Conference Topics

The SFTIC Program Committee looks to the forestry research and tree improvement industry to assist with developing the conference agenda and will be seeking abstract submissions for conference presentations. Below are some of the specific themes that will be addressed at the conference, but don’t feel limited to these areas. SFTIC seeks to capture all emerging issues and new ideas.

Potential Topics

  • Genomics and biotechnology for accelerating breeding and germplasm development
  • Quantitative and population genetics
  • Advanced breeding, analytical and testing strategies
  • Breeding for changing climate
  • Genetic diversity, conservation, restoration and deployment
  • Seed orchard establishment, management, protection and production
  • Pest and pathogen resistance
  • Sustainable woody biomass production
  • Hardwoods
  • Networking, outreach/extension activities and genetics

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