The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is sponsoring a national conference on wilt diseases of shade trees at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 25-28. The conference will cover the basics of each disease, including current research and management practices. Main topics are Dutch elm disease, oak wilt, Verticillium wilt, bacterial scorch, yellows (phytoplasmal) disease, pine wilt, other wilts, and wilt diagnostics. A full-day field tour, included in the $295 registration fee, will follow the presentations. After July 23, the registration fee will go up to $345.
For more information, point your web browser to www.scisoc.org/opae/shortcourse/stwd/top.htm, or contact Cynthia Ash, director of scientific services at APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097. Ash’s telephone number is (651) 454-7250; her fax number is (651) 454-0766; and her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.