The University of Florida is hosting an in-person and online workshop on the genetic diversity of begonia and its potential uses in breeding and landscaping. The workshop takes place the morning of Feb. 21, 2023.
Whether you grow wax begonias or Rex begonias, or use either variety in a landscape, this workshop can help you learn how to select the correct begonia for propagation and landscape use. It is aimed at all segments of the begonia industry, including growers, breeders, landscape designers, botanical garden horticulturists, and general plant enthusiasts.
The agenda includes:
- “Introduction and Conservation of Begonias: Tips and Lessons” (Daike Tian, Ph.D., Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, China)
- “Expeditions, Conservation and Potential Application of Indonesia Native Begonias” (Wisnu Ardi, M.Sc., Research Center for Biosystematics and Evolution, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia)
- “Benary`s Begonia World” (Diro Ayana, Ph.D. and Ulrike Bubner, M.Sc., Benary Seed Company, Germany)
- “The Fort Worth Botanic Garden Begonia Collection and the Dynamic Future for Begonias” (Don Miller, Fort Worth Botanic Garden)
- “Characterization of Abiotic Stress Response in Begonia and its Utilization in Breeding” (Julian Ginori, Ph.D. student, University of Florida)
- “Potential Invasion Risk of Wild Type Wax Begonia in Florida” (Sandy Wilson, Ph.D., University of Florida)
- “Identification and Management of Begonia Diseases” (David Norman, Ph.D., University of Florida)
Click here to register.
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