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Australasian Plant Pathological Society

The Australasian Plant Pathology Society is committed to the advancement and spread of knowledge of plant pathology and its tradition in Australasia. Australasia is understood in the broadest sense to include not only Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, but also the Indian, Pacific and Asian regions.

The Society was established in 1969. Our members serve a broad range of scientific interests, including research scientists, teachers, students, extension professionals, administrators, industry and pest management personnel. 

Each member of APPS is a companion member of the International Society for Plant Pathology and will be embodied in the ISPP mailing list. Through the International Society, APPS is a affiliate of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), in connection with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Council for Science.

Upcoming Events:

  • Science Protecting Plant Health 2017, Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland Australia, from 26-28 September 2017.
  • 9th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 14th – Thursday 17th November 2016, Heritage, Hanmer Springs
  • ICPP 2018: Plant Health in A Global Economy, July 29- August 03, 2018, Boston

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About Australasian Plant Pathological Society

Plant pathology is the scientific subject of diseases in plants kindle by pathogens (infectious organisms) and environmental conditions (physiological factors). Organisms that aim infectious disease include fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, viruses, viroids, virus-like organisms, phytoplasmas, protozoa, nematodes and parasitic plants.

Related Societies:

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is the premier scientific society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research.

The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) was founded in 1981 for the study and advancement of plant pathology.

The Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) is a scientific society that was formed in 1929 as a non-profit organization to enable plant pathologists to meet and discuss their common interests in teaching and research of plant diseases.

Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, the aim of the Society is to promote Plant Pathology in Southern Africa by acting as the official mouthpiece of plant pathologists in Southern Africa.

In European region there are almost 425 medical societies and associations located in UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Netherlands. Next to USA, Europe has exceptional research facilities and infrastructures. There are almost 52 Pathology societies, 25 Immunology Societies, 32 Nursing Societies, 42 Neurology Societies, 20 Dermatology Societies, 19 Dentistry Associations, 105 Cancer Associations and 34 Ophthalmology societies, 18 Neurology societies along with many other societies and associations,  these societies were established with an aim of improving the scope and communication among the researchers and the scientific world.