Plant Breeding Newsletter Forward...


I received the following and I am passing it along for any interested
parties....
Dewey


>Dear Colleagues,
>
>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.
>
>Regards.
>
>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
>message:
>SUBSCRIBE PBN-L
>You will soon receive a welcome message confirming your subscription.
>If you have any problems with your subscription, please contact:
>PBN-L@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>
>=====================
>== TO UNSUBSCRIBE: ==
>=====================
>
>send an email to: MAILSERV@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>leaving the subject blank and writing in the body of your email
>message:
>UNSUBSCRIBE PBN-L
>
>==========================================
>== 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:
>PBN-L@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>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:
>PBN-L@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>
>==========================================
>== 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
>presented below
>
>CROP GROUP
>
>             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
>
>DISCIPLINARY AREA
>
>             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:
>PBN-L@MAILSERV.FAO.ORG
>
>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.
>
>
>LONG SUBMISSIONS
>
>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:
>SEND [PBN]filename.ext
>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:
>SEND [PBN]PBNA3.TXT
>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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