SCC80: Sustaining the Future of Plant Breeding

(Multistate Research Coordinating Committee and Information Exchange Group)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports





  • Publication of the report from the Genebank Training Workshop co-hosted by USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation (NLGRP) and Colorado State University entitled ‘Training in Plant Genetic Resources Management A Way Forward’ by G.M. Volk, D. Namuth-Covert and P.F. Byrne, 2019. Crop Science 59:853–857 doi:10.2135/cropsci2018.11.0689. Funding of $1,000 was received from the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) to publish this as an Open Access paper.
  • One of the outcomes of the Genebank Training Workshop was the ‘Survey on Plant Genetic Resources Learning Materials’, conducted in March 2019. Results of the survey were summarized in a manuscript accepted for publication in Crop Science.
  • Publication ‘Science-graphic art partnerships to increase research impact’ by Khoury et al (2019) Communication Biology 2:295, reported outcomes of “The Speaking Science” workshop ( Workshop was supported by CALS and the Alliance for Science.
  • A series of best practices worksheets on plant breeding communication are available at

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