American Phytopathological Society, June 17-19, Tucson

June 17th - 19th, 2013 • Tucson, AZ

Past Event:

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

The Westward look Resort is located at 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson, Ariz. 85704.

For more information, contact Judith Brown of UA Plant Sciences,

Location Details

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

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