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Sustainability, Genetics, and Future Cultivars Workshop

The benefits of new technologies in food and feed crops across the food supply chain


Presented by APS and AACCI


This event was held Saturday, August 1, 2015 • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California



Brad Gabor, Monsanto Company; Anne Bridges, AACCI; and Ray Shillito, Bayer CropScience

Join Us for a Unique Workshop with Leading Experts Focused on New Technologies and the Future Food Supply

Come hear about the latest technology in new food and feed crops and their potential benefits across the entire supply chain. Led by experts in their fields, this workshop will include an overview of:

  • current plant breeding technologies 
  • new crops and their potential food and feed benefits
  • the challenges associated with increased yields 
  • dealing with new or emerging plant diseases
  • changes in crops and ingredients
  • managing new traits
  • impact of climate change on production
  • regulatory challenges 

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss recent developments with others working on or impacted by these issues and gain the knowledge and insight to assess information in the popular press and on the Internet.

Speaker Topics Include

The Toolbox: Modern Plant Breeding Methods
Speaker:  Kent Bradford , University of California, Davis

Pathology Challenges in the Production and Manufacturing Industries
Speaker:  Sally A. Miller,The Ohio State University 

Increasing Crop Yields in the Future. Climate Change and Drought Tolerance.
Speaker: Gary Muehlbauer, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Delivering a System for Higher Yield in Wheat
Speaker:  John Pitkin, Monsanto Company

Fungicides: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives in New Active Ingredient Discovery
Speaker:  Tyler Harp, Syngenta Crop Protection

Regulatory challenges. Safety Regulations for Stacks and New Technologies
Speaker:  Penny Hunst,  Bayer CropScience

Quality Management from the Bin to the Box
Speaker: Anne Bridges, AACC International

Panel Discussion

Who Should Attend? Anyone Working in Agriculture and Food Production

  • Plant developers 
  • Plant pathologists 
  • Ingredient/grain suppliers 
  • Food industry product developers 
  • Quality assurance managers (both plant and food) 
  • Scientists
  • Anyone interested in the broader perspective of the future food supply  

​About this AACC International/APS Collaborative Event

Working together to advance issues of food production and food security in an increasingly populated world

This workshop is a cooperative effort of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and AACC International (AACCI) that seeks to bring information, science, conversation, and attention to the issues that accompany efforts to grow, harvest, and produce food for an ever increasing population worldwide. The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research. For more than a century, members of APS have been making and sharing significant breakthroughs, both for the science and society. AACCI is a global, nonprofit association working to advance the understanding and knowledge of cereal grain science and its product development applications through research, leadership, education, superior technical service, and advocacy.


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