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Breeding Technologies for Improving Global Crop Production


When: 4/12/2013
Where: ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus
United States

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"Breeding Technologies for Improving Global Crop Production," a full day of talks by scientists from academia, industry and NGOs, on April 12th at UC Davis (or by webinar). Six world-renowned scientists will be speaking, and there will be a lunch and cocktail hour to mingle with members of industry, academia and speakers. To attend (in person or by webinar) you must register through our website. The event is free. 9:00 Opening Reception and Coffee 9:30 Tabare Abadie, Pioneer Opening Remarks 10:00 Kent Bradford, University of California Davis Genetics and physiology of seed quality 11:00 Lisa Newman, Pioneer Hi-Bred Precision Phenotyping in environmentally controlled facilities 12:00 Catered Lunch* 1:00 Paul Gepts, University of California Davis Bridging the gap between genomics and breeding: the African Bean Consortium (ABC) 2:00 Peter Wenzl, CIMMYT Seeds of Discovery (SeeD): Developing a toolkit to enable the targeted broadening of the genetic base of maize and wheat breeding efforts 3:00 Coffee Break 3:15 Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin Madison Title: to be decided 4:15 Gary Atlin, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation New tools and strategies for increasing rates of genetic gain in staple crops in Africa and South Asia 5:15 Social Mixer details and free registration at

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