Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase on May 30 – June 9

The Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase will take place virtually from May 30th to June 9th, 2022. The conference will focus on the latest research and technology in the field of plant breeding.

Post-Doc Position in Plant Genetics – Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The USDA – Agricultural Research Service is looking for a Post – Doctoral Research Associate in Plant Genetics in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

What’s coming in SorghumBase Release 4?

SorghumBase release 4 is expected in May 2022. This release will feature the addition of the poplar genome (Populus trichocarpa), also known as black cottonwood, Western balsam or California poplar. Poplar is a deciduous broadleaf tree species native to western

Plant Genomes Online April 27-28

Plant Genomes Online, a free 24 hours virtual conference, will be held April 27-28 beginning at 11:00 AM ET.

Plant Biology 2022 (ASPB 2022) June 9-13, Abstracts due June 2

The American Society of Plant Biologists and the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists are hosting their 2022 Conference, PB 2022, in Portland, Oregon from July 9-13.

Job opening – USDA ARS National Program Leader – apply by April 25, 2022

Job opening – USDA ARS National Program Leader – Crop Production and Protection in Beltsville, MD, replacement for Dr. Jose Costa, applications accepted through April 25, 2022.

Save the date! Sorghum in the 21st Century Global Sorghum Conference

The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), ​​a member of the International Sorghum Task Force (ISTF), will host the 2nd Sorghum in the 21st Century Global Sorghum Conference from June 5th to 9th 2023.

SorghumBase release 3 is out with over 17 million new variants including naturally occurring SNPs and chemically induced point mutations

The SorghumBase Team is pleased to announce the third release of SorghumBase ( (see release notes #3) with its genome browser providing access to information on 18 reference genomes and 30,475 gene family trees, and QTL data for 220 traits.

Crops Conference, June 13-16. Abstracts Due April 15

The Crops Conference is being held June 13-16 at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The conference is focused on the application of genomic technology to crop improvement.