Climate zones

Tony Avent
Fri, 28 Oct 2005 15:54:24 PDT
Lee and Roy:

	Dr. Mark Widrlechner, who compiled the China hardiness map, is the
chairman of the committee.  For years, I have kept files of everyones posts
about an ideal hardiness map.  These ideas have all been presented to the
committee.  There is a lot of discussion about web customization
possibilities.  It is hoped that the first map will be finished by years
end, but projects such as this move slowly.  The next phase with all of the
overlays will be a much more long term project, but one that everyone
agrees is quite important.  The USDA-ARS staff hase been wonderful in
allowing their resouces to go to this project.  Perhaps once the map is
complete, the UN might find this a useful project to complete worldwide
maps.  I'll let everyone know when the maps are completed.

At 02:48 PM 10/28/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>Wow, Tony. This is fantastic to hear about. I had my own little private 
>"uproar" when I saw that initial AHS draft version.
>Thanks for representing all of us "silent majority" stakeholders that 
>never get invited to any of these government meetings that affect us. 
>(I'm thinking of the "importing small lots of seeds" rule-making 

Tony Avent
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