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The national program for long term seed storage for ash germplasm preservation

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Karrfalt, R.P.

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2017

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In: Sniezko, Richard A.; Man, Gary; Hipkins, Valerie; Woeste, Keith; Gwaze, David; Kliejunas, John T.; McTeague, Brianna A., tech. cords. 2017. Gene conservation of tree species?banking on the future. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-963. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 118-125.

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA FS) began ash (Fraxinus) germplasm preservation in 2005, through seed collections for long term seed storage. The work was coordinated with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Collections have been accomplished through many cooperators. Various methods of outreach were deployed to solicit cooperators. No method stood out as better than another. However, the level of interest in genetic conservation held by the cooperator seemed much more important in determining if they chose to participate rather than how they were contacted. The most effective collectors were conservation professionals. Collections were made according to a plan written jointly by ARS, USDA FS, and Bureau of Land Management. About 4000 seed lots have been collected by the ARS and the USDA FS. Seed samples have been supplied to USDA FS research and to the Animal and Plant Health Emerald Ash Borer parasitoid rearing program.

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Karrfalt, R.P. 2017. The national program for long term seed storage for ash germplasm preservation. In: Sniezko, Richard A.; Man, Gary; Hipkins, Valerie; Woeste, Keith; Gwaze, David; Kliejunas, John T.; McTeague, Brianna A., tech. cords. 2017. Gene conservation of tree species—banking on the future. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-963. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 118-125.

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