Valeri Lantz-Gefroh, Stony Brook University, will close the Centennial Meeting with her interactive presentation "Distilling Your Message—Communicating Your Science." Through discussion and practice, attendees will learn fundamental skills to effectively discuss cereal grain science with the general public, media, students, employers, funders, and potential collaborators.
Fusarium head blight, also known as scab, is a serious disease of cereals. Infection leads to reduced grain yields, poor seed quality and pathogen-produced toxins, including deoxynivalenol (DON). Tekle and colleagues examined the use of hyperspectral imaging (HSI) to detect DON in individual oat kernels. HSI was found to successfully detect fusarium damage and provided a better indication of DON content of kernels as compared to visual examination. Therefore HSI was demonstrated to hold potential in identifying fusarium infected kernels, and reduce DON levels in grain lots of oat.
Christophe Courtin stars in the new Centennial video and explains why it is important that AACCI brings together cereal grain scientists from all over the world through a multidisciplinary approach. Share this video with your colleagues and stay tuned for more installments in the coming months!