2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

July 12-16, 2021

The 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society enters Day 3 with the Joe Sugg Graduate Student Competition-PhD. Division at 8AM EST.  A record 165 scientific papers will be presented via Zoom live webinars over the 5-day meeting-July 12-16, 2021. (Recorded Posters will be online) Program Chair David Jordan and Technical Chair Jeff Dunne expanded APRES 53’s Program to run free of concurrent sessions. The virtual format means attendees can join and re-join each day’s webinar as your schedule permits. FYI…Members are reporting tightened email security is sending many messages to Junk Mail. Please check yours to make certain you do not miss the latest updates.
Authors here are some last minute tips and steps to sharing your presentation via Zoom live webinars.
You missed an excellent General Session with Dr. Timothy Widmer, National Program Leader for Plant Health at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service who kicked off this year’s theme and symposiumComplicated and Challenging World Created by Viruses.
Don’t miss the next 3 days!  Register Today and tap into the industry’s latest research findings.  What can you expect at the 53rd Annual Meeting?  Watch the Attendee Experience Video and See who’s registered here. Quickly search the List of Presentations to find your favorite topics and authors.  Download the APRES 53 Program for complete details.  Links to Posters, Committee Reports and Industry Reports are found in the 2021 Online Content area.  (Always refresh pages to make sure you have the most up-to-date info)  Already registered with APRES and Zoom? Find you Zoom access link of the day and click. Missing Links? (Check your Junk mail or Contact APRES. Still have questions? We’ve answered your FAQs.

Thank you to our Sustaining Member Sponsors, the 2021 Program Committee, the
APRES Board of Directors, and you for making this virtual meeting happen!
Gary Schwarzlose, APRES President
David Jordan, 2021 Program Chair
Jeff Dunne, 2021 Technical Program Chair
APRES 53 Tackles Viruses

The Complicated and Challenging World Created by Viruses–APRES 53’s theme. With 2020 in our rear view window, we will examine the scope and and impact of viruses. Travel with us around the world via this year’s combined General Session and Technical Symposium for perspectives on viruses vs. agriculture, peanuts, and the human body.

Guest Speakers
Dr. Timothy L. Widmer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Program Leader, Agricultural Research Service
Crop Production and Crop Protection
Lessons Learned from Covid-19 Can be Applied
to Plant Disease Epidemics

Dr. Stephanie Langel, Duke University’s Human Vaccine Unit
Viruses and the Human Body

Dr. Albert Culbreath, The University of Georgia
A Brief History of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Peanut

Dr. Hanu Pappu, Washington State University
Tomato Spotted wilt Virus-host Interactions: What is the Host Telling Us?

Dr. Carl Deom, The University of Georgia
Overview of Groundnut Rosette Disease: Past, Present and Future

Dr. Sudeep Bag, The University of Georgia
Approaches to Prevent and Manage Viruses Introduced by Seed

APRES 53 Program


Program Chair David Jordan and Technical Program Chair Jeff Dunne have finalized the schedule schedule APRES’ record-setting number of abstracts–165!! See APRES 53 Program Here

Last Minute Tips for Presenting via Zoom Webinar

Below is the format for each session of the 2021 APRES Virtual Annual Meeting:

Live Webinars – July 12-16, 2021

  • General Session – Live presentations
  • Technical Symposium – Live presentations
  • Breakout Sessions – 15 minute live presentations; Eligible for Bailey Award
  • Joe Sugg Graduate Student Competition – 15 minute presentations
  • Graduate Student Seminar – Live Presentation
  • APRES Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony – Live July 16th
  • Deadline for Submitting A Backup Copy of PowerPoint Presentation: June 30, 2021

Pre-Recorded Presentations & Posters – Available Online July 12th:

  • Board & Committee Meetings – Length of Meeting
  • Poster Session – 5 Minute Presentation
  • Graduate Student Poster Competition – 5 Minute Presentation
  • Sponsor Videos – Up to 15 minutes
  • Deadline for Submitting All Pre-Recorded Presentations: June 30, 2021

2021 Online Content

The 2021 Proceedings will be prepared as customary following the 2021 APRES Virtual Annual Meeting, with the added feature that all presentations–live and pre-recorded will be loaded onto the APRES YouTube Channel. Every Annual Meeting Proceedings 1957-2020 can be found on the APRES website.


APRES 53 Program Link

APRES 53 Schedule at a Glance

Registration: Open

Register Today! Members can register on-line for the discounted “Early Bird” rate of $250 until June 30, 2021. Your registration includes access to all general sessions, technical sessions, committee meeting, and planned activities (ice cream social, receptions, meals, fun run). The registration also includes passes to these functions at no charge for your spouse or significant other and your children.

Registration Fee
Early Bird Late Registration
Member – Individual $250 $350
Member – Tech Support $25 $50
Member – Student $25 $50
Member – Retired $25 $50
Sustaining Member Sponsor $1,000 $1,000
Non-Member $350 $450

Download Paper Registration Form
2021 List of Attendees
APRES 53 Program

Meeting Dress Code

Attendee – Business casual Presenter Options – Jacket, Dress Shirt, Dress Slacks/Dress/Skirt & Blouse. (Ties are optional)

Photographic Images & Recordings Consent

The 53rd APRES Virtual Annual Meeting will be using the Zoom webinar format, which records all parts of each meeting session’s video screen, audio, chat sessions, and poll data. Recordation begins when we open the Zoom portal 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each session and stops recording at the conclusion of the meeting. We are advising you of our protocols to ensure that you understand when you register to attend or make a presentation via an APRES Zoom webinar you are agreeing to be recorded. All 2021 APRES Annual Meeting recordings (Zoom & Narrated PowerPoint Posters) will be posted to the APRES YouTube channel, immediately following the meeting and will be available to APRES members until January 1st. After January 1st, all sessions will be made public (unless the speaker or author) requests their presentation to be withdrawn due to privacy or publication restrictions. As always, APRES strives to protect the privacy of all and will work to find a solution for those who may have concerns. The legal language for the above information follows: APRES meetings and events constitutes an agreement by the registrant for APRES to use and distribute the registrant’s or attendee’s image, likeness, public text comments, and voice recorded in any format at the event without payment or any other consideration to APRES. Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used by APRES for educational/informational presentations and promotional materials for APRES in any format. This includes screen captures, session recordings, and public text comments. APRES agrees not to sell, transfer, or otherwise authorize, the rights of the registrant’s image or likeness to any other entity.

2021 APRES Sustaining Member Sponsors