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Pathology group attends joint APS-Soil-borne Plant Pathogens Conference

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center was well represented at the joint APS-Pacific Division meeting and the 69th Annual Soil-borne Plant Pathogens Conference, held in late March at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.

In attendance were:
Yu-Chen Wang (Cal Poly alumnus and current Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, UCCE)
Dr. Shashika Hewavitharana (Strawberry Center, Pathology Program Leader) moderated the Student Presentation Session of the Soil-borne Pathogens Conference
Cooper Calvin (current Cal Poly M.S. student) won a travel award from the APS-Pacific Division and gave an oral presentation on Macrophomina root rot management
Mary Steele (Cal Poly alumnus and current Ph.D. student at Washington State University) won a travel award from the Soil-borne Pathogens Conference and gave an oral presentation on wheat cover cropping impacts on soil microbiome and Macrophomina root rot
Celeste Gonzalez Chavez (Cal Poly alumnus and current M.S. student at UC Davis) won 3rd place in the APS-Pacific Division student poster presentation on fungal species associated with branch canker and dieback disease in pear
Joseph Ramirez (current Cal Poly M.S. student) gave an oral presentation on host resistance to Macrophomina root rot and Verticillium wilt.

Congrats all!

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