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Fresh Peas: Botany & Genetics
Friday September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pisum Sativum has a foundational place in our understanding of genetics and how traits are passed from one generation to the next. What began in an Austrian monastery in the 1800s — when Gregor Mendel experimented with peas to formulate his genetics theories — continues today in both formal research settings, and on farms and in gardens across the country. Join us for this conversation about why we love to study peas, and what the current plant breeding priorities and projects for this plant are in Canada and beyond. This webinar is for farmers and gardeners who love to grow and experiment with peas, as well as save their seeds.
Speaker: Duane Falk
This event is part of the 2021 Seed Webinar Series run by the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, run in collaboration with EFAO.