Calling all Apple Enthusiasts! Here's an upcoming event we heard about that you might be interested in:
Phil Forsline, the recently retired curator of the United States Department of Agriculture's Plant Genetics Resources Unit, (on the Geneva, NY campus of Cornell University) will discuss his
expeditions to Kazakhstan (the apple's center of genetic diversity), Russia and China, to collect wild apple material for conservation, evaluation, and distribution to geneticists and breeders
throughout the world. Results of Forsline's work promises many benefits, most importantly disease and insect resistance which could revolutionize the apple industry. If you have read “The
Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan or viewed the documentary about the book on PBS, then you are already familiar with Forsline’s work.