upcoming annual meeting, letters and e-mails have been sent to the 13 colleges and universities in the greater Nashville area inviting undergraduate students and their professors to attend the “Undergraduate Student Plant Pathology Experience Day” at the APS Annual Meeting on Monday, August 9. This event will provide them with the opportunity to attend the morning scientific sessions (e.g., “Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms”) and afternoon plenary session, followed by a tour of the exhibits and posters.

Boris A. Vinatzer, Potomac Division Vice President, The 2010 meeting of the APS Potomac Division was held March 24–26 at the Carousel Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD. The Local Arrangements Committee was chaired by Jeri Cook, Nikki O’Neil, Julie Wolf, Arv Grybauskas, and Yilmaz Balci. The Executive Committee consisted of Kate Everts, President Chris Dardick, Immediate Past President David Schmale III, Vice President Mary Ann Hansen, and Secretary-Treasurer Boris Vinatzer. Attendance was approximately 77. Prior to the beginning of the program on Wednesday afternoon, an eco-tour of the Assateague Island National Seashore (AINS) was attended by approximately 25 people. AINS is located eight miles south of Ocean Beach and was established in 1962 for the purpose of protecting Assateague Island in the states of Virginia and Maryland. The formal program began Wednesday afternoon with a welcome by Dardick, Potomac Division president, followed by the industry-extension update, chaired by Eric Stromberg, Virginia Tech. In the evening, a vendor show and social at the hotel was well attended, providing a good opportunity for everyone to socialize. Two symposia and two contributed paper sessions were held on Thursday and Friday. The first symposium, Commercialization of GE crops with pathogen-derived resistance, was chaired by Bingyu Zhao (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA) and a total of four papers were presented by Ralph Scorza (USDA-ARS,

Like all APS committees and offices, OPRO relies on APS member volunteers. I want to thank the members of OPRO for their support in this transitional year. What was truly remarkable was the number of people who volunteered to fill the two upcoming vacant positions on the board! We wish we could have added everyone to the board. Last, but not least, thank you to APS staff members Michelle Bjerkness and Karen Deuschle. While at the annual meeting, stop by the OPRO booth and provide us with your ideas on how to reach K-12 and undergraduate students. And, sign up to be a mentor for n

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Ten students participated in this year’s student paper competition. The excellence of the student presentations was noted by all in attendance. Matthew Kasson (Penn State University) received first place, Leigh Ann Harrison (Virginia Tech) received second place, and Matthew Cutulle (Virginia Tech) and Sridhara Kunjeti (University of Delaware) both received an honorable mention. The student paper competition was followed by a presentation by APS President Barbara Christ, giving an update on our society at the national level.

Vice President Mary Ann Hansen congratulates Matthew Kasson, first-place winner of this year’s Graduate Student Research Award.

Kearneysville, WV), Nicole Juba (Virginia Tech), Shiv Kale (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute [VBI], Blacksburg, VA), and Margaret J. Jones (USDA-APHIS, Riverdale, MD). The second symposium was chaired by Vinatzer (Virginia Tech), and three papers were presented by Joao Setubal (VBI), Erin Schuenzel (USDA ARS, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD), and Vinatzer.

At the banquet dinner, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ethel Dutky by Schmale, immediate past president of the Potomac Division. Dutky made outstanding contributions to plant pathology and the Potomac Division. For example, she only recently retired from the position of director of the University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Laboratory where she has diagnosed about 30,000 diseases, insects, and weeds on all crops. She has long been an active member of the Potomac Division, serving as vice president and president in 1995 and 1996, respectively. Moreover, she established the APS Diagnostics Committee and served as its first chair. Kunjeti

and Jennifer Himmelstein (University of Maryland) both received a Student Travel Award. The meeting resolutions, composed by Mannon Gallegly and Stromberg, were read by Gallegly and the gavel was passed from outgoing President Dardick to incoming President Hansen. A humorous presentation by Jon Eisenback about the history of art,

Immediate Past President David Schmale III congratulates Ethel Dutky, the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award. Division News continued on page 86

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photography, microscopy, and nematology concluded the dinner.


During the business meeting of the membership, Dardick thanked the Organizing Committee, attendees, and the generous industry sponsors that allowed free registration for all participants of the student paper competition. The following industries made donations to the 2010 meeting: Syngenta Crop Protection (Erin Hitchner), BASF Ag Products (John O’Barr), FMC (Sandra Price), Thermofisher (Jennifer Woy), UPI (Tony Estes), Walz-USA (Dan Harkins), and Acadian Agritech (Robin Ross). Secretary-Treasurer Vinatzer presented the results of the election for secretary-treasurer and councilor. Schmale was elected councilor and Yilmaz Balci (University of Maryland, College Park, MD) was elected secretary-treasurer. The University of Delaware announced that they would organize the next meeting, most likely to be held in Rehoboth Beach, DE. n

A logo design competition is open for graduate students interested in attending the APS Caribbean Division Meeting. The meeting will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 19–22, 2011. The competition involves the design of a logo incorporating entomology and plant pathology themes for the joint meeting of The American Phytopathological Society Caribbean Division and the Entomological Society of America, Southeastern Branch. A drawing or explanation of the logo should be included with your entry. The winner of the competition will receive $400 and free registration to the meeting. The deadline for document submission is June 15, 2010. Students should send entries to Caribbean Division Vice President Lydia I. Rivera at lydiai. n


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2010 APS Foundation Awardees Congratulations to the following recipients of 2010 APS Foundation Awards.

Lucy Hastings de Gutiérrez Award for Excellence in Teaching Scott Evan Gold, University of Georgia Noel T. Keen Award for Research in Molecular Plant Pathology Gregory B. Martin, Cornell University 10th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Robert Louis (Lou) Hirsch, University of Arkansas Kameka Johnson, University of Georgia Jose Pablo Soto-Arias, Iowa State University Schroth Faces of the Future Early Career Professionals Symposium Olufemi J. Alabi, Washington State University Lucy Stewart, USDA-ARS Ioannis Tzanetakis, University of Arkansas Anna Whitfield, Kansas State University Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship Jonathan Jacobs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Student Travel Awards The José and Silvia Amador Award Andre Souza, North Carolina State University and Universidade Federal de Vicosa (Brazil) The Elsie J. and Robert Aycock Award Xiulan Xu, The Ohio State University The Kenneth F. Baker Award and The John F. Fulkerson Award H. Y. Kitty Cheung, Trent University, Canada

The Kenneth and Betty Barker Award and The Stuart D. Lyda Award Marcos da Silva, Iowa State University The Myron Brakke Award and The Gustaaf A. and Ineke de Zoeten Award Lingyun Hao, University of WisconsinMadison The J. Artie and Arra Browning Awards Samuel Glucksman, University of Florida Peter Horevaj, University of Arkansas Karen Lackermann, University of Wisconsin-Madison The C. Lee Campbell Award and The Forest Pathology Award Claudia Probst, University of Arizona The Caribbean Division Award Diego Quito, Oregon State University The H. J. Dubin Student Travel Award in honor of the Peace Corps Pamela Rojas, Universidad de Talca (Chile) The Eddie Echandi Award and The H. David Thurston Award Tiffany Enzenbacher, Michigan State University The Zahir Eyal Award and The Eugene S. Saari Award Lorena Gomez, Kansas State University The Robert W. Fulton Award TeeCie Brown, Oklahoma State University The Richard L. Gabrielson Award and The Raymond G. Grogan Award Andrea Payne, Oklahoma State University The Dennis H. Hall Award and The Donald E. Munnecke Award Michele Burnham, University of Georgia

The Janell Stevens Johnk Award Kehinde Obasa, Kansas State University The Stephen A. Johnston Award Lisa Beirn, Rutgers University The Arthur Kelman Award Richard McNally, Michigan State University The Tsune Kosuge Award and The Harry E. Wheeler Award Ye Xia, University of Kentucky The Don E. Mathre Award Chakradhar Mattupalli, University of Wisconsin-Madison The William J. Moller Award and The Roger C. Pearson Award Lucky Mehra, University of Georgia The Larry Wallace Moore Award and The John F. Schafer Award Nicole Ward, Louisiana State University The John S. Niederhauser Award Erica Lassiter, North Carolina State University The Joseph M. Ogawa Award and The Albert Paulus Award Guirong Zhang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign The Malcolm and Catherine Quigley Award Andrew Gougherty, Iowa State University The Luis Sequeira Award Marco Mammella, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria (Italy) The Virology Award Bindu Poudel, University of Arkansas

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2010 APS Annual Meeting Preview Creating Possibilities Twenty-Eight Scientific Sessions and Hundreds of Technical Posters The world’s top plant pathologists will be at the APS Annual Meeting this summer to present their latest research. See the schedule on the following pages for a full list of events and special sessions, then visit http://meeting. for full session descriptions, presentation titles, and speakers.

