Host Resistance

Plant diseases have a devastating impact on agricultural production every year. Evolution of pathogens, international travel and trade and alterations in climate play crucial roles in emergence and spread of commonly known and new diseases. Elucidation of mechanism(s) underlying host resistance and development of new disease management strategies that incorporate host resistance are essential in minimizing crop losses in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner. The Host Resistance Committee's primary mission is to foster awareness and disseminate information related to identifying mechanisms of resistance and integrated management strategies that improves the host's ability to defend itself against pathogen attack. The field of host resistance is at the core of Plant Pathology profession. Plant Health Management and Biology of Plant-Microbe/pest interactions are two key branches of APS vision for plant pathology for the 21st century and host plant resistance will be an integral component of these two branches. Host resistance will also be an important component of most integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. Healthy plants are essential to secure a safe food and energy supply for a continuously growing global population in an environmentally safe and sustainable way and host resistance will play an important role in realizing higher yields to feed the growing population. Genomics will become a key component of host plant resistance research and will lead to development of new and enhanced resistant varieties.

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Sushma G. SoodUSDA ARSChair8/17/20237/30/2024198584
Jagmohan SinghChaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural UniversityImmediate Past Chair8/17/20237/30/2024271390
Kimberly M. Webb Vice Chair8/17/20237/30/2024153487
Nicole M. DonofrioUniversity of DelawareCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/11/20228/1/2025153053
Bridget AgbesiUniversity of AlabamaMember1/16/20248/1/2026283807
Shahin AliATCCMember6/20/20227/30/2024276143
Gazala AmeenSouth Dakota State UniversityMember7/15/20218/1/2026268013
Herbert Dustin AumentadoMae Fah Luang UniversityMember8/16/20217/30/2024269055
Peter J. Balint-KurtiUSDA ARS, North Carolina State UnivMember8/22/20228/1/2025186390
Mychele Batista da SilvaVirginia TechMember11/14/20228/1/2025278363
Camila BuitragoMichigan State UniversityMember1/3/20248/1/2026267684
Liliana M. Cano, PhDUniversity of Florida - Fort Pierce, FLMember8/3/20208/1/2026228245
Rene CarlsonGrimmway FarmsMember11/28/20228/1/2025273423
Vinicius Castelli GarnicaNorth Carolina State UniversityMember9/13/20238/1/2026244202
Giovana CruppeKansas State UniversityMember10/20/20228/1/2025230972
Dalvir DhadlyUniversity of GeorgiaMember4/24/20248/1/2026281662
Alexi Korrine DongUniversity of GeorgiaMember8/28/20238/1/2026275879
Noam Eckshtain-LeviBayer Crop ScienceMember7/18/20227/30/2024240390
Anupa GaireOregon State UniversityMember4/24/20248/1/2026283246
Shankar Prasad GaireLouisiana State University, AgCenterMember3/22/20238/1/2025239027