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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Virtual meeting: Resilient Northern Crops Network (NordCrop), 14-15 April



Preliminary program

Day 1 April 14: 12.30-16.30

Phenotyping for abiotic climate stresses and yield

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, Aberysthwyth 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)

16.00        General discussion (to be planned)


Day 2 April 15 12.30-16.30

Phenotyping for stresses

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

13.00         Wheat and drought (Anders Carlsson. SLU)

13.20         Sorghum (Mulatu Geleta, 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       Wheat and heat (Aakash Chawade, 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