Plenary Session Monday, August 9 • 1:00–3:30 p.m. The plenary session will focus on the 2010 Annual Meeting theme, Creating Possibilities, by featuring speakers focused on issues facing agriculture and feeding the growing population. Speakers from outside plant pathology and agriculture will help us examine the issues of social media and their impact on our science, as well as the importance of global linkages. This session will focus primarily on the future of plant pathology and help us form ideas and realize possibilities for the future. Unveiling the web and making the implicit explicit: How new technologies will do your networking for you and what you can do to take advantage Ian Mulvany, Nature Publishing Group, London, United Kingdom Mulvany manages Connotea and Nature Network—Nature Publishing Group’s key web applications. He spends much of his time examining the implications of emerging web technologies for the practice and communication of science. Motivated by the idea that publishers should do better in the service of science with the information available to them, he works in a core role toward shaping the future online strategy for Nature Publishing Group. The ever-increasing importance of plant pathology Andre Drenth, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Drenth obtained an M.Sc. degree in plant breeding and a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology on late blight in potato, jointly from Wageningen Agricultural University and Cornell University before moving to Brisbane, Australia. There he worked on Phytophthora in tropical crops as program manager in the Centre for Tropical Plant Protection from 1994 to 2006. In 2006, he established the Tree Pathology Centre, which is focused on the control of diseases in tree crops. Drenth has managed many research projects in Australia and Southeast Asia and published many papers, book chapters, and a book, and is a well-cited author in a range of different areas of plant pathology. He has a very wide and deep interest in agriculture and food production and has travelled widely, giving him a unique insight into the impact of plant diseases.

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August 7–11, 2010 • Charlotte, NC Presentation title to be announced Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC Jones served previously as the director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering. Jones has also served as acting director and associate director for national security and international affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP). She will speak on the importance of international networks for scientific communities and roles our professional society can play. 

New for 2010! Opening General Session and Awards Ceremony This is your official welcome to the annual meeting. Get together with your friends and fellow scientists from around the world and help us recognize our colleagues with awards and honors for their important work throughout the year. Hear about the accomplishments and goals of our society straight from our leaders, honor those who have left our ranks in the past year, and learn about changes we’ve made to the annual meeting program and what to expect while you’re at the meeting. This session will also include a very special tribute to the late Nobel laureate and pioneering plant pathologist Norman Borlaug.

New for 2010! Leadership Training Opportunities Discover your unique leadership skills and learn how to apply them in your professional life. Space is limited, so don’t delay. Preregistration is required. APS Leadership Institute Saturday, August 7 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Find out what it takes to be a leader! This workshop, facilitated by Teri Balser, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will cover the following areas—what and who are leaders, why leadership is critical to your career and profession, types of leaders, leadership and personalities, developing effective leaders, leaders and change, and leaders in professional organizations. The cost of the ticket ($75) includes a full luncheon and two coffee breaks, as well as course materials. Enhance Your Team Performance—Understand Your MBTI Saturday, August 7 • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. In this free workshop, open to graduate students and post-docs, you’ll take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test online prior to training. During the session, an expert in talent development from Monsanto will provide you with your results, explain your personality type, and facilitate team-building exercises focusing on communication, culture, leadership, change, problem solving/conflict resolution, and stress. Committee for Diversity and Equality Social with Mentoring Strategizing Session Sunday, August 8 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Committee for Diversity and Equality has more than just a new name! The social is designed to help you meet colleagues from every point on the career ladder and walk away with a new bag of mentoring tricks. In addition to drinks, snacks, and social time, a mentoring strategizing session is also planned.

Workshops and Field Trips Get to the meeting early or stay late to take advantage of these opportunities to work with each other and explore the area. Preregistration is required.

Workshops Saturday, August 7 Scientific Writing for APS Journals • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Meet the Geek: Creating Podcasts Using Syndicated Content • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mixed Models for Data Analysis in Plant Pathology • 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 11 An Introduction to Statistics Using R (“R for Dummies”) • 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Field Trips APS staff is currently working to reschedule field trips. If you have registered for a field trip, you will receive notice of either a cancellation or replacement field trip as soon as that information is available.

Additional Networking and Educational Opportunities Make personal connections that will last throughout your career. New Times and Days! Technical Committees Saturday, August 7 • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Sunday, August 8 • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Did you know that anyone can attend a Technical Committee meeting at the APS Annual Meeting? Just drop in! Sitting in on a committee meeting during the annual meeting gives you the opportunity to meet the committee members and learn more about what committees do without any commitment. If you like what you see, you can apply to join a committee and help tackle important issues, influence future annual meeting content, and make sure your ideas are heard. New Time and Format! University Alumni Socials Sunday, August 8 • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Industry & Extension Social Sunday, August 8 • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Get to know your peers and industry representatives at the Industry & Extension Social! The Industry & Extension Social will be relocated to a new offsite venue in Charlotte. If you have registered for the social, you will receive notice of the new location from APS. Preregistration is required. Final Night Celebration Tuesday, August 10 • 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. This event is a traditional favorite for attendees and is not to be missed!

Hotel Reservations—Charlotte Hotel reservations must be made through the Visit Charlotte Housing Bureau. With the use of multiple hotels for this meeting, Visit Charlotte Housing Bureau offers an easy and convenient way to choose the hotel that best meets your needs. More information and links to the housing bureau are available at The Westin Charlotte (headquarters hotel), Hilton Charlotte Center City, Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown, and the Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown will serve as the official meeting hotels. All hotels are within a few blocks of the Charlotte Convention Center and approximately 20–25 minutes from the airport. If you have already made reservations with the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, you do not need to contact the hotel to cancel. The hotel will cancel your reservations automatically and any deposits will be refunded. You will need to make a new hotel reservation in Charlotte.

Save 5–7% on Airfare APS is currently negotiating with airlines to offer a discount off your airfare to Charlotte from August 3 to August 14, 2010. Visit the annual meeting website for instructions and promotional codes.

The 2010 Alumni Socials will be held adjacent to the Exhibit Hall and prior to the Welcome Reception so that you can easily attend both.

Preliminary Schedule subject to change Friday, August 6 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. APS Council Meeting 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. APS Leadership Forum, invitation only Saturday, August 7 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Leadership Training: APS Leadership Institute* 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Field Trip: Turfgrass* (tentative) 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Field Trip: Ornamental & Forestry Nursery* (tentative) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. APS Councilor’s Forum Meeting 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. APS PRESS Board Meeting 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Scientific Writing for APS Journals* Workshop: Meet the Geek: Creating Podcasts 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Using Syndicated Content* 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Leadership Training: Enhance Your Team Performance—Understand Your MBTI* 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Postharvest Pathology Committee Discussion Session

1:00 – 5:30 p.m. 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Workshop: Mixed Models for Data Analysis in Plant Pathology* APS Advisory Committee on Plant Biosecurity Meeting Office of International Programs (OIP) Board Meeting Registration Committee Chair/Vice Chair Orientation Scientific Program Board (SPB)/Section Chairs Meeting Publications Board Meeting Program Planning Orientation Microbial Forensics Interest Group Meeting First Timers’ Orientation Awards and Honors Committee Meeting, by invitation PDMR Editors’ Meeting Preliminary Schedule continued on page 90 Phytopathology News 89

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6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

New Time! Committee Meetings • Biotechnology Committee • Collections and Germplasm Committee • Committee for Diversity and Equality • Diagnostics Committee • Emerging Diseases and Pathogens Special Committee, by invitation • Integrated Plant Disease Management Committee • Pathogen Resistance Committee • Phyllosphere Microbiology Committee • Postharvest Pathology Committee • Regulatory Plant Pathology Committee • Tropical Plant Pathology Committee New Time! Committee Meetings • Biological Control Committee • Epidemiology Committee • Extension Committee • Host Resistance Committee • Industry Committee • Mycotoxicology Committee • Nematology Committee • Seed Pathology Committee • Soil Microbiology and Root Diseases Committee • Turfgrass Pathology Committee • Virology Committee Committee meetings continued on Sunday.

