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American Phytopathological Society, June 17-19, Tucson

June 17th - 19th, 2013 • Tucson, AZ

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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, jbrown@ag.arizona.edu.

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Westward Look Resort
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704
United States

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