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IPC 26th Session

The IPC (International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment) met virtually for its 26th session on October 5-8, 2021. As well as technical presentations and working group meetings, the IPC published its 110-page "Synthesis of Country Progress Reports" This report summarizes four-year (2016-2019) reports received in 2020 by the IPC from twenty-two member nations: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the USA. Nineteen of these reports (excepting Ireland, South Africa and the US) can be accessed at the IPC website. (posted November, 2021)

IPC Photo Gallery

An extensive gallery of poplar & willow photos, collected by editors J.G. Isebrands and J. Richardson, for the book “Poplars and Willows – Trees for Society and the Environment”, was uploaded to the website of the IPC (International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment).Photos can be downloaded from this IPC link .... MORE (posted June, 2021)

Special Journal Issue

Submissions of papers are invited for a forthcoming Special Issue of the peer-reviewed on-line journal Forests. This Special Issue will focus on 'Growth and Development of Short Rotation Woody Crops for Rural and Urban Applications. . . . MORE (posted March 2020)

Expanding hybrid poplar research in the US Midwest

The University of Minnesota received a $1 million US grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for four years to expand research on fast-growing hybrid trees and promote industrial use. The University's Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), Forestry Extension and Dept. of Applied Economics are teaming up on the project to meet the future demand of biomass resources. . . .MORE (posted October, 2019)

Canadian Forest Genetics Association conference

'Where do we want to be in 2049?' As it pertains to applied forest genetics, that was the question addressed by the 2019 conference of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association (CFGA), which also included the annual meeting of the Poplar and Willow Council of Canada. Some 125 participants gathered in the serenely ... MORE (posted August 2019)

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