American Phytopathological Society, June 17-19, Tucson
The American Phytopathological Society Joint Caribbean and Pacific Division annual meeting will be held June 17-19 in Tucson, Ariz. at the Westward Look Resort.
Monday, June 17 agenda:
7:00 - Registration
8:00 - Opening remarks: APS Presidents Judith Brown and Themis Michailides
8:15 – Welcome: Shane Burgess, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (UA)
8:30 - Aflatoxin biocontrol: First Arizona, then the World - Peter Cotty, USDA-ARS/Plant Sciences, UA
Symposium I - Liberibacter species emergent pathogens
9:00 - Potato zebra chip disease—the journey from ignorance to insight
9:20 - Introduction and current management of citrus greening disease in Florida and the western U.S.
9:40 - Overview of zebra chip of potato in the USA and impact on tuber quality
10:00 - Can we manage HLB Liberibacter in the Asian citrus psyllid?
10:20 - Break
10:40 - Insect repellents, pesticide resistance, and breeding for resistance to potato psyllid to manage zebra chip disease
11:00 - Is plant resistance to HLB-Liberibacter asiaticus in citrus obtainable?
11:20 - Alternative compounds for management of zebra chip of potato
11:40 - Advances in functional genomics of psyllid-Liberibacter interactions: novel solutions for disease management?
12:00 - Hosted lunch
Symposium II - Grape and tree fruit and nut disease session
1:20 - Texas experience of Pierce's disease and cotton root rot on wine grapes
1:40 - Botryosphaeriaceae and almond trunk canker - a threat to the almond industry
2:00 - Jefferson hazelnut meets Eastern filbert blight in Oregon
2:20 - Intimacy of Botryosphaeriaceae and temperate nut crops in California
2:40 - Break
3:00 - Botryosphaeriaceae, a major player associated with tropical fruit diseases in Puerto Rico
3:20 - Regulated pests and pathogens of nuts for export in the western region
3:40 – Round table discussion: New and emerging plant health issues in the western region
6:00 – Poster viewing and reception
7:30 - Dinner on own
Local arrangements and host: UA Plant Sciences
The draft agenda, venue, and information for hotel reservation and meeting registration are available online at http://www.apsnet.org/members/divisions/carib/meetings/Pages/2013APSCaribbeanPacificDivisionJointMeeting.aspx.
The Westward look Resort is located at 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson, Ariz. 85704. www.westwardlook.com.
For more information, contact Judith Brown of UA Plant Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org.
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704