Fall 2006 Crop Science Seminar Series

Crops 510, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Fall 2006

Mondays, 3:10 p.m. – Johnson Hall 204

August 28 (joint w/soils)- Dr. Tobin Peever, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, WSU
“Are University Research Farms Centers of Pathogen Diversity for Diseases of Introduced Crops?”

September 4 – Labor Day (all university holiday-no class)

September 11 – Dr. Byung-Kee Baik, Assistant Professor of Cereal Chemistry, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Quality of Wheat for Asian Markets and Discoloration of Barley Foods”

September 18 – Dr. Martin Chilvers, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Plant Pathology, WSU
“Epidemiology of Ascochyta Blight”

September 25 – Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, Senior Scientific Officer, Germplasm Evaluation Laboratory, Plant Genetic Resources Program, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan
“Diversity in Food Legumes and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Crop Improvement”

October 2 – Dr. Kevin McPhee, Research Geneticist, USDA Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit, Pullman, WA
“QTL Identification for Disease Resistance and Seed Mineral Content in Pea”

October 9 – Amy Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“What if Turkey Red had been Turkey White?”

October 16 – Arron Carter, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Nitrogen Fixing Wheat: Is the Dream Soon to Be Reality?”

October 23 – Dr. Nirmala Jayaveeramuthu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Specific Degradation of the Barley Stem Rust Resistance Gene Rpg1 Protein in Response to Infection with the Avirulent Pgt Pathotype MCC”

October 30 – Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR
“Breeding Hazelnuts Resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight”

November 6 (joint w/soils, to be held at 1:10pm)
Dr. Carlo Liefert, Director, TESCO Centre for Organic Agriculture and Professor of Ecological Agriculture, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-on
Tyne, England
“Effect of Fertility Management, Rotational Design and Crop Protection Practices on Crop Quality Parameters”

November 13 – ASA meetings (no seminar)

November 20 – Thanksgiving Break (no seminar)

November 27 – Julia Piaskowski, M.S. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Genetics of Perennial Wheat”

December 4 – Dr. Fred Muehlbauer, Research Geneticist, USDA Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit, Pullman, WA
“Collection of Wild Legume Germplasm in the Center of Origin: Cytogenetics, Genetic Distance and Crossability Relationships to the Cultivated Species“