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2nd International Triticeae Symposium


Richard R-C. Wang


Logan, Utah

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At the First International Triticeae Symposium, Helsingborg, Sweden, July 29-August 2, 1991, the participants decided that subsequent meetings will be held every three years. Thus, the Second International Triticeae Symposium was held in Logan, Utah, U.S.A, June 20-24, 1994, with USDA Agricultural Research Service's Forage and Range Research Laboratory and Utah State University as hosts.

The purposes of the second symposium were: (I) to exchange the latest scientific information and advancements related to annual and perennial Triticeae species; (2) to promote the exchange of ideas for developing coordinated collaborative research; and (3) to provide an opportunity to see the biodiversity in the Triticeae by visiting the USDA Living Collection of Perennial Triticeae near Logan.

In addition to the above scientific goals, the participants also paid tributes to the late Dr. Douglas Dewey at the symposium banquet by presenting a plaque to Mrs. Lois Dewey and a slide show featuring Doug's activities and his many colleaques and associates.

Due to various reasons, some contributors of papers were unable to attend the symposium. Nevertheless, their manuscripts are included in the proceedings to benefit all Triticeae workers.

Conference support and travel grants from the USDA-CSRS Competitive Grant Program and the International Science Foundation enabled several speakers from China, former Soviet Union countries, and Estonia to attend the symposium.

Cooperation and assistance from our colleagues at the USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory and the Location Administrative Office (Logan, Utah), the USDA Small Grain Collection (Aberdeen, Idaho), Utah State University and Utah Agricultural Experiment Station , and the Conference and Institute Division and the Student Services of Utah State University (Logan, Utah) made the symposium successful. We also thank many participants for reviewing manuscripts for the symposium proceedings. Most important are the contributions of the conference participants who presented the scientific information and ideas during and after the Second International Triticeae Symposium.

For the production of this publication, we thank all authors' patience, peer reviewers' effort, and the Publication Design & Production of Utah State University's excellent job.