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 

Discounted Article-Processing Charges Still Available for Phytobiomes

Submit your manuscript to the new APS open-access journal, Phytobiomes. Learn more about the journal's scope, editorial board, types of manuscripts, submission process, and more.   

FFAR Phytobiomes Convening Meeting Summary Available

More than 70 attendees participated in the FFAR Phytobiomes Convening Meeting, a summary report from the meeting held in August 2016 is available outlining the key findings.  

Upcoming Events​


May 29 - June 2 – From Plant-Microbe Interactions to Interactions within Phytobiomes
EFPP/SFP Conference, Dunkerque, Malo-les-baines, France 
July 30-August 9 – STAMPS - Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
August 5-9  – Special Sessions at APS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: Today's Students Addressing Tomorrows Challenges Concerning Plant Diseases and Phytobiomes
  • Phytobiomes 2.0: Functional Approaches in Forest Ecosystems