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Deadlines are fast approaching for three of our Section Meetings 2019

Date of meeting: 18th to 21st June 2019 
 Location: Laulasmaa, Estonia  
Deadlines: Abstracts—15th March 2019; Early bird registration—31st March 2019 
Associated meetings: 10th Annual meeting of PVY wide organisation
Date of meeting: 30th June to 4th July 2019 
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Deadlines: Abstracts—1st April 2019; Early bird registration—1st May 2019 

New rules for sustaining members

EAPR has three membership categories: Ordinary, Sustaining and Honorary membership. Sustaining membership is open to any individual, body or company supporting the aims of the Association.The annual subscription is a minimum of 450 euro. Sustaining members receive two copies of Potato Research free of charge, and are permitted to send any number of participants from their organization to the Triennial conferences or section meetings at member rates. New for 2018 is that each sustaining member can have 6 separate users (separate logins) on the EAPR website. 

Commonwealth Potato Collection seeds deposited in Global Seed Vault

The Commonwealth Potato Collection (CPC), a unique repository of potato germplasm held in trust by the James Hutton Institute with support from the Scottish Government, has made the first-ever seed deposit by a UK institution into the Global Seed Vault.

Seeds from the CPC are part of a major deposit critical to ensuring global food security, which included nearly 50,000 samples of seeds from collections in Benin, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Netherlands, the U.S, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus and the UK.

Reduced sensitivity to fluazinam detected in the rapidly increasing Phytophthora infestans clonal lineage EU-37 (Dark Green 37)

Results from Wageningen University & Research shows that all P. infestans EU-37 isolates tested, displayed a reduced sensitivity to fluazinam. There is a strong indication that the rise of EU-37 in Europe is not only caused by its better fitness but also by a selection advantage in situations in which fluazinam is used.

International Congress of Plant Pathology 2018

Leading experts from around the world will present the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the Congress - An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population - reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists.