Crop Science Seminar, Fall 2012

Seminars are held Mondays at 3:10pm and originate at WSU-Pullman in Johnson Hall 204 (unless otherwise noted). Arrangements have been made to broadcast to Mt. Vernon, Prosser and Puyallup stations stations. Organized by Michael Pumphrey,

August 20
First day of class-organizational meeting

August 27
Dr. Ian Burke, Associate Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences: “Where do herbicides go in plants? Application type and formulation effects on herbicide translocation”

September 3
Labor Day Holiday, no seminar

September 10
Dr. Qin Zhang – WSU Prosser Center for Precision Ag, “Agricultural Systems and Control

September 17
No seminar

September 20
CSS and Horticulture Graduate Students (1:25pm, FSHN T-101) Special Joint Seminar: 2012 Graduate Student Statewide Tour. 1:25pm, Food Science T101 (videoconference arranged for Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup, Wenatchee)
Contact/Organizer: Dr. Amit Dhingra,; view the semester schedule here

September 24
Shiferaw Gizaw
, Crop Science PhD student, “Crop improvement in the era of high-throughput technology: experimental design and computation prospect

October 1
Yushan Duan, Crop Science PhD student, “Weed Management in Strawberry: Washington vs. Other Parts of the world”

October 8
Shawn Wetterau, Crop Science PhD student

October 15
Sam Turner, Crop Science MS student, “Organic Hop Production and Research in the Pacific Northwest”

October 22
ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, no seminar

November 5
Karen Hills, Crop Science PhD candidate, “Improving Baking Quality and Local Markets for Wheat Grown in Western Washington”

November 12
Veterans Day Holiday, no seminar

November 19
Thanksgiving break, no classes/no seminar

November 26
Nevin Lawrence, Crop Science PhD student, “Control of Rattail Fescue in No-Till Winter Wheat”

December 3
Alecia Kiszonas, Crop Science PhD student, Arabinoxylan Quantification, Characterization, and Relationship to End-Use Quality in Wheat