12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 12:15 – 3:00 p.m. 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 4:30 – 10:00 p.m. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

APS-OIP Silent Auction PMN Oversight Committee Meeting, by invitation Office of Electronic Communication (OEC) Board Meeting Oral Technical Sessions Special Sessions • The 2009 Tomato and Potato Late Blight Crisis: The Interaction of the Urban Home Garden and Commercial Agriculture—What Went Wrong and What We Learned • Advances in Plant Virus Evolution • The APS Public Policy Board: New Challenges for Phytopathologists • Induced Resistance: Where Does This Fit in IPM Programs? • Kasugamycin: The Risks and Benefits of Introducing a New Antibiotic Divisional Forum Plant Health Progress Editorial Board Meeting, by invitation New Time and Format! University Alumni Socials APS PRESS Bookstore Welcome Reception with Exhibition and Posters Extended Time! Poster Viewing New! Leadership Opportunity: Committee for Diversity and Equality Social with Mentoring Strategizing Session* Industry & Extension Social*

Sunday, August 8 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

APS Auxiliary Meetings Board Breakfast APSnet Education Center Editorial Board Meeting Vegetable Extension & Research Plant 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Pathologists’ Breakfast, by invitation 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Moderator Orientation 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. APS Phytopathology Senior Editors’ Meeting APS Plant Disease Senior Editors’ Meeting 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. New Day and Time! Committee Meetings (continued from Saturday) • Bacteriology Committee • Chemical Control Committee • Crop Loss Assessment & Risk Evaluation (CARE) Committee • Diseases of Ornamental Plants Committee • Early Career Professionals Committee • Forest Pathology Committee • Genetics Committee • Graduate Student Committee • Molecular and Cellular Phytopathology Committee • Mycology Committee • Plant Pathogen and Disease Detection Committee • Teaching Committee APS Phytopathology Editorial Board Meeting 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. APS Plant Disease Editorial Board Meeting 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. New! Opening General Session with Awards Ceremony Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Journals Senior Editors’ Luncheon, by invitation 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Division Officers’ Luncheon 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Poster Set-Up 90 Phytopathology News

Monday, August 9 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Extension Plant Pathologists’ Breakfast* Public Policy Board Meeting w/Breakfast Registration Plant Biosecurity Program Project Director Meeting 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Oral Technical Sessions Special Sessions 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. • 10th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: Seed Pathology—Epidemiology, Management, and Phytosanitary Concerns • Broad-Spectrum Resistance: Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Pathogen Reception and Resistance Signaling • More Than Just Antibiotics: The Multiple Mechanisms Leading to Biological Control and Plant Growth Promotion • New Products and Services • Plant Pathogen Population Genetics: An Essential Tool for Crop Biosecurity • Small Molecules in Phytopathology: From Determinants of Disease to Modulators of Defense 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Affiliates Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. APS PRESS Bookstore 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibits Open 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. APS Leadership Opportunity Ad Hoc Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Past Presidents’ Luncheon, by invitation 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. USDA-ARS Meeting 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Graduate Student & Industry Lunch* 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. New time! Plenary Session

3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

3:30 – 10:00 p.m. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Office of Industry Relations (OIR) Board Meeting Extended Time! Poster Viewing Early Career Professionals Social with New Employer Networking Opportunity* Graduate Student Social*

Tuesday, August 10 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Sustaining Associates’ Breakfast, by invitation Department Heads’ Breakfast* Scientific Programs Board (SPB) Meeting APS Foundation Board Meeting, by invitation Registration Small Fruit Diseases Workers Discussion APS PRESS Bookstore Exhibits Open Oral Technical Sessions Special Sessions • Identifying Quantitative Resistance Using Modern Technologies—Challenges for Plant Breeding • Nature’s Molecular Biologist: Xanthomonas and TAL Effector Function, Structure, and Diversity • Plant Disease Epidemics and Food Security in Globally Changing Agricultures and Environments • Prepare for Your Future: Career Opportunities After Graduate School: Part 2—Extension • Refining Systematics (Taxonomy, Nomenclature, Phylogenetics) for Better Resolution in the Population Biology and Evolution of the Oomycetes 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Phytopathology News Advisory Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Sugarcane Orange Rust Working Group 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 2011 Meeting Program Planning Committee Oral Technical Sessions 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Special Sessions • Assuring the Safety of Fresh Produce: Issues and Strategies • Biology and Management of Rhizoctonia Diseases in Turfgrass Systems

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

• Creating Possibilities for Sustainable Postharvest Disease Control Through Integrated Approaches to Both Preand Postharvest Fungicide Resistance Management • Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Diversity, Commercial Production, and Disease Management in High-Volume Production Facilities • Resorting Forest Ecosystems Impacted by Invasive Pathogens • Schroth Faces of the Future in Virology Office of Public Relations & Outreach (OPRO) Board Meeting New Time! Flash-and-Dash Presentations with Author Time Poster Viewing Exhibit Take-Down Final Night Celebration

Wednesday, August 11 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Take-Down APS Council Meeting Registration Office of International Programs (OIP) Board Meeting APS PRESS Bookstore Oral Technical Sessions Special Sessions • Biocontrol Beyond the Bench: Large-Scale, Successful Biocontrol • Cryptic Foes: Gathering the Latest Advances on Pythium • Integrated Microbial Bioinformatics • The Sophistication of Host-Pathogen Interactions Involving Necrotrophic Fungi • Virus Fishing with Chips: Plant Virus Microarrays and Next Generation Sequencing Poster Take-Down Workshop: An Introduction to Statistics Using R (“R for Dummies”)*

*Ticket required

2010 APS Annual Meeting Exhibitors Representatives from leading industry suppliers will be at this year’s meeting to answer questions and share information on products and services. Exhibitors are listed as of April 29, 2010. Visit for updates. AC Diagnostics, Inc. (ACDI) 1131 W. Cato Springs Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701; Phone: +1.479.595.0320 or +1.479.251.1960; Fax: +1.479.251.1791; Web: www. ACDI, a leading diagnostic company, provides highquality diagnostic products with affordable rates. ACDI offers ELISA reagents/kits for testing more than 300 plant pathogens and new product-immunocapture PCR kits. They also provide testing services and contract research for customer requirements. Academia Book Exhibits 3512 Willow Green Court, Oakton, VA 22124; Phone: +1.703.716.5537; Fax: +1.703.620.3676; E-mail: Academia exhibits academic books and journals in a multipublisher display.

Agdia, Inc. 30380 County Road 6, Elkhart, IN 46514; Phone: +1.574.264.2615 or 1.800.622.4342; Fax: +1.574.206.9360; E-mail:; Web: Agdia is a world leader in developing and providing quality plant pathogen diagnostic assays and testing services. We remain committed to providing the best customer support possible. Please take the opportunity to meet or talk with a member of our team. As customary, Agdia will have team members available to meet and talk to you during exhibit hours, or we can arrange a meeting with you outside exhibit hours. 2010 APS Annual Meeting Exhibitors continued on page 92 Phytopathology News 91

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American Peat Technology LLC 1132 Airpark Drive, Aitkin, MN 56431; Phone: +1.218.927.7888 or +1.218.831.3893; Fax: +1.218.927.3272; Web: www.AmericanPeatTech. com. American Peat Technology (APT) is a leader in the manufacturing of microbial carriers using reed sedge peat. APT is a leading supplier of media for the rhizobia/soybean inoculant industry. Product is available in granular and powdered forms, has superior shelf life, and has proven to be an excellent microbe carrier. APS Office of International Programs (OIP) 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121; Phone: +1.651.454.7250; Fax: +1.651.454.0766; Web: OIP is a global initiative designed to promote greater worldwide interaction among practitioners of plant pathology. Visit the OIP booth to mark your country on the map and learn about APS’s international activities, including promoting collaboration among plant pathologists and scientists of all nationalities and facilitating teaching, research, and extension, especially in developing countries.

Bio Chambers Incorporated 477 Jarvis Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2W 3A8, Canada; Phone: +1.204.589.8900; Fax: +1.204.582.1024; E-mail: info@biochambers; Web: See a live demonstration of how easy it is for us to provide technical support for our growth chambers and rooms in your facility! Visit our booth to tell us your needs and pick up information on our popular products. BioSciConcepts 2001 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21231; Phone: +1.410.752.4224; Web: BioSciConcepts is a leader in hands-on laboratory training in animal cell culture, PCR, and molecular biology techniques. As a full-time training center with more than 15 years of experience, we believe that intensive three- to five-day training sessions work best for those wanting to upgrade their laboratory skills. Visit us at

APS Office of Public Relations and Outreach (OPRO) 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121; Phone: +1.651.454.7250; Fax: +1.651.454.0766; Web: OPRO’s mission is to educate the public on matters related to plant health and plant diseases and demonstrate the value of plant pathology to society. Stop by the OPRO booth to learn about, view the 2010 video contest winners, and discover how social media can help spread the word about plant pathology.

