Welcome to ITA
ITA was initially proposed at the first International Triticale Symposium at Sydney University by the late Norman Darvey and others in 1986.
Formal ratification and international support was verified at the Eucarpia Triticale meeting in Schwerin in 1987 (see the opening address by Norman Darvey in the Proceedings of the Second International Triticale Symposium in Passo Fundo in 1990).
Symposia have since been held on a four yearly cycle.
A small membership fee was charged for copies of the twice yearly International Edition of Triticale Topics which ran between December 1987 and 2005. It contained information of interest to the world triticale community and aimed to keep up momentum in the crop between the Symposia.
Robin Jessop edited these newsletters which were sent by mail to all members from the previous Symposia. The final newsletter in this format was in April 2005.