The Figueroa lab at the University of Minnesota is asking American oat growers to send them leaf samples infected with crown rust. Further details can be found here (in the "Community News" section). Please spread the word, and thank you for any help you can provide!
The oat research community has been around for a long time, and this newsletter update brings you a whole new section called “Historical Documents”. In this section, you can find copies of hard-to-find books and documents from years past, as well as more recent histories describing past oat research. Don’t forget that the Oat Newsletter archive is also available! Both of these sections can be found under the “Research” tab.
Let’s try again…the “SWOT” analysis initiated by Chris Green at the 10th IOC has been completed, and is presented in the “Research Reports” section, as are three new T3/Oat tutorials from Clare Saied.
I also came across two documents of special interest published on-line by the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative: both volumes of “The Cereal Rusts”, originally published in the 1980’s:
Happy 2017, Happy Year of the Rooster, and Happy Year of the Oat, as well! “Common oat” has been declared the “Medicinal Plant of the Year” by the Study Group for the Historical Development of Medicinal Plant Science at Würzburg University, Germany. You can read all about it in the “Community News” section.
…to celebrate with family and friends, to look forward to the year ahead, and to look back at the year that was.
This newsletter update brings you four new research reports, found in the “Research Reports” section. One, by Axel Diederichsen, describes growing perennial oats at PGRC, one is a summary of an article by Yolanda Loarce, et al., and two are tutorials from Clare Saied, et al., describing more tools in T3/Oat.
The results are in, and the 11th International Oat Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, in 2020. Please go to the IOC page under the “Meetings” section for more details, as well as some important information concerning the choice of dates.
Thank you so much to Igor Loskutov and the rest of the organizers of the 10th International Oat Conference for hosting such a great meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, last month! Over time, more information concerning what took place will be added to the newsletter. In the meantime, if you have photos or other information to add, please get in touch with me.
…but the deadline for registering for the 10th International Oat Conference is Wednesday, June 1st! Please take a look at the latest circular from the Local Organizing Committee for more information and more deadlines.
The 10th International Oat Conference is coming up soon, and the local organizing committee has provided an update. For those of you planning to attend, abstracts for both oral presentations and posters are due this Sunday, May 1st! There are a number of other deadlines regarding visas and so on as well, so please check the website for details.