Linking the Past, Present, and Future

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research community has been around for a long time, and this newsletter update brings you a whole new section called “Historical Documents”.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.

WOT’S up? Oh, wait….

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 Year of the...Oat?!

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.

Gatherings galore....

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.

Спасибо, Санкт-Петербург! Thank you, St. Petersburg!

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.

More deadlines, but more celebrating, too!

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.