Oilseeds Federation

The Australian Oilseeds Federation Inc. (AOF) was established in 1970 to represent the common interests of all Australian oilseed industry participants and to promote the development, expansion and improvement of Australian oilseed production.


ARAB 2011 Conference Proceedings

MONDAY 15th August

Field and Laboratory Tour - Ray Cowley

TUESDAY 16th August

Session 1: Breeding & Genetics

Chair: Brondwen MacLean (GRDC)

Don McCaffery, John Harvey: Welcome and Opening
Ray Cowley: Chlorophyll fluorescence as a method to detect moisture-limiting stress in canola
David Luckett: Carbon isotope discrimination in canola: the effect of reduced water availability in a rain-out shelter experiment
Asaduzzaman:  Allelopathy in canola - potential for weed management
Brett McVittie: Mapping of the locus associated with tolerance to high manganese in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)
Annisa:Global genetic diversity of Brassica rapa
Chen Sheng: Two distinct genetic diversity groups of oilseed Brassica juncea in both China and India

Session 2: Breeding & Genetics

Chair: Phil Salisbury

Rod Snowdon: Keynote Address Public-private interaction for research related to oilseed rape breeding in Germany
Wallace Cowling: Towards genomic analysis in canola multi-environment trials
Rosy Raman: Genome-wide association analyses of loci for shatter resistance in Brassicas
Shanoor Hossain:Shatter-resistant canola germplasm from interspecific hybridization a progress report
Neil Fettell: Profitable broadleaf crop sequencing in South Eastern Australia
Heping Zhang:Genotype x environment interaction of canola (Brassica napus L.) in multi-environment trials
Chen Sheng: Distinct patterns of additive and non-additive effect as revealed by MET FA models with … Australia, China and India

Session 3: Pathology & Entomology

Chair: Wallace Cowling

Harsh Raman: Blackleg resistance in rapeseed: phenotypic screen, molecular markers and genome-wide linkage and association mapping
Ravjit Khangura: Dynamics of fungal diseases of canola in Western Australia
Angela Van De Wouw: Exploiting the Genome Sequence of Leptosphaeria maculans to minimise blackleg disease of canola
Steve Marcroft: Rotation of blackleg resistance sources to minimise disease severity in canola (Brassica napus)
Vicki Elliott: Foliar fungicide for blackleg control
Leigh Jenkins: Managing aphids in flowering canola in central west NSW

Session 4: Pathology & Entomology / General

Chair: Harsh Raman

Ravjit Khangura: Yield losses from blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) in canola varieties under moderate disease pressure
Heping Zhang: Yield formation of canola (Brassica napus) and associated traits in the high rainfall zone
Trent Potter, Nick Goddard: Latest international developments in canola - updates from IRC and Canola Council
Don McCaffery: Future of ARAB

WEDNESDAY 17th August

Session 5: Quality & End-use

Chair: Trent Potter

Graham King: Keynote Address The contribution of genomic approaches to resolving genotype x environment interactions in Brassica crops
Jamie Ayton: Trends in quality of canola grown in Australia
Siong Tan: Extraction and residual antinutritional components in protein fractions of Sinapis alba and Brassica napus oil-free meals
Adeola Alashi: Improving the emulsifying properties of canola meal protein isolate by enzymatic modification
James Petri: Engineered canola oil: a sustainable source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA

Session 6: Agronomy

Chair: Don McCaffery

John Angus: A review of break-crop benefits of Brassicas
Tony Swan: Potential impacts of subsoil constraints on canola productivity in southern NSW
James Hunt: Finding an agro-ecological niche for juncea canola
Trent Potter: Brassica juncea in South Australia, where will it be grown and how does it fit into rotations?
Rohan Brill: Time of sowing of Brassicas in central west NSW
Peter Martin: Response of canola to wider row spacing in southern New South Wales
Rob Norton: Balanced nutrition in Brassica napus production with emphasis on S fertilizer requirements
Tauhid Khan: Comparing N and S sources to improve yield and nutrient efficiency in canola cropping systems in SE Australia

Session 7: Agronomy

Chair: David Luckett

Cameron Beeck: The development of a bivariate mixed model approach for the analysis of plant survival data
Alison Smith: Update on statistical methods for NVT
Nigel Wilhelm: Selection of canola lines for low rainfall environment in south eastern Australia
James Neilsen: A comparison of Roundup Ready, Clearfield and triazine tolerant canola systems, Skipton, Victoria 2010
Kathi Hertel: Windrowing canola - current industry practices & perceptions

Session 8: Agronomy

Chair: Rob Wilson

Penny Riffkin: High yields and quality are achieved from European canola types grown in the high rainfall zone of SW Victoria
Deirdre Lemerle: Manipulating canola agronomy for weed suppression
Jeff McCormick: Exploring opportunities for dual-purpose canola in SE Australia using crop simulation models