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UC Davis Small Grains Field Day May 15

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Davis, CA

Past Event:

Small Grains Field Day May 15, Davis

Meet at UC Foundation Seed warehouse on Hutchison Road west of Highway 113.

8 a.m.  Registration (Coffee and donuts)

8:15 a.m. – Noon: Small Grains Field Day

Welcome and Introductions

• Issues for California Wheat, Pest and Disease Resistance Needs – Janice Cooper. California Wheat Commission

• New UC wheat varieties, FSP increases, wheat research– Jorge Dubcovsky, UCD wheat breeder

Departure to filed tour

• Promising UCD Lines for Future Common Wheat and Durum Wheat Variety Releases – Oswaldo Chicaiza, and Alicia del Blanco Wheat Breeders

• Genetic Studies for New Traits – Mapping new stripe rust resistance genes PhD student Nicolas Cobo

• Discovering genes for drought tolerance Tyson Howell and Eligio Bossolini

• Using barley to identify resistance genes to wheat stripe rust PhD Student Josh Hegarty

• Pyramiding mutations to enhance resistant starch PhD student Brittany Howell

• Engineering flowering time PhD student Rebecca Nitcher

• Barley and Oats Breeding Programs – Lynn Gallagher and Alicia del Blanco

• Collaborators Quality Program –Phil Mayo

• Dedication of the new Small Grain Combine

• Statewide Germplasm Development and Evaluation – Wheat & Triticale, Durum, and Barley – Phil Mayo, Wheat and Barley Regional Testing Program Coordinator. With participation of breeders from private breeding companies.

Noon: BBQ Lunch

Many Thanks to CCIA for their sponsorship.

Following the Small Grains presentation will be the Alfalfa Field Day, beginning at 12:45 p.m.

See:  http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu for a printable program.

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UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters

Davis, California
United States

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