Crop Seminar Series, Spring 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 Kulvinder Gill, ksgill@wsu.edu.


January 16
NO seminar – Martin Luther King Day

January 23
Pushpendra K. Gupta, “Indian Agriculture and an Integrated Approach for Crop Improvement”

January 30
Steve Norberg, Agriculture Extension Regional Specialist for Franklin and Adams Counties, “Forage Extension Programming for the Columbia Basin”

February 6
Daniel Skinner, Research Leader USDA-ARS, Wheat Genetics Unit, “The Many Paths to Freezing Tolerance in Winter Wheat”

February 13 Joint Seminar with Soils at 3:10pm
Aaron Carter, Assistant Professor, Dept. Crop and Soil Science; “Incorporating Wheat Breeding in Research and Teaching Opportunities”

February 20
NO seminar – President’s Day

February 27
Jonathan Schnore, Graduate Student, MS Crop Science, WSU, “Low Maintenance Turfgrass Fact, Fiction and the Future”

March 5
Claudia Osorio, PhD Candidate, Crop Science, WSU, “”Proteins Engineering Strategies to Obtain Economically Relevant Products”

March 12
Nathan Stacey, Graduate Student, MS Crop Science, WSU, “”Identification of Pythium spp. Causing Damage to Poa annua L. Golf Greens in the Pacific Northwest”

March 19
Jayfred Godoy, PhD Candidate, Crop Science, WSU, “Phenomics: “High-throughput Plant Physiology”

March 26
Misha Manuchehri, Graduate Student, MS Crop Science, WSU, “The Relative Competitiveness of Spring Crops in Eastern Washington Dryland Organic Systems”

April 2
Carl Walker

April 9
Julia Piaskowski, PhD Candidate, Crop Science, WSU, “Effect of Genotype, Inoculation with Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Phosphorus Fertilizer on P Uptake and Micronutrient Concentration in Spring Wheat”

April 16
Weizhen Liu, PhD Candidate, Crop Science, WSU, ” High-thoughput SNP Discovery through Deep Resequencing of a Reduced Representation Library”

April 23
Ajay Olutoyosi, Graduate Student, MS Crop Science, WSU, “‘Rhizoctonia Root Rot: Potential Sources of Resistance in Mutant and Wild Barley”

April 30
Attawan Aramrak, PhD Candidate, Crop Science, WSU, “2,4-D: New Insights into an Old Mode of Action”