BIOREBA AG/Eurofins STA Laboratories 1821 Vista View Drive, Longmont, CO 80504; Phone: +1.303.651.6417 or +1.408.846.9964; Fax: +1.303.772.4003; Web: BIOREBA_AG_Products/BIOREBA_AG_Products.php. Eurofins STA Laboratories and BIOREBA AG are partners in providing agro-diagnostic products and services for results you can trust. Eurofins STA Laboratories, a leading independent diagnostic laboratory, is the exclusive distributor of BIOREBA products in the United States. ESTA offers effective seed quality, plant pathogen diagnosis, and disease eradication services for agricultural industries. BIOREBA’s R&D laboratory develops and produces reagents and complete ready-to-use kits for the detection of plant pathogens.

BASF Corporation 26 Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Phone: +1.919.547.2000; Fax: +1.919.547.2488; Web: usa. The BASF agricultural products portfolio includes Cabrio, Caramba, Headline, Headline AMP, Endura, Forum, Twinline, and Pristine fungicides in agricultural production; Charter and Stamina fungicides in seed treatment; and Insignia, Emerald, Trinity, and Pageant fungicides in turf or ornamentals. These products feature the active ingredients pyraclostrobin, boscalid, dimethomorph, metconazole, or triticonazole.

British Society for Plant Pathology Marlborough House, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG7 1AG, United Kingdom; Phone: +44 1603 450286; E-mail:; Web: The British Society for Plant Pathology supports the professional interests of plant pathologists worldwide. We publish articles in the high-quality journals: Molecular Plant Pathology and Plant Pathology (no page charges, except color). Members can apply for: travel awards, short-term visiting fellowships, summer student funds, and conference support.

Bayer CropScience 2 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Phone: +1.919.549.2000; Fax: +1.919.549.2778; Web: www.bayercropscienceus. com. Bayer CropScience is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, nonagricultural pest control, seeds, and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and support for modern sustainable agriculture and for nonagricultural applications. Crop protection products to be highlighted at the booth include Adament, Luna brands, Proceed, Proline, Prosaro, Scala, Stratego Pro, and Votivo.

Burkard Manufacturing Co. Ltd., UK Unit 7, Woodcock Hill Industrial Estate, Rickmansworth, Hertsfordshire, WD3 IPJ, United Kingdom; Phone: +44 1923 773134; Fax: +44 1923 774790; E-mail:; Web: Burkard Manufacturing Co. Ltd., England, will display an apparatus for plant pathology together with new instruments for field and laboratory applications utilizing microtiter wells for immunological evaluation. Apparatus for sampling from ground and plant foliage will be on view. Details of our complete range will be available and our representative will answer any enquiries during the meeting.

Berthold Technologies USA, LLC 99 Midway Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; Phone: +1.865.483.1488; Fax: +1.865.425.4309; E-mail:; Web: www. Berthold Technologies is the worldwide leader in luminescent imaging and detection, offering a wide range of highly sensitive instruments used in research. Berthold manufactures the new NightSHADE plant-imaging system. This system includes LED light sources for day/night simulation, side view camera, and turntable for square petri dishes.

Conviron 590 Berry Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0R9, Canada; Phone: +1.204.786.6451; Fax: +1.204.786.7736; E-mail:; Web: Conviron is a global supplier of controlled environment systems for plant science research. We offer an extensive product portfolio of single and multitier chambers and rooms as well as research greenhouses, much of which is customized to a client’s specific requirements. To help ensure project success, we also offer specialized services from early-stage engineering and design through installation, project commissioning, and on-going maintenance and support.

BigC Suite 116, 20655 S. Western Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501; Phone: +1.310.618.9990; Fax: +1.310.618.9996; Web:

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Diagnostics Committee 127 Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK 74078; Phone: +1.405.744.9947; Fax: +1.405.744.6039. Diagnostics Jeopardy: Have fun with your knowledge of plant diseases. Play individually or together with colleagues.

Dow AgroSciences LLC 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054; Phone: +1.317.337.1000; Web: Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A., is a top-tier agricultural company that combines the power of science and technology with the “human element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. Dow AgroSciences provides innovative technologies for crop protection, pest and vegetation management, seeds, traits, and agricultural biotechnology to serve the world’s growing population. DuPont Crop Protection P.O. Box 30, Newark, DE 19714; Phone: +1.302.366.5704; Web: www2. DuPont’s mission in agriculture is to deliver global nutrition through higher, better-quality crop yields and healthier foods, while developing solutions to help meet the world’s energy needs. To help meet these goals, DuPont Crop Protection continues to develop and bring to the market new fungicides, such as penthiopyrad, proquinazid, and picoxystrobin. EnviroLogix Inc. 500 Riverside Industrial Parkway, Portland, ME 04103; Phone: +1.866.408.4597; Fax: +1.207.797.7533; E-mail:; Web: EnviroLogix Inc. develops immunoassay (ELISA) and DNA-based (DNAbleTM) test kits for detection of multiple plant pathogens and GMO events. Product lines also include mycotoxin, toxin, and contaminant test kits. EnviroLogix specializes in custom assay development using ELISA and DNAble technologies, leading the horticultural market in cutting-edge rapid diagnostic development. Environmental Growth Chambers 510 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022; Phone: +1.800.321.6854; Fax: +1.440.247.8710; Web: Environmental Growth Chambers has the largest selection of plant growth chambers of any company worldwide. We also produce controlled environmental rooms, tissue culture chambers, lighted and refrigerated biological incubators, shelf-lighted rooms, gas exchange chambers, hydroponics systems, day-lit chambers, and root zone cabinets. Stop by and discuss your requirements.

Natural Industries 6223 Theall Road, Houston, TX 77066; Phone: +1.281.580.1643; Fax: +1.281.580.4163; Web: Natural Industries manufactures beneficial microorganisms for the agriculture, horticulture, and retail markets. The flagship product Actinovate was registered in 2004 with the EPA for control of root diseases like Pythium, Phytophthora, and others. Actinovate is also labeled for foliar use against diseases like powdery mildew, Botrytis, and aerial Sclerotinia. Percival Scientific, Inc. 505 Research Drive, Perry, IA 50220; Phone: +1.515.465.9363; Fax: +1.515.465.9464; E-mail:; Web: www. Percival Scientific, Inc. (PSI) has been in business for more than 100 years. In the early 1950s, we became involved in creating the first commercially available plant growth chamber in cooperation with Iowa State University. Today, PSI continues to set the standard of excellence for the environmental control industry. Our products have led the industry in quality and dependability for more than 30 years. We invite you to visit our booth to learn more about our line of controlled environment products, including incubators and dew and plant growth chambers. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. 14 Norfolk Avenue, South Easton, MA 02375; Phone: +1.508.230.1828; E-mail:; Web: www.pressurebiosciences. com. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (PBI) markets products based on pressure cycling technology (PCT). PCT uses alternating cycles of ambient and high pressure to control molecular interactions, including the safe, rapid, and reproducible extraction of DNA/RNA/proteins/small molecules from a wide variety of cells and tissues, and the significant acceleration of protein digestion.

Eurofins STA Laboratories/BIOREBA AG See listing under BIOREBA AG/Eurofins STA Laboratories for full details.

Spectrum Technologies, Inc. 12360 S. Industrial Drive E., Plainfield, IL 60585; Phone: 1.800.248.8873 or +1.815.436.4440; Fax: +1.815.436.4460; E-mail: info@specmeters. com; Web: Spectrum Technologies, Inc. offers affordable devices to measure nutrient levels, soil qualities, light, weather, and other factors affecting plant growth. Our WatchDog weather stations and data loggers make it easy to record weather events and conditions. More than 15,000 customers count on Spectrum’s easy-to-use, dependable technology for their growing needs.

Gylling Data Management, Inc. 405 Martin Boulevard, Brookings, SD 57006; Phone: +1.605.693.4150; Web: Research management software since 1982. Use ARM software to establish, manage, analyze, and report information for crop protection research trials. Summary Across Trials for multitrial summarization. Psion Workabout Pro data collector with enhanced rating shell for your data collection. ARM Germplasm Manager is for germplasm improvement projects and crop performance trials.

