June 28, 2017

2011 University of Minnesota Plant Breeding Symposium

Beyond Yield: Plant Breeding for Biofuels, Consumer Preferences, and Quality Traits

Powerpoints presented by the speakers (pdf)

Gary Atlin, Ph.D. (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, CIMMYT) Abstract and bio (.pdf)
Presentation on “Developing and delivering productive maize varieties and hybrids for African farmers in drought-prone and infertile environments”

Natalia de Leon, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Abstract and bio (.pdf)
Presentation on “Breeding maize for feed and fuel: improvement of forage and stover quality”

Jim Luby, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota) Abstract and bio (.pdf)
Presentation on “Challenges and opportunities of breeding for consumer preferences in apple and grape”

Craig Morris, Ph.D. (USDA ARS Pullman, WA) Abstract and bio (.pdf)
Presentation on “Improving Grain Quality in Wheat: Genetic Tools and Novel Market Classes”

Katy Rainey, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech) Abstract and bio (.pdf)
Presentation on “From Concept to Commercialization: Improving Soybean Quality Traits”

Steve SchneblyPh.D. (Pioneer Hi-Bred International) Abstract and bio (.pdf)
“Breeding for Soybean Quality Traits–Opportunities and Challenges” 

 

Schedule

8:00   Registration and Breakfast

8:30   Opening Remarks

8:40   Edwin Grote, Ph.D. (Pioneer Hi-Bred International)

9:00   Jim Luby, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
         “Challenges and Opportunities of Breeding for Consumer Preference in Apple 
         and Grape”

9:45   Morning Break

10:15  Katy Rainey, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech.)
         “From Concept to Commercialization: Improving Soybean Quality Traits”

11:00  Craig Morris, Ph.D. (USDA-ARS, Pullman, WA)
          “Improving Grain Quality in Wheat: Genetic Tools and Novel Market Classes”

11:45 Lunch

1:00    Natalia de Leon, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin)
          “Breeding Maize for Feed and Fuel: Improvement of Forage and Stover Quality”

1:45    Gary Atlin, Ph.D. (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, CIMMYT)
         “Developing and delivering productive maize varieties and hybrids for African farmers in drought-prone and infertile environments”

2:30    Afternoon Break

3:00    Steve Schnebly, Ph.D. (Pioneer Hi-Bred International)
          “Breeding for Soybean Quality Traits–Opportunities and Challenges”

3:45    Closing Remarks

 

Thanks to generous sponsorship from DuPont Pioneer, the graduate students of the Applied Plant Sciences graduate program have put on a plant breeding symposium each spring since 2008.

 

Student Organizing Committee:

  • Co-Chairs: Cristal Cisneros, Chris Schaefer
  • Emily Combs, Landon Ries, Laci High, Ahmad Sallam, Wade Kent, Brian Seda, Godwin Macharia, Addie Thompson, Jon Massman, Kathryn Turner, Stephanie Navara, Vikas Vikram, and Liana Nice