Call for Abstracts

The themes for the symposium are:

Breeding, Genetic Enhancement and Development of Unique Traits in Triticale

Examining the Complexity of Triticale and its Parents through Genetics, Genomics and Transcriptomics

Beyond Breeding: using Enabling Technologies and Biotechnology for Triticale Improvement

Increasing Triticale and Cropping System Sustainability (Environment, Economic and Social benefits) through Agronomy

Utilizing and Maintaining and Abiotic and Biotic Stress Resistance in Triticale

Improvement End-use quality of Triticale for Human and Livestock consumption (biomass or grain).


Instructions for preparing  an abstract for the 10th International Triticale Symposium

Title of the Abstract: 14 pts Times New Roman font size in bold

List of authors, author addresses, email address, keywords and abstract text: 13 pts Times New Roman font size. Addresses should be in italics

Please provide the email of the corresponding author

Keywords: no more than 8 keywords

Language: English only

Text limited to one page, maximum (approximately 250-300 words).

Single line spacing according to the sample abstract

11 pts font size for acknowledgements

Abstract must be sent as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file


Below is the sample abstract that should be used as a template to create your abstract or you can download the guidelines here or in the 'files' section of this website.


Rotational Diversity Effects in a Triticale-Based Cropping System.

Beres, B. L.1, Pageau, D.2, Dion, Y.3, Turkington, T. K.4, Lupwayi, N. Z.1, Larney, F. J.1, Ellert, B.1 and Smith, E.1

15403-1st Avenue S, PO Box 3000, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB, CANADA, 2Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Normandin, QC, Canada, 3CEROM, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC, Canada, 4Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, AB, Canada, 5Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB, Canada


Keywords:  triticale wheat canola peas crop competitiveness

A study was conducted at four locations across AB and SK, and one location at Normandin, QC from 2008 to 2013. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of cropping sequences of varying levels of diversity including continuous triticale and triticale grown in combinations with wheat, oats, canola, pea, and intercropped combinations. An analysis without Normandin data indicated that triticale yield, seed mass, test wt., and protein concentration was less for a continuous triticale, cropping sequences including triticale and a cereal, and triticale that is intercropped when compared with more diverse cropping sequences. Triticale grain yield responses were as follows: continuous triticale, triticale-cereal, and triticale intercropped with pea yielded 3.5 T ha-1 < triticale-pea yielded 36 T ha-1 < triticale-canola and canola-triticale-pea yielded 3.9 T ha-1. Moreover, along with improved yield the canola-triticale-pea yields were more consistent than other treatments. Triticale biomass yield was greatest for canola-triticale-pea (11.4 Mg ha-1) compared with other less diverse triticale cropping sequences (1.1 Mg ha-1). Weed biomass was not affected by cropping sequence, cropping sequence effects were relatively more variable among sites for grassy weed. Analysis of only data from Normandin did reveal cropping sequence effects, with one exception. Triticale grain yield for continuous triticale and triticale-triticale-canola (2.8 T ha-1) was less than the triticale-pea and triticale-oat (3.1 T ha-1) sequences, with intermediate yields for the other cropping sequences. Canola yield and other select canola responses were not affected by cropping sequences.

The research was supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program (ABIP).


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