V. REPORT OF MAIZE GENETICS COOPERATION STOCK CENTER

During 1978, the Maize Genetics Cooperation received 128 requests for maize genetic stocks. The number of requests decreased by 11% in 1978 compared to 1977.

The following tables illustrate the nature of the seed requests and how seed packets used to fill the requests were distributed:

Table 1. Seed requests received by the Maize Stock Center-1978.
 
Category Domestic % Foreign % Total %
Genetics 61 47.6 19 14.8 80 62.4
Plant Physiology 17 13.3 2 1.6 19 14.9
Plant Breeding 8 6.3 6 4.7 14 11.0
Education 10 7.8 5 3.9 15 11.7
Total 96   32   128  

Table 2. Distribution of seed packets for 1978 seed requests.
 
Category Domestic % Foreign % Total %
Genetics 821 63.8 198 15.4 1019 79.2
Plant Physiology 96 7.5 18 1.4 114 8.9
Plant Breeding 30 2.3 28 2.2 58 4.5
Education 47 3.7 48 3.7 95 7.4
Total 994   292   1286  

The tables illustrate that the bulk of the seed requests and packets sent to fill requests are for domestic use (75% vs. 25% for requests and 77.3% vs. 22.7% for packets). In addition, the major requests and amount of seed sent are for genetic purposes.

Requests for stocks and correspondence relative to the stock center should be addressed to:

Dr. R. J. Lambert
S-118 Turner Hall
Department of Agronomy
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois 61801


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