Scientific Summary 143 in IUFRO News Vol. 46, Issue 1, January 2017
Vegetative Propagation Technologies in Plantation Forestry in the Context of Climate Change
Global warming and climate-related environmental changes are central preoccupations in current breeding programs. Vegetative propagation of improved varieties is expected to be a critical and flexible tool to maintain the productivity in plantation forestry, balancing genetic gain with environmental and socio-economic considerations.
Against this background, IUFRO Working Party 2.09.02 organized a conference on the "Development and application of vegetative propagation technologies in plantation forestry to cope with a changing climate and environment" in La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sessions focussed, among other things, on strategies for integration of vegetative propagation into breeding programs in the context of global warming and associated stresses, and reducing socio-economic and environmental costs of plantation forestry.
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