ABC's of Rice Genomics (November 2006)
LL601 Rice, What Is It & What Does It Mean? (courtesy of the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Biotechnology Workgroup, http://ucbiotech.org -- click on Resources > Fact Sheets > scroll down to "crop specific"; July 2007)
The Rice Tarsonemid Mite (courtesy of Dr. Fernando Correa-Victoria, CIAT;Columbia, South America; August 2007)
Using Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding to Improve Rice (January 2008)
Video: Cornucopia's Challenge
Grab Some Popcorn and Watch a Movie!
One of the challenges for today’s agricultural educators is to help consumers understand just how difficult it is to put food on their tables and clothes in their closets! University of California colleagues, Alison Van Eenennaam and Peggy Lemaux (a RiceCAP PI), decided to try to address this issue by creating a 30-minute, peer-reviewed documentary called, "Cornucopia's Challenge". In this video, they try to entertain as well as educate consumers by following the journey of three crops - corn, cotton and most importantly to you rice, from seed to market. A variety of methods are discussed that farmers use to meet the challenges of growing, segregating, and marketing these crops to meet differing market requirements and consumer preferences.
So grab a bag of popcorn (or maybe a bowl of rice) and spend a quality half-hour watching the video! It is streamed for viewing in the Resources section of www.ucbiotech.org. If you think you can use it in your outreach efforts, free copies of the video available. Just contact Barbara Alonso at email@example.com. Enjoy!
Podcast and Survey Form
Listen to a brief audio recording by Dr. Ken Korth, University of Arkansas, giving an overview of the RiceCAP project and genomics.
After you listen to the audio or view the slideshow version, we would appreciate your feedback on the podcast. Please complete a short survey form and return to the following address or email:
Dr. James C. Correll
Department of Plant Pathology, PTSC 217
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
RiceCAP podcast (audio only)
The audio by Dr. Korth is supplemented with a photo slide show produced by Ms. Barbara Alonso, University of California, Berkeley.
Two formats of the RiceCAP podcast with photo slide show are available: Quicktime and Windows Media Player (Note: the free Quicktime viewer is needed to view the .m4v format; it is available for download at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/player/. Windows Media Player is need to view the .wmv format; it is available for free download at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/default.aspx)
Quicktime Windows Media
Large (114 mb) Large (32 mb)
Medium (62 mb) Medium (19 mb)
Small (39 mb) Small (15 mb)
Travel Request Form (download here -- 22 kb)
See Travel Funds page for additional information
See the Workshop webpage for a complete listing.
Brochure, posters, and diversity display
These materials, in .pdf and .jpg format, introduce the RiceCAP grant and objectives.
Brochure (1 page, double-sided) -- download PDF here, 19 meg
Poster, original -- download PDF here, 44 meg
Poster, recent -- download PDF here, 94 meg
PAG/NRI Poster -- download JPG here, 1.6 meg
Diversity Display (for loan)
Modularized display focuses on the importance of plant variation to the future of foods and how and why plants have changed over time. Composed of tactile, visually attractive interchangeable modules, such as "Plant Breeding: The Path Forward" (specifically focused at Rice CAP), "Marker Assisted Selection", "Rice: From the Field to the Table", and "Why Is Genetic Diversity So Important to Tomorrow's Foods". Modules can be interchanged to customize for target audiences. For more information on borrowing the display, please contact email@example.com (phone: 510-642-1589).
The following image is a closer view of the plant breeding module that is specifically focused on RiceCAP.
Flipchart (download here -- 32 meg)
Do you have a field day where you want to talk about RiceCAP? The Outreach Team recently developed a colorful, laminated flip chart, in .pdf format, that is perfect for field presentations. It has ten modules, each with a message about some aspect of RiceCAP, including the problems being addressed, why new approaches are needed, how breeders use marker assisted selection and what DNA is. Rick Cartwright is using the flip chart in his outreach efforts and it is available from Rick for others to use.
A downloadable poster based on the flip chart is also available in a downloadable PDF format (see below).
This is page 9 from the flipchart.
Flipchart poster (download here -- 35 meg)
This poster, in .pdf format, is based on the flip chart.
PowerPoint Presentation Slide Templates (.ppt format)
RiceCAP Logo (.jpg format)
Panicle with brown shadow - large (318 kb)
Panicle with brown shadow - small (4 kb)
Panicle with gray shadow - large (315 kb)
Panicle with gray shadow - small (72 kb)