01/12/22 – Smart strategies to implement a successful breeding program in vegetatively propagated crops – A practical case study approach: Predictive Breeding in Octoploid Strawberry, towards a more sustainable Green Revolution
The ciopora Breeding academY 2022:
Smart strategies to implement a successful breeding program in vegetatively propagated crops – A practical case study approach: predictive breeding in octoploid strawberry, towards a more sustainable green revolution
The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is an education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT).
Date & live Session
Average session duration: approx. 75 min
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Breeding Academy Webinar Series:
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What will i learn?
Prof. Steven J. Knapp
Prof. Steven J. Knapp
Steven J. Knapp is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Strawberry Breeding Program , Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis. He is an expert on plant breeding, quantitative genetics, and genomics and has extensive experience with single-cross hybrid breeding systems in heterotic species. His past research primarily focused on the breeding, genetics, and genomics of sunflower, peanut, and industrial oilseeds. His current research focuses on strawberry, with emphases on developing high-yielding disease resistant cultivars, breeding and genetics of fruit quality and shelf-life traits, the development of genomic and bioinformatic resources, and the application of genome-informed breeding approaches in strawberry. He was previously Global Director of Vegetable Breeding Technology at Monsanto (2009-2015), Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics at the University of Georgia (2004-2009), and Professor and Paul C. Berger Endowed Chair at Oregon State University (1985-2004). He teaches Quantitative Genetics at UC Davis (2015-Present) and previously taught Advanced Plant Breeding and Quantitative Genetics at OSU (1985-2004).
The strawberry breeding program at the
University of California, Davis (UCD) has been the driving force behind a Green
Revolution in California. Using archaeogenomic prediction (tracking the
timing and order of the occurrence and subsequent selection of mutations) and
extensive on-farm testing of modern cultivars, we show that genetic gains for
yield have been in the 636 to 2,974% range in the UCD breeding program.
These genetic gains were achieved, however, using chemically intensive
high-input production practices, e.g., losses to diseases caused by soil-borne
pathogens were virtually eliminated following the introduction of the
ozone-depleting fumigant methyl bromide (now banned). A second Green
Revolution is needed to create a more environmentally friendly and sustainable
path forward for the strawberry industry. With this lecture you will
learn from a practical approach how genome-informed and other predictive
breeding methods are being used to develop a new generation of highly
productive, disease resistant cultivars to achieve that goal.
Webinar user manual
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About the WEbinar program
In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars.
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