Welcome to the Soybean root rot annual workshop. This year, it will take place December 11-12, 2015 (arrive Sunday, Dec 10) at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key, FL (about midway down the Florida Keys).
This year’s workshop will be integrated into the final project meetings of two USDA-NIFA AFRI-funded – the Oomycete-Soybean CAP (OSCAP) and the Tomato & Potato Late Blight CAP (USABlight). These two projects will meet both together and separately Friday, December 11 through Saturday, December 12.
Additionally, there will be a combined afternoon session on December 10 with the 1st International Soilborne Oomycete Conference December 8-10 at the same location.
All meetings are open to the public. Individuals who wish to attend the root rot workshop and the USDA CAP meetings should register here (link). There is no registration fee but you must register to ensure adequate meeting space and refreshments.
The root rot workshop is open to anyone interested in root rots and is intended to bring together stakeholders (including industry reps), soybean pathologists, oomycete molecular biologists, and extension personnel. A limited number of travel fellowships will be awarded to attend.
This workshop is supported by the project, “Integrated Management of Oomycete Diseases of Soybean and Other Crop Plants”, with funding provided by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant 2011-68004-30104 of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. While CAP members are encouraged to attend, the meeting is open to anyone interested in root rots.