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,

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)