ORDC Oat Day, Ottawa, ON, Canada

"Oat Day" at the Ottawa Research and Development Centre (ORDC) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is hosted every year by breeder Dr. Weikai Yan and his team.  This year's agenda is below.  If you wish to join us, please contact Weikai Yan (weikai.yan@canada.ca) or Charlene Wight (charlene.wight@canada.ca).


Ottawa Oat Day,  18 July, 2019 

(draft agenda, 11Jun2019)

8:30 am: Meet at the entrance of the Ottawa Research and Development Centre facing Carling Ave.; get ready to go to the oat fields. 

Address: 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa ON  (N.B.: if you need to sign in or get a parking pass, please arrive early.)

Once in the field:

  • Welcome by Michèle Marcotte, Dir. RDT, ORDC, STB, AAFC
  • Tour of the oat fields. In the nurseries we have:
  1. Breeder Seed plots of new cultivars/lines
  2. Quebec Oat Registration and Recommendation Test
  3. Ontario Oat Performance Test
  4. Western Cooperative Oat Registration Test
  5. USDA Midseason Uniform Oat Nursery
  6. ORDC Oat Registration Trial
  7. ENCORE (Joint Test of 4 North American Spring Oat Breeding programs)
  8. ORDC Home Test (with genomic selection)
  9. Quaker Oat Area Test

11:15 am: Leave the field and return to KW Neatby for lunch and research reports (lunch and soft drinks will be provided).

Noon: Information reports and discussion:

  • Announcements: Michèle Marcotte, Dir. RDT, ORDC, STB, AAFC
  • Bruce Roskens, Grain Millers, Inc.: “Challenges of oat variety development in the 2020’s” 
  • Weikai Yan: “Overview of the CFCRA Oat project and update on new oat cultivars”
  • Nick Tinker and Wubishet Bekele: “Genomics-assisted breeding of oat at Ottawa RDC”
  • Bao-Luo Ma: “Economic Optimum Rates of N: Site-specific Responses of Oat cultivars and Crop Lodging”.
  • Allen Xue: “Prevalence and severity of oat diseases in Ontario, 2009-2018”
  • Charlene Wight: “Oat data management: Back in the POOL and mapping the way forward”

3:00 pm: close


Thursday, July 18, 2019