Special Interest Group on Field Crops

APSA Virtual Technical Session 2020
Special Interest Group on Field Crops
Wednesday the 25th of November 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (GMT+7/ICT)
12:00 pm - 12:05 pm
  • Welcome Speech
  • Dr. May Kanokwan Chodchoey - Executive Director, APSA
12:05 pm - 12:10 pm
  • Opening Remarks
  • Dr. Frisco Malabanan - Chair, SIG Field Crops
12:10 pm - 12:40 pm
  • Fall Army Worm 
  • Dr B. M. Prasanna, Director, Global Maize Program, CIMMYT
12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
  • Hybrid Rice Breeding Innovation with Bio Technology
  • Prof. Peng Hai, Director, Joint Molecular Biology Laboratory, Development Center for Science and Technology of MARA and Jianghan University
1:10 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Online coffee break, video from sponsor
1:15 pm - 1:40 pm
  • Breeding innovation to provide genetic gains to farmer’s field                          
  • Mr Michael Quinn, Leader, Excellence in Breeding program, CIMMYT
1:40 pm - 1:55 pm
  • SIG Field Crops Update on Current Activities (WIC Field Crops)
  • Dr. Frisco Malabanan - Chair, SIG Field Crops
1:55 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Session Summary
  • Dr. Chua Kim Aik - Co-Chair, SIG Field Crops
2:00 pm

Session Close




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Dr B.M. Prasanna

Global Maize Program, CIMMYT














  • Prof. Peng Hai
  • Director, Joint Molecular Biology Laboratory, Development Center for Science and Technology of MARA and Jianghan University


Dr. Hai Peng born in May, 1975. He is currently the executive vice-president of the Institute of Systems Biology of Jianghan University, a member of the working group of the National Committee for Standardization of Biochemical Detection, a part-time researcher at the National Key Laboratory of Hybrid Rice, Director of the Laboratory of the New Plant Variety Test Center of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) during May 2018-May 2019. He is currently in charge of the “Hubie Provincial Center for Agro-biological Germplasm Gene Testing and Identification” and “Joint Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology, Development Center for Science and Technology, MARA and Jianghan University”, and the technical director of the Global Animal and Plant Resources Molecular Detection and Germplasm Health Laboratory. He invented novel DNA identification techniques which have the advantages of accuracy, efficiency, digitization, intelligence and localization. His novel technologies were widely used in plant, microbial and personal identification, were included in the main points of work of the Seed Industry Development Division of MARA in 2019, and were selected in the 2019 National White Paper on intellectual property Protection. His novel technologies supports the scientific implementation of the national essentially derived variety system, the seed industry strategy of Hainan Free Trade Port and the protection clause of variety rights in seed Law. In the field of DNA identification, he has more than 20 authorized patents, published over 10 papers in NAR、PNAS and other journals, lead the developments of important national standards on DNA identification of plant varieties, GMO and pathogens.



Mr Michael Quinn

Excellence in Breeding program, CIMMYT