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BIC & NAPIA Biannual Meeting 2023

Greenville, SC November 5-9, 2023

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Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC) and North American Pulse Improvement Association (NAPIA) biannual meeting hosted by Clemson University.

The BIC & NAPIA Biannual Meeting is an opportunity for members and colleagues from around the world and from many diverse disciplines to interact and exchange information on bean and pulse improvement.

All are invited to join the BIC-NAPIA meeting!

The BIC & NAPIA meeting aims to:

  • To provide a forum on recent research developments and future plans for projects in pulse crops
  • Collaborate with scientific and industry leaders from all over the world
  • Opportunities for graduate student research
  • Help create solutions through innovative and collaborative science
  • Connect worldwide

Registration

Conference

Conference Registration

Abstract Submissions

Deadline for submissions is September 15th with award notifications at the 2023 BIC & NAPIA meeting.

Graduate Student Travel Award Opportunity available please visit the Abstract Submission form for details and requirements to apply.

Abstract Submission

What is BIC?

The Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC) is a voluntary and informal organization that was established to affect the exchange of information and materials for improving bean production worldwide. Members include scientists, students, private organizations, and lay-people interested in our mission.

Since its first meeting in 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin, the Bean Improvement Cooperative has held a biennial meeting at which members and colleagues from around the world and from a number of diverse disciplines can interact and exchange information on bean improvement. For more information visit the BIC website.

What is NAPIA?

NAPIA’s originating organization, the National Pea Improvement Association, was formed in 1956 as an organization supporting fresh pea breeders. Over the years, the focus began to turn to dry pea. In 1999, the name was changed to North American Pulse Improvement Association (NAPIA) to include other food legumes and the Canadian pulse industry. The mission of NAPIA is to provide a forum to share scientific results and research on pulse crops. The organization has members representing academia, industry, and government.

Hosts

Clemson University Welcomes You!

Dr. Dil Thavarajah, NAPIA Past President, Professor, Pulse Quality and Nutritional Breeding, Clemson University, SC,  dthavar@clemson.edu

Tristan Lawrence, NAPIA Treasurer/Secretary, Program Manager, Pulse Quality and Nutritional Breeding, Clemson University, SC, tjlawre@clemson.edu

Summer Chandler, Event Planner, Clemson University, SC, spriddy@clemson.edu

clemson university

Sponsors

Sponsorships can be made online through the BIC & NAPIA Sponsor Payment Form. Please contact Tristan Lawrence (NAPIA) or Timothy Porch (BIC) for sponsorship information and questions.

Sponsor Payment Form

NAPIA Sponsors, 2023

  • Clemson University Research Foundation
  • Brotherton Seed Company, Inc.
  • Montana Pulse Crops Committee
  • Nufarm
  • Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
  • Syngenta

BIC Sponsors, 2023

  • Limagrain/Vilmorin
  • Nebraska Dry Bean Commission
  • Pop Vriend Seeds B.V.
  • ProVita Inc.
  • Pure Line Seeds
  • Syngenta

Contact

NAPIA

Dr. Mary E. Burrows
NAPIA President
Associate Director of Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and Research Development
Professor, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist,
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 
mburrows@montana.edu

Dr. Dil Thavarajah
Professor, Pulse Quality and Nutritional Breeding,
Clemson University, Clemson, SC 
dthavar@clemson.edu

BIC

Dr. Timothy Porch
BIC President, USDA-ARS-Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research,
Mayaguez, PR
timothy.porch@usda.gov