Newsletter Issue 42 December 2009

Dear member of the International Herbage Seed Group

I’m very happy to provide you information on the upcoming 7th International Herbage Seed Conference in Overton Texas in April 2010.

We have received 55 contributions for oral or poster presentation and in total 19 different countries are represented. I’m indeed very pleased to see the high standard of the received abstracts and that both the traditional seed producing countries as well as new areas are participating. I would like to thank the IHSG regional contact persons of North and South America, North and South Europe, Asia/China and Oceania/Australia for encouraging new colleagues to contribute.

You will find information on the scientific programme, the post-conference tour and registration at our website www.ihsg.org. Of most importance is the need register before January 25 in order to receive the best price for attending the conference.

It is my hope that many of you will take the opportunity to attend the conference, and please take a close look at the programme of the post-conference tour. The Chair of the local organising committee Professor LLoyd R. Nelson have organised a four day tour from Dallas to San Antonio with a nice mix of tourist attractions and professional visits.

I would like to encourage all reading this to participate in the next IHSG conference.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy 2010!

Birte Boelt
President of the International Herbage Seed Group