On 13 Aug. 2002, the ASHS Genetic and Germoplasm Working Group asked me to develop a proposal for a workshop to be held at the 2003 ASHS Centennial Conference in Providence, R.I. The workshop was to include a review of the current climate for plant exploration and exchange along with individual presentation that could provide special insights into the diverse benefits derived from plant exploration and the introduction of new germoplasm into the United States.
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Widrlechner, Mark P., "Introduction to the Workshop" (2005). NCRPIS Publications and Papers. 11.