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Reminder: Second Webinar on Barcode Based Digital Data Collection is tomorrow, September 7

There is still time to register for the webinar series on barcode based digital data collection for vegetable breeding programs! The first webinar took place on August 24, and the recording is available at http://articles.extension.org/pages/74512.

About the Webinar Series

The webinars in this series are targeted to small to mid size vegetable seed companies and horticultural researchers. Considering the transition from clipboard to tablet? This series of 3 webinars by Michael Mazourek of Cornell University will provide user friendly strategies to getting started with digital data collection and setting up your breeding or trial program with a barcode based system.  The system is designed to utilize off-the-shelf solutions such as standard spreadsheets and instruments that can be purchased from familiar scientific suppliers.

This webinar series is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. Register just once for all 3 webinars here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8974102140154614019

August 24, 2017, 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time
Part 1: Introduction to Barcode-Based Digital Data Collection for Vegetable Breeding Programs. Recording available at:

Part 1 will consist of an overview of a comprehensive seed to field to fruit to seed system we have evolved to manage an array of vegetable crop breeding projects with special consideration for managing crops that will have multiple fresh market harvests. An introduction to barcoded information, plot and plant identity systems we employ, considerations and the overall infrastructure will be presented.

September 7, 2017. 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time
Part 2: Collecting Data in the Field with Barcode-Based Digital Data Collection for Vegetable Breeding Programs

Part 2 will focus on field based aspects from transplant to field, materials and supplies required, and strategies to collect observations in the field, including photography.

September 28, 2017. 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time
Part 3: Harvest Data and Final Analysis with Barcode-Based Digital Data Collection for Vegetable Breeding Programs

Part 3 will focus on harvest based component of the system with an emphasis on the connected instrumentation for dimensions, weights, photographs and quality instruments and how data is compiled for final analysis. At the conclusion, participants will be able to evaluate whether they will choose to invest in this technology and will have examples of how to get started in assembling their own data collection pipeline.

About the Presenter

Michael Mazourek is the Calvin Knoyes Keeney associate professor in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. His breeding program focuses on the improvement of vegetable crops for organic production systems and accompanying genomic analyses to identify genes under selection and develop tools to facilitate vegetable breeding progress. Michael teaches Plant Genetics and conducts on-farm and participatory plant breeding workshops including ones as part of NOVIC, the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative. He has released several cultivars including the Habanada pepper, Martini cucumber, Trifecta melon and an array of butternut squash. His program includes several vegetables, but has a focus on pest and disease resistance in addition to flavor and convenience traits that promote the consumption of naturally nutritious foods.

Funding for this webinar series is being provided by a USDA NIFA AFRI project entitled Genomic and Phenomic Tools to Support Vegetable Cultivar Development: Winter Squash as an Initial Target.

National Association of Plant Breeders and Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee Annual Meeting

NAPB and PBCC annual meeting “Identifying and utilizing genetic diversity” 27-30 July 2015, WSU Pullman, WA

Early Registration and Abstract Submission by June 1.  Student Travel Awards will be available based on Abstract and Poster Competition.

https://www.plantbreeding.org/annual-meeting-2015

 

Reminder: NAPB Webinar Series Starts on Wednesday April 1, 2015

2015 NAPB Webinar Series

The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) in partnership with the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee and the Plant Breeding and Genomics Community of Practice presents a new webinar series in April and May, 2015: The Science of Selections. The webinars in this series take place at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). Participants will be able to type in questions for the presenters. Advance registration is required. Register now at the links below.

Date Title Presenters
April 1, 2015 Cotton: From Depression Era Mules to the Moon and Back Johnie Jenkins, USDA ARS
April 8, 2015 Raspberry Breeding for the Pacific Northwest Pat Moore, Washington State University
April 15, 2015 From Lilies to Gladiolus: Flower Power Neil Anderson, University of Minnesota
April 22, 2015 Sugarbeet Genetics, Genomics and Germplasm Enhancement Mitch McGrath, Michigan State University
April 29, 2015 Solutions and Sustainability in Soybean Breeding Tommy Carter, USDA ARS
May 6, 2015 Plant Breeding Approaches and Technologies for Challenges in Agriculture: A view from a Texas Maize Breeding Program Seth Murray, Texas A&M University
May 13, 2015 Getting Oily with Soybeans Istvan Rajcan, University of Guelph
May 20, 2015 Developing Crunchy and Colorful Carrots Roger Freeman, Bayer Crop Science Vegetable Breeding
May 27, 2015 Breeding Peanuts: The story of a lowly groundnut Barry Tillman, University of Florida

 

2015 NAPB Webinar Series

The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) in partnership with the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee and the Plant Breeding and Genomics Community of Practice presents a new webinar series in April and May, 2015. The webinars in this series take place at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). Participants will be able to type in questions for the presenters. Advance registration is required. Register now at the links below.

