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AusCanola 2018 Presentations

8.00 – 8.30amRegistration and coffee
8.30 – 8.55am
Welcome and housekeeping Wallace
Cowling, Chairman, AusCanola 2018 Steering Committee
Mark Sweetingham, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
8.55 – 9.15am
Where is canola genomics heading in the future?
Jacqui Batley, University of Western Australia
Chairman AusCanola 2018 Program Committee

Session 1:  New Germplasm

Chair:  Martin Barbetti

9.15 – 9.30am
An overview of the Australia India China Project
Dr Phil Salisbury, University of Melbourne
9.30 – 10.00am
Mobilising alternative sources of genetic diversity for germplasm
enhancement in Brassica oilseeds
Surinder Banga, Punjab Agricultural University
10.00 – 10.15am
Evaluation of heat and drought tolerance at anthesis in novel canola
germplasm from India and China
Sheng Chen, University of Western Australia
10.15 – 10.30am
Harsh Raman, NSW Department of Primary Industries
10.30 – 10.45am
Anthony van Herwaarden, University of Queensland
10.45 – 10.50am
Poster 3 min
New traits for Australian canola via TILLING and gene editing
Chris Helliwell, CSIRO
10.50 – 10.55am
Poster 3 min
Estimation of linkage disequilibrium and population structure among Brassica Napus genotypes for association mapping
Huma Qamar, Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Faislabad
11.00 – 11.30amMorning Tea

Session 2:  Impact of Climate Change

Chair:  Trent Potter

11.30 – 12.00pm
Crop modelling: Physiological context for improved canola agronomy
Julianne Lilley, CSIRO
12.00 – 12.15pm
A model for pre-breeding canola for heat and drought tolerance during global climate change
Wallace Cowling, University of Western Australia
12.15 – 12.30pm
Effect of water stress on transpiration efficiency in canola
Rajneet Uppal, NSW Department of Primary Industries
12.30 – 12.45pm
Jeremy Whish, CSIRO
12.45 – 12.50pm
Poster 3 min
Phi thickenings in Brassica roots – an adaptation to water stress?
David Collings, University of Newcastle
12.50 – 2.00pmLunch

Session 3:  Pests and Diseases

Chair:  Lars Kamphuis

2.00 – 2.30pm
Dwayne Hegedus, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2.30 – 2.40pm
Effective management of Sclerotinia stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in canola (Brassica Napus) through exploring host resistance
Muhammad Azam, University of Western Australia
2.40 – 2.50pm
Mark Derbyshire, Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Curtin
2.50 – 3.00pm
Reasessing aphid thresholds in canola
Svetlana Micic, WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional
3.00 – 3.05pm
Poster 3 mins
Art Diggle, WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional
3.05 – 3.10pm
Poster 3 mins
Andrea Hills, WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional
3.10 – 3.15pm
Poster 3 mins
Environmental drivers of white leaf spot disease (Pseudocercosporella capsellae) on canola 
Tamsal Murtza, University of Western Australia
3.15 – 3.20pm
Poster 3 mins
Alternaria spp. Leaf Spot Incidence associated with canola in Australia
Hebba Al-Lami, University of Western Australia
3.20 – 3.25pm
Poster 3 mins
Pathotypes of Hyaloperonospora  brassicae on canola and other  Brassicaceae 
Akeel Mohammed, University of Western Australia
3.30 – 4.00pmAfternoon Tea

Session 4:  Breeding

Chair:  Wallace Cowling

4.00 – 4.15pm
GRDC investment in pre-breeding and the future for gene editing and GM varieties
Francis Ogbonnaya, Grains Research and Development Corporation
4.15 – 4.30pm
Lauren Borg, University of Wollongong
4.30 – 4.45pm
Alison Wardrop, Office of Gene  Technology Regulator
4.45 – 5.00pm
Heping Zhang, CSIRO
5.00 – 5.15pm
Towards functional characterisation of pod shatter resistant genes in Brassica Napus 
Qiong Hu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
5.15 – 5.30pm
Establishing a diverse multi-year genomic selection reference population for key traits to underpin canola pre-breeding
Hans Daetwyler, Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources 
6.30 – 9.30pmConference Dinner
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