Special Interest Group on Field Crops



15.15 – 15.25

Opening Remarks
Dr. Chua Kim Aik
, Chair, APSA Special Interest Group for Field Crops

15.25 – 15.40

Key learnings, next steps and opportunities from the hybrid rice and corn study tour in the Philippines

Dr. Frisco M. Malabanan, Member, APSA Special Interest Group for Field Crops

15.40 – 16.10

Research Progress on Heterosis Utilization of Tropical and Temperate Maize

Dr. Fan Xingming, Chief Scientist of Institute of Food Crops (IFC), Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS)

16.10 – 16.40

CGIAR Genetic Innovation- Seed Equal and APSA collaboration opportunities

Dr. Ajay Panchbhai, Regional Breeding, Seed Systems and Product Management Lead – Africa, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya 

16.40 – 17.10

International Maize Improvement Consortium for Asia (IMIC-Asia):  A Partnership for Germplasm Exchange, Training and Value-Added Services

Dr. B.S. Vivek, Regional Maize Breeding Coordinator (Asia) and Principal Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

17.10 – 17.15

Closing Remarks
Dr. MD Ali Afzal
, Co–Chair, APSA Special Interest Group for Field Crops