[nafex] NAFEX Annual Conference In Saskatoon

Bob Bors bob.bors at usask.ca
Thu Apr 5 15:34:07 EDT 2012

The NAFEX conference for 2012 will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Canada at the University of Saskatchewan

The main days are July 19th and 20th, but there are additional activities if
you arrive early or stay late.


Details and registration links are found on the opening page of our website:




A fast summary:

July 18: Early bird, free tours of: Canada's seed genebank, College of Ag
tour, Dept. of Plant Sciences greenhouse tour.  Banquet in the evening in
association with the Canadian Society of Hort. Science.


July 19: Talks and discussion groups.  We have enough speakers to have 2
concurrent sessions.  Speakers are from across the USA and Canada. In the
evening we will have a 'Brags and Blunders' session over supper. 


July 20: Haskap Day: Tours and talks at the Horticulture Research Orchard.
30 acres of fruits. Focus will be on Haskap but we will also see other
fruits being grown.

In mid-July Haskap, strawberries and Saskatoon berries are ripe.  If the
season is early, the cherries will be almost ready. In the evening we will
have a haskap supper.


July 21: Saskatchewan Fruit Grower's Summer tour: Visit a few local fruit
growers, farmers market, etc.



Dr. Bob Bors

Head of  the Fruit Breeding Program

Dept. of Plant Sciences

University of Saskatchewan

51 Campus Dr.

Saskatoon, SK  S0K 3A0


Program website:   www.fruit.usask.ca

Bob.Bors at usask.ca


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