Springer 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013; Phone: +1.212.460.1500 or 1.800.777.4643; Fax: +1.212.460.1575; E-mail: service-ny@springer. com; Web: Springer is a major publisher of books and journals in life sciences. Please stop by our booth to order books at a special conference discount and take a closer look at sample issues of journals. Staff will be available to answer any questions about publishing with Springer.

Marrone Bio Innovations Suite B-107, 2121 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618; Phone: +1.530.750.2800; Web: Marrone Bio Innovations discovers, manufactures, and markets unique biopesticides sourced from plant extracts and microorganisms. Visit the Marrone Bio booth to learn about new label uses for Regalia biofungicide to control a variety of fungal and bacterial diseases.

USDA/APHIS/PPQ/PHP 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20770; Phone: +1.301.734.0841; Fax: +1.301.734.5392; E-mail:; Web: ePermits is an electronic permitting system used by USDA/APHIS to process permits. In order to access the system and submit a permit application, users must complete a registration process called eAuthentication. As a courtesy to potential permit holders, an eAuthentication Station will be open at our booth.

National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) 107 CIPS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; Phone: +1.517.353.8624; Fax: +1.517.353.1781; E-mail: hammersr@anr.msu. edu; Web: NPDN is a consortium of plant diagnostic facilities at land-grant universities and several state departments of agriculture. NPDN’s mission is to facilitate early detection of plant pathogens and pests through education, perform rapid and accurate diagnoses, and support response through partnerships.

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People Student Degree Lindsay Triplett fulfilled requirements for her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University (MSU) under the direction of George Sundin. Her dissertation was entitled “Secretion Lindsay Triplett signals and chaperone function in Erwinia amylovora.” She was a recipient of an MSU Plant Science Excellence Fellowship, two APS Foundation Student Travel Awards, and was an APS education fellow who attended the National Workshop on the Future of Education in Plant Pathology and Related Disciplines in 2009. Triplett is currently employed as a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Jan Leach at Colorado State University. Kazi Kader completed his Ph.D. degree in plant pathology in May 2010 under the direction of Bob Hunger. His dissertation was entitled, “Fitness, virulence, and genetic variability in Pyrenophora triticiKazi Kader repentis isolates causing tan spot of wheat in Oklahoma.” Kader received his B.S. degree in agriculture from the Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh in 1990 and his M.S. degree in plant pathology from Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in Gazipur in 1995. He was a scientific officer in the Plant Pathology Division at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in Gazipur prior to coming to Oklahoma State University in 2005. Kader has returned to Bangladesh and is working as a senior scientific officer at BARI. Awards Adipala Ekwamu from Uganda was honored with a 2010 International Alumni Award from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU). Ekwamu received an M.Sc. degree from Makarere University in Uganda in 1980 and a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology from OSU in 1992 under the guidance of Patrick Lipps and Larry Madden. The award recognizes Ekwamu’s extensive role in agricultural development in East Africa and the transformation of Sub-Saharan African agricultural research 94 Phytopathology News

by establishing university collaborations in plant health management programs. After graduating from OSU, Ekwamu returned to Makerere University where he rapidly rose through the faculty ranks and served as chair or secretary of virtually all of the university’s key governing and advisory committees. He made numerous research contributions to the epidemiology and management of diseases and pests of Uganda’s key crops. Recently, he has undertaken perhaps the biggest challenge of his career, serving as founder and regional coordinator of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 25 universities in eastern, central, and southern Africa. In this position, he is helping to rebuild agricultural science and human resource capacity in African universities by sponsoring faculty development and research opportunities and establishing new and innovative Ph.D. programs at member institutions. Ekwamu was honored at an awards ceremony on March 16 in Columbus, which was attended by Lipps and former department chair Ira Deep.

at Tirupati University, was the principal organizer of the large congress. At the elaborate inauguration ceremony, Maramorosch received the M. V. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award. Kevin McCluskey, associate research professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri in Kansas City has been awarded the 2010 B. O. Dodge Award by the Neurospora Policy Committee Kevin McCluskey for outstanding service to the research community. Additionally, McCluskey was an invited speaker at the 2009 IndoU.S. Symposium, Biology of the Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi, December 11–14, 2009, in Hyderabad, India, and at the Global Biological Research Center Network status seminar, held in Braunschweig, Germany, where he was also nominated to the executive board of the World Federation for Culture Collections. McCluckey is curator of the Fungal Genetics Stock Center (since 1995) and is currently completing his second term on the APS Collections and Germplasm Committee. He currently serves as chair of the committee. New Positions

(Left to right): Mark Erbaugh, interim director, International Programs in Agriculture, OSU; Adipala Ekwamu; and Mike Boehm, chair, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU.

Karl Maramorosch, the Robert L. Starkey Professor of Microbiology and emeritus professor of Entomology at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, was an invited seminar speaker in India at the Jaipur Karl Maramorosch National University on March 17, 2010. There, he was a guest of India’s prominent plant virologists, Narayan Rishi, and University Vice Chancellor H. N. Verma. The following week, he was honored by the Indian Virological Society, who invited him to formally inaugurate their 25th Jubilee Congress, VIROCON-2010, held in the temple city of Tirupati. Sai Gopal, head of the Plant Pathology Department

Robert Brueggeman has joined the Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University (NDSU) as an assistant professor with research responsibilities for barley diseases. Brueggeman obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in crop science at Washington State University, both under the direction of Andris Kleinhofs. His graduate research focused on the cloning and characterization of stem rust resistance genes in barley. Brueggeman will continue his barley stem rust research at NDSU with an emphasis on newer forms of the causal agent that have arisen in recent years. In addition, Brueggeman is developing research programs on Fusarium head blight and leaf diseases of barley and he will teach a graduatelevel course on host-parasite genetics. Several members of the extension plant pathology team at the University of Nebraska (UN) have recently been promoted. Loren Giesler has been promoted to full professor and has responsibilities for research (10%) and extension programming (90%) on soybean and turf diseases. Bob Harveson has also been promoted to full professor. He has a research and extension (50/50) appointment involving diseases of specialty crops in Nebraska and is located at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. In addition, Stephen

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plant host. He uses molecular genetics and biochemical analysis to identify and characterize the gene expression networks, protein interactions, biochemical processes, signaling pathways, and effector molecules that mediate the plantfungal interaction.

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Wegulo has been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. He has a 25/75 research/extension appointment with responsibility for small grain and ornamental diseases.

Fauquet with some of the plant pathology graduate students at Washington State University.

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Larry Madden, distinguished professor of plant protection in the Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University (OSU), recently was an invited guest at three institutions in China and presented Larry Madden research seminars in two cities. In March 2010, Madden visited the Department of Plant Pathology at China Agricultural University (CAU) and the Institute of Plant Protection at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Claude Fauquet, director of the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology and member and principal investigator of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, was the studentinvited distinguished speaker at the Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, WA. Fauquet’s visit was organized by the plant pathology graduate students and included meetings with graduate students, staff, and faculty. During the two-day visit March 29–30, Fauquet gave two seminars in the department, “Intimate relationships between the host and geminiviruses and their satellites” and “Better food for a better world: Cassava biotechnology. “

UN has also recently hired Rich Wilson in the Department of Plant Pathology as an assistant professor. He has an 80% research and 20% teaching appointment, with research interests in understanding the mechanisms that govern the molecular interactions between fungi and Stephen Wegulo

