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2015 NSA Research Forum

1/7/2015 - 1/8/2015


Ramada Plaza Suites and Convention Center
Fargo, North Dakota


Event Details

Registration Fee: $95.00
Mark your calendar for January 7 and 8, 2015 to attend the NSA Research Forum in Fargo, ND

Registration is now open. Pre-registration is $95. Fees increase on December 28, 2014 to $110. No refunds will be given after December 28, 2014. Registration at the door will be $135. Your registration includes the Wednesday night banquet. Additional banquet tickets for spouses can be purchased for $35.

If you are a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), go to the
CCA Research Forum page
to register.


If you have any questions, call Lerrene Kroh at (888) 718-7033 ext. 4 or send her an e-mail at lkroh@sunflowernsa.com.
FORUM PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
FORUM SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY ~ JANUARY 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.Poster Set Up
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Full, hot breakfast
Sponsored by National Sunflower Association
8:55 a.m.Welcome to NSA Research Forum
Gerald Seiler, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND
Introductory Remarks and Announcements
Kathy Grady, SDSU, Plant Science Dept., Brookings, SD

9:00 a.m.Updates on Sunflower Diseases in Manitoba, Canada
Khalid Rashid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden, MB, Canada

9:15 a.m.New Disease Reports and Continuing Studies from Nebraska
Robert Harveson, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE

9:30 a.m.Assessing the Impact of Phomopsis Stem Canker on Sunflower Yield
Febina Mathew, Kathleen Grady & Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU, Plant Science Dept., Brookings, SD; Brent Hulke, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND; Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND
9:45 a.m. Evaluation of Fungicides for Management of Phomopsis Stem Canker
Michelle Gilley & Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND; Robert Harveson, University of Nebraska, Panhandle REC, Scottsbluff, NE; Joel Schaefer, CHS Sunflower, Grandin, ND; Michael Kirsch & Joseph Caroline, Dow AgroSciences/Mycogen, Breckenridge, MN
10:00 a.m.New Disease Reports and Continuing Studies from Nebraska
Robert Harveson, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Poster Session I and Break
Authors will be present at their posters. Refreshments sponsored by CROPLAN(R) By Winfield.
11:00 a.m.
Presentation of Papers
Noon to 1:20 p.m.LUNCH - Sponsored by Syngenta Seeds
1:25 p.m.Introductory Remarks and Announcements
Febina Mathew, SDSU Plant Science Dept., Brookings, SD
1:30 p.m.Update on Genomics Assisted Breeding Resources for Sunflower
Brent Hulke, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND; Zahirul Talukder, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Fargo, ND

1:45 p.m.
2014 Progress for Molecular Mapping of the Downy Mildew Resistance Genes in Sunflower
Lili Qi, Chao-Chien Jan, Mike Foley, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND; Xiwen Cai, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Fargo, ND
2:00 p.m. Development of Super Confection Sunflower Effectively Resistant to Downy and Rust
Guojia Ma & Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND; Lili Qi, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND

2:15 p.m.
Determination of Rates and Evaluation of Efficacy of Oxathiapiprolin for Management of Downy Mildew in 13 Trials over Four Years
Ryan Humann, Scott Meyer, Jim Jordahl, Elizabeth Crane, Andrew Friskop & Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND; Keith Johnson, DuPont Field Development, Grand Forks, ND; Tom Gulya (Retired), USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND; Michael Wunsch, NDSU, Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, ND

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Poster Session II and Break
Authors will be present at their posters. Refreshments sponsored by CROPLAN(R) By Winfield.
3:30 p.m.
Sclerotinia Stalk Rot Resistance in Sunflower: Introgression of Resistance from Wild Annual Species and QTL Mapping of Resistance in Cultivated Sunflower
Zahirul Talukder & Yunming Long, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Fargo, ND; Charles Block, USDA-ARS, Plant Introduction Station, Ames, IA; Tom Gulya (Retired), Gerald Seiler & Lili Qi, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND

3:45 p.m.
Progress on Transferring Sclerotinia Resistance Genes from Wild Helianthus Species into Cultivated Sunflower
Zhao Liu, Jichong Zhang & Xiwen Cai, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Fargo, ND; Gerald Seiler & Chao-Chien Jan, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND; Khalid Rashid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden, MB, Canada

4:00 p.m.
Wild Sunflower Species as a Genetic Resource for Resistance to Sunflower Broomrape
Gerald Seiler & Chao-Chien Jan, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND

4:15 p.m.
Conclusion & Session Wrap-Up


6:30 p.m.
SOCIAL - Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
Sponsored by Mycogen Seeds
7:30 p.m.RESEARCH FORUM BANQUET
Wine courtesy of Northern Bag and Box Company
THURSDAY ~ JANUARY 8, 2015
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Full, hot breakfast
Sponsored by National Sunflower Association
8:55 a.m.Introductory Remarks and Announcements
Jarrad Prasifka, USDA-ARS, NCSL, Fargo, ND
9:00 a.m.Nitrogen and Phosphorus Recalibration for Sunflowers in the Dakotas
David Franzen, Eric Schultz & Lakesh Sharma, NDSU, School of Natural Resource Sciences-Soils, Fargo, ND; Christopher Graham, SDSU, Plant Science Dept., Rapid City, SD

9:30 a.m.Developing Seed Placement System on Precision Planters to Increase Seed Singulation of Sunflower to Achieve Appropriate Plant Stand
Mojtaba Ahmadi & Ganesh Bora, NDSU, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Fargo, ND

9:45 a.m.Characterization and Association among Yield and Yield Related Traits in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Genotypes
Zenebe Mekonnen, Acharya NG Ranga Agri. University, Hyderabad, India

10:00 a.m.Conclusion and Meeting Wrap-Up
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Refreshment Break
Sponsored by CROPLAN GENETICS®.

This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability.
LODGING
A block of rooms has been reserved for January 6 and 7, 2015 at the
Ramada Plaza Suites under the "National Sunflower Association." The conventional room rate is $99 plus tax for a single or a double room. Rooms not reserved by Friday, December 5, 2014 will be released. The telephone number for the Ramada is 701-277-9000.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at the Expressway Suites in Fargo. The block is being held under the "2015 NSA Research Forum" at the rate of $84.95. The Expressway is just behind the Ramada, and within walking distance. The phone number for the Expressway Suites is 701-239-4303 or 877-239-4303.
MEALS
It is presumed you will be attending all meal functions. These include a hot breakfast, lunch, social hour, and the banquet on Wednesday and then breakfast on Thursday. The cost for the Banquet is included in your registration fee. Other meals are provided courtesy of our sponsors. For more information, contact Lerrene Kroh by December 27, 2014.

Anyone requesting a special meal or accommodation should notify NSA within a reasonable time frame. NSA will accommodate reasonable requests. This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

SPONSORS
It is due to the generosity of our sponsors that Research Forum costs are kept at a minimum. Thank you to:

National Sunflower Association (breakfast both days)
SYNGENTA (lunch)
Mycogen Seeds (social hour and hors d’oeuvres)
Northern Bag and Box Company (wine for banquet)
WinField Solutions (coffee breaks, both days)
BANQUET GUEST ONLY
WEDNESDAY EVENING BANQUET
Spouses or guests are welcome to attend the evening banquet with a Forum participant. Cost is $35 per guest.
Registration Fee: $35


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