Crop Science, Seminar, Spring 2014

Crops 510
Monday, 3:10-4:00 PM in Johnson Hall Room 204 and via WECN
Organized by Ian Burke,

January 13 – Organizational meeting for those enrolled in Crop Science 510
3:10 pm, Johnson Hall 204 (videoconference arranged for  Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup, Wenatchee, Whatcom)
Organizer: Dr. Ian Burke,

January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, no seminar

January 23 –  Dr. John Kirkegaard, Special Seminar, CSIRO

January 27Organizational meeting for those enrolled in Crop Science 510
3:10 pm, Johnson Hall 204 (videoconference arranged for  Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup, Wenatchee, Whatcom)
Organizer: Dr. Ian Burke,

January 31 – Dr. Michael Walsh, Special Seminar, University of Western Australia

February 3 – no seminar

February 10Wayne Thompson, Extension Regional Specialist, Walla Walla

February 17 –  President’s Day, no seminar

February 24 – Dr. Eric Storlie, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
“Use of Historical Wheat Data to Gain Insight into the Predictability of Genomic Selection”

March 3 – no seminar

March 10 – Brook Brouwer, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Selecting Barley for Craft Malt Production in Western Washington”

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March 13 – David C. Sands, Student Choice Seminar, Montana State University
Taking on the Five Horsemen: Drought, Malnutrition, Obesity, Poverty and Pesticide Pollution”
3:00 – 4:30 pm, Johnson Hall 343 (videoconference arranged for  Prosser, Puyallup, Mt. Vernon and Wenatchee)

March 17 – Spring Break, no seminar

March 24 – no seminar

March 31 – Blessing OraguzieCrop Science M.Sc. Student
“White Mold – QTL Identification and Association Mapping in Common Bean”

April 7 – Hannah WaltersCrop Science M.Sc. Student
“Organic Quinoa Agronomy and Breeding”

2014 Campbell Lecture Series
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April 11 – Dr. John Gamon

“A New Look at Northern Photosynthesis: Monitoring Changing Productivity in Norhtern Terrestrial Biomes with Optical Remote Sensing”
3:00-5:00 pm, VBR Science Forum, Room 305

April 14 – Caleb SquiresSoil Science Ph.D. Student
“Herbicide Susceptibility as a Beneficial Trait in Wheat”

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April 21 – Megan Lewien
Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Development of High Throughput Screening Method to Select for Elite Heat Tolerant Wheat Varieties”
2:00 pm, Johnson Hall 204

April 21 – Dr. Aaron Carter, Assistant Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
3:10 pm, Johnson Hall 204

April 28 – Devra I. Jarvis, Principal Scientist, Biodiversity International (formerly the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute- IPGRI), Maccarese, Rome, Italy and
Muhabbat Turdieva, Regional Coordinator Central Asia, Bioversity International Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Assessment and Management of Intraspecific Crop Diversity for Production and Reducing Vulnerability to Environmental Change”

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May 16 – Dr. V. Bhaskar,
M.Sc., Ph.D., AIFC, M.F. (Yale)
Root Hairs – The ‘Respiratory Gills’ of Roots: A New Theory & Management of Root Hairs for Increasing Crop Yields”
3:00-4:00 pm, Johnson Hall, Room 343