Several members of the Avena WG attended the 10th International Oat Conference held 11-15 July 2016 in St. Petersburg , Russian Federation. They held a small satellite meeting on 13 July to discuss ECPGR matters. Minutes of the meeting are in preparation.
The Avena Working Group agreed on their crop-specific standards for orthodox seeds (see here)
Cereals related events: The AEGIS supported project ‘Improving the prerequisites for a European rye collection’ has been concluded. Based on a survey and a workshop that involved the main rye collection holders in Europe, the project produced a draft of rye germplasm conservation procedures, a draft descriptor list for cultivated rye and a provisional list of Secale candidate European Accessions [more info]
The ECPGR Working Group on Avena was established in 1994 as one of the original six Working Groups developed during the first Phase of ECPGR.