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Posted 24 April 2007. PMN Crop News.


Latest Plant Health Research to be Presented in San Diego


American Phytopathological Society. www.apsnet.org


St. Paul, Minnesota (April 19, 2007)--Plant health experts from around the world will gather in San Diego for the joint meeting of The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Society of Nematologists (SON). The meeting will take place July 28 – August 1, 2007, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, in San Diego, Calif.

 

“This year’s meeting will once again provide the opportunity to broaden our scientific interactions as we meet jointly with the Society of Nematologists in beautiful San Diego,” said Ray Martyn, APS president-elect and co-chair of the meeting planning committee. “The program will be rich and full of diverse symposia and contributed talks and posters. We had a large group of volunteers working on the program and this meeting promises to offer an exciting group of sessions,” he said.

The meeting’s scientific program will kick off Sunday morning, July 29, with a plenary session that will offer new perspectives on global warming and food safety.

Plenary speaker Diana Wall, Colorado State University, will provide fresh insight on global warming in her presentation “Debunking the Great Global Warming Swindle: A Perspective on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service.” Plenary speaker Trevor Suslow, University of California, Davis, will feature plant pathology’s role in food safety in his presentation “Plant Pathology: A Key Discipline for Microbial Food Safety Cross-Talk.”

In addition to the plenary session, the meeting’s scientific program includes both oral and poster presentations, and four days of special sessions. The meeting also includes an exhibition, hands-on workshops, and field trips.

More information on the meeting is available at meeting.apsnet.org. The advance registration deadline is June 1, 2007.

Members of the media are extended complimentary registration to the annual meeting. To register, contact Amy Steigman at asteigman@scisoc.org or +1.651.994.3802. A news conference on plant diseases and issues that are of importance to California economy and agriculture will be held during the meeting on Monday, July 30 at 11 a.m.

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a non-profit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization’s 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health. The Society of Nematologists (SON) is an international organization formed to advance the science of nematology in both its fundamental and economic aspects.


Contact:
Amy Steigman
American Phytopathological Society
651-454-7250
www.apsnet.org
asteigman@scisoc.org