Potato Selection Release Open House

Date

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Description

Using a combination of traditional crop breeding techniques, as well as new and emerging technologies, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) releases to the marketplace up to 10-15 new potato selections annually. These annual releases have been carefully chosen from a starting population that may number 120,000 new seedlings.

Lunch will be provided.

Locations and Schedules

Fredericton Research and Development Centre

850 Lincoln Road
Fredericton, New Brunswick

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Atlantic Standard Time) • View Selections
    • New AR2017 Accelerated Release selections from the Lethbridge and Fredericton Research and Development Centres available for two years of non-exclusive evaluation.
    • AR2015 series Accelerated Release selections available for three years of exclusive evaluation and the option to negotiate a commercial licence agreement (cash bid process).
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Welcome
    • Potato Tasting
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Video Link with Lethbridge and Guelph Research and Development Centres for presentations by various potato industry and research specialists.
      • 1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.: introduction of the program and guests at Fredericton, Lethbridge and Guelph Research and Development Centres, Director or Associate Director/Research Development and Technology Transfer, AAFC (Fredericton, Lethbridge, Guelph).
      • 1:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: “Highlights of the AR2017 potato selections”, Dr. Benoît Bizimungu, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: “Trends in Table Potato Production, Trade and Consumption”; Dino Kubik, Market and Industry Services Branch, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.: “Applications of Genomics for Potato Improvement”, Dr. Helen Tai, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: “Updates from the Plant Breeders' Rights Office”, Anthony Parker, Commissioner, Plant Breeders' Rights Office, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Ottawa.
      • 2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.: “Updates from the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization”, Andrea Dilworth, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: “Characterization and reduction of asparagine in raw potato and acrylamide in processed potato”, Dr. John Lu, AAFC, Lethbridge.

Guelph Research and Development Centre / University of Guelph

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario

Please be advised that an RSVP is required for attendance at the Guelph Research and Development Centre (heather.mazur@agr.gc.ca) and that valid photo identification is required for entry into the Centre. Parking at the Centre is pay and display and is the responsibility of each visitor.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) • View Selections
    • New AR2017 Accelerated Release selections from the Lethbridge and Fredericton Research and Development Centres available for two years of non-exclusive evaluation.
    • AR2015 series Accelerated Release selections available for three years of exclusive evaluation and the option to negotiate a commercial licence agreement (cash bid process).
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
    • Welcome
    • Potato Tasting
    • Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Video Link with Fredericton and Lethbridge Research and Development Centres for presentations by various potato industry and research specialists.
      • 12:00 p.m.-12:10 p.m.: introduction of the program and guests at Fredericton, Lethbridge and Guelph Research and Development Centres, Director or Associate Director/Research Development and Technology Transfer, AAFC (Fredericton, Lethbridge, Guelph).
      • 12:10 p.m.-12:20 p.m.: “Highlights of the AR2017 potato selections”, Dr. Benoît Bizimungu, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 12:20 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: “Trends in Table Potato Production, Trade and Consumption”; Dino Kubik, Market and Industry Services Branch, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 1:00 p.m.-1:20 p.m.: “Applications of Genomics for Potato Improvement”, Dr. Helen Tai, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 1:20 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: “Updates from the Plant Breeders' Rights Office”, Anthony Parker, Commissioner, Plant Breeders' Rights Office, CFIA, Ottawa.
      • 1:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.: “Updates from the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization”, Andrea Dilworth, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 1:40 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: “Characterization and reduction of asparagine in raw potato and acrylamide in processed potato”, Dr. John Lu, AAFC, Lethbridge.

Lethbridge Research and Development Centre

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)
    • Video Link with Fredericton and Guelph Research and Development Centres for presentations by various potato industry and research specialists.
      • 10:00 a.m.-10:10 a.m.: introduction of the program and guests at Fredericton, Lethbridge and Guelph Research and Development Centres, Director or Associate Director/Research Development and Technology Transfer, AAFC (Fredericton, Lethbridge, Guelph).
      • 10:10 a.m.-10:20 a.m.: “Highlights of the AR2017 potato selections”, Dr. Benoît Bizimungu, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 10:20 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: “Trends in Table Potato Production, Trade and Consumption”; Dino Kubik, Market and Industry Services Branch, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m.: “Applications of Genomics for Potato Improvement”, Dr. Helen Tai, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 11:20 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: “Updates from the Plant Breeders' Rights Office”, Anthony Parker, Commissioner, Plant Breeders' Rights Office, CFIA, Ottawa.
      • 11:30 a.m.-11:40 a.m.: “Updates from the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization”, Andrea Dilworth, AAFC, Fredericton.
      • 11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: “Characterization and reduction of asparagine in raw potato and acrylamide in processed potato”, Dr. John Lu, AAFC, Lethbridge.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    • Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • View Selections
    • New AR2017 Accelerated Release selections from the Lethbridge and Fredericton Research and Development Centres available for two years of non-exclusive evaluation.
    • AR2015 series Accelerated Release selections available for three years of exclusive evaluation and the option to negotiate a commercial licence agreement (cash bid process).

Website

Further information regarding the Potato Accelerated Release Program is available here: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Accelerated Release Program. Detailed information on the selections will be available on our website in February.

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