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Canola Innovation Day Program
December 5, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon, SK
Registration 7:30 am - Program 8:00 am
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7:00 - 8:00 am  Breakfast
7:30 am
Registration Desk Opens
8:00 am – 0:00 am
Genome Editing Update
Nicolas Bate, Pairwise Plants:  “New Tools for Unlocking Plant Diversity”
Christian Jung, Kiel University Germany: "Random and CRISPR-Cas mutagenesis to improve agronomically important traits in oilseed rape"
Trade and Economic Implications
Neil Hoffman, USDA: “USDA approach to Regulating Plant Breeding Innovation”
Rim Lassoued, University of Saskatchewan
Simon Barber, General Perspectives PNT
0:00 am – 00:00 am
Coffee Break
00:00 am – 00:00 am
Advanced Technology
Ian Stavness, University of Saskatchewan:  “Imaging and Deep Learning for Canola Phenotyping”
William van der Kamp, University of Saskatchewan
Wade Elmer, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station 
Haben Asgedom Tedla, AAFC
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
0:00 pm – 0:00 pm
Roots and Soil
Natalie Nesi, INRA: "The RAPSODYN project – Optimization of the Rapeseed Oil content and Yield under low Nitrogen input: improving the breeding of adapted varieties using genetics and genomics"
Shanay Williams-Johnson, University of Saskatchewan: "Determining canola nitrogen use efficiency in response to varying nitrogen rates across four select canola genotypes".
George Lazarovits, A&L Biologicals: "Examining soil health from the growers’ perspective"
Dominique Roche, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Hasan Pervej Ahmed, University of Saskatchewan: ‘Medium through Method to Screen Canola Roots for Genotype Selections’
0:00 pm – 0:00 pm
Coffee Break
0:00 pm – 0:00 pm
Novel Uses 
Frank Turano, Plant Sensory Systems:
Isao Noda, Danimer Scientific: “Soil and marine biodegradable plastics from Canola oil.”  
Qiang Lui,  Guelph Research and Development Centre, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
4:30 pm 
Closing Remarks
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