Plant Breeding and Genomics Newsletter, June 28, 2013

PBG Webinar Series

Selective Sequencing Through Combinatorial Pooling
July 11 at noon EDT – Register Now
Presented by Stefano Lonardi and Timothy Close

View upcoming webinars and archive here.

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation  

Private manufacturers, research and development institutes, universities, scientists, and other entrepreneurs are invited to submit concept papers that highlight an outstanding problem and either a new technology or adoption of an existing one to solve it. Those that are simple, cost-effective, and show he most potential for smallholder adoption and replication, particularly by women, will be shortlisted in a competitive selection process. The program is seeking technologies that are labor saving, boost productivity, and show promise for sustainability under the Feed the Future initiative.  For more information visit

Examples include

Seed varieties
Biological controls
Animal genetics and vaccines
Drip irrigation and water harvesting systems
Postharvest and value-added technologies
Farm tools

First International Conference on Rapid Cycle Crop-Breeding

January 7-10, 2014
Landsdowne, Virginia   
Registration Due November 1st, 2013

This conference seeks to gather experts in the fields of plant breeding, genetics, molecular biology, horticulture, forestry, plant physiology and related fields to discuss approaches and present the latest findings related to the shortening of breeding cycles in long-generation cycle crops in order to more efficiently and effectively face the challenges of improving the world’s production of food and fiber (see attached document for more information).

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