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N.B.: The Oat Global "Speaking of Oats..." page is here. Links to the webinar recordings are also available below and, for each year (starting with 2020), in the corresponding "Research Report" volumes (see "Research" tab above).

 

March 28th, 2021

The next "Speaking of Oats..." webinar will be on April 15th at 2:00 pm EDT:
  Technological Advances That Can Accelerate Oat Improvement.
  Jorge Dubcovsky (University of California-Davis, USA), Isabel Alicia del Blanco (University of California-Davis, USA), and   Jaswinder Singh (McGill University, Canada).

The advances discussed will include using genetic transformation for the decoding and tuning of oat genes.

Registration is NOW OPEN! Please note that this is not our usual time. Check the time offset for your location here.

The video recording from March's "Speaking of Oats..." webinar is now available on YouTube:
  USDA-ARS Oat Grand Challenge.
  José Costa, Kathy Esvelt-Klos, Jason Fiedler, Jae Ohm, Shahryar Kianian, David Garvin, Sharon Schneider,   Jean-Luc Jannink, Taner Sen, Mike Grusak, and Jim Harnly (USDA-ARS).

 

February 23rd, 2021

The video recording from February's "Speaking of Oats..." webinar is now available on YouTube:
  GrainGenes: A Curated and Functional Global Web Resource for Small Grains.
  Taner Sen (USDA-ARS, USA) and Victoria Blake (Montana State University, USA)

The CMap comparative mapping tutorial mentioned during the seminar can be found here.

The next "Speaking of Oats..." webinar will be on March 18th at 11:00 am EDT:
  USDA-ARS Oat Grand Challenge.

    • José Costa, USDA-ARS, USA
    • Kathy Esvelt-Klos (Germplasm) Aberdeen, ID.
    • Jason Fiedler (High-throughput genotyping platforms) Fargo, ND.
    • Shahryar Kianian (Genetic resistance to diseases) St. Paul, MN.
    • Jae Ohm (Phenotyping) Fargo, ND.
    • David Garvin (Genome editing) ) St. Paul, MN.
    • Sharon Schneider (Performance in cropping systems) Brookings, SD.
    • Jean-Luc Jannink and Taner Sen (Data management) Ithaca, NY and Albany, CA.
    • Jim Harnly (Nutrition) Beltsville, MD.

Registration is NOW OPEN!  Check the time offset for your location here (NB: most of North America switches to Daylight Savings Time on March 14th).

 

February 12th, 2021

The video recording from January's "Speaking of Oats..." webinar is now available on YouTube:
  The T3 Database and Applications to Oats.
  Jean-Luc Jannink (USDA-ARS, USA), Clay Birkett (USDA-ARS, USA), and David Waring (Cornell U., USA)

The transcript from the question and answer session can be found here.

Don't forget the next "Speaking of Oats..." webinar on February 18th at 11:00 am EST (Canada/USA):
  GrainGenes: A Curated and Functional Global Web Resource for Small Grains.
  Taner Sen (USDA-ARS, USA) and Victoria Blake (Montana State University, USA)

  Registration is open.  Check the time offset for your location here.

Coming up on March 18th, scientists from the USDA-ARS will present updates on their work:
   Oat Updates from USDA-ARS.

    • José Costa, USDA-ARS, USA
    • Kathy Esvelt-Klos (Germplasm) Aberdeen, ID.
    • Jason Fiedler (High-throughput genotyping platforms) Fargo, ND.
    • Jae Ohm (Phenotyping) Fargo, ND.
    • Shahryar Kianian (Genetic resistance to diseases) St. Paul, MN.
    • David Garvin (Genome editing) ) St. Paul, MN.
    • Sharon Schneider (Performance in cropping systems) Brookings, SD.
    • Jean-Luc Jannink and Taner Sen (Data management) Ithaca, NY and Albany, CA.
    • Mike Grusak (Nutrition) Fargo, ND.
    • Jim Harnly (Food Composition) Beltsville, MD.

Registration for this webinar will open after our session on February 18th.

 

January 22nd, 2021

The next "Speaking of Oats..." webinar will be on February 18th at 11:00 am EST (Canada/USA):
  GrainGenes: A Curated and Functional Global Web Resource for Small Grains.
  Taner Sen (USDA-ARS, USA) and Victoria Blake (Montana State University, USA)

GrainGenes is a digital platform that serves small grains research communities as a centralized repository for peer-reviewed and curated data, and as a facilitator for community activities. It has been hard-funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service to ensure long-term data sustainability through a functional and integrated web interface for wheat, barley, oat, and rye. Tutorials are available here.

