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Apr 22

Twitter- Tier Two Webinar

12:00 pm EDT

You’ve created a Twitter account. Now what? 

For more information: http://www.extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wednesday-webinars-registration-11452674257

Apr 22

Biofuels for the Environment and Communities

1:00 pm EDT

US Department of Energy (DOE) Earth Day Webinar

Presenters: Drs. Virginia Dale from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Christina Negri from Argonne National Laboratory.

Biomass-derived fuels are a promising, domestically sourced replacement for fossil-based fuels that can provide benefits to the environment, the economy, and society. The U.S. Department of Energy, through the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is supporting research and development to ensure the long-term sustainability of biofuels.

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the results of their BETO-sponsored research on how to develop biofuels that positively impact the environmental, socioeconomic, and technoeconomic sustainability of biofuel development in the United States.

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For more information on DOE Webinars, go to http://energy.gov/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-biofuel-sustainability-cleansing-data-benchmarking-and-more

Apr 22

Sugarbeet Genetics, Genomics and Germplasm Enhancement

2:00 pm EDT

Join the National Association of Plant Breeding and PBG Works for a webinar on Sugar Beet Genetics, Genomics, and Germplasm Enhancement, by Mitch McGrath of the USDA ARS and Michigan State University. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and advanced registration is required.

Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6687922777695931905

This webinar is part of the 2015 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Webinar Series. Find all upcoming and recorded webinars at http://www.extension.org/pages/60426

About the Presenter

Dr. McGrath is the Research Geneticist (Plants) for USDA-ARS NP 301 (Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement) CRIS Project entitled “Genetic Dissection of Traits for Sugar Beet Improvement” in the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit, East Lansing, Michigan.  Research is to develop enhanced sugarbeet germplasm and to discover genes of agronomic importance, and to characterize fungal pathogens and diseases limiting sugar production in the Great Lakes growing region. We generate and integrate basic genetic knowledge, methods, and biological resources for efficient, effective breeding and selection for desired characteristics; discover genetic control, linkage relationships, and specific genes contributing to desired agronomic, morphological, biochemical, and physiological characters; and use genomics to explore development of the beet root, particularly of early season development.

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