Date Title Presenters
April 1, 2015 Cotton: From Depression Era Mules to the Moon and Back Johnie Jenkins, USDA ARS
April 8, 2015 Raspberry Breeding for the Pacific Northwest Pat Moore, Washington State University
April 15, 2015 From Lilies to Gladiolus: Flower Power Neil Anderson, University of Minnesota
April 22, 2015 Sugarbeet Genetics, Genomics and Germplasm Enhancement Mitch McGrath, Michigan State University
April 29, 2015 Solutions and Sustainability in Soybean Breeding Tommy Carter, USDA ARS
May 6, 2015 Plant Breeding Approaches and Technologies for Challenges in Agriculture: A view from a Texas Maize Breeding Program Seth Murray, Texas A&M University
May 13, 2015 Getting Oily with Soybeans Istvan Rajcan, University of Guelph
May 20, 2015 Developing Crunchy and Colorful Carrots Roger Freeman, Bayer Crop Science Vegetable Breeding
May 27, 2015 Breeding Peanuts: The story of a lowly groundnut Barry Tillman, University of Florida

 

Reminder: Webinar Tomorrow on Pepper Breeding

If you haven't yet registered, there is still time to sign up for tomorrow's webinar, the latest in the NAPB webinar series. We would love for you to join us! The webinar is free but registration is required.

Start day/time: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (-05:00 GMT)

Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/778576041

Title: Peppers are the Most Important Part of Salsa

About the Presenter

Dr. Kevin Crosby’s area of research at Texas A&M is plant breeding and genetics of vegetable crops. He has worked on melon, pepper, tomato, onion and carrot. The main emphasis of his research has been the elucidation of genetic mechanisms for stress tolerance and enhanced nutritional quality.

Reminder: Webinar Tomorrow on Dry Bean Breeding

If you haven't yet registered, there is still time to sign up for tomorrow's webinar, the latest in the NAPB webinar series. We would love for you to join us! The webinar is free but registration is required.

Start day/time: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (-05:00 GMT)

Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/942418833

Title: Dry Bean Breeding isn't a Dry Topic

About the Presenter

Dr. James Kelly's dry bean breeding and genetics program is focused on the development of high yielding, disease and stress resistant cultivars with upright architecture, and improved canning quality in 10 commercial seed classes for production in Michigan.

2014 Plant Breeding Symposium: Global Food Security

Sponsored by DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred and held at University of California Davis, the 2014 Plant Breeding Symposium is on Friday, April 11. 

The event is also available as a live broadcast.

Please check the symposium website for more information about the line up of speakers and connecting to the webinar

Upcoming Webinar - Identifying Soil Borne Diseases with Morphological and Molecular Techniques

Join us for a free webinar about morphological and molecular techniques for identifying soil born fungal and oomycete pathogens in dry bean production systems.

When: February 6, 2014 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (-05:00 GMT)
Presenter: Martin Chlivers, Michigan State University

Register now and learn more at http://www.extension.org/pages/68745.

Four Plant Genomic Conferences in Vienna this February

We are pleased to inform you that in February 2014, four conferences will be organized in Vienna by Vienna International Science Conferences & Events Association (VISCEA).

  • Translational Cereal Genomics, Feb. 9-11, 2014;
  • Plant Transformation Technology III, Feb. 12-14, 2014;
  • Plant Gene Discovery & “Omics” Technology, Feb. 17-18, 2014;
  • Applied Vegetable genomics, Feb. 19-20, 2014.

>>VISCEA is a non-commercial and non-profit organization, consisting of academy and industry scientists from across the world, founded in 2006 to initiate and assist in organizing professional and high quality scientific conferences and events. Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, situated in the heart of Europe. More information can be found at: www.viscea.org.<<

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Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance: Short Course June 2-13, 2014

Colorado State University will offer a three-credit, graduate-level, field-oriented course in Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance, June 2-13, 2014. The course will be held in and around Fort Collins, Colorado, USA and is targeted to graduate students in the plant sciences, as well as to professionals in the public and private sectors interested in increasing their knowledge in this area.

Additional information on the course content, format, cost, and registration is available at http://www.droughtadaptation.org/summer_course.html. For questions, pleasecontact the Program Assistant, Kierra Jewell (Kierra.Jewell@ColoState.edu). Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2014 or until the class is full (20 students).