You “May” already be aware…

…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.

Speaking of deadlines, Catherine Howarth has provided information concerning some postdoc funding opportunities in the UK. Her letter is in the "Community News" section. Also in Community News, Vern Burrows has written a proposal for a new food revolution with a focus on oats.

In the "Research Reports" section, we have another update from Clare Saied regarding the T3/Oat database. There is also an article concerning crown rust resistance gene markers by Belayneh Yimer and Kathy Esvelt Klos.

For those of you interested in following outbreaks of crown and stem rust in the United States, Mark Hughes maintains maps of areas infected with rust throughout the season:

Interviews with Albert Tenuta and Weikai Yan are featured in the popular press in a story about rust resistant oat varieties in Ontario. Pamela Zwer was also interviewed recently about her breeding program at SARDI, and the InnovOat project, part of the oat breeding effort at IBERS, is described in an article by Athole Marshall.

Please feel free to contact the curator at any time with other news from the wider oat community!