Registration in Versailles Foyer:

Monday, Feb. 13th, 10:30AM - 5PM | Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 7AM - 5PM | Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 7 - 10:30AM

Workshop Coordinators:

Andrew Scaboo (Soybean Breeder), Univ. of Missouri - Overall planning and coordination
Commercial Soybean Breeders - Evelyn Ortiz-Perez (Dow AgroSciences), Curtis Scherder (Monsanto Co.), Leandro Mozzoni (Monsanto Co.), Clint Mapel (Pioneer), Luciano Jaureguy (Dow AgroSciences)
Bo Zhang (Soybean Breeder), Virginia Tech. - Program Chair, Tuesday General Session
Felix Fritschi (Crop Physiologist), Univ. of Missouri - Program Co-Chair, Tuesday General Session

Monday February 13th, 2017 | Versailles 1 Room

1:001:15Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of MissouriWelcome and announcements
Recognition of SBW organizers and CSB
SESSION I: Precision Ag
1:152:00Alex Barreiro, Climate Corp. Using big data and digital ag. to improve decision making for growers
2:002:30Larry Purcell, Univ. of ArkansasOptimizing returns and decreasing production risks by managing maturity groups and planting dates for specific locations in the Midsouth
2:302:45Roger Boerma, GSDCRecognition of Arnold Matson
SESSION II: NIR for Soybean Improvement
3:103:30George Graef, Univ. of NebraskaNIRS data in breeding, publications, and databases: Needs for standards and equivalency assessment
3:304:00Charlie Hurburgh, Iowa State Univ.How to have an NIR program that gives accurate data for selections
4:004:30Jason Gillman, USDA-ARSApplication of NIR spectroscopy for seed composition improvement in soybean
4:304:55Rich Joost, USBUSB Update
4:555:00Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of MissouriAnnouncements and Adjourn

Tuesday Morning February 14th, 2017

Continental Breakfast | 7:00 am - 8:00 am| Versailles Foyer
Hosted by the Commercial Soybean Breeders

Tuesday February 14th, 2017 | Versailles 1 Room

General Session

Chair, Public Soybean Breeder: Bo Zhang - Virginia Tech.

Co-Chair, Public Crop Physiologist: Felix Fritschi - Univ. of Missouri

7:008:00Continental Breakfast, Versailles Foyer
8:008:05Bo Zhang, Virginia Tech. Univ.General Introduction
SESSION I: Abiotic Stress and Soybean Response Mechanisms
Session Chair - Jason Gillman, USDA-ARS
8:058:35Larry Purcell, Univ. of ArkansasGenotypic diversity and GWAS of canopy wilting among maturity group IV accessions
8:359:05Alvaro Sanz Saez De Jauregui, Univ. of MissouriIdentification and introgression of high WUE to improve soybean drought adaptation
9:059:35Patricio Grassini, Univ. of NebraskaFrom plot to field: Technology extrapolation domains in agriculture
9:3510:05Gary Stacey, Univ. of MissouriCan biological nitrogen fixation research improve soybean yield?
10:0510:20Coffee Break
10:2010:50Krishna Jagadish, Kansas State Univ.Soybeans resilience to heat and drought stress during flowering and pod filling - current status, challenges and opportunities
10:5011:20Moldir Orazaly, Univ. of ArkansasScreening, mapping, and breeding for flood tolerance in soybean
11:2011:50Carl Bernacchi, Univ. of IllinoisUnderstanding soybean responses to global changes: Impacts and adaptations
1:001:05Bo Zhang, Virginia Tech. Univ.Introduction and Announcements
SESSION II: Phenomics, Genomics, and Crop Management
Session Chair - Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of Missouri
1:051:35Danny Singh, Iowa State Univ.Phenomics tools
1:352:05Montse Salmeron, Univ. of KentuckyAnalysis of the role of environment in soybean across MG cultivars: Observed and simulated data
2:052:35Katy Rainey, Purdue Univ.Genetic Architecture of Phenomic-enabled Canopy Coverage in Soybean
2:353:05Neil Yu, Monsanto Co.Using UAV to improve yield estimation and predict maturity in soybean breeding
3:203:50Istvan Rajcan, Univ. of GuelphOrganic Soybean Breeding
3:504:20Charles An, USDA-ARSFunctional genomics of soybean seeds and genetic diversity
4:204:50Qijian Song, USDA-ARSBARCSOYSNP6K Beadchip: A breeder’s tool for soybean genetic research
4:505:00Bo Zhang, Virginia Tech. Univ.Announcements and adjourn
5:306:30Social Hour & Poster Session, Foyer & Versailles 2

