International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP)

(Professor Richard Falloon, President)


Report to ISPP from Latin-American Plant Pathology Association

(Asociacion Latinoamericana de Fitopatologia - ALF)

E. R. French


Date of formation of society: October 9, 1964 in Lima, Peru

Web address :

Report prepared by Dr. Edward R. French, Executive Secretary

Nominated Officers are correctly listed in the ISPP website.

An Association member will not be making corrections.

Number of Members in: 

2006 174.

2007 192.

2008 214

REPORT FOR 2003-2008

Society Activities and Publications

Scientific Congresses are held every other year, alternating the location between Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere countries. These include Conferences and workshops.

The journal FITOPATOLOGIA is being published since 1966, with three issues per year since 2002. Research papers are accepted in the four main languages of the Americas: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Abstracts of meetings must be published in one of these languages provided English or Spanish is the main language with a translation of the title being required into the second one.

National journals and/or bound abstracts of national society meetings are produced by other country associations in the region as listed:

Asociacion Argentina de Fitopatologos

Asociacion Peruana de Fitopatologia

Asociacion Colombiana de Fitopatologia y Ciencias Afines

Brazilian Society for Pant Pathology

Sociedad Chilena de Fitopatologia

Sociedad Mexicana de Fitopatologia

Sociedad Venezolana de Fitopatologia

Sociedad Española de Fitopatologia (linguistic link)

Plant Pathology Congresses that met during the last five-year period between congresses of ISPP, 2003-2008:

XII Congress of ALF and local societies, McAllen, Texas USA and Mexico

XIII Congress of ALF with Asociacion Argentina de Fitopatologos, Cordoba.

XIV Congress of ALF at Cancun, Mexico