Plant Pathology Society of North Carolina Meeting October 14, 2014
The Plant Pathology Society of North Carolina (PPNC) Meeting will be held on October 14th in the Venture IV Building, Suite 415 on Centennial Campus. The agenda of the meeting is listed below. The parking gates on the 1st floor near Venture IV and the one on the third floor nearest Venture III will be up on 14 October for those that require parking for the meeting. A map of Centennial Campus can be found here. The registration form can be found here. We hope you find the agenda interesting and decide to participate in the meeting!
9-10am- Registrations and Refreshments
10-10:10- Opening Remarks
10:10-10:40- Tom Melton, Deputy Director, NCCES and Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader ‘The Future of Extension at NC State”
10:40 – 11:30- Peng Tian, PhD Student UGA “ Characterization of host resistance and Asian soybean rust (ASR) pathogen variability for durable resistance”.
11:30 – 11:40 – Break
11:40 – 12:10 – Lina Quesada-Ocampo, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, “Improving detection and control of cucurbit downy mildew through research and extension.”
12:10 – 12:50 – Catered Lunch
12:50 – 1:30 – Business Meeting- new and old business; election of officers; 2014 travel awardee; industry updates
1:30 – 2:00 – Alyssa Koehler, PhD Student NCSU, “Diversity and Population Structure of Rhizoctonia species in the urban landscape.”
2:00 – 2:30 – Joseph Roberts, PhD Student NCSU, “Bacterial Fright: A Case Study in Extension and Research Coexistence.”
2:30 – 3:00 – Liliana Cano, Post-Doctoral Scholar NCSU, “Genome analyses of filamentous plant pathogens.”