National Allium Research Conference (NARC)
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National Allium Research Conference (NARC)

Hosted by New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

NARC meetings December 11-13, 2012

Followed by W2008 meetings December 14, 2012

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Meetings to be held at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Please plan to attend the leading conference for those interested in Alliums. Presentations will encompass breeding and genetics, onion thrips and IYSV management, disease management, postharvest handling, and cultural practices of Alliums. Learn about the latest research occurring in these areas.

Whether you are new to the industry or an experienced professional, you are welcome to take a break from the cold and join us in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico.

This biennial conference is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest research in your field from some of the world's leading scientists.


  • September 17, 2012 - Abstracts due
  • October 1, 2012 - Abstract submitters receive confirmation of abstract acceptance
  • October 30, 2012 - All poster presenters & speakers must confirm participation by registering.
    Deadline for early bird registration rates.
  • November 27, 2012 - Deadline to make hotel reservations

  • About Las Cruces
    • Image of onion field in New Mexico

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      New Mexico State University horticulture professor Chris Cramer, second from left, leads a tour of farmers, researchers, students and others at the Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center for Onion Field Day. The focus of the tour was research into the natural resistance of different onion varieties to the thrips that spread the Iris yellow spot virus. (Norm Dettlaff / Las Cruces Sun-News)