716 Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane, Sorghum, and Industrial Crops/Div. C01/Div. C07 Business Meeting

Oral Session
C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics
Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 8:10 AM-10:25 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 370B

Dick Auld
8:10 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:15 AM
Genomic Characterization of Modern Sugarcane (Saccharum spp) Cultivars in Terms of Drought Tolerance Using Microsatellite Markers.
Vivek Sharma, Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M university system; N. S Gracia, Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M university system; M. de. A Silva, Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M university system; J.L Jifon, Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M university system; J.A daSilva, Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M university system
8:30 AM
Integration of Energy Cane Variety Development into Basic and Commercial Sugarcane Variety Programs.
Robert M. Cobill, USDA-ARS Sugarcane Research Unit; Thomas Tew, USDA-ARS; Anna Hale, Sugarcane Research Unit
8:45 AM
Predicting Progeny Performance in Sugarcane from Coefficient of Parentage, AFLP, TRAP and Euclidean Derived Parental Genetic Relationships.
Sreedhar Alwala, Louisiana State Univ.; Collins Kimbeng, Louisiana State Univ.; Keith P. Bischoff, 2St. Gabriel Research Station; Kenneth Gravois, Louisiana State Univ.
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Genetic Improvement of Castor in the Western Hemisphere.
Dick Auld, Texas Tech University; Joe Oswalt, Texas Tech University; Travis Miller, Texas A&M University; C. A. R. Demant, Sao Paulo Univesity; M. D. Zanotto, Sao Paulo Univesity; L. S. Severino, Embrapa; A. A. Navas-Arboleda, Corpoica
9:30 AM
Fall vs. Spring Transplanting of Guayule Germplasm.
Terry Coffelt, USDA-ARS; Dennis Ray, Univ. of Arizona; Francis Nakayama, USDA-ARS Arid-Land Agri Res Center
9:45 AM
Sweet Sorghum Heterosis.
Rebecca Corn, Texas A&M University; William Rooney, Texas A&M University
10:00 AM
A Plant Breeder's Guide to CSREES for 2008.
Ann Marie Thro, USDA-CSREES
10:15 AM
Concluding Remarks
10:25 AM
Adjourn to Div. C01/C07 Division Meeting in Room ???