Crop Seminar Series, Fall 2011

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 Kulvinder Gill, ksgill@wsu.edu.


August 22
No class

August 29
Michael Pumphrey, Assistant Professor and Spring Wheat Breeder, Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU. Seminar Title: “An integrated global effort to mitigate the threat of Ug99 stem rust on wheat”.

September 5
Labor Day Holiday (No Seminar)

September 12
Michael Kahn, Associate Director, Agriculural Research Center, WSU. Seminar Title: “Phenomics and WSU”.

September 19
Kanwarpal Dhugga, Pioneer Hybrid. Seminar Title: “Biochemical and genetic approaches to improve N use efficiency in maize”.

September 26
Jayaveeramuthu Nirmala, Assistant Research Professor, Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU. Seminar Title: “Concerted action of two novel effectors rapidly activate the Rpg1-mediated stem rust resistance in barley”.

October 3
Kurt Schroeder, Plant Pathologist, Dept. Plant Pathology, WSU. Seminar Title: “Unraveling the Rhizoctonia root rot complex”.

October 10
Diana Roberts, Extension Educator, Spokane County, WSU-Extension, Seminar Title: “Fun in the Sun – Extension programming that counts!”.

October 17
ASA Meetings Break

October 24 @ 1:10pm
State-wide tour, Joint seminar with Soils

October 31
Ramanjot Kaur

November 7
Amandeep Dhaliwal

November 14
Jeffrey Endelman, Crops PhD Graduate student. Seminar Title: “Association analysis, breeding values, and consensus mapping: The ABC’s of barley genomics”.

November 21
Thanksgiving Break (No Seminar)

November 28
Khalid Elbudony, Crops PhD Graduate student. Seminar Title:”Role of GA in controlling important crop traits”.

December 5
Hao Peng, Crops PhD Graduate student. Seminar Title: :Manipulation of brassinosteroid metabolism: Potentials for crop improvement”.

December 12
Final Exam Week (No Seminar)