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(CAAS), both in Beijing, and presented a seminar to both groups on contemporary approaches to disease forecasting. He was hosted by Zhanhong Ma of CAU and Yilin Zhou of CAAS. Madden, Ma, and Zhou were joined by Xiangming Xu of East Malling Research, England, and together they worked on the planning for the Eleventh International Epidemiology Workshop, which will be held in Beijing from August 22–24, 2013 (immediately before the International Congress of Plant Pathology). Madden then visited the Plant Protection College of Qingdao Agricultural University in Qingdao, Shandong Province, and was hosted by Baohua Li. He presented a seminar on disease forecasting in Qingdao and then worked with Li and Xu on a research project on spatial epidemiology. In Memory Efrat GamlielAtinsky, a Vaadia-Binational Agricultural Research & Development (BARD) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Georgia, was killed in an automobile accident in southern Israel Efrat Gamliel-Atinsky on March 7, 2010, after another vehicle crossed the center line and struck her car. She was 39 years old. Her daughter Noam, infant son Ya’ari, and mother Ester Gamliel were also victims of the accident. Gamliel-Atinsky earned both a B.Sc.Agr. degree in plant protection and environmental studies (1996) and an M.Sc. degree in plant protection sciences (1999) from the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Quality Sciences, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her M.Sc. research, conducted under the supervision of Dani Shtienberg and Amos Dinoor at the Volcani Center, was focused on developing a model to predict the timing of maturation and dissemination of ascospores of Didymella rabiei to optimize the management of Ascochyta blight in Israel. As part of her thesis work, she also determined the prevalence of the two mating types and the aggressiveness of the pathogen population in Israel and examined the influence of fungicide application timing to suppress the disease. Upon graduation, Gamliel-Atinsky joined the Hebrew University Botanical Gardens as the curator of the Asian plant collection and an instructor of plant protection courses for professional horticulture students. She subsequently worked for the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture as the chief inspector and export coordinator in charge of international export agreements at the Plant Protection and Inspections Services; and for Good Water Neighbors—Friends of the Earth Middle East 96 Phytopathology News

as a coordinator for a regional water project involving cross-border communities sharing a common water source, promoting environmental awareness and peace-building. In 2003, Gamliel-Atinsky returned to the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at the Hebrew University, entering the Ph.D. program in plant protection sciences under the direction of Stanley Freeman, Abraham Sztejnberg, and Eric Palevsky. She took on the challenging topic of elucidating the epidemiology of Fusarium mangiferae, specifically the interaction between the pathogen and the mango bud mite Aceria mangiferae in the epidemiology of mango malformation disease, a topic that had been researched for more than 130 years previously without much insight. In her dissertation research, the role of the bud mite in carrying conidia of F. mangiferae, vectoring them into potential infection sites, and assisting fungal infection and dissemination was clarified. Following the mite’s exposure to a green fluorescent protein-marked isolate of the pathogen, conidia were found in bud bracts only when both mites and conidia were coinoculated on the plant, demonstrating that the mite vectored the conidia into the apical bud. No windborne bud mites bearing conidia were found, but large numbers of windborne conidia were detected in spore collectors. Collectively these results showed that A. mangiferae can carry and vector the pathogen to the apical bud and assist in fungal penetration, but the mite does not appear to play a role in the aerial dissemination of conidia. The high quality of Gamliel-Atinsky’s dissertation work is reflected not only in a series of five peer-reviewed manuscripts (two of which were published back-to-back in Phytopathology), but also in graduate research awards from the Israeli Phytopathological Society and the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture. While completing her dissertation, GamlielAtinsky was awarded a prestigious Vaadia-BARD post-doctoral fellowship to work with Harald Scherm in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia. Her post-doctoral research was focused on the epidemiology and vector relations of bacterial leaf scorch, a novel disease of blueberry in the southeastern United States caused by Xylella fastidiosa. She quickly developed and validated a qPCR-based assay for monitoring populations of the pathogen and applied this assay to blueberry leaf and stem samples to quantify the temporal dynamics of disease development in the field. She collaborated closely with entomologists studying leafhopper vector relations and with extension scientists seeking to develop management options against bacterial leaf scorch. Her broad-based expertise in plant disease epidemiology and her amazing willingness to help others will be missed greatly by all who worked with and knew her. She became an integral part of the department during her year here, and her incredible energy and positive outlook charged the enthusiasm of graduate students, staff, and faculty alike.

Gamliel-Atinsky was a member of both APS and the Israeli Phytopathological Society. She is survived by her husband, Bryan Atinsky, her father, Moshe Gamliel of Nes-Ziona, Israel, and three brothers in Israel. H. Arthur Lamey, professor emeritus of plant pathology at North Dakota State University (NDSU), passed away November 27, 2009, in Fargo, ND, due to complications from mylodysplastia and double pneumonia. H. Arthur Lamey He was residing in Fargo at the time of his death. Lamey was born in Bloomington, IN, and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan with a B.A. degree in botany. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1954. His dissertation, conducted under the direction of G. W. Keitt, was entitled, “Studies on the nutrition and genetics of certain induced biochemical mutants in Venturia inaequalis (Cke.) Wint.” This launched a long, productive, and fascinating career. Lamy served two years as a plant pathologist with the U.S. Army, then worked as a project associate on apple scab at the University of Wisconsin. In 1958, he began work as a plant pathologist with the USDA in Cuba, working on the hoja blanca disease of rice. From 1960 to 1969, he worked on rice diseases as a plant pathologist with the USDA in Baton Rouge, LA. During that time, he also worked on a special assignment with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Rice Protection Research Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. He continued his international work as a plant pathologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Nigeria, project manager with the FAO in Korea, and a consultant in El Salvador. In these various roles, he helped meet plant disease research needs across several continents. In 1977, Lamey joined the NDSU Department of Plant Pathology as the extension specialist for all crops grown in North Dakota. When the department hired a small grains extension specialist in 1984, Lamey then focused his extension and applied research activities on row crop diseases in the state. His program involved crop disease surveys and providing management information for the many diseases of sugarbeet, canola, sunflower, dry bean, soybean, and other row crops grown in North Dakota. Lamey was honored with several awards from commodity organizations and NDSU, including the Distinguished Service Award and the Communicator of the Year Award from the NDSU Extension Service, the Excellence in Extension Senior Career Award from the NDSU College of Agriculture, and the Sugarbeet Distinguished Service Award

from the Sugarbeet Industry of North Dakota and Minnesota. Service was a cornerstone of Lamey’s professional activities. His service to APS included membership and/or chairmanship of the Placement Committee, the International Cooperation Committee, the Extension Committee, the Chemical Control Committee, and the Office of International Programs. Lamey retired in 2001 but remained active with his family, travel, a consulting business, and many social activities. Among other things, Lamey was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fargo and enjoyed singing in the church choir as well as singing in the Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera Company for many years. No matter how magnanimous his academic or professional achievements, none compared to his love and devotion to his wife and children. He married Cynthia Huenink on August 22, 1956, and they embraced the cultures of the many countries in which they lived over their careers. Together they gave life to 14 children— biological, adopted, and foster. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cynthia; sons, Timothy Lamey and Thaddeus Lamey, and daughters, Linda Lamey-Volk, Suzan Lamey, and Laura Daigle. A graduate student scholarship has been established in Lamey’s memory. Memorials can be sent to the Lamey Scholarship Fund, NDSU Development Foundation, 1241 University Drive N., Box 5144, Fargo, ND 58105 U.S.A.

Ganga Nair, 80, professor emeritus in the Natural and Applied Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) and a world-renowned expert on forest preservation, died March 10. Nair was born on January 26, 1930, in Kozhikode, Kerala State, India. He received his undergraduate degree from Christian College in Madras, India. While attending the university, Nair became a pilot. He was selected to the Indian Air Force before changing his focus to a career in education. Nair later went on to receive a master’s degree in natural sciences from Aligarh University. He served as a fellow at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. In 1964, he received master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in plant pathology and mycology. Nair was one of the founding faculty members at UWGB, where he taught plant-forest pathology, mycology, and conservation of natural resources on a global level for more than 40 years. Nair published scores of research papers and book chapters on chemotherapeutic control of tree diseases and mycoplasma tree diseases in national and international journals. He was the first recipient of the UWGB Founders Association Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 1976. Nair has achieved an international reputation for his research in mycoplasma diseases in trees, chemotherapeutic and biological plant diseases, breeding and cloning of disease-resistant trees species, reforestation, preservation, and propagation of forest medicinal plans.

He cared about UWGB, the Natural Applied Sciences Department, the biology programs, and his students. Nair always believed that his students were his wealth, and felt that his students should do better than he did. He served as a senior adviser to the United Nations Development Program on the preservation of tropical forests around the world. Nair also served on the International Plant Protection Congress and the Indian Planning Commission. He was selected by India as a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India. China also presented him with the “Scroll of Distinction” for scientific achievements. Nair received the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies in 2003. His expertise was not limited to international areas. Nair also directed the chemotherapeutic control and management of oak wilt in Green Bay, WI; served on the committee to control Dutch elm disease in Wisconsin; and helped farmers solve problems associated with soilborne fungal pathogens. Nair retired in spring 2009 following a distinguished career as a specialist in diseases of trees and other woody species. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Elizabeth. On March 26, 2010, a celebration of Nair was held at UWGB, where speakers shared their memories of Nair. Additionally, a scholarship fund has been established at UWGB. Contributions may be made to the Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Endowed Scholarship and mailed to UWGB, Advancement Office, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311 U.S.A. n

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications now being accepted for a fellowship (renewable for three years maximum) as part of collaborative research between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), University of Alberta (U of A), and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. The successful candidate will conduct post-doctoral research in the area of clubroot of canola under the joint supervision of AAFC scientists and Stephen Strelkov, U of A. Research would address detection of clubroot resting spores (molecular techniques, including quantitative PCR, bioassay assessments, and/or direct microscopic observation) and potential gradients associated with soil particle dispersal, water movement, and movement of soil via vehicular traffic. Research on pathogen dispersal will determine the presence and viability of the clubroot causal agent, Plasmodiophora brassicae, quantify it, and examine gradients in soils associated with wind/water erosion or movement of field equipment/other vehicles. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. degree within five years prior to commencement of the award and be accepted into the NSERC visiting fellowship eligibility list (www.nserc-crsng. Closing Date: July 23, 2010 (This closing date is open until the position is filled.) Submit cover letter/CV with two references. Contact: Randy Kutcher, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, P.O. Box 1240, Melfort, SK S0E 1A0, Canada. Fax: +1.306.752.4911;   E-mail: randy.kutcher@agr.; Phone: +1.306.752.2776; Web: www.agr.

