Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences | JIRCAS

International Workshop on “Applicable Solutions Against Rice Blast in Asia“ Organized by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC)

Related Research Program
4th Medium to Long-Term PlanStable Agricultural Production
  • 国際農研
  • FFTC

2020-08-07

1. Rationale

Blast (Pyricularia oryzae Cavara) is one of the most serious diseases in all cultivating areas of rice (Oryza sativa L.) from temperate to tropical countries. It can be estimated to cause damage equivalent to 2 billion US$ (1% of rice production) annually. JIRCAS has led “Rice Blast Research Network” for years and accumulated important knowledge to tackle with this complex issue to assure stable production and environmentally friendly agriculture at the same time. Recently, a wide range of molecular studies identified some pathogenic mechanisms, however, technologies which are not yet widely applicable are not sufficiently studied. This workshop will encourage practical technology development based on the scientific results accumulated so far, through discussions among scientists as well as practitioners. This workshop is directly connected to theme 4: ‘Environmentally friendly technologies’ of the FFTC’s Strategic Action Plan. It also fits well for the mandates of organizers, considering global/trans-boundary nature of this issue.

The one-day online workshop will invite experts from the Asian and Pacific Region to share experiences on 1) the recent advancement in the area of rice blast research; 2) the successful practices for controlling rice blast and will discuss 3) breeding solutions towards the effective control of rice blast; 4) agronomic solutions towards the effective control of rice blast; 5) integrated solutions towards the effective control of rice blast; and 6) future directions for the effective international collaboration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the workshop will be video-based and livestreamed.

2. Objectives

  • To exchange knowledge on the recent advancement in rice blast research and experiences of its field application with a strong emphasis on the effective control of the disease.
  • To strengthen international cooperation towards the development of effective and applicable technologies to deal with rice blast.
  • To suggest future directions in rice blast research and the roles of public and private entities towards the effective control of the disease.
Organized by

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Food and Fertilizer Technology Center

Date
2020-09-18
Place

Onsite conference: International meeting room, JIRCAS, Tsukuba, Japan (max. 40 people)
Online conference: via Webex Events 

Registration period
2020-08-07 09:00 - 2020-09-11 17:00
Registration
Time Day Month, Year

From 10:00 to 17:30 (Japanese time) on September 18, 2020

Entry fee

Free

Language

Official language is English.

Contact

 Masayasu Kato, JIRCAS                         or    Chia-Chuan Chang, FFTC

  E-mail: mkato+ws@affrc.go.jp                          E-mail: chiachuan@fftc.org.tw 

An invitation information to the workshop will be sent to your registered e-mail address after September 11, 2020.

 

Tentative Program

 September 18, 2020 (Fri):

Time (Japan) Program Memo
10:00-10:25

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome Remarks

Dr. Masa IWANAGA

 President and Director General of Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

  • Opening Remarks

Dr. Su-San CHANG

Director of Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) for the Asian and Pacific Region

  • Greetings from the Ministry 

Mr. Hiroshi HONJO

Director, International Research, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)

 
10:25-11:00

Keynote Speech

Dr. Yoshimichi FUKUTA, JIRCAS, Japan
Blast research network for stable rice production by JIRCAS

Chair:
Kazuo NAKASHIMA, JIRCAS, Japan
11:00-12:15 Session 1: International differential variety and characterization of resistance gene using them
Chair: Dr. Masayasu KATO, JIRCAS, Japan
11:00-11:15

Dr. Nagao HAYASHI, NIAS/NARO, Japan

Evaluation and designation method for rice blast fungus race using LTH monogenic lines as differential variety set
 
11:15-11:30

Dr. Hiroki SAITO, JIRCAS, Japan

Development and characterization of international differential varieties for blast disease
 
11:30-11:45

Mr. Tomofumi YOSHIDA and Ms. Ryo TANIMOTO, Mountainous Region Agricultural Institute, Aichi Agricultural research institute, Japan

Genetic improvement for resistance of panicle blast using partial resistance genes
 
11:45-12:15 Panel discussion  
12:15-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-15:00 Session 2: Pathological or genetic study for durable protection system (Country report)
Chair: Dr. Nagao HAYASHI, NIAS/NARO, Japan
13:30-13:45

Ms. Siti Norsuha Binti MISMAN, MARDI, Malaysia

Virulence patterns of Pyricularia oryzae isolates from Malaysia on international differential varieties
 
13:45-14:00

Dr. Young-Chan CHO, RDA, Republic of Korea

R gene search for enhancing stabile resistance to rice blast using monogenic lines in Korea
 
14:00-14:15

Dr. Chatchawan JANTASURIYARAT, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Genetic diversity of rice blast isolates in Thailand based on avirulent gene nucleotide sequences
 
14:15-14:30

Mr. Yi-Nian CHEN, TARI, Taiwan

Topics : Pathogen diversity and inoculum source of rice blast disease in Taiwan
 

14:30-14:45

Prof. Chengyun LI, Yunnan Agricultural University, China (JIRCAS Rice Blast Research Network partner)

Evaluation the function and structure variation of AVR Genes by genome comparison of Magnaporthe oryzae in China

 
14:45-15:15 Panel discussion  
15:15-15:25 Short break  
15:25-17:25 Session 3: Blast studies using differential system
Chair: Dr. Yoshimichi FUKUTA, JIRCAS, Japan
15:25-15:40

Dr. Chhourn ORN, CARDI, Cambodia (JIRCAS Rice Blast Research Network partner)

Pathogenicity of blast isolates and genetic variation of resistance of rice in Cambodia
 
15:40-15:55

Drs. Phetmanyseng XANGSAYASANE, Chanthakhone BOUALAPHANH, RRC/NAFRI, Lao PDR (JIRCAS Rice Blast Research Network partner)

Pathogenicity of blast isolates and genetic variation of rice in Lao PDR
 
15:55-16:10

Drs. Aris HAIRMASIS and SANTOSO, ICRR, Indonesia (JIRCAS Rice Blast Research Network partner)

Pathogenicity of blast isolates and genetic variation of resistance of rice in Indonesia
 
16:10-16:25

Drs, Jennifer NIONES and Jonathan NIONES, PhilRice, The Philippines (JIRCAS Rice Blast Research Network partner)

Pathogenicity of blast isolates and genetic variation of resistance of rice in the Philippines
 
16:25-16:40 Dr. Nguyet NGUYEN, AGI, Vietnam (JIRCAS Rice Blast Research Network partner) Pathogenicity of blast isolates and genetic variation of resistance of rice in Vietnam  
16:40-16:55

Drs, Md. A.I. KHAN and Md. LATIF, BRRI, Bangladesh (JIRCAS Rice Blast Research Network partner)

Pathogenicity of blast isolates and genetic variation of resistance of rice in Bangladesh
 
16:55-17:25 Panel discussion  
17:25-

Closing remarks

  • Closing Remarks from FFTC
    Dr. Akira HASEBE, Deputy Director, FFTC
  • Closing Remarks from JIRCAS
    Dr. Osamu KOYAMA, Vice President, JIRCAS
 

Note: 

  1. The official language is English.
  2. Video-based workshop tool: Webex Events.
  3. The workshop requires online registration.

 

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