Sponsor Profile: The American Phytopathological Society

About The American Phytopathological Society (APS)

APS is the premier scientific society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research. For more than a century, members of APS have been making and sharing significant breakthroughs, both for the science and society. 

APS members represent a broad range of specialties, from pushing frontiers in the accuracy and speed of field diagnosis, to increasing our understanding of plant pathology through laboratory research. Members come from academia, government, industry, and private practice. The diversity of the members and science makes the society pertinent to a multitude of research areas, while the international involvement ensures that the latest innovations from around the world are available to all.

APS works with a variety of stakeholders on agricultural, food safety, and food security issues. APS also provides scientific input on public policy issues to federal policy makers and agency personnel and works with other scientific organizations and coalitions to increase the awareness of the science of plant pathology and advocate for increases in agricultural research funding.

APS and the Phytobiomes Alliance

"It is clear that a better understanding of the phytobiome will provide the insights into how to conduct plant agriculture in a way that not only will enable sustainable increases in plant productivity, but also to better prevent and manage plant diseases. By participating with other national and international partners in the Phytobiomes Alliance APS not only can help identify those components of the phytobiome that are most central to managing plant diseases, and thus the interests of our membership, but shape the direction of the activities of this international group as they focus on the research and outreach that will lead us to a future of healthy and productive plants." Steve Lindow

APS representative

Steve Lindow, University of California, Berkeley