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Extension Technologist Manage all field trials for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) research and demonstration sites. Duties include site coordination, treatment applications, data collection, and summary of trial results. Responsible for coordinating all SCN projects, including greenhouse projects and a statewide SCN sampling program. B.S. degree in plant pathology, agronomy, or related field, plus one year of field research experience required. Working knowledge of agricultural production and research operations necessary. M.S. degree in plant pathology or related field preferred. Two to four years agricultural field research experience desirable. Excellent benefits, including staff/dependent scholarship program. View requisition 100069 at for details and to apply. UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, and work-life balance. Closing Date: July 6, 2010 (This closing date is open until the position is filled.) Please apply online at http://employment.unl. edu. Contact: John Dillingham, UNL Plant Pathology, 279 Plant Science Hall, Lincoln, NE  68583-0915 U.S.A. E-mail: jdillingham2@unl. edu; Phone:  +1.402.472.1548; Web: www.unl. edu.   Post-Doc The mutually beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis occurs between the roots of the majority of terrestrial plants, including maize and rice, and glomeromycotan fungi. AM fungi enhance the mineral nutrition of their hosts and receive carbohydrates in return. Both organisms enter into an intimate relationship culminating in the formation fungal of haustoria (arbuscules) inside living cortex cells. Recognition, development, and functioning of an AM symbiosis must be the result of a well-orchestrated signal exchange between both symbiotic partners. We have identified LOOPHOLE (LPH) from rice required for the early stages of the interaction as revealed by the resistant phenotype of lph rice mutants. LPH is a membrane protein of unknown function and belongs to the major facilitator super family. The project focuses on characterizing LPH along three major questions: functional conservation in maize and other hosts of AM fungi; protein localization during symbiosis; and, most importantly, protein function. A background in molecular biology and plant genetics desired. Closing Date: July 3, 2010 (This closing date is open until the position is filled.) Submit CV, list of publications, and names of three references. Contact: Uta Paszkowski, University of Lausanne, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Lausanne, Europe, 1015 Switzerland. E-mail:; Phone: +41.21.692.4210; Web: dbmv/page8001_en.html. n

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IMPORTANT APS DATES TO REMEMBER June 2010 1 2010 Video Contest submissions due. videocontest 2 Outstanding Volunteer Award nominations due. members/volaward.asp July 2010 1 Art in Phytopathology entries due. artinphytopathology.asp 8 Annual Meeting registration closes. 9 Donation forms for OIP Silent Auction due to APS. www.apsnet. org/members/oip/silentauction.asp August 2010 7-11 APS Annual Meeting. 28 APS Officer election closes.

APS Journal Articles Phytopathology June 2010, Volume 100, Number 6 Virulence Characteristics Accounting for Fire Blight Disease Severity in Apple Trees and Seedlings. Guangdong and Florida Populations of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Distinguished by a Genomic Locus with Short Tandem Repeats. Inhibition of Aspergillus flavus in Soil by Antagonistic Pseudomonas Strains Reduces the Potential for Airborne Spore Dispersal. Daily Changes of Infections by Pythium ultimum After a Nutrient Impulse in Organic Versus Conventional Soils. Multilocus Sequence Typing of Xylella fastidiosa Causing Pierce’s Disease and Oleander Leaf Scorch in the United States. Infection Processes and Involvement of Defense-Related Genes in the Expression of Resistance in Cultivars of Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum) to Phytoph­thora clandestine. Ectopic Expression of the Rice Lumazine Synthase Gene Contributes to Defense Responses in Transgenic Tobacco. One of Two Major Paralogs of AVR-Pita1 Is Functional in Japanese Rice Blast Isolates. Resistance in Tomato and Wild Relatives to Crown and Root Rot Caused by Phytophthora capsici. Host Range and Complete Genome Sequence of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus, a New Member of the Genus Crinivirus. Resistance to Tomato chlorosis virus in Wild Tomato Species that Impair Virus Accumulation and Disease Symptom Expression.

Plant Disease June 2010, Volume 94, Number 6 Crown Rot of Bananas: Preharvest Factors Involved in Postharvest Disease Development and Integrated Control Methods. Characterization and Epidemiological Significance of Potato Plants Grown from Seed Tubers Affected by Zebra Chip Disease. Penicillium Species Associated with Preharvest Wet Core Rot in South Africa and Their Pathogenicity on Apple. Night Spraying Peanut Fungicides I. Extended Fungicide Residual and Integrated Disease Management. Night Spraying Peanut Fungicides II. Application Timings and Spray Deposition in the Lower Canopy. Characterization of Diversity Among Isolates of Rhizoctonia oryzae-sativae from California Rice Fields. Managing Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot in Bell Pepper Using Fungicides and Host Resistance. Phytophthora ramorum Occurrence in Ornamentals in Serbia. Evaluation of a Warning System for Controlling Primary Infections of Grapevine Downy Mildew. Botryosphaeriaceae Species Spore-Trapping Studies in California Vineyards. Wind Speed Effects on the Quantity of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri Dispersed Downwind from Canopies of Grapefruit Trees Infected with Citrus Canker. Reduced Sensitivity in Monilinia fructicola Field Isolates from South Carolina and Georgia to Respiration Inhibitor Fungicides. In Situ Detection of Benzimidazole Resistance in Field Isolates of Venturia inaequalis in Indiana. Occurrence and Molecular Identification of AzoxystrobinResistant Colletotrichum cereale Isolates from Golf Course Putting Greens in the Southern United States. Effects of Chloride and Ammonium Salts on the Incidence of Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot of Soybean. Effects of Wheat streak mosaic virus on Root Development and Water-Use Efficiency of Hard Red Winter Wheat. Wheat Streak Mosaic: A Classic Case of Plant Disease Impact on Soil Water Content and Crop Water-Use Efficiency.

Physiologic Specialization of Puccinia triticina on Wheat in the United States in 2008. First Report of the Citrus Huanglongbing Associated Bacterium ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ from Sweet Orange, Mexican Lime, and Asian Citrus Psyllid in Belize. Epidemics of Meloidogyne brasilensis in Central Brazil on Processing Tomato Hybrids That Have the Root-Knot Nematode Mi Resistance Gene. First Report of Leaf Spot of Dracaena reflexa Caused by Burkholderia gladioli Worldwide. First Report of Phytophthora Blight of Lily Caused by Phytophthora nicotianae in China. First Record of Trichodorus primitivus and Morphological and Molecular Identification of Longidorus elongatus from Canada. First Report of Seedborne Cherry leaf roll virus in Wild Potato, Solanum acaule, from South America. Fusarium proliferatum, a New Pathogen Causing Head Blight on Oat in Argentina. Confirmation of European Brown Rot Caused by Monilinia laxa on Tart Cherry, Prunus cerasus, in Western New York. First Report of Grapevine fleck virus from Washington Vineyards. First Report of Armillaria Root Disease Caused by Armillaria tabescens on Araucaria araucana in Veracruz, Mexico. First Report of a Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici Race Virulent to the Sr24 and Sr31 Wheat Stem Rust Resistance Genes in South Africa. First Report of Diplodia corticola Causing Grapevine (Vitis vinifera) Cankers and Trunk Cankers and Dieback of Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis) in California. First Report of Grapevine Cankers Caused by Lasiodiplodia crassispora and Neofusicoccum mediterraneum in California. First Report of Iris yellow spot virus on Onion in Uruguay. First Report on Almond in Europe of Bacterial Spot Disease of Stone Fruits Caused by Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni. First Report of Colletotrichum boninense, C. capsici, and a Glomerella sp. as Causes of Postharvest Anthracnose of Passion Fruit in Florida. First Report of Anthracnose on Cucurbitaceous Crops Caused by Glomerella magna in Taiwan. First Report of Grapevine Virus Sequences Highly Similar to Grapevine Syrah virus-1 from Washington Vineyards. First Report of Leaf Spot of Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida) Caused by a Phoma sp. in Italy. First Report of Postharvest Fruit Rot in Persimmon Caused by Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis in Italy. Serological and Molecular Identification of Chickpea chlorotic stunt virus from Chickpea in Iran. First Report of Ascochyta Blight of Field Pea Caused by Ascochyta pisi in South Dakota. First Report of Papaya ringspot virus–Type W and Zucchini yellow mosaic virus Infecting Trichosanthes cucumerina in Brazil. Pequi is a Host for Pratylenchus zeae in the Brazilian Cerrado Region. Bacterial Leaf Spot of Iceberg Lettuce Caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. vitians Type B, a New Disease in South Korea. First Report of Cucumber mosaic virus in Paeonia lactifera in France. First Report of Tomato apical stunt viroid in the Symptomless Hosts Lycianthes rantonnetii and Streptosolen jamesonii in the Netherlands. First Report of Fusarium semitectum as the Agent of Twig Cankers on Persian (English) Walnut in Italy. First Report of Leptosphaeria biglobosa (Blackleg) on Brassica oleracea (Cabbage) in Mexico. Occurrence of Poinsettia Stem Flat Disease Caused by Phytoplasma in Korea. First Report of Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Canola Caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Texas.

