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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 ".

keynote speaker

There will also be shorter talks, and a poster session, covering the following topics:

• Epidemiology
• Pathogen Biology and Diversity
• Plant-based resistance
• Integrated Disease Management
• Chemical Control

Students and postdoctorals may apply for travel awards (apply by April 21).

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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