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September 24 - 27 , 2017

Deadline for registering is August 22, 2017

Tentative Agenda - Check back for updates

Sunday, September 24 (Chandler, Arizona)
  Presentations at Crowne Plaza, One North San Marcos Place, Chandler
 1:00 pm Welcome - Don Jones (Cotton Incorporated)
 1:05 pm CottonGen - Todd Campbell (USDA-ARS), Josh Udall (BYU)
Australia Cotton Breeding - Warwick Stiller (CSIRO)
Genetic Gain and Sustainability – Roy Cantrell (Wheelertex Consulting LLC)
 3:15 pm FOV Meeting (open to all) - Don Jones and Bob Nichols (Cotton Incorporated)
 7:00 pm Dinner at SanTan Brewery (walk from hotel)
  Overnight at Crowne Plaza
Monday, September 25 (Maricopa, Case Grande, and Tucson)
  Breakfast on your own (included in hotel room charge)
 8:00 am Load bus to U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center
 9:00 am Welcome - Steve Naranjo (USDA-ARS)
 9:10 am HTP systems - Pedro Sanchez (University of Arizona)
Kevin Bronson, Matt Conley, Andy French, Kelly Thorp (USDA-ARS)
USDA Cotton Breeding - Alison Thompson (USDA-ARS)
11:30 am Large Plot Trials – Randy Norton (University of Arizona)
12:00 pm Board bus
12:15 pm Lunch at Bayer CropScience; 890 Power Rd., Bapchule
 1:15 pm Bayer CropScience Nursery Services Program - Randy Wood
 2:15 pm Load bus
 3:00 pm Monsanto Arizona Cotton Research, Darren G. Jones and Ross Rosenbaum
749 W. Ash Ave. Casa Grande, AZ 85193 Lat: 32.871840° Long: -111.763367°
 4:00 pm Board bus
 6:30 pm Dinner at Yard House, Park Place; 5870 E Broadway Blvd., Tucson
 8:00 pm Load bus for overnight at Doubletree; 445 S Alverson Way, Tucson
Tuesday, September 26 (Tucson, Eloy, and Phoenix)
  Breakfast at hotel (included in hotel room charge)
 8:00 am Load bus to University of Arizona ENR2 Building - 3 min walk from 6th St drop off
 8:30 am Welcome - Jeff Silvertooth, (University of Arizona Cooperative Extension) and Karen Schumaker, (Director of the School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona)
 8:40 am Cyverse, What's it All About: Platform for Big Data Management, Dr. Ramona L. Walls (Thomas J. Keating Bioresearch Bld., University of Arizona)
 9:25 am Integration of Phenomics and Quantitative Genetics to Improve Cotton Resiliency, Duke Pauli (University of Arizona)
10:15 am Genomic Surveillance of Cotton Leaf Curl Associated Viruses: A Mobile, Global Threat, Judith K. Brown (University of Arizona)
11:00 am Winning the War on Aflatoxin: Biological Control to Reduce Toxin Levels, Peter J. Cotty (USDA-ARS)
12:00 pm Mexican Lunch on UA campus
 1:00pm Board bus
 2:15 pm Bridgestone Americas Guayule Research; 4140 West Harmon Road, Eloy
David Dierig, Sam Wang, and Von Mark V. Cruz
 3:30 pm Board bus
 4:45 pm Overnight at Moxy; 1333 South Rural Road, Tempe
 5:30 pm Board bus to Baseball Game
 6:40 pm Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
 9:30 pm Return to hotel on bus
Wednesday, September 27 (depart)
  Grab-and-go breakfast at hotel
morning Depart for Phoenix International Airport (PHX)
use Taxi, Uber, or Tram – no bus provided.

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