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Jules Janick

) remains a horticultural enigma and this brief review of his life is an attempt to put his contributions to horticulture and plant breeding into perspective. A retrospective review of his accomplishments is the goal of this workshop. It includes papers

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Warren H. Gabelman

Plant Breeding Reviews, Vol. 17. Jules Janick (ed.). 1999. John Wiley, 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158. $180. hardcover. ISBN 0471333735.

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Paul Lyrene

An Introduction to Plant Breeding . Jack Brown and Peter Caligari. 2008. Blackwell Publishing, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK. 209 p. $69.00, paperback. ISBN: 978-1-4051-3344-9. I really wanted to like this book. Well-written books

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Bhimanagouda S. Patil, Kevin Crosby, David Byrne and Kendal Hirschi

resistance. The improvement of food security to improve human health requires a paradigm shift in plant breeding to integrate nutrition ( DellaPenna, 1999 ). This will require coordination of scientists involved in plant breeding, human health, and

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Kathy Zuzek, David Zlesak, Vance Whitaker, Steve McNamara and Stan C. Hokanson

blooming, black spot–resistant landscape rose cultivars available for use in northern continental landscapes ( Zuzek and Hokanson, 2007 ). Below we describe four polyantha rose cultivars developed by the Woody Landscape Plant Breeding and Genetics Project

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Geunhwa Jung

Dictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition . Rolf H.J. Schlegel. 2009. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 584 pages. Hardback. Dr. Rolf H. J. Schlegel has published the Dictionary of Plant Breeding (2nd ed.) with the most up-to-date terms

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Grace R. Price

68 WORKSHOP 9 (Abstr. 662–666) Ornamental Plant Breeding in the Midwest

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Linda Wessel-Beaver and Ann Marie Thro

The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee will be a forum for leadership regarding issues, problems, and opportunities of long-term strategic importance to the contribution of plant breeding to national goals. The committee will create the only regular opportunity to provide such leadership across all crops. The nature of plant breeding as an integrative discipline par excellence will be reflected in multidisciplinary committee membership. The past decade has brought major changes in the U.S. national plant breeding investment. In order for administrators and other decisionmakers to understand the implications of the changes and respond most effectively for the future, there is need for a clear analysis of the role of plant breeding for meeting national goals. Although recent changes in investment are the impetus for this committee, the need to articulate the role of plant breeding in meeting national goals is likely to be on-going, regardless of immediate circumstances. This presentation will describe recent progress on organizing this committee, and will ask all plant breeders to begin thinking about the questions to be addressed at the upcoming national workshop.

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James F. Hancock and Charles Stuber

A landmark workshop was held at North Carolina State University in Feb. 2007 to develop a national plant breeding coordinating committee and discuss the critical role that plant breeders play in the security of our nation's food and fiber

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I.L. Goldman

Plant Breeding and Whole-system Crop Physiology. Improving Adaptation, Maturity, and Yield. D.H. Wallace and W. Yan. 1998. CAB International. Available from Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. 390 p. $100