2013 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Obtain prior informed consent from provincial and national authorities in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) to collect and export to the U.S., seeds and documentation of native Fraxinus species for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.
Collect documented accessions of Fraxinus species from native populations within targeted, forested areas of Shaanxi and Ganzu provinces of the PRC.
Properly clean, package, label, document, and export collected germplasm and associated information to the USDA/APHIS facility at Beltsville, Maryland, for inspection and subsequent addition to the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Cooperator will obtain the required provincial and national permits for the collection and exportation to the United States of wild origin plant genetic resources and relevant documentation from targeted regions in Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces. Organize the Fall 2008 plant exploration in Shaanxi and Gansu Province for indigenous Fraxinus (Ash) species, as per the proposal. Have the collected germplasm inspected by the appropriate authorities in the PRC to obtain the Chinese Phytosanitary Certificate. Properly package the germplasm, herbarium vouchers, and documentation and either hand carry the material or have the material shipped to the USDA/APHIS facilities in Beltsville, Maryland.
This grant supports the collection and exchange of Fraxinus germplasm and associated documentation from natural populations within the Peoples Republic of China. Over the life of the project collections were made in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 from wild populations within Shaanxi and Gansu, Province and sent to the ARS managed National Plant Germplasm Repository in Ames, Iowa where they will be made available for research and educational purposes.