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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).

Breeding with Genomics Course at UC Davis February 11, 2014

The Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis is having their Breeding with Genomics Course on February 11 - 13, 2014.

PBG's own David Francis and our former content coordinator Shawn Yarnes are part of this event. 

Below is some information provided by the Seed Biotechnology Center. Visit their webpage to learn more and to register! The early bird registration ends this Sunday, December 15. 


Program
The course covers the basics of DNA markers, quantitative trait loci and the transition from maker assisted selection with a highlight on breeding for disease resistance.

New for 2014!
Extended modules on genomic selection, the latest integration of genomics to breeding, and a hands-on workshop on software support to marker application in breeding including the Integrated Breeding Platform and BLUPS.

Who should attend?
The course is aimed at professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in plant breeding and germplasm improvement.  It is an opportunity for breeders who are already using these tools to expand their knowledge of new strategies and technologies and for laboratory personnel to appreciate how the marker data that they generate are applied in breeding programs.

Instructors
The course is taught by experts from both industry and academia.  This is a great chance to interact with experts and technology specialists in plant breeding. They include:

Allen Van Deynze, UC Davis
Hamid Ashrafi, UC Davis
Kent Bradford, UC Davis
Jorge Dubcovsky, UC Davis
David Francis, The Ohio State University
Shawn Yarnes, The Integrated Breeding Platform Initiative
Graham McLaren, The Integrated Breeding Platform Initiative
Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Davis