Upcoming Events

December 2018

12/4 to 12/6 - Soilborne Oomycete International Conference
(All day)

December 4-6, 2018; Islamorada, Florida, USA


Scientists working on oomycete pathogens of a variety of crops will present and discuss recent advancement in various aspects of oomycetes, including biology, epidemiology, taxonomy, genetics, diversity, host resistance, chemical control, and integrated disease management. Representatives from world leading companies will present updates on new product development and registration. The meeting will provide a great platform for global scientific community to network and discuss collaborations to combat plant diseases caused by oomycete pathogens. Scientific researchers, students and industry representatives are warmly welcome to attend this conference.

Alex Csinos, University of Georgia, USA
Pingsheng Ji, University of Georgia, USA
Pamela Roberts, University of Florida, USA
Conference Organizers


March 2019

3/26 to 3/28 - Meeting of the 65th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and the 50th Annual Statewide California Nematology Workshop
(All day)

March 26-28, 2019
Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108

Local arrangements:Antoon Ploeg ( ) and Ole Becker ( )
Program Chair:  Kelly Ivors,
Come and meet with colleagues from the western U.S. working on various aspects of soilborne fungal pathogens, nematodes and diseases- from the molecular to the applied.  This meeting is very informal and loosely structured, allowing lots of time for discussions and interactions. We will have a garden tour on Tues. March 26 at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.  The Statewide California Nematology Workgroup will meet, time to be scheduled.  We will have a social/dinner at the garden on Tues. evening, March 26.  Research presentations will be on Weds, March 27 and Thurs., March 28. The conference will open with two keynote talks, the subject and speakers to be determined.
Early registration deadline is March 1, 2019. Registration and hotel information are on our web site:http://soilfungus.wsu.edu. Registration includes a social/dinner on Tues. evening and lunch on Weds.  A lunch and garden tour on Tues afternoon is available as a separate ticket, limited to 50 people. We have a link to pay by credit card with Eventbrite or checks can be sent to our treasurer Dr. Andreas Westphal, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 9240 S Riverbend Ave, Parlier, CA 93648. 559-646-6555
There are opportunities for corporate sponsorship, more details on the website.
Student travel scholarship details are also on the website.  We will sponsor two $500 scholarships, including registration.

June 2019

6/25 to 6/27 - The Seventh Sudden Oak Death Science and Management Symposium
(All day)

The Seventh Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium (SOD 7) brings together scientific and management communities from throughout the world working on Phytophthora ramorum/sudden oak death, as well as other Phytophthoras and related forest health concerns. It will provide a forum for updates on the state of our knowledge about P. ramorum, other Phytophthoras, and associated diseases in wildland, urban, nursery, restoration and landscape settings. The broad scope is designed to foster cooperation between individuals working in various disciplines and geographic areas, and provide current findings and management guidance for scientists, managers, regulators, and policy makers.

June 25-27, 2019

Golden Gate Club, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA