"In a world where fact checking is at an all-time low and the positive public perception of science is dwindling, scientists must learn to effectively communicate. Plant pathologists are in an ideal position to address this issue—they are centered between farmers, scientists, and the public. This year, it is imperative that our field works toward meaningful and targeted collaboration."
Lauren Massa Segal
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA. Email: