International Plant Breeding Congress Announcement and Webinar Reminder with Time Zone

International Plant Breeding Congress

10-14 November, 2013
Anatyla, Turkey

The congress will be organized by Plant Breeders Sub-Union of Turkey (BÄ°SAB) together with Turkish Plant Breeders Association (TUBID), Turkish Seed Union (TURKTOB), ECO Seed Association (ECOSA), along with other such national (GDAR) and international organizations (CIMMYT, ICARDA, EUCARPIA, CIOPORA, etc..). Supporting institutions are Moldova Academy of Science, Serbian Seed Trade and Plant Breeders Association, Bulgarian Seed Association, Hellenic Plant Breeders and Genetic Society, Murdoch University. We intended to bring three different communities together as research and private investment, in a friendly environment of Antalya, Turkey to share what they have and get benefit from each other.

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Upcoming Webinar: Perspectives on the Future Roles of US Land Grant Universities in Plant Breeding

Presented by Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2 – 4 PM (Pacific Time) Thursday, May 30, 2013
The panel discussion will be streamed live at be

The goal of this panel is to encourage discussion and thought on the future role of Land Grant Universities in a shifting landscape of Plant Breeding activities and outputs. Plant Breeding is widely acknowledged as a critical endeavor in this era of climate change and population growth. Land Grant Universities and USDA-ARS partners have trained generations of plant breeders within a framework of respected plant breeding programs. Over the past several decades, large-scale variety development for many crops has shifted from Universities and the ARS to the private sector. At the same time public funding for plant breeding has declined. This has led to new challenges and opportunities. An anticipated outcome is a framework for developing an innovative and sustainable model for the graduate program in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Oregon State University.