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Developing Seeds in Diversified Farming Systems

Monday | April 28, 2014 | 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm

UC Berkeley Campus, Morgan Hall, Lounge | Berkeley, CA 94720

This panel will explore the role of seeds and seed breeding in fostering sustainable agriculture. Specifically, we will look at how seeds can be developed for the conditions of diversified farming systems (e.g., multiple crops, intercropping, pest control/ecosystem services). How can seed development help diversified farmers better adapt to their changing environments, especially climate change? What is participatory plant breeding, and how might this give greater control to farmers and breeders over what seeds they can use? How can alternative breeding programs be developed in the current US and international agri-food system?
Our panelists, Kevin Murphy, Mathew Dillon, and Charlie Brummer, are all experts on seed development and will bring their different backgrounds to probe these questions.

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