Agenda

The Prairie Grain Development Committee organizes their Annual Meeting to facilitate scientific discussion and communication of research priorities for the improvement of the prairie grain sector, and to exchange information relevant to the development of improved cultivars of grain crops for the western Canadian prairies.

 

2018 PGDC Annual Meeting Agenda - The Banff Centre

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Monday, February 26, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM WRT Quality Evaluation Team KC301
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PGDC Registration KC204
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM AAFC (closed) Nat'l Wheat Imprv. KC205
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PGDC Executive Meeting KC208
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PGDC Registration KC204
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PepsiCo/Quaker Oats Variety Review (closed) KC302
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM WRT / OB Disease Evaluation Team KC305
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM WRT Quality Evaluation Team KC301
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PRCPSC Quality Evaluation Team KC101
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break KC200
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM BMBRI (closed) KC303
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch KC103 & KC105
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PRCPSC Disease Evaluation Team KC101
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bean Workers KC101
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break KC200/KC300
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Pea Workers KC101
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CIGI/Cereals Canada KC205
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM PGDC Reception KC103 & KC105
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet KC103 & KC105
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM PGDC Registration KC204
8:20 AM - 12:00 PM 2018 Plenary Session: Disruptive Change and Technology
  • Fixing complex genotypes in plants: progress with apomixis in the Brassicacea” –Dr. Tim Sharbel, Global Institute for Food Security;
  • Value Creation: Past, Present, Future” – Dr. Erin Armstrong and Tom Steve, CANTERRA SEEDS and Alberta Wheat Commission;
  • "Breaking the seed bank: Strategies to interrupt weed seed set and dispersal", Lena Syrovy, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
  • NAFTA, TPP11, China, Pacific Alliance. Where Canadian grain fits into the alphabet soup of international trade agreements, alignments and opportunities” – Carlo Dade, Canada West Foundation
KC 201 203 205
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break KC200
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM WRT Quality KC301
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Recognition Luncheon KC103 105
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Oat Quality Meeting KC206
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM WRT Agronomy Evaluation Team KC201
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Oat & Barley Breeding /Agronomy Evaluation Team KC205
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Barley Quality Evaluation Team KC303
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Pulse & Special Crops Committee (Voting) KC203
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM WRT / OB Disease Evaluation Team KC305
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Flax Workers KC101
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break KC100/200/300
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Mustard Value Chain Meeting KC101
Supper on your own
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet KC103 105
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Luggage Storage  
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PGDC Office KC204
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Oat & Barley Committee KC101
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM PRCO Annual Meeting KC201
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PRCWRT Annual Meeting KC303
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pulse & Special Crops Committee Issues KC303
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break KC200/KC300
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Vote Counting KC208
  Lunch on your own  
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM U of M GxE Gluten Strength Project Luncheon (closed) KC301
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM U of M GxE Gluten Strength Project KC301
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Meeting KC205