Crop Biotech Update

Korea Holds Plant Breeding Symposium

July 23, 2014

The Korean Society of Breeding Science hosted a symposium "Plant Breeding Strategies for Improvement of Productivity" on July 2-4, 2014 at Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel in Korea. Co-organizers were the Next-Generation BioGreen21 Program and Golden Seed Project.

Topics of discussion were on conventional breeding strategy in China (Zhong-Ze Piao, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Science, China), development and utilization of hybrid rice in China (Zhi-Xiang Lu, Anhui Academy of Agricultural Science, China), conventional breeding goal (Bo-Kyoung Kim, National Institutie of Crop Science, South Korea), and GM crops development strategy of the private sectors in domestic (Hee-Young Park, Syngenta).

 For details of the symposium, visit http://www.breeding.or.kr/.