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The American Phytopathological Society Announces 1997 Awards

American Phytopathological Society

ST. PAUL, MN.--The American Phytopathological Society (APS), announces its 1997 award recipients. These awards will be presented at the 1997 APS Annual Meeting, August 9-13, in Rochester, New York.

Ten members named Fellows in the Society are: Dennis Gross, Washington State University; Gary Harman, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station; Hitoshi Kunoh, Mie University, Japan; Giovanni Martelli, Universita Degli Studi Di Bari, Italy; Steven Pueppke, University of Missouri; Chris Hayward, University of Queensland, Australia; Thomas Burr, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station; Gary Payne, North Carolina State University; Isaac Barash, Tel-Aviv University, Israel; J. Lawrence Apple, North Carolina State University. APS grants the Fellows designation to a current APS member in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the Society.

Mark Gleason, Iowa State University, is presented the Excellence in Extension Award. C. W. Mims, University of Georgia, will receive the Excellence in Teaching of Plant Pathology Award.

The Ruth Allen Award recipients are: R.J. Cook, Washington State University USDA ARS; David Weller, Washington State University and USDA ARS; and Linda Thomashow, Washington State University and USDA ARS. These recipients are honored for their outstanding contributions to the science of plant pathology.

Receiving the Novartis Award (formerly the CIBA Geigy Award) is Christopher Mundt, Oregon State University. This award recognizes an outstanding recent contribution in plant pathology to teaching, research, or extension.

The Lee Hutchins Award is presented to Wayne Wilcox, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. This award honors the best contribution presented in one or more full-length papers reporting basic or applied research on diseases of perennial fruit plants published in a recent, official APS publication.

The 5,000 members of APS are devoted to plant health management in agricultural, urban and forest settings. Members are located worldwide. For more information, access the Society's home page on the Internet: http://www.scisoc.org

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