Genetic Treasures of Apples

Genetic Treasures From the Apple’s Ancestral Home

 

Location: Manor House  Get Directions

 

Description: Phil Forsline is the recently retired curator of the United States Department of Agriculture's Plant Genetics Resources Unit, which is located on the Geneva, NY campus of Cornell University. Phil will discuss his expeditions to Kazakhstan (the apple's center of genetic diversity), Russia and China, to collect wild apple material for conservation, evaluation, and distribution to geneticists and breeders throughout the world. Results of Forsline's work promises many benefits, most importantly disease and insect resistance which could revolutionize the apple industry. If you have read “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan or viewed the documentary about the book on PBS (http://watch.opb.org/video/1283872815/), then you are already familiar with Forsline’s work.

 

Registration: Preregistration required. $8.00 nonmember/$6.00 LGF member

 

Contact: Janice Jenkins by email or 503-823-1671

 

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