CSS News

Announcements

Upcoming holiday schedule:
Thanksgiving Day- November 23
Native American Heritage Day- November 24

 

News

Karen Sowers was had an article “Western Innovator: Giving Canola Farmers a Voice” in the Capital Press.

 

Awards

Xiaochi (Max) Ma, the Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Pete Jacoby and Dr. Karen Sanguinet, won first place in the student poster competition of the Global Agronomy Division at the Tri-society 2017 Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL. The topic of his poster is: Influences of Direct Root-zone Deficit Irrigation on Wine Grape Production, Grapevine Growth, and Root Distribution in Pacific Northwest.

Stephen Taylor won first place in the oral presentation in the Soil and Environmental Quality Division for his presentation “Microplastic: Particles in Biosolids and Soils” at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL.

Deus Mugabe, M.S. student in crop science won first place in the student poster presentation completion at the Biannual meeting of the North American Pulse Improvement Association held at East Lansing, MI, November 2017. His poster title was “Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling cold tolerance in chickpea recombinant RIL population (CRIL2) from Cicer arietinum L. x Cicer reticulatum.

 

Events

Crop and Soil Science Seminars
Johnson Hall 343, 1:10-3:00 p.m.

 

November 20 – no school, Thanksgiving Break

November 27 –

James Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science (proposal seminar)

Wilson Craine, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science (proposal seminar)

December 4 –

Kanwardeep Singh, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science (exit seminar)
“Evolution of Ph1 Gene and Its Use in Wheat Breeding”

Abdelsalam Aldrmon, Ph.D. Candidate, Soil Science (proposal seminar)
“Designer Biochar to Improve Soil Hydraulic Properties and Crop Productivity”

 

Annual CSS Holiday Party
December 1, 5:00 p.m.
Banyans on the Ridge

 

CSS Faculty Meeting
Johnson Hall 104E Conference Room, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
December 13

 

CAHNRS Holiday Party
December 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ensminger Pavilion

 

 

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