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Organic On-Farm Plant Breeding Workshop

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You are invited to learn basic on-farm, field techniques to develop and adapt seed varieties for organic farming conditions.

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  • Workshops
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When Jul 27, 2011 09:00 AM to
Jul 28, 2011 03:00 PM
Where Philomath, OR
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Contact Phone 503-528-6631
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You are invited to learn basic on-farm, field techniques to develop and adapt seed varieties for organic farming conditions.

In this two-day workshop organic plant breeders Dr. John Navazio (Organic Seed Alliance and Washington State University) and Dr. Jim Myers (Oregon State University) will teach how to select for reproductive fitness and yield, horizontal resistance to disease, and improved performance under heat, drought, and cold stress. Farmer, seed grower and plant breeder, Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed, will share his perspective on managing seed and breeding projects on a working farm. Teaching will include both classroom and on-farm field activities. Basic seed saving skills are recommended, as teaching will focus on methods for on-farm breeding and variety improvement building upon a foundation of basic seed knowledge.

Gathering Together Farm
Philomath, OR (map)

Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 27th (9am-6pm), and Thursday, July 28th (9am-3pm).  Overnight accommodations should be made on your own. Thanks to a grant from the USDA-OREI, this course is being offered at a discounted rate and includes the cost of lunch both days.  Registration fee - $50.00

Registration deadline is July 20th and space is limited.

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