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Plant Breeding Newsletter Forward...
From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.05.01 at 01:53:07(692)|
I received the following and I am passing it along for any interested
>Sorry for the long mail and any eventual cross-posting.
>Find below the annoucement of a new FAO Electronic Plant Breeding Newsletter.
>Please, forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested.
>Dr Eric Kueneman (FAO) & Prof Don Wallace (Cornell University)
>== ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC PLANT BREEDING NEWSLETTER ==
> Aware of the importance of plant breeding as a tool for
> enhancing agricultural production and its sustainability,
> the Food and Organization Agriculture (FAO) of the United
> Nations is hosting an electronic newsletter called PLANT
> BREEDING NEWS (PBN) designed to promote the exchange of
> information among all interested persons including plant
> breeders, researchers, policy makers, crop extension experts,
> NGOs, students, etc.
> The newsletter is meant to be your informal forum on plant
> breeding technologies and related issues including
> announcements, inquiries, technical discussions, un-refereed
> articles, etc. Other features will be added as per requests
> from subscribers.
> Participation is free and is based on voluntary contributions
> of information from members. By subscribing you will receive
> one monthly PBN edition.
>== TO SUBSCRIBE: ==
>send an email to: MAILSERV@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>Leave the subject blank and write in the first line of the email
>You will soon receive a welcome message confirming your subscription.
>If you have any problems with your subscription, please contact:
>== TO UNSUBSCRIBE: ==
>send an email to: MAILSERV@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>leaving the subject blank and writing in the body of your email
>== PURPOSE OF PLANT BREEDING NEWS (PBN) ==
>PBN is intended to provide a dynamic forum of information exchange
>for plant breeders and others interested in effective utilisation
>of plant genetic resources.
>The PBN is in response to the needs and actions declared important
>in The Global Plan of Action for Conservation and Utilisation of Plant
>Genetic Resources ratified by 150 countries at the Fourth
>International Technical Conference on Plant Genetic Resources (PGR),
>Leipzig, Germany, June 1996. The PBN will contribute toward improved
>utilisation of PGR. The PBN will also promote effective and responsible
>plant breeding technologies to develop improved varieties, well adapted
>to the needs of farmers with durable resistance to pests and diseases.
>By generously sharing technologies, information, germplasm and ideas
>through PBN, the global plant breeding community can expedite responsible
>sustainable development and help ensure that the world's agricultural
>needs are met for today and for the future.
>== PARTICIPATION: ==
>Participation in PBN is free, open to anyone, and based on voluntary
>contributions by subscribers. It is envisaged that PBN will contribute
>to improved communications among breeders and experts in both developed
>and developing countries. The quality of PBN content will depend on you
>and all other subscribers. PBN NEEDS YOUR INVOLVEMENT!!! To benefit
>from the PBN, please contribute information, ideas, discussion and
>queries to the Editor (see below). Remember, that the PBN, though very
>serious, is intended to be informal. Contributors should not be overly
>concerned about the level of syntax. It is the exchange of ideas and
>information that are really important in PBN!
>== CONTENT & PROMOTERS: ==
>Each PBN edition will have a number of sections based on crop groups
>and thematic issues. The sections may change as needed over time
>based on your suggestions. The initial section headings are shown at
>the end of this communication. One or more subscribers may take the
>role of "promoter" to encourage dialogue and information exchange for
>sections of specific interest to them. Subscribers wishing to assist
>promotion of discussion for a section are asked to contact Prof.
>Wallace. Promoter's contributions will be acknowledged.
>== EDITOR: ==
>The editor will place the information received into the appropriate
>section for each monthly issue. Professor Don Wallace of the Plant
>Breeding and Biometry Department of Cornell University, Ithaca, New
>York is the first Editor of the PBN. To reach the editor, simply
>send your email message to:
>writing in the subject: "To the Editor".
>== SPONSOR: ==
>The FAO provides the List Server facilities for publishing the PBN.
>FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division and of the Plant Breeding
>and Genetics Section of the Joint Division of FAO and the International
>Atomic Energy Agency are co-sponsors. The staff of all three will
>contribute to this newsletter as part of their programme to bring
>improved plant breeding technologies to developing countries. It is
>the intention and our hope that the plant breeding community, globally,
>finds the PBN an effective means of information exchange. FAO is open
>to exploring wider sponsorship arrangements.
>== LIST OWNER: ==
>Mr. Eric Kueneman, Senior Officer in the Plant Production and
>Protection Division of FAO is the List Owner and PBN Coordinator.
>He will work with Professor Wallace to facilitate implementation
>of the PBN. Again should you have any difficulties in receiving
>the PBN, kindly contact Professor Wallace or Mr. Kueneman at:
>== SECTIONS OF THE PLANT BREEDING NEWS: ==
>Some communications for the PBN will have primarily a crop
>orientation, and others a disciplinary orientation. Most may
>involve both. The following matrix of CROPS GROUPS and DISCIPLINARY
>AREAS will be used to indicate the subject matter area of each
>submission that can be located in the PBN. To guide subscribers to
>the communications they wish to read, the editor will classify all
>short submissions (3 pages and less) and abstracts presented in
>each PBN edition according to the crop groups/disciplinary areas
> 1. Cereals
> 2. Roots & Tubers
> 3. Horticulture
> 4. Industrial
> 5. Pulses & Oil-Seed Legumes
> 6. Pasture and Forage
> 7. New Crops
> 8. Applies to all Crops
> A. Editor's Notes
> B. Announcements
> C. General Inquiries
> D. Technology & Breeding Methods
> E. Biotechnology
> F. Diseases & Pests
> G. Abiotic Stresses
> H. Breeders Rights
> I. BioSafety and/or Plant Quarantine
> J. Policy
> K. Society & Plant Breeding
> L . Quantitative traits
> M. Plant Genetic Resources
> N. Genetic Vulnerability
> O. Seed
> P. Bibliographies
> Q. Popular WEB Sites
>== CONTRIBUTIONS: ==
>SEND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS, QUERIES AND DISCUSSION FOR THE PBN TO:
>Indicate at the beginning of your contribution the disciplinary and/or
>crop section in which you wish your communication to be placed. Until
>published in a PBN issue, your contribution will be known to only the
>Editor and the List Owners.
>The PBN will be based on email "text only" format regardless of
>length of submissions. Please do not send attachments in word
>processing formats such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect.
>Authors must send abstracts of any submission longer than 3 pages in
>length. The full text of long submissions will be archived.
>== ARCHIVING FACILITIES: ==
>PBN has an archive facility where long submissions (greater than 3
>pages) and prior issues of the PBN will be stored for free retrieval.
>A file name will be given and stated at the end of the abstract in PBN.
>You can retrieve the full text from the archive by sending an email
>message to MAILSERV@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>and leave the subject blank and write in the body of the message:
>For example, if the file name of the full text that you want to
>retrieve from the archive is: PBNA3.TXT then in the body of your
>message to MAILSERV@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG will be:
>MAILSERV will send you the full text of the requested file by email.
Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE
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