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9th Canadian Barley Symposium & 24th BMBRI Triennial Meeting

Barley Council of Canada, the Canadian Grain Commission, the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre, the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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This joint conference will provide a key forum for members of the Canadian barley industry to exchange information, learn about new and emerging frontiers in barley science and discuss current issues, challenges and opportunities for enhancing barley quality and ensuring profitability and sustainability in the sector. The meeting is also an opportunity for networking amongst Canadian barley value chain stakeholders, including producers, seed growers, breeders, researchers, maltsters/brewers, marketers and members of the animal and human nutrition industries. 

Monday, February 24
Opening remarks – Aaron Mills/AAFC
1:15PM Food barley: Health benefits and processing – Nancy Ames/AAFC
1:30PM Barley flavour and varietiesDr. Michel Aliani/University of Manitoba
1:45PM Analysis of transcript abundance in two-row malting barley on interaction with Fusarium graminearum chemotypes – James Tucker/AAFC
2:00PM In-crop management strategies to reduce the impact of Fusarium head blight in barley – Kelly Turkington/AAFC
2:15PM Agriculture & Agri-food Canada's oat and barley genomics project – Ana Badea/AAFC
2:30PM The population structure of Fusarium pathogens of small grain cereals, their distribution and relationship to mycotoxins – Dilantha Fernando/University of Manitoba
2:45PM Selection for waterlogging – Ana Badea/AAFC
3:00PM Determining the critical traits associated with lodging in a set of elite breeding lines and Canadian barley varieties – Joseph Nyachiro/Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
3:15PM Coffee break
3:45PM CropSNP: ultra-low cost genotyping in barley and soy – Francois Belzile/Université Laval
4:00PM Post-harvest treatment of malt barley grain to limit the impact of Fusarium graminearum microorganisms during malting and brewing – Kelly Turkington/AAFC
4:15PM Transformation and CRISPR editing of the barley Un8 loose smut gene – Wen Zang/University of Saskatchewan
4:30PM Exploring dry grain fractionation as a means to valorize high protein malting barley – Marta Izydorczyk/Canadian Grain Commission
4:45PM The influence of preceding legumes and nitrogen management on malt barley yield and quality across Canada – Aaron Mills/AAFC
5:00PM Cocktails/poster session
6:30PM Dinner

Tuesday, February 25
8:30AM Opening remarks – Kara Barnes/Barley Council of Canada
8:45AM Barley and gut health – Ruurd Zilstra/University of Alberta
9:00AM Canadian and International regulatory aspects of gene editing technology in plant productsKenneth Ellens/Canadian Food Inspection Agency
9:15AM Blockchain – Rory O'Sullivan, Grain Discovery
9:30AM Use of pre-harvest glyphosate/PGRs in malt barley production – Marta Izydorczyk/Canadian Grain Commission
9:45AM Winter barley germplasm development: the FCDC experienceFlavio Capettini/Field Crop Development Centre
10:00AM Coffee break
11:00AM A look at the craft brewing supply chain – Chris Swersey/Brewers Association
11:15AM Canadian barley research strategy – Gina Feist/BMBRI
11:30AM Variety acceptance strategy – Peter Watts/CMBTC
11:45AM Closing remarks – Marta Izydorczyk/Canadian Grain Commission
12:00PM – Lunch

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RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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