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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SUNFLOWER GERMPLASM DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVED INSECT AND DISEASE RESISTANCE Title: Using new techniques and applying them to sunflower's problems - what should we do next?

Author
item Hulke, Brent

Submitted to: CD ROM
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 27, 2008
Publication Date: June 27, 2008
Citation: Hulke, B.S. 2008. Using new techniques and applying them to sunflower's problems - what should we do next?. Presentation at 2008 National Sunflower Association Summer Seminar, June 25-27, 2008, Rapid City, SD. National Sunflower Assocation, Bismarck, ND [CD-ROM].

Interpretive Summary: This presentation was part of a larger panel discussion with a largely non-scientific audience that included commodity marketers and farmers of sunflower. About 200 people were in attendance. Marker-assisted technologies were explained in lay terms to the audience. Their weaknesses and strengths were discussed. A few of the projects that the sunflower genetics group is working on were explained with a report on progress. Some of these integrate measurement of field performance with marker-assisted approaches. Dr. Hulke clarified the point that marker-assisted approaches will only be useful if the related field data is sound and collected in a scientific manner. Thus, there is a need for both for good field work and good laboratory work in order to make sunflower genetics research more valuable to our customers and stakeholders.

Technical Abstract: This presentation was part of a larger panel discussion with a largely non-scientific audience that included commodity marketers and farmers of sunflower. About 200 people were in attendance. Marker-assisted technologies were explained in lay terms to the audience. Their weaknesses and strengths were discussed. A few of the projects that the sunflower genetics group is working on were explained with a report on progress. Some of these integrate measurement of field performance with marker-assisted approaches. Dr. Hulke clarified the point that marker-assisted approaches will only be useful if the related field data is sound and collected in a scientific manner. Thus, there is a need for both for good field work and good laboratory work in order to make sunflower genetics research more valuable to our customers and stakeholders.

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