April 9, 2013
Dear Drs. Balal, Khan, Shahid, Mattson, Abbas, Ashfaq,Gracia-Sanchez, Ghazanfer, Gimeno, and Iqbal,
It is my distinct pleasure, on behalf of the ASHS Board of Directors and the Awards Committee, to notify
you that your paper “Comparative Studies on the Physiobiochemical, Enzymatic, and Ionic Modifications
in Salt-tolerant and Salt-sensitive Citrus Rootstocks under NaCl Stress” [J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 137(2):
86–95] has been named the ASHS Outstanding Fruit Publication Award winner for papers published in
You and your fellow authors will honored at the Awards Ceremony on Monday, July 22, 2013. The
Awards Ceremony will be held during the Opening Plenary Session, beginning at 10:00 a.m., during the
110th ASHS Annual Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert,
If you haven’t already, please RSVP by registering for the conference at:
There is also an Awardees Reception immediately following the Plenary Session at 12:00 p.m. at a
location to be determined. Please respond to Tecola Forbes (email@example.com) if you will attend the
Award Recipient Reception (by invitation only). If you plan to bring a Guest, please be sure to let Tecola
know who this person(s) is.
In an effort to enhance the recognition and ASHS Member awareness of the Society’s honorees, we have a
special area in the main exhibit hall featuring the Hall of Fame, the Fellows, the Career Award recipients,
and the Outstanding Publication Award winners. Your paper will be on display there. If you are unable to
attend the ceremony, please let us know who will be accepting the award on your behalf. Please respond
via e-mail to Tecola Forbes (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 1, 2013.
Again, my congratulations to you on this signal honor of ASHS!
Michael W. Neff