News about seed orchards and IUFRO 2.09.01
Next seed orchard meeting or activity is planned in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2015 in conjunction with the CFGA conference. The conference will be held August 17-21, 2015 and the theme is Integrating Tree Breeding, Silviculture and Growth & Yield. I think that it will be a positive outcome for a joint meeting. The Seed Orchard WP will be joining the CFGA conference (web site http://www.cfga-acgf.com/?Itemid=1 ). The theme will encompass tree improvement, silviculture and growth & yield. The theme is intended to focus on practical and applied aspects that will benefit people managing breeding and seed production programs. The first day will consist of a Tree Seed Workshop in the morning and a tour in the afternoon. On that same day there will a genetic conservation symposium lead by CONFORGEN www.conforgen.ca The second day will be papers and posters. The third day will be a field tour to include an industrial company’s seed orchard complex. The fourth day will be papers and posters followed by a tour and barbeque at the provincial government nursery and seed orchard facility.
A forest tree breeding conference will take place end of August 2014 at Prague, main responsible is Milan Lstiburek.
We thank Nebi Bilir for the excellent
arrangements of the Turkish seed orchard conference!
Photos I got from the Turkish meeting are on https://plus.google.com/photos/105749177830391803155/albums/5754717048029564193?authkey=CJLe0eWn66D98wE
A seed orchard book. Milan Lstiburek has accepted responsibility (change from earlier decisions, but it is uncertain if a book will come)
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