The official proceedings from the 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference held January 30 – February 1, 2014, in Corvallis, Oregon, are now available for free download from OSA’s website. Read scientific papers, how-to instructions, and overviews of presentations delivered by our 70+ speakers.
We’re thrilled with the high-quality subject matter and writing included in this year’s proceedings. The proceedings include papers about timely issues in the organic seed community, such as Dr. Jim Myers’ paper on cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). Also included are scientific papers on cutting-edge research involving breeding for organic systems, including the following entries:
• Status of Cytoplasmic Male Sterility (CMS) in Vegetable Brassicas by Dr. Jim Myers, Oregon State University, pages 134-143
• CIOA: The Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture Project – Better Carrots for Organic Growers and U.S. Consumers by Philipp Simon, USDA-Agricultural Research Service and Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin – Madison, pages 49-54
• Germplasm Evaluation of Wheat, Spelt, Emmer, and Einkorn for Organic Production Systems, by Lisa Kissing Kucek, Cornell University, pages 28-35
• Breeding Barley for Organic Production and Craft Malt in Western Washington by Brook Brouwer, Washington State University, pages 17-20