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ISSS conference Monterey – registration open

ISSS conference Monterey – Registration now open Registration and abstract submission is now open for the ISSS conference in Monterey, 10-14 September: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20175   Register now! The conference will be limited to 300 people ➢  http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/registration/ Need to submit your abstract?  Visit Abstract Submission page ➢ http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/abstract-submission/  **In order to be considered for an oral presentation, your abstract must be received by 1 June 2017. Book your hotel early!    Find reservation info at http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/accommodations/

New title: Seed Biology and Yield of Grains

Seed Biology and Yield of Grain Crops D Egli, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky, USA The food supply to an expanding world population is based on grain crops harvested for their seeds. This means that understanding the process of seed growth and its regulation is crucial in our efforts to increase production in order to meet the needs of that population. This book examines the determination of grain crop yield from a unique perspective, by ... Read more »

Special Frontiers Research Topic

The special Frontiers Research Topic on Seed dormancy, Germination and Pre-Harvest Sprouting is now open for submissions:  http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/5562/seed-dormancy-germination-and-pre-harvest-sprouting  Prof. Chengdao Li, Dr Hiro Nonogaki and myself are the Topic Editors. Best regards  Jose Barrero

13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting, Perth

Dear all, After the successful 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals hosted in Perth, Frontiers in Plant Sciences has agreed to publish a special issue with the conference’s papers that will also be open for general researchers on PHS and LMA. The Journal has communicated that will also be glad to be the long-term host for future Symposiums.    This journal has an impact factor of 4.495 and will also publish ... Read more »

Obituary Prof. Eric Roberts

Professor Eric Hywel Roberts OBE (1930 - 2016)   Emeritus Professor Eric Roberts BSc, PhD, D.Sc Manchester, OBE, died at Treliske Hospital on 13th August 2016 following a stroke.   Eric Roberts OBE was an excellent and innovative seed and crop scientist - who was also great fun to be around. His legacy is not only his lasting published work, but also the many high quality researchers he trained and who in turn have expanded our understanding of seed science ... Read more »

Professor Eric ROBERTS (1930-2016)

Professor Eric ROBERTS (1930-2016)   It is with great sadness that I inform the ISSS members and broader scientific community that Emeritus Professor Eric Roberts died on 13th August 2016. Professor Roberts was a pioneer in seed biology and has been recognized as a leader in seed science and made extremely important contributions to the metabolic regulation of seed dormancy and seed ageing and storage. The ISSS send his wife Dorothy, sons Peter and Ian and their families our ... Read more »

International Symposium on Pre-harvest Sprouting – update

The deadline for abstracts submission to The 13th ISPHSC has been extended to 19th August 2016. Conference Keynote speakers have been also announced: -Dr Roberto Benech-Arnold (IFEVA, Buenos Aires, Argentina). -Dr Hiro Nonogaki (Oregon State University, US). -Dr Shingo Nakamura (NARO Institute of Crop Science, Tsukuba, Japan). -Dr Jean-Phillipe Ral (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Canberra, Australia). Best regards Jose Barrero

AGM Caete Aug2016

Dear Members The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of our society will be held during the Seed Ecology workshop in Caete, Brazil, in August. An agenda for the meeting is presented behind the members' wall. Those in attendance can add further discussion points under “Any Other Business”. For those of you who cannot attend the conference and want other issues discussed please forward these to our secretary to be added to the agenda. The officers' reports will be added soon ... Read more »

ISSS Conference 10-14 September 2017

First announcement   Dear members, The triennial ISSS Conference will be held from 10-14 September 2017 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey California. See also the UcDavis website. Information on registration and other details will follow in due course.   Regards, Peter Toorop, Secretary

13th Symposium on PHS, Perth, Sep2016

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals (ISPHSC) will be held in Perth (Australia) the 19th -20th September 2016. The organising committee, chaired by Dr. Chengdao Li (Murdoch University), is delighted to invite you to the meeting. The ISPHSC started in Sweden in 1975 and has been attracting the researchers and industry partners involved on PHS since then.  A flyer and the web site for the Conference will be available soon. Best regards  Jose Barrero

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