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The Potential of Genome Editing for Sustainable African Agriculture Symposium, June 30 – July 1, Abstracts Due June 10

The potential of genome editing for sustainable African agriculture symposium, part of the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) conference series is being held from June 30 to July 1 in Ghent, Belgium.

Report Released by Sorghum and Millet Crop Germplasm Committee

A report written by Melanie Harrison, USDA sorghum and millet curator, sums up the status and needs of the collection.

ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-9, 2022

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America are hosting their international meeting from November 6th to November 9th in-person in Baltimore, Maryland and with limited virtual access. 

Minutes of the Sorghum and Millet Crop Germplasm Committee – March 28

The Sorghum and Millet Crop Germplasm Committee (CGC) met on March 28, 2022, during the SICNA conference, at The Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. Chairman Hugo Cuevas convened the meeting, which included 22 members as well as additional visitors.

Job Opening – Postdoctoral Fellow at Kansas State University – Molecular Breeding program

The Molecular Breeding program at Kansas State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform field research including genetic analysis, trait phenotyping, and soil science.

Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase on May 30 – June 9

The Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase will take place virtually from May 30th to June 9th, 2022. The conference will focus on the latest research and technology in the field of plant breeding.

Post-Doc Position in Plant Genetics – Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The USDA – Agricultural Research Service is looking for a Post – Doctoral Research Associate in Plant Genetics in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

What’s coming in SorghumBase Release 4?

SorghumBase release 4 is expected in May 2022. This release will feature the addition of the poplar genome (Populus trichocarpa), also known as black cottonwood, Western balsam or California poplar. Poplar is a deciduous broadleaf tree species native to western

Plant Genomes Online April 27-28

Plant Genomes Online, a free 24 hours virtual conference, will be held April 27-28 beginning at 11:00 AM ET.