June 2020 eNews
eNews June 2020
Message from our Director
‘Discipline of Plant Breeding’ held in Washington, DC in February.
(https://www.plantbreeding.org/content/plant-breeding-research). They also met with food and seed Industry personnel to discuss plant breeding innovation. On Feb 20th, Allen Van Allen Van Deynze, Jeff Zischke, Director of Research, Sakata Seed America and Andy LaVigne, CEO for American Seed Trade Association attended the American Frozen Food Institute meeting in Las Vegas March 1st. Van Deynze spoke to 70 legislators and staff on Breeding Crops for Food Safety at the capitol.
Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI)
To learn more about CPPSI, including its sponsors, visit CPPSI online @ www.cppsi.ucdavis.edu.
Indigenous Mexican corn could improve food security in developing countries
Seed Central is a public-private partnership. Its purpose is to energize the seed and ag-biotech industry cluster surrounding UC Davis and to contribute to the economic development in the region and beyond. Seed Central facilitates communication & research collaboration between the seed and ag-biotech industry and UC Davis in order to bring science to market faster.
In May, Seed Central hosted Seed Central Express, where Dr. Markita del Carpio Landry gave an engaging presentation about nanomaterials enabling the delivery of genetic material without transgene integration in mature plants. The recording of this presentation is available to Seed Central premium members on the website.
To register and view calendar of events, click here.
Upcoming SBC Events
SAVE THE DATES!
UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy
UC Davis Plant Breeding AcademySM (PBA) is a professional certificate program offered since 2006 with classes in USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. To date, the program has trained more than 350 breeders, 70% of which are from the private seed industry. Class VIII of the PBA Davis will start in September 2020 and is now open for applications. Class size is limited—apply early! For more information, click here.
Hemp Breeding and Seed Production – October 27 – 28, 2020, Davis, CA
Seed Business 101 – Field Crops, November 16-20, 2020, St. Charles, IL
Seed Business 101 – Horticulture, December 7-11, 2020, Davis, CA
Recent Courses and Progrmams
The Future of Lettuce: A Symposium organized by the Genes to Growers Project
Convening experts in lettuce breeding, production, post-harvest handling, safety, marketing, and consumer preferences to envision the future of lettuce
March 16, 2020
Originally to be held at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa, Pismo Beach, California, the Symposium was moved to an online web conferencing remote format due to global pandemic circumstances. Nearly 80 online attendees participated in the one-day Symposium that included four topic sessions and 15 invited speakers representing public and private sectors. The structure of the symposium involved short presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience participation period, in each of the following topic areas:
CONSUMER PREFERENCES AND MARKETING TRENDS
BREEDING LETTUCE FOR THE FUTURE
POSTHARVEST AND SAFETY
SBC in the Press
Inside the “coffee genome”
Kent Bradford visited with a reporter from Science about a major change to U.S. regulation of biotech.
Article: United State relaxes rules for biotech crops
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