Cathy Wright of the Alaska Plant Materials Center and Pat Holloway of the Agricultural Experiment Station will travel to Siberia on a scientist exchange, August 5-25. They will be visiting research stations and botanical gardens in Novosibirsk, Lake Baikal and Yakutsk. They will establish contacts with fellow horticulturists and fruit growers, and hopefully bring back some samples of hardy fruit species for testing. If you have any recommendations on plant materials that they should collect, contact either person before August. Any plant materials obtained will be grown at either the Plant Materials Center or Fairbanks Experiment Station to evaluate disease or insect problems and hardiness and eventually released for commercial propagation.
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