There is a great article in Georgia Forestry Today Magazine highlighting the Arrowhead Breeding Center and the value of Tree Improvement in Georgia and the Southeast US. The article can be found in the January/February 2012 issue on P.24-29.
Well, 2012 has started out with a bang for the Tree Improvement Cooperative! We are excited to welcome 2 new Contributing Members:
Conifer Translational Genomics Network (CTGN) team members are pleased to announce the roll-out (publication) of a suite of new on-line teaching modules that cover topics from introductory genetics and genomics to applied use of genomics tools in tree breeding and ecosystem management (association genetics, genomic selection, landscape genomics). CTGN is an Integrated Coordinated Agricultural Project with the goal of bringing marker-informed breeding (MIB) to application for tree-breeding cooperatives that provide over 1.3 billion seedlings annually in the United States.