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William S.

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Re: Plant breeders without borders
« Reply #30 on: 2019-03-02, 09:11:17 PM »
Hi Anthony,

Good to hear from you. I was a little afraid we may have scared you off. Speaking for myself. I would really like to participate in some international plant breeding that helps empower third world farmers. I would also like to do that in a way that protects that germplasm I contribute from exploitation by large firms I.E. by using OSSI pledged material. To do that I would want to pledge any material before I contributed it.

I should also say there's very little on your list I'm working with or have time to work with. I have a population of Amaranth I was hoping would cross, but I am not sure it is crossing. It seems more just that one variety has predominated. Quinoa seems to have a pathogen here. There wasn't anything else I remember from your list that I grow. I'm pretty focused on tomatoes right now.

So realistically I don't have time to help you as a hobbyist for awhile unless my amaranth project picks up steam. If it does pick up I'll OSSI pledge it after about three years then I'll be willing to contribute it IF the OSSI pledge is to be honored in subsequent projects. Or if something really compelling happens OR it turns out I can grow something else on your list OR you get interested in a crop I am already somewhat focused on. If you are really interested in using OSSI material AND honoring the OSSI pledge I think that's great.
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Re: Plant breeders without borders
« Reply #31 on: 2019-03-04, 11:51:57 AM »
Hi Anthony,

I am still a bit confused about PBWB. I mad a small mindmap with my open question, I think these are things which interest many people here. I hope the questions are clearer than just with plain text.

Best

Edit: there seem to be a problem with the attachment. Wether I attach a png or jpg, it ends up as a jpg, and the size changes from 90 down to 19 kB.

here the link to the picture
https://postimg.cc/T5pPqBS7

« Last Edit: 2019-03-05, 04:18:24 AM by Ocimum »

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Re: Plant breeders without borders
« Reply #32 on: 2019-03-05, 04:20:05 AM »
Fixed, it now works in the link.

Anthony.leddin

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Re: Plant breeders without borders
« Reply #33 on: 2019-04-02, 05:24:12 PM »
Sorry it has taken a while to get back but I have created a document that I have posted on the Plant breeders without borders website that I hope will answer all your questions, here is the link, thanks Anthony.
http://pbwob.org/what-happens-to-the-seed/

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Re: Plant breeders without borders
« Reply #34 on: 2019-04-02, 06:37:32 PM »
Thanks Anthony. Looking forward to seeing PBWB working and making a difference :)
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