Welcome to the Soybean root rot annual workshop. This year, it will take place December 8-10, 2015 (arrive Sunday, Dec 7) at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key, FL (about midway down the Florida Keys).

This year, the workshop will be held in combination with the the 1st International Soilborne Oomycete Conference. Attendees should register for both the soilborne conference (http://oomyceteconference.org/registration/) and the root rot workshop (http://tinyurl.com/opbc3sq).

On Thursday, December 10, there will also be a shared session with this conference and the final project meetings of two USDA-NIFA AFRI-funded Coordinated Agricultural Projects –  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. These meetings are open to attendees from the soilborne conference, root rot workshop, and the public. Interested parties 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.

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