Friday, May 4, 2012
Crop Wild Relatives
I read this article today in my new Crops and Soils Magazine. It offers great insight into the need to preserve species because of their potential usefulness. Crop Wild Relatives could hold the key to drought tolerance, disease resistance, and other useful traits. A professor who I was privileged to have met was Jack Harlan. Jack was a pioneer in the field of preserving crop wild relatives. I did not take his class, but it was a joy listening to him over a cup of coffee.