2.09.03 - Seed physiology and technology

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2019-07-15

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.

Details: http://seedorchard2019.njfu.edu.cn/

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Coordinator:

Shelagh McCartan, United Kingdom

Deputies:

Katri Himanen, Finland

Elisa Vieira, Brazil

About Unit

The IUFRO Seed Physiology and Technology Working Group (WG 2.09.03) is a discussion forum and working party comprising seed scientists world-wide. Read more about the History of the Unit.

The main aims are to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion of forest tree seed problems and their solutions in both temperate and tropical forests; and
  • Exchange information on forest tree seed physiology, particularly relating to seed dormancy and seed technology (including processing, stratification, storage and testing).

For more information on the Working Group and links to other useful information for seed scientists, see the Working Group's blog at https://iufroseedwg.wordpress.com/.