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Wayne Young 1954-2018

The Poplar and Willow Council of Canada was saddened to learn of the passing of Wayne Young in hospital at Nipigon in Northern Ontario in August 2018.  Wayne grew up on the family farm n Plympton Township in southwestern Ontario, beginning his education in a one-room schoolhouse.  He obtained a forestry ... MORE (posted August 2018)

Poplar containment

The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings from establishing.  The "containment trials" that Oregon State University engineered in poplar in this study are important because of societal concerns over ... MORE (posted August 2018)

Richard (Dick) Pharis 1937-2018

:Poplar scientists in Canada and around the world were saddened to learn of the recent death in a Calgary hospital of Dr. Richard (Dick) Pharis.  Dick's long career of research and teaching in plant physiology, particularly with plant growth hormones (gibberellins), brought him international recognition.  He conducted his research ... MORE (posted August 2018)

Poplars and Willows in the Land of the Hodag

An International Short Rotation Woody Crops conference took place recently in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  A joint meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group of the USA, the Poplar and Willow Council of Canada, Working Party 2.08.04 (Physiology and Genetics of Poplars and Willows) and ... MORE (posted August 2018)


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