The 22nd Southwest Consortium on Plant Genetics and Water Resources Symposium was held October 23- Saturday October 25, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Four scientists who are currently receiving Consortium funding presented talks on their research progress at the Symposium. An additional eleven scientists who have submitted pre-proposals for FY 2009 Consortium funding presented their proposed research at the Symposium. The meeting was described as very informational and successful by those in attendance.
The Southwest Consortium Annual Symposiums are structured to be informal and small forums for the sharing of research ideas in the areas of plant, water, biotechnology, and advancements in arid-lands agriculture.