MPMI June 2010, Volume 23, Number 6 Identification of Nicotiana benthamiana Genes Involved in Pathogen-Associated Molecular Pattern–Triggered Immunity. Components of the Pseudomonas syringae Type III Secretion System Can Suppress and May Elicit Plant Innate Immunity. Infection-Specific Activation of the Medicago truncatula Enod11 Early Nodulin Gene Promoter During Actinorhizal Root Nodulation. The Response to Nitric Oxide of the Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti. Large-Scale Transposon Mutagenesis of Photosyn­thetic Bradyrhizobium Sp. Strain ORS278 Reveals New Genetic Loci Putatively Important for Nod-Independent Symbiosis with Aeschynomene indica. Evolution of the Eleusine Subgroup of Pyricularia oryzae Inferred from Rearrangement at the Pwl1 Locus. Rhizobial Adaptation to Hosts, a New Facet in the Legume Root-Nodule Symbiosis. Abscisic Acid Interacts Antagonistically with Salicylic Acid Signaling Pathway in Rice–Magnaporthe grisea Interaction. Phloem Protein Partners of Cucurbit aphid borne yellows virus: Possible Involvement of Phloem Proteins in Virus Transmission by Aphids. Host Selection of Symbiotic Cyanobacteria in 31 Species of the Australian Cycad Genus: Macrozamia (Zamiaceae). A Point Mutation in the Polymerase of Potato virus Y Confers Virulence Toward the Pvr4 Resistance of Pepper and a High Competitiveness Cost in Susceptible Cultivar.

Plant Management Network Plant Health Progress Soybean Resistance to Field Populations of Heterodera glycines in Selected Geographic Areas. First Report of Leaf Smut of Gaillardia × grandiflora Caused by Entyloma gaillardianum in North America. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: New Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Citrus Stubborn Disease in California Orchards. Role of Hairy Nightshade in the Transmission of Different Potato virus Y (PVY) Strains on Solanum tuberosum (Linnaeus). Development of an Advisory System for Grapevine Powdery Mildew in Eastern North America: A Reassessment of Epidemic Progress. Quantification of Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Bean pod mottle virus at Different Spatial Scales. Voliam Xpress Insecticide Receives California Label Expansion to Include Potatoes, Tree Fruit and Tree Nuts. Durivo Insecticide Receives California Approval on New Soil Application Methods.  Protect Pollinators When Using Pesticides.  Wheat Stripe Rust, Leaf Rust Found in Texas Wheat. Bayer CropScience Launches Internet-Based Crop Compendium.  Revus Fungicide Receives Approval for Shorter Restricted Entry Interval. Control of Helicoverpa zea in Tomatoes with Chlorantraniliprole Applied Through Drip Chemigation. Sorbaria sorbifolia is a New Host for Rhodococcus fascians. Relative Susceptibility of Selected Apple Cultivars to Apple Scab Caused by Venturia inaequalis.  INOVATE System Receives Approval for Use with Becker Underwood Rhizobia Line-up. INDAR 2F Fungicide Receives Registration in New York. 2010 Fungicide Resistance Management Guidelines for Vegetable Crops Grown in the Mid-Atlantic Region Now Available Online. Immunocapture PCR Kits from AC Diagnostics. Boll Weevil Eradication Costs Continue to Drop. Nursery is New Tool in Fight against Ug99 Wheat Stem Rust. n

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APS Sponsored Events June 2010 6-8 — APS North Central Division Meeting. Rapid City, SD. northcentral 20-23 — APS Pacific Division Annual Meeting (in conjunction with the Canadian Phytopathological Society). Vancouver, Canada. August 2010 7-11 — APS Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC. 24-27 — APS Caribbean Division Meeting. Managua, Nicaragua. members/div/caribbean October 2010 27-29 — APS Northeastern Division Meeting. Northampton, MA. div/northeastern/ Upcoming APS Annual Meetings August 6-10, 2011 — APS/IAPPS Joint Meeting. Honolulu, HI. August 4-8, 2012 — Providence, RI. August 10-14, 2013 — Austin, TX. August 9-13, 2014 — Minneapolis, MN.

Other Upcoming Events

June 2010 1-4 — Weeds Across Borders 2010 Conference. 3-4 — 3rd European Workshop on Lipid Mediators. Paris, France. 6-11 — 12th World Congress of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology. St. Louis, MO. 7-11 — Twelfth International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. Saint Denis, Réunion Island, France. 7-11 — XIth Meeting of IOBC/WPRS Working Group—Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens. Graz, Austria. 13-18 — 21st North American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference. Columbia, MO. 14-18 — XVI Biennial Workshop on the Smuts and Bunts. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

20-23 — Annual Meeting of The Canadian Phytopathological Society. Vancouver, Canada. 20-24 — International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium/Plant Virus Ecology Network. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

31-Sept 3 — 8th International Conference on Pseudomanas syringae and Related Pathogens. Oxford, U.K. September 2010 5-10 — XXI Phytopathology Peruvian Congress. Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru.

27-30 — The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. Washington, DC.

19-21 — Third Conference on Precision Crop Protection. Bonn, Germany.

28-July 2 — Phytophthora Diagnositic Workshop. San Jose, Costa Rica. project/OPDWebSpace/Phytophthora

November 2010 14-18 — Cucurbitaceae 2010. Charleston, SC.

July 2010 4-9 — 6th International Workshop on Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew. Bordeaux, France. gdpm_2010_bordeaux 19-23 — Second International Workshop on Citrus Huanglongbing and the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. http://NAPPO. org 25-30 — 3rd International Symposium on Tomato Diseases. Naples, Italy. 26-28 — 34th International Carrot Conference. Kennewick, WA. August 2010 1-6 — International Mycological Congress. Edinburgh, U.K.

15-18 — 9th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology and the 6th Congress of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia. Portugal. December 2010 7-9 — 2010 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum. Milwaukee, WI. forum10.html 12-15 — Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. www.entsoc. org/am/cm/index.htm January 2011 10-14 — 2nd International Conference on Huanglongbing. Orlando, FL.

11-15 — 5th International Rice Blast Conference. Little Rock, AR.

April 2011 26-29 — 4th Asian Conference for Plant Pathology (ACPP) concurrent with the 18th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference. Darwin, Australia.

14-18 — Phyllosphere 2010: Ninth International Symposium on the Microbiology of Aerial Plant Surfaces. Corvallis, OR. http://

May 2011 26-28 — 2nd Argentine Congress of Plant Pathology. Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

16-18 —Fifth Symposium on Silicon in Agriculture. Viçosa City, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 16-20 — ISAA 2010. Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany. welcome-to-isaa-2010-.html 16-20 — ISHS 12th International Workshop on Fire Blight. Warsaw, Poland. 30-Sept 3 — Second International Symposium on Genus Lilium. Tuscany, Italy.

July 2011 23-30 — XVIII International Botanical Congress. Melbourne, Australia. August 2013 25-30 — 10th International Conference of Plant Pathology. Beijing, China. n

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