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[Maize] 201 Illinois Corn Breeders School

Dick Johnson via maize%40net.bio.net (by grjohnso from illinois.edu)
Wed Dec 22 17:08:32 EST 2010



March 7-8, 2011

I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, Illinois

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Illinois Maize Breeding and Genetics Laboratory, I'd like
to extend to you an invitation to attend the 47th Annual Illinois Corn
Breeders' School, March 7-8, 2011, at the I-Hotel and Conference Center,
1900 South First Street, Champaign, Illinois.  A link to connect you to
registration for the Corn Breeders' School and hotel accommodations is
provided below.


To register for the School, click on 'Registration' on the panel to the
left. For lodging at the I-Hotel, click on 'Lodging'. The attendee code for
online booking of lodging is ABRD.

The 2011 School will address challenges in boosting corn productivity. As
outlined in the accompanying agenda, the lineup of speakers will present
talks covering the evolutionary and botanical bases of productivity,
genetics of response to increased plant population, influence of nitrogen on
interplant competition, nitrogen use efficiency, prediction of optimum
planting rates, agronomic management for maximum yields, and new
technological and scientific advances for application to corn breeding, and
hybrid vigor.

Yours truly,

G. Richard Johnson, Program Chairman, and members of the Illinois Maize
Breeding and Genetics Lab Steering Committee: Fred Below, Martin Bohn,
Stephen Moose, Rita Mumm, and Jerald Pataky 

Program:  47th Annual Illinois Corn Breeders School


Monday, March 7


8:15a  Dr. Richard Johnson - University of Illinois - Welcome and
Introductory Remarks.

8:30a  Dr. Paula McSteen - University of Missouri Columbia - Inflorescence
Development: The 

              Basis of Maize Productivity.

9:15a  Dr. Patrick Brown - University of Illinois - Inflorescence QTL,
Canalization, and Selectable 

              Cryptic Variation.

10:00a Break

10:30a Dr. Lauren McIntyre - University of Florida - Direct Mapping of
Response to Plant            


11:15a Dr. Jode Edwards -USDA (ARS), Ames IA - Inheritance of Adaptation to
High Plant   

              Density in Iowa Stiff Stalk Synthetic.

12:00p Lunch

1:15p  Dr. Chris Boomsma - Dow AgroSciences - Resource Availability and

              Competition in Maize:  Implications for 21st Century Maize
Genetic and Agronomic       Improvement. 

2:00p   Dr. Marcus Jones - Monsanto - Prediction Models for Determination of

            Planting Rates.

2:45p   Break

3:15p   Dr. Larry Hendrickson - John Deere - Agronomic Management for
Optimizing Corn Yield.

4:00p   Dr. Jay Boddu - University of Illinois - Genomic Approaches to
Improving Nitrogen Use   


4:45p   Ms. Joana Novais - University of Illinois - High Throughput
Phenotyping of Roots.

5:30p  Social Hour

6:30p  Dinner

7:30p  Dr. Elizabeth Kellogg  University of Missouri St. Louis - Evolution
of the Grasses: The 

            Foundation of Crop Productivity.


Tuesday, March 8


8:00a   Dr. Andrea Eveland - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Expression
Profiling of 

            Inflorescence Development by Transcript Sequencing.

8:45a   Dr. Richard Johnson - University of Illinois - Ear Shoot Meristem
Transcript Abundance 

                        and Grain Yield.

9:30a  Break

10:00a  Dr. Mei Guo- Pioneer HiBred- Cell Number Control and Plant Organ
Size: Implications 

              for Crop Improvement and Heterosis.

10:45a Dr. Steve Goff - University of Arizona - Research into the Phenomenon
of Heterosis.

11:30a Adjourn


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