2018 Conference "Tree Resistance To Insects And Diseases: Putting Promise Into Practice"

Grants and Contracts Details


We are requesting conference funds to support the sixth International Workshop on the Genetics of Host-Parasite Interaction “Tree Resistance to Insects and Diseases: Putting Promise into Practice,” a meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO). Our goal is that this conference will bring together a diverse group of scientists from around the world to share research related to tree resistance to insects and diseases. This conference will directly address the USDA AFRI Foundational Program area of Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems. This conference, to be hosted August 6-10, 2018 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, will address a range of topics and attract international speakers and participants. As the sixth conference in this series, it will build on a strong community of support and expertise. This 4-day conference will feature daily keynotes by invited speakers, sessions with contributed research talks, and a field trip tour of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Forest Science Laboratory. Session topics will include breeding for resistance to pathogens, mechanisms of resistance to pathogens, mechanisms of resistance to insects, breeding for resistance to insects, EAB and ADB resistance breeding & mechanisms in ash species, and transgenics as a tool to accelerate breeding and deployment of resistance. The conference proceedings will be published to ensure that presentations are accessible to the broader scientific community. In addition, a website for the conference will be created to both assist in registration and to permanently archive conference presentations in a publically accessible manner.
Effective start/end date9/1/188/31/19


  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture: $35,000.00


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