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Canola Industry Meeting l December 5, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon, SK
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7:00 am
Registration Desk Opens
7:00 am - 7:45 am BREAKFAST
7:45 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Chair: Keith Downey
Industry Strategy and Updates
Canola Council of Canada: Curtis Rempel: "Canola Council: Our strategy, our future"
DuPont Pioneer - Dow Agro: David Dzisiak
BASF - Jeff Bertholet,  “BASF Innovation Driving Canola Yield”
Bayer CropScience:  Marcus Weidler, “Advancing Farming’s Future – Bayer to Acquire Monsanto”
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Marco Valicenti: "Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table: Positioning Canada's agri-food sector for long-term growth"
National Research Council: Aleksander Patrzykat, “The evolution of NRC’s Agri-Food programming: what’s around the corner.”
Wolfgang Friedt - GCIRC, "Prevailing challenges of rapeseed production and potential approaches for improvement – An outlook to IRC 2019"
10:00 am – 10:20 am
Coffee Break
10:20 am – 11:50 am
Chair: Sally Vail
Special Topics/Breeding/Production/Quality/New Markets
Lorin DeBonte, Cargill, ”A New Generation of Canola Oils for Food and Feed”
Lixi Jiang, Institute of Crop Science, Zhejiang University, China, "An overview of Rapeseed Industry in China: Past, Present and Future"
Christina Eynck – AAFC, "Breeding of Camelina sativa – challenges, progress and opportunities"​
11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Sponsored by SaskCanola
12:40 pm – 2:15 pm
Chair: Errin Willenborg
Provincial Reports:
Manitoba: Dane Froese, Oilseed Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives 
Saskatchewan: Matthew Bernard, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture “2017 Saskatchewan Canola Update”
Alberta: Murray Hartman, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, "2017 Alberta Canola Crop – A Tale of Two Opposites"
Ontario: Meghan Moran,Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,“Canola in Ontario: Update on Production, Pests and Priorities”
Other Reports
Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Update:  Meghan Vankosky, AAFC, “The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network: looking back on 2017 and ahead to 2018”
WCC/RRC Report - Raymond Gadoua, Canola Council of Canada
Canadian Grain Commission: Veronique Barthet, "Quality of the 2017 canola harvest"
2:15 pm – 2:35 pm
Coffee Break
2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Chair: Keith Gabert
Sclerotinia Panel
Sakaria Liban - DL Seeds, "Breeding for Sclerotinia Resistance in Canola: Challenges and Opportunities"
Heather Deobald - Quantum Genetics,  “Testing for Sclerotinia in crop using novel DNA technology"
Xiujie (Susie) Li, InnoTech  Alberta,  “A nanobiosensor for Sclerotinia stem rot forecasting”
Igor Falak, DuPont Pioneer, "Canola products with field resistance to Sclerotinia past, present, and future"
Lone Buchwaldt, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Sclerotinia resistance and forecasting: “Things should start to get interestin' right about now”.
Moderator:  Keith Gabert
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Networking Reception
For all delegates of the 2017 CanolaWeek 
(Estevan Room - lower level)

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