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Integrating Genetics and Genomics to Advance Soybean Research


Vince Pantalone (Public Breeder), Univ. of Tennessee - Overall planning and coordination
Tommy Carter, USDA-ARS at N.C. State Univ. - Co-coordinator
Hari Ramasubramaniam (Plant Pathologist), Syngenta Seeds Inc. - Hotel arrangements, Web site
Rusty Smith, USDA-ARS, Stoneville, MS - Program Chair, Tuesday General Session

Kip Cullers - Farmer Philosophy on High Yielding Environments
Roger Boerma, Univ. of Georgia - Decades of Yield Progress in the South
Joe Burton, USDA-ARS at N.C. State Univ. - Heterosis in Soybean: can it be useful in breeding? (Or have I been
    wasting my time?)

Bill Beavis, Iowa State Univ. - Breeding Strategies in an Era of Molecular Information
Brian Diers, Univ. of Illinois - Nested Association Mapping in Soybean: population development and planned

Kent Burkey, USDA-ARS, Raleigh - Soybean Ancestors as Sources of Tolerance to Ozone and other Abiotic Stresses
Carol Bonin & Brian Diers, Univ. of Illinois - Decades of Yield Progress in the North
Seth L. Naeve, Extension Soybean Agronomist, Univ. of Minnesota - Non-GMO variety pipeline

Soybean Physiology, Jeff Ray (Chair), USDA-ARS
Lisa Ainsworth, USDA-ARS - Adapting Soybean to the Future Climate
Larry Purcell, Univ. of Arkansas - Nitrogen Fixation, N Remobilization, and Seed Yield among Soybean NILs
    for Maturity

Drought Tolerance, Tommy Carter (Chair), USDA-ARS
Jim Orf, Univ. of Minnesota - Drought Tolerance Breeding in the Midwest
Grover Shannon, Univ. of Missouri - Drought Tolerance Breeding in the Mid-South
Tom Sinclair, N.C. State Univ. - Challenges in Using Physiological and Molecular Traits to Breed for Drought Tolerance
Jeff Habben, Pioneer Hi-Bred Senior Research Manager - The Use of Transgenes to Improve Performance in Maize:
    An Industry Perspective
Tommy Carter, USDA-ARS - Drought Tolerance Breeding in the Southeast

New Advances in Seed Composition, Kristin Bilyeu (Chair), USDA-ARS
Grover Shannon, Univ. of Missouri - High Oleic Soybean Oil
Emily Dierking/Bill Rhodes, Schillinger Genetics - Adjusting Soybean Seed Carbohydrates to Meet Market Needs
Federico Tripodi, Monsanto - A good thing that just got better: Soybeans rich in SDA Omega-3 Oil
Steve Schnebly, Senior Research Manager - Soybean Product Development, Pioneer Hi-Bred - High Oleic Soybean -
    performance, feedback, and applications

Monica Schmidt, Danforth Center - The Production of Nutraceutical Carotenoids in Transgenic Soybean Seeds

Production Systems, Glenn Bowers (Chair), Syngenta Seeds Inc.
Shawn Conely, Univ. of Wisconsin - Soybean Trait Needs for the Midwest: The musings of an agronomist
Al Hoggard, Syngenta Seeds Inc. - Challenges of Breeding for and Producing Soybeans in the South
Glenn Bowers, Syngenta Seeds - Soybean Production Systems in Argentina and Brazil
Tom Sinclair, N.C. State Univ. - Hey Kids, Growing Soybeans in 2050!

David Hyten, USDA-ARS, Beltsville - Update on SNP Genotyping of the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection
Roger Boerma, Univ. of Georgia - Genome Strategic Planning Paper
Katy Martin Rainey, Virginia Tech. - Low Phytate: Can We Solve the Germ Problem?
Vince Pantalone, Univ. of Tennessee - Soybean Germplasm Committee Report
David Hyten, USDA-ARS, Beltsville - Soybean Genetics Committee Report
    Soybean Genetics Committee By-Laws revised 02/2011
Randy Nelson, USDA-ARS, Urbana - Genetic Diversity Survey
Jim Specht, Univ. of Nebraska - Abiotic Stress Tolerance Breeding survey

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