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Monday, July 26th

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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)PAA Symposium - Diploid potatoes as a catalyst for change in the potato industry 
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)Symposium Welcome and Introduction 
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)A skeptic’s view of diploid potatoPaul Bethke, USDA
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)Ketchup and fries or chips and salsa, can tomato teach us anything about breeding and production of a true-seed propagated potato?David Francis, The Ohio State University
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)Seed Potato and Potato Seed ProductionAmy Charkowski, Colorado State University
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)Lunch Break 
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)Genetics and biotechnology based on diploid potatoJiming Jiang, Michigan State University
David Douches, Michigan State University
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)With great power comes great responsibilityJoshua Parsons, PepsiCo - Frito Lay
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)Q & A, Panel Discussion 

Extension, Production, and Management

Private event for Honorary Life Members, Past Presidents. Link will be sent separately.

Tuesday, July 27th

Breeding and Genetics

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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)Frank L. Haynes Graduate Student Research Award Competition II 
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)HT-B and S-RNase CRISPR-Cas9 double knockouts show enhanced self-fertility in diploid Solanum tuberosumSarah Lee, Michigan State University
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)The Possibilities and Limitations of Implementing Solanum verrucosum Bridge Crosses in Breeding ProgramsWilliam Behling, Michigan State University
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)Evaluation of diploid potato germplasm for tissue culture regeneration, tuber quality and self-compatibilityThilani Jayakody, Michigan State University
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)Introgression of RB and Ryadg genes for resistance to P. infestans into tetraploid and diploid potatoes using marker-assisted selectionPeyton Sorensen, UW-Madison
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)TubAR: A Simple, Open Source Program to Evaluate Tuber Quality TraitsMichael Miller, University of Minnesota
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)Using Haplotype Analysis to Fix Early Maturity and Self-Compatibility in Diploid PotatoLin Song, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)Leveraging primary dihaploid genetics to elucidate Blackleg Soft Rot resistance in the Caribou Russet CultivarLucas K. Heroux, University of Maine
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)Detection of genomic signatures of recent selection in advanced potato clonesJeewan Pandey, Texas A&M
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)Estimating the efficacy of potato haploid induction system from seed abortion ratesOluwafemi Alaba, University of Maine
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)Search for potatoes sustaining high marketable yield under heat stressSanjeev Gautam, Texas A&M University
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)Breeding and Genetics I 
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM (EDT)Phytotron Technology Accelerates Innovation In A Changing WorldJanina PETRICK, CETS LLC
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)Pan-genome analysis suggests introgression crucial to potato evolutionXiaoxi Meng, University of Minnesota
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM (EDT)Two-stage genomic selection with R package polyBreedRJeffrey Endelman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:15 PM - 3:35 PM (EDT)Genetic mapping of red skin color as a quantitative trait in a partial diallel population of tetraploid potatoMaria Caraza-Harter, University of Wisconsin - Madison
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)Nonpareil Russet, Maritime Russet, and Canada Rose: Three New Potato Cultivars from the Colorado Potato Breeding and Selection Program, Released in Canada and the U.S.D. G. Holm, San Luis Valley Research Center-Colorado State University
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM (EDT)Rocky Mountain Russet, Vista Gold and Columbine Gold: Three New Potato Cultivars from the Colorado Potato Breeding and Selection ProgramCaroline P Gray, Colorado State University
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)Extension, Production, and Management I 
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM (EDT)Hail: a summary of 10 years of trials.Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, NDSU
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)Potato injury risk with reduced PPO inhibitor herbicide ratesJed Colquhoun, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM (EDT)Hyperspectral imagery to monitor potato nutrient status within and across growingseasonsYi Wang, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
3:15 PM - 3:35 PM (EDT)Evaluating three diagnostic tools for monitoring in-season nitrogen status of chipping potatoes in the Upper MidwestYi Wang, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)Early In-Season Application of Potassium Nitrate Fertilizer Improves Tuber Performance of Colorado Russet Potato.Samuel Essah, Colorado State University
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM (EDT)Postharvest Biological Control of Fusarium Dry Rot: Application DevelopmentPatricia J. Slininger, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
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2:00 PM - 2:20 PM (EDT)Phytophthora variability based on metalaxyl resistance in Central MexicoHéctor Lozoya, Universidad autónoma Chapingo
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)Plant Protection 
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)How root exudates shape plant-nematode interactionsJoanna Kud, University of Idaho
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM (EDT)Music and Weed Control Research: Yes, There is a link!Pamela Hutchinson, University of Idaho Potato Cropping Systems Weed Management
3:15 PM - 3:35 PM (EDT)Update on PVY Management in New Brunswick, Canada, and Recent Field Trials of Mineral Oil, Insecticidal and Biological Agents to Reduce PVY SpreadMathuresh Singh, Potatoes NB/Agricultral Certification Services Inc.
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)Major Hemipteran Pests in Potatoes in the Lower Columbia Basin in OregonSilvia Rondon, Oregon State University
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM (EDT)PRAC (Production Research Advisory Committee) ... More Industry Wins for SCRI GrantsJohn Lundeen, Potatoes USA
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Networking Event
Date & Time
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Thank you to all who joined! It was wonderful to connect.