  Registration for this webinar is NOW OPEN!  Check the time offset for your location here.

 

January 4th, 2021

The video recording from December's "Speaking of Oats..." webinar is now available on YouTube:
  The International Oat Nursery.
  Stephen Harrison (LSU, USA), Mónica Mathias (INIA, Chile), and Liliana Wehrhahne (INTA, Argentina)

Please join us on January 21st at 11:00 am EST (Canada/USA) for our next webinar:
  The T3 Database and Applications to Oats.
  Jean-Luc Jannink (USDA-ARS, USA), Clay Birkett (USDA-ARS, USA), and David Waring (Cornell U., USA)

"T3" stands for "The Triticeae Toolbox". The T3 databases (for oat, wheat, and barley) contain unpublished data from field and genotyping trials, along with tools for data analysis. All three databases have recently been updated to the new Breedbase format. Tutorials are available for T3/Wheat, and are applicable to T3/Oat as well.

  Registration for this webinar is NOW OPEN!  Check the time offset for your location here.

 

November 24, 2020

The video recording from last week's "Speaking of Oats..." webinar is now available on YouTube:
  Oat Updates from the North American Millers’ Association and the Canadian National Millers Association.
  Dale Nellor (NAMA, USA) and Gordon Harrison (CNMA, Canada)

Please join us on December 17th at 11:00 am EST (Canada/USA) for our next webinar:
  The International Oat Nursery.
  Stephen Harrison (LSU, USA), Mónica Mathias (INIA, Chile), and Liliana Wehrhahne (INTA, Argentina)

  Registration is NOW OPEN!  Check the time offset for your location here.

 

October 16, 2020

The video recording from yesterday's first "Speaking of Oats..." webinar is now available on YouTube:
  PanOat: Why Does The World Need 30 Oat Genomes?
  Nick Tinker (ORDC/AAFC, Canada), Martin Mascher (IPK, Germany), and Jason Fiedler (USDA-ARS, USA)
  (An additional question was asked and has been answered here.)

Please join us on November 19th at 11:00 am EST (Canada/USA) for our next webinar:
  Oat Updates from the North American Millers’ Association and the Canadian National Millers Association.
  Dale Nellor (NAMA, USA) and Gordon Harrison (CNMA, Canada)

  Registration is NOW OPEN!  Check the time offset for your location here.

 

September 29, 2020

Speaking of Oats… A New Oat Community Series

Oat Global, in partnership with the Oat Newsletter, is proud to announce the launch of Speaking of Oats.... This new community engagement series provides opportunity for oat producers, oat processors, oat researchers, and other oat lovers to hear from experts in the field, to engage with each other, and to build new professional relationships. Speaking of Oats… comprises virtual sessions, approximately one each month, that are part update or seminar and part community dialogue, each focused on a topic of interest to the oat community. 

 A special thanks to our pioneering session organizers:

  • October 15 (10am Eastern*): PanOat: Why Does The World Need 30 Oat Genomes? Nick Tinker (ORDC/AAFC, Canada), Martin Mascher (IPK, Germany), and Jason Fiedler (USDA-ARS, USA).
  • November 19 (11am Eastern*): Oat Updates from the North American Millers’ Association and the Canadian National Millers Association. Dale Nellor (NAMA, USA) and Gord Harrison (CNMA, Canada)
  • December 17 (11am Eastern*): The International Oat Nursery. Stephen Harrison (LSU, USA), Mónica Mathias (INIA, Chile), and Liliana Wehrhahne (INTA, Argentina)
  • January 21 (11am Eastern*): The T3 Database and Applications to Oats. Jean-Luc Jannink (USDA-ARS, USA), Clay Birkett (USDA-ARS, USA), and David Waring (Cornell, USA)

Free, advanced registration is required for each Speaking of Oats… session. Speaking of Oats… sessions will be recorded and made available via YouTube. 

Questions? Topic suggestions? Want to volunteer to lead a future Speaking of Oats… session? Contact Oat Global Director Jim Bradeen (jbradeen@umn.edu) or Oat Newsletter Editor Charlene Wight (charlene.wight@canada.ca or oatnewsletter@gmail.com)

*Check the time offset for your location here.

(More about Oat Global and Oat Global meetings can be found here.)