Plant Biology 2022 (ASPB 2022) June 9-13, Abstracts due June 2

The American Society of Plant Biologists and the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists are hosting their 2022 Conference, PB 2022, in Portland, Oregon from July 9-13.

Job opening – USDA ARS National Program Leader – apply by April 25, 2022

Job opening – USDA ARS National Program Leader – Crop Production and Protection in Beltsville, MD, replacement for Dr. Jose Costa, applications accepted through April 25, 2022.

Save the date! Sorghum in the 21st Century Global Sorghum Conference

The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), ​​a member of the International Sorghum Task Force (ISTF), will host the 2nd Sorghum in the 21st Century Global Sorghum Conference from June 5th to 9th 2023.

SorghumBase release 3 is out with over 17 million new variants including naturally occurring SNPs and chemically induced point mutations

The SorghumBase Team is pleased to announce the third release of SorghumBase ( (see release notes #3) with its genome browser providing access to information on 18 reference genomes and 30,475 gene family trees, and QTL data for 220 traits.

Crops Conference, June 13-16. Abstracts Due April 15

The Crops Conference is being held June 13-16 at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The conference is focused on the application of genomic technology to crop improvement.

AG2PI Funding Grants Prioritizing Cross-Community Groups Due in March

AG2PI, funded by the USDA, is offering grant opportunities for the agricultural G2P community.

AG2PI Field Day: NIFA research funding opportunities in breeding and genetics of agriculturally important species

NIFA Wants Your Outstanding Plant Breeding Proposals.
Supporting Your Program Through AFRI and Other NIFA Initiatives.

The European Variation Archive’s third release is out with 1.2 billion variant loci in 227 species

The European Variation Archive (EVA) Team announced the third clustered variants release (RS Release 3) from the EVA consisting of 1.2 billion variant loci in 227 species, including sorghum. This is the first release where the EVA is publishing all

A user guide for the SorghumBase database is available

Review our new quick user guide for exploring the Sorghum PanGenome