|Newsletter: Allium and Umbelliferae Purpose|
There is ongoing research on the improvement of a range of vegetable crops and ornamentals in the genus Allium and Umbelliferae/Apiaceae around the world. The purpose of the Allium and Umbelliferae Improvement Newsletter has been to foster improved understanding and utility of Allium and Umbelliferae by providing a means for exchange of information and germplasm among Allium and Umbelliferae research scientists. These newsletters have been well-received and we are committed to the continuation of this effort.
A broad spectrum of contributions will be collected in the Allium and Umbelliferae Improvement Newsletter. The following subject areas will be included in the scope of the newsletter: reports on Allium and Umbelliferae taxonomy, germplasm collection and evaluation, breeding and genetics, new technology (including molecular biology, tissue culture, biochemistry, etc.), diseases and disease resistance, seed production and quality, crop production, and crop storage; summaries of field production and storage trial results from all growing areas; germplasm releases, items for exchange, and inquiries; and news including production statistics, contents lists of other Allium and Umbelliferae newsletters, publication and meeting announcements and reports, and membership lists. This is not an all-inclusive list and reports on related subject areas would be welcome. A list of articles in past issues is available at http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/docs.htm?docid=5332
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