Registration, Versailles Foyer:

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 10:30 am - 5 pm | Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 7 am - 5 pm | Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 7 am - 10:30 am

Workshop Coordinators:

Commercial Soybean Breeders' Committee members - Chris Tinius (chair), Bayer CropScience; Curtis Scherder Monsanto Co.; Leandro Mozzoni Monsanto Co.; Clint Mapel Dupont Pioneer

Public Soybean Breeder - Andrew Scaboo Univ. of Missouri - Soybean Breeders' Workshop Chair
Public Soybean Breeder - Aaron Lorenz, Univ. of Minnesota - General Session Chair
Public Plant Pathologist - John Rupe, Univ. of Arkansas - General Session Co-Chair

Monday February 22nd, 2016 | Versailles 1 Room

1:001:05Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of MissouriWelcome and announcements
SESSION I: Genetic Diversity
1:051:55Steve Tanksley, Nature Source GeneticsCombining genomics and mathematical optimization in the exploitation of natural genetic diversity in plant breeding
1:552:35Ram Singh, USDA-ARSMethodology to exploit Glycine tomentella for broadening the genetic base of modern soybean
2:353:05David Price, Monsanto Co.Utilization of genetic diversity with a commercial soybean breeding pipeline
SESSION II: Commodity Funding Agencies Update
3:253:55Ed Anderson, NCSRPNorth Central Soybean Research programs update
3:554:25Rich Joost, USBUSB Strategic Direction FY17 - FY21
4:254:55Kelly Whiting, USB and
Cate Newberg, Iowa Soybean Assoc.
National Soybean Research Database: How it impacts check-off project researchers
4:555:00Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of MissouriAnnouncements and Adjourn

Tuesday Morning February 23rd, 2016

Panel Discussion | 6:45 am - 7:45 am | Alpine I Room

"Skills to pay the bills: Success in a modern workplace"

Hosted by Meredith Mendola, Susannah Cooper, and the Monsanto Women in Plant Breeding Network

Continental Breakfast | 6:30 am - 8:00 am | Versailles Foyer

Hosted by the Commercial Soybean Breeders

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 | Versailles 1 Room

General Session

Chair, Public Soybean Breeder: Aaron Lorenz, Univ. of Minnesota
Co-Chair, Public Plant Pathologist: John Rupe, Univ. of Arkansas

6:308:00Continental Breakfast, Versailles Foyer
8:008:05Aaron Lorenz, Univ. of MinnesotaAnnouncements and Introduction
SESSION I: Sudden Death Syndrome | John Rupe, USDA-ARS
8:058:30Madan Bhattacharyya, Iowa State Univ.Novel biotech. approaches in fighting sudden death syndrome in soybean
8:308:55Leanor Leandro, Iowa State Univ.SDS Epidemiology
8:559:20Carl Bradley, Univ. of KentuckyMultistate research on management of SDS
9:209:45Dechun Wang, Michigan State Univ.Breeding for SDS resistance
9:4510:05Coffee Break
SESSION II: Soybean Foliar Diseases | Danny Singh, Iowa State Univ.
10:0510:30Zenglu Li, Univ. of GeorgiaGenetic Improvement of Rust Resistance in Soybean
10:3010:55Ahmad Fakoury, Southern Illinois Univ.Management of Cercospora diseases in soybean: USB Project Update
10:5511:20Karen Lackermann, DuPont PioneerTrends in foliar disease diagnosis for 2015
11:2512:55Lunch (on your own)
1:001:05Aaron Lorenz, Univ. of MinnesotaAnnouncements and Introduction
SESSION III: Soybean Nematode | Zenglu Li, Univ. of Georgia
1:051:30Brian Diers, Univ. of IllinoisImpact of SCN resistance on nematode reproduction and yield
1:301:55Wayne Parrott, Univ. of GeorgiaUntangling the knot: Identifying a gene for root-knot nematode resistance
1:552:20Prakash Arelli, USDA-ARSImproved methods for breeding soybean for more durable resistance to SCN
2:202:45Melissa Mitchum, Univ. of MissouriThe shifting sands of the soybean cyst nematode-soybean interaction
2:453:05Snack Break
SESSION IV: Soybean Seedling Diseases | Leah Mchale, Ohio State Univ.
3:053:30Anne Dorrance, Ohio State Univ.Seedling pathogens of soybean, their diversity and best practices for breeding for resistance
3:303:55Jianxin Ma, Purdue Univ.Molecular mapping and characterization of novel Rps genes
3:554:20Martin Chilvers, Michigan State Univ.Oomycetes associated with soybean disease and improved molecular diagnostics
4:204:45John McDowell, Virginia Tech. Univ.Effector-directed breeding as a tool to improve soybean resistance to Phytophthora sojae
4:505:00Aaron Lorenz, Univ. of MinnesotaAnnouncements and Adjourn
5:306:30Social Hour & Poster Session, Foyer & Versailles 2

