Australian Oilseeds Federation

Conferences / Workshops

ARAB 2014 Presentations

TUESDAY 30th September

Session 1: Nutrition & Blackleg

Chair: Andrew Ware

Rob Wilson:Welcome and Opening
Rob Norton:Nutrient concentrations of Australian canola.
Amritbir Riar:Yield dynamics of canola under different nitrogen and water regimes in south Australian Mediterranean environments.
Eric Koetz: Canola variety interaction with nitrogen placement.
Susie Sprague:Timing and severity of seedling infection by L. maculans influences disease at plant maturity.
Vicki Elliott:Management decisions for foliar fungicide applications aimed at controlling blackleg disease.
Angela van De Wouw:Resistance to Leptosphaeria maculans conferred by major gene resistance is not restricted to the seedling stage of development of Brassica napus.

Session 2: Insects & Diseases

Chair: Trent Potter and Steve Marcroft

Michael Nash:Overview of invertebrate threats to Canola.
Helen DeGraaf:‘Be the snail’ – pathways to improved snail management.
Greg Baker:Diamond back moth in canola.
DISCUSSION:Which insect pests are likely to be the new big things in canola?
Ravjit Khangura:Re-emerging disease issues in canola.
Joop Van Leur:Viruses on canola and juncea: Survey results in New South Wales and screening for resistance.

Session 3: Diseases

Chair: Steve Marcroft

Kurt Lindbeck:Sclerotinia stem rot in Australia – What has been done and where are we going..??
B N Hidayah:Variability of Western Australian Isolates of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Potential of Local Biological Control Agents.
Jenny Davidson:Green Peach Aphid and Beet Western Yellows Virus in 2014.
DISCUSSION:What disease issues can we expect in the next 5-10 years?
Ganesalingam Anandini:Analysis and interpretation of co-located canola chemistry experiments in NVT.

Session 4: Weeds & Agronomy

Chair: Don McCaffery

Kathi Hertel:Role of canola in integrated weed management in northern NSW.
James Holden:Comparison of herbicide-tolerant canola systems through five-year, on-farm ‘Clearfield® Challenge’ program.
Tony Swan:Canola’s value as a break-crop in the new world of herbicide resistant weeds.
Mark Seymour:Canola agronomy in low rainfall environments of Western Australia.
Rohan Brill:Effect of genotype choice and agronomic management on canola performance in Northern NSW – 2012 and 2013.

WEDNESDAY 1st October

Session 5: Abiotic stresses

Chair: Wayne Burton

Amritbir Riar:Sensitivity of canola yield to stress at different growth stages.
Yiming Guo:Screening for drought tolerance in Brassica rapa:  from genetic variation to gene expression.
Sheng Chen:Drought and heat tolerance in Brassica rapa and B. napus at the early reproductive stage.
Wallace Cowling:Breeding for drought and heat tolerance in canola – Brassica rapa as a model species.
Harsh Raman:Understanding the genetic bases of phenotypic variation in drought tolerance related traits in canola (Brassica napus L.)

Session 6: Genetic variation in breeding

Chair: Phil Salisbury

Babu Pandey:Canopy Light Interception is an Alternative to Biomass Sampling in Juncea Canola Breeding.
DISCUSSION:Abiotic stresses in canola.
Harsh Raman:Genome-wide association for early plant vigour in canola.
Rosy Raman:Exploring natural genetic variation for pod shatter resistance in Brassica species.
Heping Zhang:Genotypic variation in water-soluble carbohydrate accumulation in canola and its contribution to seed yield.
Matthew Nelson:Extreme transgressive segregation for thermal time to flowering in both short day and long day conditions discovered in a cross between Australian and European summer annual-type Brassica napus L.
Iain Searle:EzyCross- a versatile platform technology to introduce agriculturally important traits from distant relatives into Canola.
DISCUSSION:How can molecular breeding contribute to enhanced genetic variation?

Session 7: Quality

Chair: Nick Goddard

Jamie Ayton:Increasing the market value of canola through improved oil and meal quality traits.
James Petrie:DHA production in Camelina, Brassica juncea and Brassica napus seed.
Joanne Ernest:Seed protein accumulation and breakdown in a model oilseed.
DISCUSSION:What quality characteristics are likely to become more important in canola?
John Kirkegaard:Recent developments in the use of canola as a dual-purpose crop in Australia.

Session 8: High rainfall canola

Chair: Trent Potter

Annieka Paridaen:Getting more value from canola (Brassica napus)—opportunities for mixed farming enterprises in southern Australia’s high rainfall cropping regions.
Brendan Christy:The risks and yield potential of canola cultivars and time of sowing within the HRZ.
Penny Riffkin:Reducing canola height in the High Rainfall Zone through the use of semi dwarf varieties and the impact on grain yield.
Margaret Raeside:Increasing the conception and reproduction rate of ewe lambs grazing spring sown canola as forage during autumn.
Julianne Lilley:Using APSIM Canola to assess grain yield and grazing potential of canola across Australia’s high rainfall zone.
DISCUSSION:What do we need for canola in the HRZ and how big could the crop become?
Andrew Ware:Close and state for next ARAB conference
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