Gene Flow in Alfalfa: Biology, Mitigation, and Potential Impact on Production

Special Publication - SP28 - September 2008
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This Special Publication describes the biology and agronomic practices in alfalfa that should be considered in developing coexistence strategies to allow growers to have choices, specifically between genetically engineered (GE), conventional, and GE-sensitive markets in the United States. These strategies are based on science and are a direct extension of well-established coexistence principles routinely used by seed growers. The management practices currently being used by growers of Roundup Ready alfalfa seed are presented as an example of strategies developed by the alfalfa seed industry that allow coexistence of different production systems. Chair: Allen E. Van Deynze, Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis.

SP28, September 2008, 30 pp. Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

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Task Force Chair

Allen Van Deynze

Task Force Author(s)

Sharie Fitzpatrick
Bob Hammon
Mark McCaslin
Daniel Putnam
Daniel Undersander

Task Force Reviewers

E. Charles Brummer
A. Endres
Allan Felsot
Heathcliffe Riday
Zeng-yu Wang

Task Force Board Liaison

John Havlin
Todd Peterson

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