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Decision Makers Forum : Delivering the Future – Breeding
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Jul '08
Over the last 8 years the CSD and CSIRO Research Review has been a key event on the cotton production landscape.

CSD's Steve Ainsworth (pictured left) said this year CSD and CSIRO have teamed up with Monsanto and have assembled a diverse and interesting array of speakers who will be part of the “Decision Makers Forum”, which is to be held on Monday August 11 prior to the commencement of the 14th Australian Cotton Conference.

Registration to attend this year's forum is now open through CSD. As numbers are limited, registrations will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis. Steve Ainsworth, General Manger at CSD said “the cotton industry is a prime example of an industry which strongly engages in R&D.

The Decision Makers Forum program brings together our industries leading researchers, growers and consultants to discuss the many opportunities available to develop solutions to the practical issues that growers face every day.”

The Decision Makers Forum has three main themes:
1. Addressing Key Industry Future Challenges;
2. Discovering and Delivering Biotech Traits, and
3. Delivering the Future – Breeding.

Session One starts at 1.00pm after registration and luncheon at noon.

Addressing Key Industry Future Challenges features a range of speakers, with Moree cotton grower Joe Robinson, General Manager of AFF Properties, addressing key grower challenges. He will be followed by Emerald consultant David Parlato, discussing “Doing more with less” and Independent Commodity Management's Matthew Leeson, whose presentation titled Cotton – The Ugly Duckling, sounds intriguing.

Session Two, Discovering and Delivering - Biotech Traits, will include a Biotech Status Update and Current Trait Review from Bethwyn Todd, Commercial Lead, Monsanto Australia, while David Moore, Monsanto Australia's Technology Development Lead will address managing sustainability for the future.

The US-based Dr John Purcell will deliver a key note address focusing on the “Global cotton trait pipeline and Future Opportunities” Dr Purcell is the Global Technology Cotton Lead Monsanto Company, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Dr Danny Llewellyn, Sub Program Leader (Genomics & Plant Development), CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra ACT will wrap up Session Two addressing specific Australian developments and opportunities.

Delivering the Future – Breeding, will kick off with one of the world's leading plant breeders when Dr Greg Constable speaks on Strategic Elements – Delivering on Industry Challenges.

Dr Constable is CSIRO Plant Industry's Program Leader for Cotton Improvement & Production based at ACRI, Myall Vale He will be joined by Dr Warwick Stiller, Research Scientist CSIRO Plant Industry who will focus on the long term breeding pipeline.

David Kelly CSD Extension and Development Agronomist with CSD will also discuss the critical importance of management and delivering growers profitable outcomes.

“Grower and consultant participation is an important part of the program. The forum panel session will provide a great opportunity for discussion of key industry issues,” Mr Ainsworth said.

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