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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
7:00 am
Registration Desk Opens
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Chair: Isobel Parkin
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"
Neil Hoffman, USDA: “USDA approach to regulating plant breeding innovation”
Rim Lassoued, University of Saskatchewan: "Opportunities and challenges of genome editing: expert opinion"
Simon Barber, "New plant breeding techniques and “evidence” based safety regulation”
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Chair: Andrew Sharpe
Ag-Tech Updates
Ian Stavness, University of Saskatchewan: “Imaging and deep learning for canola phenotyping”
William van der Kamp, University of Saskatchewan:  "PlotVision: High Throughput Phenotyping for Your Field Imagery" 
Wade Elmer, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: "Nano-fertilizers for Crop Health" 
Haben Asgedom Tedla, AAFC: “Precision agriculture in the Canadian prairie”  
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Chair: Larry Sernyk
Roots Biology, Nutrition and Soil Health
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: “Harnessing Crop Plants to Fight Climate Change”
Hasan Ahmed, University of Saskatchewan: “The Plasticity of Canola Root System Architecture: Hydroponic- versus Soil-grown Canola."
2:40 pm – 3:10 pm
Coffee Break
3:10 pm – 4:30 pm
Chair: Mark Smith
Novel Uses 
Frank Turano, Plant Sensory Systems, LLC: "Taurine production in canola"
Isao Noda, Danimer Scientific: “Soil and marine biodegradable plastics from canola oil”  
Qiang Lui,  Guelph Research and Development Centre, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada: “Development of bioproducts from Canola meal and protein for industrial uses”
4:30 pm 
Closing Remarks
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