Skip to main content Skip to navigation


Spring 2020 Seminars

Mondays in Johnson Hall 343 (unless otherwise noted)

1:10-2:00 p.m.

SOIL_SCI 501 Contact/Organizer: Dr. William Pan
CROP_SCI 510 Contact/Organizer: Dr. Karen Sanguinet

The ZOOM meeting ID information for CROP_SCI 510/SOIL_SCI 501 is 362-780-238 for Spring 2020.

January 13

Alecia Kiszonas, WSU Wheat Quality Lab
“From Flavor to Table: Researching Wheat Quality”

January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no seminar

January 23

Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University
“Soil and Global Issues: Solutions Under Foot”
3 p.m., Room VBR 305
Reception to follow

January 27

Jim Moran, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Spatial Evaluation of Carbon Flow and Microbial Function through the Root-Rhizosphere-Soil Continuum”

February 3


February 10

Julie Dawson, Dept of Horticulture, UW-Madison Urban and Regional Food Systems Program

February 17

Presidents Day – no seminar

February 24

Erin Brooks, Dept. of Soil and Water Systems, Univ. of Idaho-Moscow

March 2

  • Stephen Taylor, Soil Science Ph.D. Exit Seminar
    “Nanoplastic and Nanomaterials in Terrestrial Systems: Environmental Concerns and Challenges”
  • Abdelsalam Aldarmon, Soil Science Ph.D. Exit Seminar
    “Effects of Pyrolysis Temperature and Feedstock on Biochar Characteristics And Effects on Chemical and Physical Properties of Sandy Soil”

March 9

Bob Brueggeman, WSU, CSS, Nilan Endowed Chair in Barley Breeding
“The Horizon is Bright for Washington Malt Barley”

March 16

Spring Break – no seminar

March 23

Lakisha Odom, Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR)

March 30

Oilseed Panel: Isaac Madsen (WSU, CSS WOCS), Daniel Stenbakken (Viterra), and Jack Brown (UI)
“Current Status and Future of the PNW Oilseed Movement”
3:10 p.m., Room BLS 402

April 6

Sarah Hake, PGEC/UC-Berkeley, Morphogenesis, Plant Genetics & Development
1:00 p.m., Bryan Hall 305

April 13

Cynthia Gleason, WSU Plant Pathology

April 20

Bryan Carlson, USDA-ARS

April 27

Andy McGuire, Director of the Grant-Adams Extension Office
“The Columbia Basin Project: Washington’s Unnatural Wonder”

May 4

Final exams week – no seminar