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ARAB 2009 Conference Proceedings

MONDAY 14th September

Field Tour - Visiting Goldacres (Ballarat), Lunch Dunkeld, Field tour or variety and agronomic sites

Registration and pre-dinner drinks

Welcome BBQ dinner at Argentinian Grill, Mercure Hotel, Ballarat (Sponsored by GRDC)

TUESDAY 15th September


Wayne Burton:

Conference House Keeping & Welcome

Brondwen MacLean:

GRDC overview

Session 1: Brassica Challenges and Perspectives

Chair: Brondwen MacLean (GRDC)

Trent Potter:

Situation statement for oilseed Brassica production in Australia

Arvind Kumar:

Canola cultivation in India- Scenario and future strategy

Wang Hanzhong:

China progress and future directions

Phil Salisbury:

Oilseed Brassica improvement in China, India and Australia

MORNING TEA AND POSTERS (Sponsored by Nuseed)

Session 2: Agronomy for the changing climate

Chair: Rob Norton

Ben O'Connor:

Canopy management evaluation in Canola 2008

Jeff McCormick:

Dual purpose canola – possibility or pipedream?

Mohammad Amjad:

Agronomic performance of new open-pollinated and hybrid canola cultivars to time of sowing in Western Australia

James Neilsen:

The impact of Roundup Ready® canola on the Australian Oilseed Industry

Penny Riffkin:

The potential of winter canola types in the high rainfall zone of southern Australia

LUNCH & POSTERS (Sponsored by ScanBi Diagnostics)

Session 3: Diseases

Chair: Barbara Howlett (University of Melbourne)

Dilantha Fernando: (University of Manitoba)

Keynote Address — “Disease issues - priority research areas in North America”

Rajender Singh:

Impact of sclerotinia stem rot on quality of Brassica juncea

Dhiraj Singh:

Comparison of Sclerotinia rot incidence and sclerotial formation in different rapeseed and mustard species

Raj Kushal:

Physiological specialization, host resistance and epidemiology of white rust and downy mildew disease complex in rapeseed and mustard – the research scenario in Haryana

Ajit Rathi:

Integrated management of Alternaria blight and white rust in Indian mustard

Vicki Elliot:

A Leptosphaeria biglobosa 'canadensis' isolate induced resistance in Brassica juncea and Brassica napus against Leptosphaeria maculans

AFTERNOON TEA (Sponsored by Monsanto)

Session 4: Quality in the changing climate

Chair: Rod Mailer (AOF, NSW DPI)

Alan Green (CSIRO):

Keynote Address — “Changing Oils”

Kamal Dhawan:

High temperature induced changes in antioxidative enzymes in Brassica juncea

Abha Agnihotri:

Genetic enhancement in rapeseed- mustard for quality and disease resistance through in vitro techniques

RS Banga:

Quality and yield of Indian mustard genotypes as influenced by different fertility levels

Shashi K Banga:

Breeding canola quality Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.)

Jan Edwards:

The effect of sowing time on the yield and quality of canola Brassica napus – preliminary findings

Wayne Burton:

Conference House Keeping

Pre-dinner drinks

Conference Dinner (Sponsored by AOF)

WEDNESDAY 16th September

Session 5: Breeding and Agronomy successes and challenges for the future

Chair: Rob Wilson (CAA and Pioneer Hi-Bred)

Don McCaffery:

Brassica juncea - critical agronomy factors for the low rainfall zone of western NSW

Madan Lal Chhabra:

Phytohormone induced amelioration of high temperature stress in Brassica juncea

JS Chauhan:

Heat stress effects on morpho-physiological characters of Indian mustard (B. juncea L.)

Maharaj Singh:

Drought induced changes in water use efficiency and other morpho- physiological characters in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.)

Gururaj Kadkol:

Brassica shatter-resistance research update

Trent Potter:

Comparison of historical canola varieties in Australia

MORNING TEA (Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred)

Session 6: Hybrid breeding successes and challenges for the future

Chair: Greg Buzza (Nuseed)

Wang Hanzhong:

Heterosis and breeding of high oil content in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)

Ma Chaozhi:

A promising way to produce B. napus hybrid seeds by self-incompatibility pollination mating system

Hu Qiong:

Development of a restorer line for Nsa CMS and molecular marker linked to the fertility restoration

Fu Tingdong:

Considerations on heterosis utilization in rapeseed (Brassica napus)


Session 7: Molecular Breeding for the changing climate

Chair: David Luckett (NSW DPI)

Surinder Banga:

An alternate procedure for re-synthesis of Brassica juncea

Sheng Chen:

Allelic diversity of a novel Brassica napus gene pool

Jacquie Batley:

Genetic and morphological diversity in the Brassicas and wild relatives

Chris Duran:

Sequencing and re-sequencing Brassica genomes

Angela Van de Wouw:

Determining frequencies of avirulence alleles in airborne inoculum of Leptosphaeria maculans using molecular assays

Wallace Cowling:

Towards the application of association genetics to canola breeding

Harsh Raman:

The Australian Canola Molecular Marker Program-An Update on mapping loci controlling resistance to blackeg in canola

AFTERNOON TEA (sponsored by CBWA)

Session 8: Diseases and agronomy for the future

Chair: Alan Mayfield (GRDC southern Panel)

Barbara Howlett:

Exploiting fungal genome sequences to develop novel approaches to disease control

Steve Marcroft:

Potential new management strategies for blackleg control

Pankaj Sharma:

Search for resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in exotic and indigenous Brassica germplasm

Aanandini Ganesalingam:

Long-term analysis of Australian canola variety resistance ratings 2002-2008

Felicity Pritchard:

Better Oilseeds: Getting the message out

Wayne Burton:

Closing Address: Award of CBWA prize for Best Student Presentation

Poster Papers

J. Sergio Moroni:

Quantifying the impact of high manganese (Mn) on canola under field conditions

J. Sergio Moroni:

Variation in Normalized Difference Vegetative Index (NDVI) in canola germplasm

J. Sergio Moroni:

Measuring ‘wilting’ and ‘pod density’ of canola genotypes with an optical sensor unit (GreenSeeker)

J. Sergio Moroni:

Carbon isotope discrimination in diverse canola germplasm

Arvind Kumar:

Eco-friendly management of Sclerotinia rot in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea)

Shyama R. Weerakoon:

Production and confirmation of hybrids through interspecific crossing between tetraploid B. juncea and diploid B. oleracea towards a hexaploid Brassica population