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2014 - 8th Annual Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee Meeting
_____4th Annual National Association of Plant Breeders Meeting______

 

2014 NAPB meeting press release


final agenda (0.3MB) or the final program (1.5MB)


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Archived Meeting Information Below


 

“Breeding for Water Stress”
Minneapolis, MN August 5-8, 2014
Early Bird discount May 30, 2014
Registration site at www.plantbreeding.com

Abstract submission deadline June 2, 2014
Nominations for 2014 Plant Breeding awards deadline June 16, 2014

 

See the final agenda (0.3MB) or the final program (1.5MB) for the 2014 NAPB meeting.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

Mixer featuring Par 4 Jazz Quartet - 7:00-9:00 pm Dublin/Belfast

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

 NAPB and PBCC "BUSINESS" MEETINGS      8:00 - noon
GENERAL SESSION Elizabeth Lee (NAPB President), and Pat Byrne (PBCC Chair) presiding - Salons A-D
8:00       Opening remarks (E. Lee, P.  Byrne)
8:05       Welcome (Michael A. Schmitt, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. University of Minnesota)
8:10       Election of officers –(L. Lee)
8:25       NAPB General Session (L. Lee)
8:45       PBCC General Session (P. Byrne)
9:05       Instruction for Committee sessions (L. Lee)
COMMITTEE BREAKOUT SESSIONS. 9:10. London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol
BREAK & Exhibits and Poster set up. 10:05-10:25 am- Dublin/Belfast
10:25 Committee reports - Barry Tillman and Jamie Sherman presiding

11:15     Election Results (B. Tillman and J. Sherman)
11:20     Plant breeding working group and NIFA update (Ann Marie Thro, USDA)
11:35     Industry update (Andy Lavigne, American Seed Trade Association)
11:50     2015 Meeting (Jim McFerson)
LUNCH 12:00 - Grand Courtyard
RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS- AWARDEES. David Francis (Salons A-D)
1:00       From Depression Era Mules to the Moon and Back: My Lifetime with Cotton. Lifetime Awardee- Johnie Jenkins, USDA/ARS, Genetics and Precision Agriculture
1:25       Ten Things a Successful Plant Breeder Understands. Impact Awardee- Roger Boerma, Georgia Seed Development, Athens, GA
1:50       Plant Breeding Approaches and Technologies for Challenges in Agriculture: A View from a Texas Maize Breeding Program. Early Career Awardee- Seth Murray,
Texas A & M
MINI-PRESENTATIONS: POSTERS AND SPONSORS (David Stelly)
2:15       1-minute poster introductions  Even posters (Al-Jaser, Boontung, Campbell, Fakthongphan, Gifford, Guerrero-Chavez, Latshaw, Li, Mahan, Masor, McLoud, Moore, Niroula, Ortiz, Pauli, Rasul, Sallam, Singh, Smallwood, Sykes Yesudasan)

2:40       1.5 minute introductions from Platinum and Gold Sponsors (AgReliant, Bayer, Douglas Scientific, Dow AgroSciences, SeedWorld, LGC, Monsanto, Pioneer hi-Bred, TCAP ,)
POSTER AND SPONSOR SESSION - 3:00 evens - Dublin/Belfast
4:30       1-minute poster introductions Odd posters (Anderson, Bian, Bubert, DeSantis, Falcon, Gilbert, Levina, Liabeuf, May, Nasseer, Park, Ramírez-Madera, Sater, Smeda, Tiede, Tseng, Xiong)
BREEDING FOR TOLERANCE TO WATER STRESS (Celeste Falcon)
4:55       Flood Tolerant in Rice. David J. Mackill, Mars, Incorporated; UC Davis; International Rice Research Center
5:20       Drought tolerant tropical maize development and delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: CIMMYT’s experience and perspective.  BW  Prasanna, CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), Nairobi, Kenya
5:45       Enhancing alfalfa forage productivity during drought. Ian Ray, New Mexico State University

ADJOURN FOR DINNER 6:10   (on your own)

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH

VISIT/TOUR SYNGENTA STANTON, MN STATION
6:30       Grab and Go Breakfast. Grand Foyer
7:00       Depart hotel to Syngenta
“LUNCH TO GO” 12:00 - bus back to hotel
GRADUATE STUDENT TALKS (Leah Ruff)
1:15       Phenotypic evaluations of heat tolerance and fruit quality traits in segregating black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis L.) populations in North Carolina. Christine Bradish, North Carolina State University
1:35       Multi-environment analyses of winter wheat heading date across the US. Great Plains: Can we better optimize genotypes for specific environments? Sarah Grogan, Colorado, State University
1:55       General combining ability model for genome-wide selection in a biparental cross. Amy Jacobson, University of Minnesota

