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2.02.23 - Breeding and genetic resources of Asian conifers



The IUFRO Seed Orchard conference 2019 - Seed Orchards and Climate Change

Nanjing, China; 14-16 October 2019. IUFRO Units involved: 2.09.01, 2.09.03, 2.04.02, 2.02.23, 2.02.07.

The goal of this conference is to provide the opportunity for scientists, students and managers of seed orchards and forest regeneration to exchange the most recent scientific advances related to forest tree seed orchards and their integration in the forestry practice. Areas that will be encompassed at the conference include, but are not limited to, the link between seed orchards and long-tem tree breeding; seed orchard design and management; forest pathology in relation to seed production, seed testing and storage; seed physiology and technology; forest economics; genetic resources and gene conservation; progeny testing; and interaction of seed orchards with related disciplines.


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Yoshihiko Tsumura, Japan


Jian-Feng Mao, China

About Unit

With a focus of the conifers of Asia, the Working Party is interested in all aspects of tree breeding and genetic resources of these species. This includes research investigations of gene resources and methods for their conservation, as well as provenance trials and delineation of seed zones, species hybridization, introduction of exotic species, vegetative propagation and clonal forestry and biotechnology.

State of Knowledge

Under construction.