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Second, National Brassica Conference-2014

Brassicas for addressing edible oils and nutritional security
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - February 14-16, 2014

 

Programme


Day 1Friday – February 14, 2014
08:30 - 09:00

Registration*

 

09:00 - 11:00

Conference Inauguration

Innovative agriculture Dr. S .Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR, New Delhi, India
Challenge of edible oils: Can Brassicas deliver? Dr. Arvind Kumar, DDG (Education), ICAR, New Delhi, India
11:00 - 11:30

TEA

 

12:00-13:15

Session 1 :  Evolution , Trait Genetics & Breeding

Chair :  Dr. R. P. Sharma, Ex. Director, NRCPB, New Delhi,  India

Co Chair : Dr. K. C. Bansal, Director, NBPGR, New Delhi, India

Genetic enhancement of mustard for seed yield & its sustainability Dr. Dhiraj Singh, Director, DRMR, Bharatpur, India
Evolution and divergence in Brassica juncea Dr. Surinder Banga, ICAR-National Professor, PAU, Ludhiana, India

 

13:30-14:30

Lunch

 

14:30-17:00

Session 1 (cont.)

International trends in hybrid Brassica research Dr. Jay Patel, Pioneer HiBred International, Canada
Developing and optimizing CMS-FR systems Dr. S.R.Bhat, Pr. Scientist, NRCPB, New Delhi, India
Emerging challenges of abiotic stresses in oilseeds Brassicas Dr. D.K. Yadav, Pr. Scientist, IARI, New Delhi
Breeding Brassica vegetables Dr. Pritam Kalia , Head, Division of Vegetable Sciences, IARI, New Delhi
15:30-16:00

TEA

 

17:00-18:30

 Poster Session :  Genetics & Breeding, Crop diversity, Genomics

20:00-21:30

Dinner

Day 2Saturday – February 15, 2014
09:00-11:30

Session 2 :  Plant Protection: Challenges & Prospects

Chair : Dr. P.R. Verma, Former Pathologist, Agriculture Canada Research Station, Saskatoon, Canada

Co Chair : Dr. G.S. Saharan, Ex. Prof. & Head, Division of Plant Pathology, CCSHAU, Hisar, India

Pathogen variation - Challenge for disease resistance Prof. Martin Barbetti, University of Western Australia
Sclerotinia stem rot Prof. Baocheng Hu, Vice-President, Anhui Academy of Agri. Sciences, China
Diseases of Brassica vegetables Dr. Pratibha Sharma, Pr. Scientist, Div. of Plant Pathology,  IARI, New Delhi

 

11:30-12:00

TEA

 

12:00-13:30

Session 3 : Crop Management: Challenges & Possibilities

Chair : Dr. D. P. Singh, Ex. Vice-chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur, MP, India

Co Chair : Dr. D.K. Sharma, Director, CSSRI, Karnal

Optimising crop nutrition through precision agriculture Dr. Kaushik Majumdar, IPNI South Asia Programme, Gurgaon
Crop Management in the face of climatic change Dr. B. K. Kandpal, DRMR, Bharatpur

 

13:30-14:30

Lunch

 

14:30-17:30

Session 4: Crop Physiology & Nutritional quality

Chair : Dr. P. R. Kumar, Ex. ADG, ICAR, New Delhi, India

Co Chair : Dr. B.B. Singh, ADG (OP), ICAR, New Delhi, India

Climate change: curse or opportunity .........
Canopy architecture & crop Modelling: need for change Dr. R.K. Pannu, CCSHAU, Hisar
Health benefits of Brassica vegetables Dr. Namarata Singh, AIIMS, New Delhi

 

17:30-18:00

TEA

18:00-19:00

Poster Session: Agronomy, Plant Protection, Crop Physiology & Biochemistry

20:00-21:30

Dinner

Day 3Sunday – February 16, 2014
09:00-11:45

Session 5 :  Genomics and Transgenics

Chair : Prof. S. K. Datta, DDG (Crop Science), ICAR, New Delhi, India

Co Chair :Pro. Deepak Pental, Ex. Vice Chancellor, DU, New Delhi

Transgenics : Possibilities and conflicts Prof. Deepak Pental, Ex. Vice chancellor, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Translational genomics for targeted breeding Dr. Akshay Pradhan, Professor, University of Delhi, South Campus New Delhi
Genomics of abiotic stress tolerance Dr. Paramjeet Khurana, Professor. University of Delhi South Campus New Delhi
Genetics and genomics of vegetable Brassicas Dr. Nirala Ramchiary, Asstt. Professor, School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi

 

12:00-13:30

Session 6 :Brassica Challenge Presentations

Dr P.R.Kumar Outstanding Brassica Scientist Award
Dr P.R.Verma Young Brassica Scientist Award
SRMR awardees (Best Ph.D.Thesis and M.Sc. Thesis awards)
13:30-14:30

Conference Closure

14:30-15:00

Lunch

15:30-17:00

Field visit (Optional)

Day 4Monday – February 17, 2014
February 17

Post Conference tour (fully paid): Golden Temple, Amritsar

(subject to sufficient numbers)

Our Sponsors

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Second, National Brassica Conference-2014
Brassicas for addressing edible oils and nutritional security
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