POSTER AND SPONSOR SESSION II- 2:15 odds Dublin/Belfast
CONTROLLING GENOTYPE X ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS (Tyler Tiede)
3:25       A Practical Approach for Understanding Genotype by Environment Interactions. Chad Geater, Syngenta Seeds, Slater IA
3:50       Potential to using remote sensing tools to screen germplasm. Jerry Hatfield, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, USDA/ARS, Ames, IA
4:15       Genomic Selection: Training Populations and GxE. Mark Sorrells , Cornell University
PHENOTYPING AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO WATER STRESS
(Araby Belcher)
4:40       Taking advantage of physiological priming in crops: breeding for greater acclimation to drought. Diane Rowland, University of Florida
5:05       The stress-induced synthesis of cytokinin regulates the coordination of C and N metabolism resulting in enhanced drought tolerance in rice transgenic plants. Maria Reguera, University of California, Davis
5:30       Improving drought tolerance of hard winter wheat through the Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project (T-CAP). Pat Byrne, Colorado State University
ADJOURN 5:55
BANQUET / 2014 AWARDS / PLENARY LECTURE (Barry Tillman)
6:30       Cash Bar. Grand Foyer
7:00       Dinner.  Grand Ball Room
8:00       2014 NAPB and PBCC Awards (Phil Simon)


8:20       Recent Lessons in Drought Risk Management. Michael Hayes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8TH  
    

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FIELD DAY
6:30       Grab and Go Breakfast. Grand Foyer
7:00       Depart
“LUNCH TO GO” 12:00  - bus back to hotel
CLOSING SESSION/LAST MINUTE BUSINESS. 1:00 -  Barry Tillman, Jamie Sherman. Salons A-D
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
1:40       Private Breeding Perspective Workshop – (Duke Pauli) Salons AB
Rita Mumm, University of Illinois
Ron Ferris, Syngenta Seeds, Stanton, MN
Jane Dever, Texas A & M
Elliot Heffner, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Des Moines, IA
Chad Geater, Syngenta Seeds, Slater  IA
1:40       Tools to model and optimize Plant Breeding. William Beavis, Iowa State University (Michael Gore) Salons CD


CLOSE OF MEETING 4:00

HANDOUT ON WEBSITE UPDATE

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National Association of Plant Breeders 2014 Awards
The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) is pleased to announce that nominations
are now being accepted for three professional awards and six "student" awards. Awardees
will be recognized at the NAPB Annual Meeting on August 5-8 in Minneapolis, MN. Annual Meeting
information can be found at http://www.plantbreeding.org/napb/Meetings/Meetings.html

EARLY CAREER AWARD - Recognizes a young public or private sector scientist who is active in
the plant breeding field. Applicants should exhibit the ability to establish strong research foundations
(experimental techniques, novel ideas, publications, etc.), to interact with multidisciplinary teams,
and to participate in professional societies relevant to their discipline. The nominee must have
obtained their Ph.D. after December 31, 2004.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Recognizes an individual who has given distinguished longterm
service to the plant breeding discipline in areas such as breeding/genetics research and
publication, education (graduate or undergraduate training), extension outreach, and regional,
national, and/or international leadership.

PLANT BREEDING IMPACT AWARD - Recognizes an individual who has made significant
advancements in the field of plant breeding, specifically in the area of applied variety and/or
technology development. Public or private plant breeders whose improved germplasm or
technological contributions have had a measurable impact on crop production are eligible to receive
this award.

Nomination procedures and entry forms containing more detail are included with this announcement
and may be found on our website http://www.plantbreeding.org/napb/Awards/Awards.html. These
awards are not based on the nature of employment (public, private, etc.) and the nominee does not
have to be a member of the NAPB.

Award recipients will be recognized at the NAPB annual meeting the year of the award, where they
will receive a plaque and cash award (if applicable). Furthermore, the awardees will be announced
on the NAPB web site. In addition, awardees will be provided a reimbursed trip to the next year’s
NAPB annual meeting, where they will be expected to give a presentation.

Nominations are currently being accepted and the final deadline is June 2, 2014 (5:00 pm Pacific
time). Awards nominations that were previously submitted and were not awarded must be
resubmitted annually for continued consideration (and the nominee must still be eligible for the Early
Career Award), but letters of support can be used for up to three years. For inquiries or questions
please contact the Awards Panel Chair, Phil Simon, 608-262-1248, psimon@wisc.edu

CURRENT & RECENT GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS
INVITED ORAL PRESENTATIONS (3) -- based on accepted poster abstracts of qualified
applicants. Three 15-minute slots for oral presentations will be awarded to three advanced graduate
students or recent graduates whose research is judged to be most meritorious, based on their poster
abstracts. Details, qualifications and rules will be provided in the abstract submission instructions.
Winners will be contacted before the meeting.

GRADUATE STUDENT POSTER AWARDS (3) – Three posters (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) will
receive monetary awards ($300, $200 and $100). To be eligible, the graduate student must be "first
author" and the "presenting author" and thus in attendance. The posters should report on the
student's graduate breeding/genetics research. Criteria for quality will include content and delivery.
Details, qualifications and rules will be provided in the abstract submission instructions and meeting
program.

Please be aware that dates and deadlines for abstacts, registration, and awards are likely to be different from previous years because of the different meeting dates.

DRAFT poster information is availible but you must be registered to submit an abstract.


EntranceMeeting Registration

Registration site (note that this is on plantbreeding.com a secure site to handle credit card transactions, which we are migrating to from this plantbreeding.org site)

Hotel reservations: Minneapolis Airport Marriott
            NAPB Rate is $121 / $139 per night;   Room block expires June 23, 2014.

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