2018 International CLUBROOT Workshop

Edmonton, Alberta
Tuesday, August-07-18

The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
10235 101 Street
Edmonton Alberta  T5J 3E9

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere - Blaise Pascal


The 2018 International ClubRoot Workshop runs Tuesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 9 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by poster set-up and breakfast.

The objective of the 2018 International CLUBROOT Workshop is to cultivate complement research globally and to advance clubroot management through the collaborative efforts of the international scientific community.

Day 1 features sessions on genetics and breeding, genomics and host-pathogen interactions. 

The Icebreaker Welcome Reception follows the first day of meetings and provides additional time for discussion and networking. A dedicated poster session will be held during the reception.

Day 2 focuses on epidemiology, clubroot resistance, and disease management providing insight and opportunities that will deliver value. The program format transitions nicely into the afternoon tour of the Crop Diversification Centre North (CDC North), an applied research station with a one-of-a-kind clubroot pathotype nursery.

An awesome barbecue is being planned at the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens. Tours of the extensive gardens are being provided by staff. 

Day 3 looks at ways the canola industry can mitigate clubroot in canola; to increase yield, profitability and sustainability while reducing production risk. Key addresses will explore opportunities in canola production and, through partnerships with growers, researchers and industry, identify research that will provide scientific rationale for best management practices. An exciting feature of this day is a tour of field trials of clubroot resistance varieties and clubroot management treatments such as liming. There is an optional farm tour/barbecue planned for after the field tour. 


Welcome Remarks

Dr. Elke Diederichsen (Institut für - Angewandte Genetik, Freie Universtät/Berlin)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Bruce Gossen (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Canada)

Dr. Sheau-Fang Hwang (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry/Canada)

Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald (University of Guelph/Canada)

Dr. Gary Peng (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Canada)

Dr. Stephen Strelkov (University of Alberta/Canada)

Dr. Fengqun Yu (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Canada)

International Keynote Speakers

Dr. Katsunori Hatakeyama (Iwate University/Japan)

Dr. Malgosia Jedryczka (Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

Prof. Dr. Jutta Ludwig-Mueller (Technische Universitaet Dresden/Germany)

Dr. Maria Manzanares-Dauleux (Agrocampus Ouest, INRA, Université de Rennes 1/France)

Dr. Satoru Matsumoto (NARO Division of Vegetable Breeding/Japan)

Dr. Zhongyun Piao (Shenyang Agricultural University/China)

Dr. Chunyu Zhang (Huazhong Agricultural University/China)

(Agenda items will be continuously updated, please check back!)


Payment Instructions

    • +Visa/MasterCard/American Express payments accepted through online registration.

      Please make cheques payable to "Canola Council of Canada" and send to the attention of Gail Hoskins, 400-167 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R3B 0T6. Please reference your Registration ID # and event payment for 2018 ICW.

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