Submitted to: Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/30/2003
Publication Date: 11/5/2003
Citation: Burke, L.A., Gardner, C.A., Van Roekel, J.W. 2003. The North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station plant germplasm resource collections and activities [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2003 Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting, November 2-6, 2003. Denver, Colorado. Abstract number 847843. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Information on the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station's (NCRPIS) collections and activities are presented in poster format. Collection holdings number over 48,000 accessions, and represent over 1300 species include maize, teosinte, sunflower, flax, oilseed Brassica crops, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, squash, amaranth, quinoa, umbels such as carrots, dill and coriander, grasses, woody and herbaceous ornamentals and plants used for medicinal, nutriceutical and/or industrial purposes such as phytoremediation. Acquisition, regeneration using controlled pollination techniques and insect pollinators, distribution and enhancement activities are summarized. Projects dealing with characterization and evaluation for molecular, agronomic, biochemical and aesthetic traits, and for and biotic and abiotic resistance factors are described.