March 21, 2018
Speaker: Dr C Thomas Chao, USDA Geneva, NY, will discuss how the USDA National Germplasm
system is collecting, characterizing and distributing all plant genetic resources of the Malus (eg, apple,
grape) collection. We will learn how these fruits can be preserved to maintain variability.
Site: St Catherine Siena Parish Center
Chair: Carol Eichler
Hostesses: Bobbie Schneider*, Lila Olson