Wednesday, July 28th

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1:00 PM - 1:20 PM (EDT)Developing Storage Best Management Practices for Potato Varieties Important to the Pacific Northwest Potato IndustryRhett Spear, University of IdahoExtension, Production, and Management
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)Extension, Production, and Management II, Physiology, Grower-Oriented grouping Grouping
1:25 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)Late season tuber development and bruise susceptibilityRabecka Hendricks, University of IdahoExtension, Production, and Management
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM (EDT)The Impact of Tobacco Rattle Virus on Potato Quality at Harvest and in StorageLynn Woodell, University of IdahoExtension, Production, and Management
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM (EDT)Insights on source-to-sink partitioning in potato in response to NHelen Tai, Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaPhysiology
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)Analysis of factors influencing greening and glycoalkaloidsRoy Navarre, USDAPhysiology
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM (EDT)Interaction between cultivar and fungicide program for control of early blight, brown spot, and white mold.Jeff Miller, Miller ResearchGrower-oriented session
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)Annual Business Meeting & Special Recognitions
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Poster Presentations

Breeding and Genetics
Feed the Future Biotechnology Potato Partnership: Late Blight Resistant Potatoes for Bangladesh and Indonesia: 2021 UpdateDavid Douches, Michigan State University
Extension, Production, and Management
Assessment of productivity and adaptability of Korea potato varieties in Vietnam during 2018-2019Jang Gyu Choi,
Blackdot of potato in Manitoba and foliar fungicide options for controlVikram Bisht, Manitoba Agriculture
Galena Russet: A Long Dormancy, Dual-Purpose Potato Cultivar Exhibiting Low Asparagine, Cold-Sweetening Resistance, and Enhanced Protein ContentRhett Spear, University of Idaho
Modeling culture media composition for improved growth and development of potato plants in vitro.Dmytro Yevtushenko, University of Lethbridge
The effect of seed tuber size on dormancy and changes in endogenous hormones of double cropping potatoesHyunjin Park, National Institute of Crop Science/ Highland Agriculture Research Institute
Plant Protection
A multiplex qPCR to detect and differentiate A. alternaria, A. tenuissima and A. arborescens collected from potato brown spot lesions - CLICK FOR VIDEOIpsita Mallik, North Dakota State University
Exploring Ultraviolet C Irradiation as a Control for Oomycete Pathogens of Stored PotatoShane Hansen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Investigating the role of lipoxygenase in resistance to potato common scab - CLICK FOR VIDEOJuan Duque, Université de Sherbrooke
Is ferritin involved in resistance to common scab? - CLICK FOR VIDEORavinderjit Kaur Sandhu, Université de Sherbrooke
phenotypic and genotypic diversity of potato late blight pathogen(Phytophthora infestans) in south koreaJinhee Seo, Rural and Development Administration