Wednesday February 24th, 2016 | Versailles 1 Room

6:458:00Continental Breakfast, Versailles Foyer
8:008:05Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of Missouri
Chris Tinius, Bayer CropScience
Welcome and Announcements
Poster Winners Announced
8:058:10Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of MissouriGenetics Committee Report
8:108:15Silvia Cianzio, Iowa State Univ.Germplasm Committee Report
8:158:20Kristin Bilyeu, USDA-ARSSoyGEC Report
8:208:40David Grant, Iowa State Univ.SoyBase Update
8:408:55From the FloorRetirements and Announcements
8:559:10Ling Li, Iowa State Univ.A molecular tool to increase protein content and broad disease resistance in soybeans
9:109:25Alencar Xavier, Purdue Univ.Learning from data: GxE analysis on multiple populations
9:259:40Justin Vaughn, Univ. of GeorgiaGenomic signatures of North American soybean improvement
9:4010:10Henry Nguyen, Univ. of MissouriThe 1000+ soybean genomes and beyond
10:1010:40Randall Nelson, USDA-ARSUSAID Soybean Innovation Lab: Increasing soybean production in sub-Saharan Africa
10:4510:45Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of Missouri - Adjourn


Monday 02/22/2016

SoyBase Workshop, David Grant | 8:30 am - 10:00 am | Alpine II room
Soybean Germplasm Committee, Silvia Cianzio | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | Alpine I room
Soybean Genomics Executive Committee, Jennifer Jones | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Zermatt Room
Technicians Workshop, Troy Cary | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | St. Moritz and Bern room
Commercial Soybean Breeders' Business Meeting, Chris Tinius | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Alpine I room
Soybean Genetics Committee, Andrew Scaboo | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Davos room
Soybean Research Database Orientation, Kelly Whiting/Cate Newberg | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Zermatt Room
Quality Traits, George Graef | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | St. Moritz and Bern room

Tuesday 02/23/2016

Continental Breakfast | 6:30 am - 8:00 am | Versailles Foyer
Panel Discussion, Meredith Mendola & Susannah Cooper | 6:45 am - 7:45 am | Alpine I room
Technicians Workshop, Troy Cary | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | St. Moritz and Bern room
Social Hour | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Versailles Foyer
Poster Session | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Versailles 2 room
Uniform Regional Testing: South, Anne Gillen | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Davos room
Uniform Regional Testing: North, Gary Nowling | 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Alpine II room
SCN Regional Testing, Troy Cary | 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Alpine II room

Wednesday 02/24/2016

Continental Breakfast | 6:45 am - 8:00 am | Versailles Foyer
Public-Private Southern Breeders' Meeting, Tommy Carter | 7:00 am - 8:00 am | Alpine II room
USB Composition Workshop, Kelly Whiting | 11:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday Feb. 25th | St. Moritz room

Agenda for USB Seed Composition Workshop

February 24th and 25th, 2016 | St. Louis, MO | Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel

The 2016 USB Seed Composition Workshop highlights current research on soybean seed composition and quality traits and presentations on the value and delivery of soybean quality traits to the market. The workshop will begin immediately after the Soybean Breeders' Workshop and thus begin Wednesday February 24th, 2016 at 11:00 am. It will be in the St Moritz/Bern conference room of the Sheraton Chalet Hotel.

Wednesday February 24th, 2016

11:00 - 11:05 amWelcome and Introduction to Session - Mark Leitman, USB staff
11:05 - 11:35 amUpdate on development of a tool for carbohydrate breeding: Sucrose content index relative to metabolizable energy content of animal feed - John Brake, North Carolina State University
11:35 - 12:00 pmProspect of simultaneous genetic gains in yield and protein content in soybean - Zenglu Li, University of Georgia
12:00 - 1:20 pmLunch (on your own)
1:20 - 2:20 pmUSB Carbohydrate Traits project update
2:20 - 3:20 pmUSB Increased Oil Content project update
3:20 - 3:40 pmBreak
3:40 - 4:40 pmUSB Increased Protein Content and Amino Acids project update
4:40 - 5:40 pmUSB Stearic Acid project update
6:15 pmDinner for USB composition project researchers (only) - Zermatt Room
(Please inform if a vegetarian meal is requested)

Thursday February 25th, 2016

8:00 - 8:05 amWelcome & Introduction to Session - Kelly Whiting, USB staff
8:05 - 9:05 amUSB High Oleic Breeding project update
9:05 - 9:50 amMarket Considerations for Extracting Value from Soybean Compositional Enhancement - Chris Schroeder, Centrec Consulting Group, LLC
9:50 - 10:10 amBreak
10:10 - 10:25 amUpdate on USB Value Task Force - Dan Corcoran, USB Farmer-Director
10:25 - 11:00 amWhat Will it Take to Introduce into the Market Soybean Meal Derived from Varieties with Improved Meal Traits - Gordon Denny, Consultant, Denny LLC
11:00 - 11:15 amWrap-up, Catch-Up, Discussion - Kelly Whiting