Meeting of the 68th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and the 53nd Annual Statewide California Nematology Workshop

March 28-30, 2023
University of California Cooperative Extension
1432 Abbott Street,
Salinas, California 93901


After one year of cancellation and two years of meeting remotely in 2021 and 2022, we will meet in-person in Salinas, CA in March 2023.

Local arrangements: JP Dundore-Arias ( and Peter Henry ( Program Chair: Kelly Ivors, 

Come and meet with colleagues working on various aspects of soilborne fungal pathogens, nematodes and diseases- from the molecular to the applied. This meeting is very informal and loosely structured, allowing lots of time for discussions and interactions. 

Highlights will include: 

  • Field trip of strawberry and leafy vegetable production in Monterey County, including Spencer Farm and new USDA-ARS facilities on Tues. March 28. Separate field trip tickets required, limited to 50. 
  • Social/Dinner Weds. evening March 29 at the National Steinbeck Center 
  • One and a half days of scientific presentations March 29-30, including keynote talks, TBA 
  • Meeting of the California Nematology Workgroup
  • Student travel scholarships available- see website. We will offer two $700 scholarships, deadline Jan. 30, 2023

Registration can be made on Google Forms (

Payment can be made by credit card or Paypal on Eventbrite (

or checks can be sent to our treasurer Dr. Andreas Westphal, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 9240 S Riverbend Ave, Parlier, CA 93648. 559-646-6555. Field trip will require a separate ticket ($55). Hotel information is posted on the website. 


Hope to see you there 


Timothy Paulitz 
Meeting Coordinator 


Timothy Paulitz 
Research Plant Pathologist 
Rm. 363 Johnson Hall 
Washington State University, 
Pullman, WA 99164-6430 
Phone 509 335-7077 
Fax 509 335-7674