Wednesday February 15th, 2017 | Versailles 1 Room

7:008:00Continental Breakfast, Versailles Foyer
8:008:10Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of Missouri
Evelyn Ortiz Perez, Dow AgroSciences
Poster Winners Announced
8:108:25Zenglu Li, Univ. of GeorgiaGermplasm Committee Report
8:258:40Michelle Graham, USDA-ARSSoyGEC Report
8:409:10David Grant, USDA-ARS Soybean Genetics Committee Report and SoyBase.org update
9:109:30From the FloorRetirements and Announcements
9:3010:00Siddhi Bhusal, Univ. of MinnesotaEvaluation and identification of soybean aphid resistance sources and mapping of soybean aphid resistance loci in early maturing soybean germplasm
10:0010:30Brian Diers, Univ. of IllinoisProtein and oil QTL and their associated impact on agronomic traits
10:3010:35Andrew Scaboo, Univ. of MissouriAdjourn


Monday 02/13/2017

SoyBase Workshop, David Grant | 8:30 am - 10:00 am | Alpine II room

Soybean Germplasm Committee, Zenglu Li | 8:00 am - 9:30 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, Evelyn Ortiz-Perez | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Alpine I room

Soybean Genetics Committee, David Grant | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Davos room

Combining QT and Northern/Southern UT, Kelly Whiting | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | St. Moritz and Bern room

Quality Traits, George Graef | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | St. Moritz and Bern room

Tuesday 02/14/2017

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

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 02/15/2017

Continental Breakfast | 6:45 am - 8:00 am | Versailles Foyer

Public-Private Southern Breeders’ Meeting, Zenglu Li | 7:00 am - 8:00 am | Alpine II room

USB Composition Workshop, Kelly Whiting | 11:00 am - 5:40 pm | St. Moritz and Bern room

Agenda for USB Composition Workshop

February 15th and 16th, 2017 | St. Louis, MO | Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel

The 2017 USB Composition Workshop highlights current research on soybean seed composition and quality traits and includes 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 15th at 11:00 am. It will be in the St Moritz/Bern conference room of the Westport Sheraton Chalet Hotel.

Wednesday February 15th

11:00 am - 11:05 am Welcome and Introduction to Session - Kelly Whiting, USB staff

11:05 am - 11:25 am Current and prospective opportunity for development of soybean oil for the saturated/solid fat and baking goods market - Don Banks, Edible Oil Technology

11:25 am - 11:45 am Final report of the USB Stearic Acid breeding and genetics project - Jason Gillman, USDA-ARS Columbia Missouri

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Status and prospect of applying inter-esterification of soybean oil for the saturated/solid fat and baking goods market - Richard Galloway, Galloway and Associates

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm USB Increased Oil Content project update - Leah McHale, Ohio State University

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm USB Increased Protein Content and Amino Acids project update - Rouf Mian, USDA-ARS Raleigh NC

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Break

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm USB Carbohydrate Traits project update - Katy Rainey, Purdue University

4:40 pm - 5:40 pm USB High Oleic Breeding project update - Kristin Bilyeu, USDA-ARS Columbia, MO

6:15 pm Dinner for USB composition project researchers (only) - Zermatt Room

Thursday February 16th

8:00 am - 8:05 am Welcome & Introduction to Session - Kelly Whiting, USB staff

8:05 am - 8:20 am USB Value Task Force Objectives - Rich Joost, USB staff

8:20 am - 8:40 am Feedback from processors: specs., nutrient density, test weight - Gordon Denny, Gordon Denny LLC

8:40 am - 9:05 am USB project with DuPont Pioneer to increase protein content, and high oleic update - Reid Rice, DuPont-Pioneer

9:05 am - 9:25 am Marketing high protein varieties: the Arkansas model - Lanny Ashlock, Natural Soy and Grain Alliance, Arkansas

9:25 am - 9:45 am Future of soybean variety development including quality traits at Bayer Crop Science

9:45 am - 10:05 am Break

10:05 am - 10:35 am Feasibility of drawing carbon for additional protein and oil in soybean seed from soluble or insoluble (fiber) carbohydrates - Doug Allen, USDA-ARS, Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis

10:35 am - 10:55 am Development of high oleic soybean varieties at Schillinger Genetics - John Schillinger, of Schillinger Genetics Inc.

10:55 am - 11:10 am Genetic sources of increased sugar content in soybean- Katy Rainey, Purdue University

11:10 am - 11:25 am Genetic variation and quantification of amino acids in soybean seed - Vince Pantalone, University of Tennessee

11:25 am - 11:45 am Capturing value of key amino acids of soybean - Nick Bajjalieh, Integrative Nutrition Inc., Decatur IL

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Wrap-up - Kelly Whiting, USB staff