103 Symposium--Impact of Biotechnology on Food Security: I

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy
Biotechnology has played an important role for improving crop yields. Currently, the world crop and food production are facing many challenges such as increasing population, climate change, reducing water resources, and environmental degradation, etc. Can biotechnology continue to play important roles in the world food security with these challenges?  The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum for scientists from US, China, and other parts of the world to exchange experiences, discuss ideas, and debate solutions regarding the issues of how the biotechnology can impact crop production and food security in the changing world and climate.

U.S.-Sino Agricultural Research Forum Community

Global Agronomy
C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology

US-Sino Agricultural Research Forum Community

Monday, November 3, 2014: 1:00 PM-4:20 PM
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom B

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Community Leaders:
Qingwu Xue and Paxton Payton
Qingwu Xue , Yuncong Li and Paxton Payton
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
Hype Versus Reality in Crop Yield Trajectories.
Patricio Grassini, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Kent Eskridge, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
1:25 PM
Potential Impact of Apomixis on Crop Production and Food Security.
Peggy Ozias-Akins, University of Georgia - Tifton; Joann A. Conner, University of Georgia
1:45 PM
Maximizing Water Efficiency in Maize Cultivation.
David C. Warner, DuPont Pioneer; Jim Gaffney, DuPont Pioneer; Jeffrey Habben, DuPont Pioneer; Jeffrey R. Schussler, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
2:05 PM
Fine Mapping of a Major QTL for Resistance to Soil-Borne Wheat Mosaic Virus in Wheat.
Shubing Liu, Kansas State University; Meng Lin, Kansas State University; Shiaoman Chao, USDA-ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit; William Bockus, Kansas State University; Guihua Bai, USDA-ARS
2:25 PM
Candidate Genes for Drought Stress Tolerance in Cotton.
Randy Allen, Oklahoma State University; Tyson Kerr, Oklahoma State University; Haggag Abdel-Mageed, Oklahoma State University; Joohyun Lee, Texas Tech University; Paxton Payton, USDA-ARS
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Multi-Seeded Sorghum Mutants As a Genetic Resource for Enhancing Sorghum Yield.
Zhanguo Xin, USDA; Gloria B. Burow, USDA; Chad Hayes, USDA; John J. Burke, USDA
3:20 PM
Commercial Biotech Impacts on a Public Breeding Program.
Jane K. Dever, Texas Agrilife Research-Lubbock
4:00 PM
Engineering Crops for Enhanced Tolerance to Multiple Abiotic Stresses and Improved N Use Efficiency Via Manipulating Novel-Stress Associated Proteins.
Om Parkash Dhankher, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Parul R Tomar, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Anirudha R. Dixit, 2John F. Kennedy Space Center; Bibin Paulose, University of Massachusetts Amherst
4:20 PM