EWG Breeding Methods - Workshop on Hybrid Wheat

February 6 - 2019 (All day)
University of Hohenheim,
Stuttgart
Germany

Description_and_AgendaAIM

This workshop aims to gather actors from public and private sector already involved or planning to develop hybrid programs to discuss these challenges, identify lock-in in knowledges and possibly organize future cooperative programmes on hybrid wheat breeding.

 

 

AGENDA (subject to change)

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Morning

Welcome

09h00 Scene setting and the aims of the workshop (Frank Ordon)

Hybrid wheat in practice

  • 09h10 Volker Lein (Independent Expert): Historical Overview about hybrid wheat breeding
  • 09h30 Thierry Moittie (Hybrid wheat breeder ASUR) and Mario Gils (Hybrid wheat breeder Nordsaat): ASUR’s and Nordsaat ‘s experience in hybrid wheat breeding
  • 09h45 Changping Zhao, Beijing Hybrid wheat Engineering Technology Research Center: Establishment and application of the technical system of twoline hybrid wheat in China

 

Heterosis in wheat

  • 10h00 Heterosis for grain yield and other traits in Central European Germplasm. (Patrick Thorwarth, University of Hohenheim)
  • 10h25 Heterosis and the need for hybrid wheat from a U.S. perspective (Stephen Baenzinger, University of Nebraska)

Coffee break 10h50 – 11h10

Morning cont’

Heterosis in wheat (cont’)

  • 11h10 Heterosis and perspectives for hybrid durum wheat (Friedrich Longin, University of Hohenheim)
  • 11h35 Genetic distance and hybrid wheat breeding: how diverse should we get? (Philipp Boeven, Limagrain)

 

CMS systems and sterility restoration

  • 12h00 Mapping for restorer genes in the CMStimophevii background (Manuel Geyer, Bayrische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Freising)
  • 12h25 Characterization and resequencing of the RFLPPR gene family as a source of markers and candidate genes for Rf genes in wheat (Nils Stein, IPK Gatersleben)
  • 12h40 CMS hybrid breeding at CIMMYT (Bhoja Raj Basnet, CIMMYT

Lunch 13h05 – 14h00

 

Afternoon

CMS systems and sterility restoration (cont’)

  • 14h00 CMS hybrid wheat breeding at Syngenta (Yann Mannes, Syngenta)

 

What can we learn from other cereals?

  • 14h25 Hybrid barley (Gunther Stiewe, Syngenta)
  • 14h50 Hybrid rye (Thomas Miedaner, University of Hohenheim)

 

Coffee break 15h15-15h35

 

Floral biology

  • 15h35 Genetic architecture of anther extrusion in wheat and its implications for hybrid wheat production (Tobias Würschum, University of Hohenheim)
  • 16h00 The use of wheat/wild relative introgressions for hybrid wheat (Julie King Univ Nottingham)

 

Breeding schemes

  • 16h25 Reciprocal recurrent genomic selection – an attractive tool to leverage hybrid wheat breeding (Jochen Reif, IPK Gatersleben)

 

Summing up and general discussion

16h50-17h30 What are the areas for research and what are the next steps?
(Chris Burt /Gilles Charmet)

 

18h30 Dinner (10 minutes walk from the venue/hotels)

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