Campus Units

North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station

Document Type

Presentation

Conference

2008 Annual Meeting of the Eastern and Western Regions of the International Plant Propagators’ Society

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Combined Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators’ Society

Volume

58

First Page

213

Last Page

217

Conference Title

2008 Annual Meeting of the Eastern and Western Regions of the International Plant Propagators’ Society

Conference Date

September 16, 2008

City

Denver, Colorado

Abstract

Genetic diversity is a key component of stable agricultural production in a rapidly changing world. The genetic variation found in field crops, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, other economically important plants, and their wild and weedy relatives is crucial for crop improvement and the development of new agricultural products. This diversity is found both in nature and in traditional agricultural systems. However, both natural plant communities and traditional agriculture face many threats and are being extensively replaced through urbanization, habitat degradation, and the rise of modern agricultural systems that are based on a relatively narrow genetic base.

Comments

This is a presentation from 2008 Annual Meeting of the Eastern and Western Regions of the International Plant Propagators’ Society 58 (2008): 213.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

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