Sign up for the Virtual NordCrop meeting “Resilient Northern Crops”, 14-15 April

Field crops are under pressure due to climate change. Knowledge of crop response to single abiotic stress is often available, but we will focus on the poorly understood effects of multiple stresses to develop more resilient field crops. Global climate change means that our crops are increasingly exposed to drought or waterlogging, heat and elevated CO2. The network funded by NKJ will investigate how we can exploit new genomic and phenotyping technologies to identify more robust genotypes in key Nordic field crops (wheat, oat, potato and fodder grasses).

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April 14: 12.30-16.30 CET (Day1)

Phenotyping for abiotic climate stresses and yield

Chair: Morten Lillemo (NMBU)

12.30:    Welcome, (Carl-Otto Ottosen, Aarhus University (AU)

12.40     Keynote:  Genetics and physiology of yield potential, (Rod Snowdon, Justus Liebig University)

13.10    Priming for heat tolerance in wheat, (Thayna Mendanha, AU)  

13.30     Image-based detection of fungal pathogen infections in Arabidopsis and  application of the method on oat spikelets, (Kristiina Himanen, University of Helsinki)

13.50     The genetic and physiological basis of yield progress in Norwegians spring wheat (Tomasz Mróz, Norvegian University of Life Science (NMBU)

14.10     Magic populations in phenotyping (John Doonan, Aberystwyth University)

14.30     Grain yield prediction based on multitemporal multispectral UAV imaging (Sahameh Shafiee, NMBU)

14.50      3D modelling of ear emergence (Mori Boozandani, Aberysthwyth University)

15.10-15.30 Break

15.30        Student presentations (5 min each)

Søren Gjedde Sommer (UCPH) Most significant results and thoughts on wheat yields as
response to different abiotic conditions
Lamis Abdelhakim (AU)
Xizi Wang (UCPH) Interactive effect of elevated CO2 and nutrient supply on wheat quality
over multiple generations
Kaspar Koolmeister (University of Tartu) Tomato stomatal CO2 signaling

16.00        General discussion


Day 2 April 15 12.30-16.30 CET (Day2)

Phenotyping for stresses

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Chair: Erik Alexandersson (SLU)

12.30          Keynote: Mechanical stress response (Olivier Van Aken,  Lund University)

13.00       Affordable High-throughput phenotyping for pre-breeding (Aakash Chawade, SLU)

13.20      Root system architecture related to drought tolerance in sorghum in combination with multi-location field trial based grain yield and stability (Muluken Birara Enyew Addis Ababa University/SLU )

13.40    Modulated chlorophyll fluorescence as sceening tool (Eva Rosenqvist, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

14.00      Guard cells in action (Hannes Kollist, University of Tartu)

14.20     Physiological responses of tomato to drought, elevated CO2 and VPD (Shenglan Li, University of Copenhagen)

14.40      Multiple stresses and melationin (Rong Zhou, AU)

15.00-15.20 Break

 15.20    Drought in wheat (Lan Yuzhou, SLU)

15.40     Detecting potato diseases in the field (Rick van de Zedde, Wageningen University and Research, NL)

16.00        Wrap up and general discussion