Networks of interactions among plants, their environment, and complex communities of organisms profoundly influence plant and agroecosystem health and productivity. ​​

The Phytobiomes Roadmap, an outcome of
The American Phytopathological Society’s
Phytobiomes Initiative, offers a detailed vision and
action plan for agriculture.
Public Policy Chair: Gwyn Beattie

Phytobiomes is a new open-access journal published by APS. This high-quality journal focuses on transdisciplinary research that impacts the entire plant ecosystem.
Editor-in-Chief: Carolyn Young

Phytobiomes Alliance, is an industry-academic collaborative initiative focused on building a phytobiome-based foundation for accelerating the sustainable production of food, feed, and fiber.
Executive Director: Kellye Eversole

Featured Activities 

Provide Input to FFAR on Phytobiomes Funding Opportunities

Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) Phytobiomes Convening Meeting in taking place before the APS Annual Meeting on July 29. Attendees will be able to learn more about FFAR and offer input on the scope, budget, and timeline of potential phytobiomes funding.

NIST-Phytobiomes Alliance Workshop on Standards

A workshop will be held on August 12 in association with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to identify priorities in developing standards, protocols, reference materials and reference data for phytobiomes research. Check out full details and register.   

Meet the Phytobiomes Editors

Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Young, Noble Foundation, and Senior Editor Linda Kinkel, University of Minnesota, will be available at both the IS-MPMI Congress (July 17-21) and the APS Annual Meeting (July 30-August 3). Stop by the booth to learn more about the new Phytobiomes journal​.

Upcoming Events​


July 29FFAR Phytobiomes Convening Meeting, Tampa, FL 
July 31 – Role of Phytobiomes in Plant Disease Control Symposium, APS Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL
November 8-12Phytobiomes: From Microbes to Plant Ecosystems, Keystone Sympoisum, Santa Fe, NM


February 16-20 – Phytobiomes: Systems-Level Approaches for Improved Agricultural Productivity, AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA