Registration deadline extended to July 21!
On August 8 and
9, 2014 (Friday and Saturday) a "North American Late Blight
Symposium" will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., that
will focus on the late blight diseases of potato and tomato. The
symposium will last 1.5 days (all day Friday and Saturday until
noon) and take place in the Minneapolis Convention Center. It
will occur immediately before the joint meeting of the American
and Canadian Phytopathological Societies, which is being held in
the same location.
The meeting will open with a keynote address by Geert Kessel of Wageningen University. entitled "Towards an IPM 2.0 approach for potato late blight management ".
There will also be shorter talks, and a poster session, covering the following topics:
• Pathogen Biology and Diversity
• Plant-based resistance
• Integrated Disease Management
• Chemical Control
postdoctorals may apply for travel awards (apply by April 21).
Visit links to the left for details about registration, abstract submission, housing, and travel awards. To be added to our mailing list, or for more information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This symposium is sponsored by USABLIGHT.ORG , a national project to battle late blight through research, extension, and education, that is funded by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Organizing Committee of the Symposium
William Fry, Cornell University
Odile Carisse, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Niklaus Grünwald, USDA-ARS
Jean Ristaino, North Carolina State University
Hector Lozoya, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Fouad Daayf, University of Manitoba
Christine Smart, Cornell University
Howard Judelson, University of California-Riverside
Audrey Ah Fong, University of California-Riverside