Jan. 14: Webinar on bioenergy poplar hybridization

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

PULLMAN, Wash. – New poplar varieties grown for bioenergy using inter-specific hybridization and selection techniques will be discussed in a webinar sponsored by Washington State University Extension 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Register at http://breeze.wsu.edu/e4vgnzaqh25/event/registration.html or access the webinar Jan. 14 at http://breeze.wsu.edu/growinggreen/.

Brain Stanton of GreenWood Resources and David Neale of the University of California, Davis will describe the classical approach to poplar breeding, molecular-based improvement tools and integration of both in order to expedite development of bioenergy feedstocks.

The presenters are partners with WSU in Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB), a consortium of regional university and industry partners working to prepare the Pacific Northwest for a sustainable hardwood bioproducts and biofuels industry.

The webinar is part of the AHB hardwood biofuels webinar series. Find the series, including archived presentations, at http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/webinars/.

Learn more about AHB at http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/about/.


Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension, 253-241-5043, bfradd@wsu.edu