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Jan. 14: Webinar on bioenergy poplar hybridization

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

PULLMAN, Wash. – New poplar varieties grown for bioenergy using inter-specific hybridization and selection techniques will be discussed in a webinar sponsored by Washington State University Extension 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Register at or access the webinar Jan. 14 at

Brain Stanton of GreenWood Resources and David Neale of the University of California, Davis will describe the classical approach to poplar breeding, molecular-based improvement tools and integration of both in order to expedite development of bioenergy feedstocks.

The presenters are partners with WSU in Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB), a consortium of regional university and industry partners working to prepare the Pacific Northwest for a sustainable hardwood bioproducts and biofuels industry.

The webinar is part of the AHB hardwood biofuels webinar series. Find the series, including archived presentations, at

Learn more about AHB at


Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension, 253-241-5043,


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