International Biological Nitrification Inhibition (BNI) Workshop 2015
International Biological Nitrification Inhibition (BNI) Workshop 2015 will be held at International Conference Room in Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) on March 2 (Monday)- 3 (Tuesday), 2015.
International Conference Room, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
March 2 9:30-17:10
Session Chair: Dr. Tomouki Kawashima, JIRCAS 9:30-10:00 Opening address Dr. Masa Iwanaga, President, JIRCAS Welcome address MAFF Representative Group photo Entrance of the JIRCAS Main Building BNI research - Current status 10:00-10:45 Overview of BNI research at JIRCAS Dr. Guntur V Subbarao, JIRCAS 10:45-11:00 Coffee break Session Chair: Dr. Satoshi Tobita, JIRCAS 11:00-11.20 Isolation of BNI activity - challenges. Dr. Kazuhiko Nakahara, JIRCAS 11:20-11:40 Brachialactone – Chemistry and analytical methodology. Dr. Tadashi Yoshihashi, JIRCAS 11:40-12:00 Brachialactone – Mechanism of Inhibition. Mr. Yuki Nishigaya and Dr. Toshimasa Yamazaki, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) 12:00-12:20 Marker development for BNI trait in Brachiaria grasses. Dr. Naoki Yamanaka, JIRCAS and Dr. Masumi Ebina, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Institute of Livestock and Grassland Sciences (NILGS) 12:20-13:30 Lunch Session Chair: Dr. Yasuo Ando, JIRCAS 13:30-14:00 Agricultural and environmental benefits from BNI in Brachiaria pastures field studies at CIAT. Dr. Idupulapati M Rao, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) 14:00-14:30 ICRISAT field studies on sorghum-BNI. Dr. Takeshi Watanabe, JIRCAS 14:30-14:50 A journey from CNI (chemical nitrification inhibitors) to BNI. Dr. Kanwar L Sahrawat, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) 14:50-15:20 Marker development for BNI trait in sorghum. Dr. Stefania Grando, ICRISAT 15:20-15:40 Coffee break Session Chair: Dr. Kazuhiro Suenaga, JIRCAS 15:40-16:10 N losses in wheat production systems – Need for nitrification control? Dr. Jose Ivan Ortiz Monasterio Rosas, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) 16:10-16:40 Current status of BNI research in wheat. Dr. Masahiro Kishii, CIMMYT 16:40-17:10 Marker development for BNI-trait in wheat. Dr. Hisashi Tsujimoto, Tottori University
March 3, 2015 (Tuesday) 9:30-16:40
Planning of BNI research for the future Session Chair: Dr. Stefania Grando, ICRISAT 9:30-10:00 Further Development of BNI research at JIRCAS. Dr. Yasuo Ando and Dr. Guntur V Subbarao, JIRCAS 10:00-10:30 Overview of CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CRP-CCAFS) – Mitigation program and importance of new technologies for mitigation, and how BNI research might fit in. Dr. Eva Karoline (Lini) Wollenberg, CCAFS Theme Leader 10:30-10:45 Coffee break 10:45-11:05 Overview of CRP-Livestock and Fisheries – Opportunities for strengthening BNI research (2017-2021). Dr. Thomas (Tom) Randolph, Director, CGIAR Research Program on
Livestock and Fish
11:05-11:25 Overview of CRP-Dryland Cereals – Opportunities to strengthen sorghum-BNI marker development (2017-2021). Dr. Sobhana (Shoba) Sivasankar, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals 11:25-11:45 Overview of CRP-Wheat – Opportunities for BNI research in wheat (2017-2021). Dr. Victor Kommerell, Program Manager, CGIAR Research Program on Wheat 11:45-13:00 Lunch Session Chair: Dr. Osamu Koyama, JIRCAS 13:00-14:00 Shared understanding of CGIAR CRPs phase II process (cross CRP linkages for BNI research) Dr. Victor Kommerell, Program Manager, CGIAR Research Program on Wheat ; 30 min presentation followed by 30 min discussion 14:00-15:00
Moving Forward - Next Steps
- For Brachiaria BNI research with CIAT. (Dr. Idupulapati M Rao and Dr. Manabu Ishitani - 20 min)
- For Sorghum BNI research with ICRISAT. (Dr. Stefania Grando - 20 min)
- For Wheat BNI research with CIMMYT. (Dr. Masahiro Kishii - 20 min)
15:00-15:20 Coffee break Session Chair: Dr. Kommerell Victor,
Program Manager, CGIAR Research Program on Wheat
- The need for developing BNI function as a strategic research initiative to mitigate climate change while reducing N losses and improving nutrition use efficiency (NUE).
- Providing a research platform for BNI research and cooperation with JIRCAS at CG level.
- Funding arrangements to facilitate research cooperation on BNI with JIRCAS at a bilateral level and multi-lateral involving cross-CRP linkages.
- Tsukuba declaration for BNI research (by JIRCAS).
16:30-16:40 Closing Remarks Dr. Tomoyuki Kawashima, JIRCAS
- Registration period