Fall 2006 Soil Science Seminar Series

Soils 501, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Fall 2006

Mondays 1:10pm – 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 18 – Dr. Hesham Abdou, Visiting Scientist from the Department of Soils and Water, Suez Canal University
Part 1: “Egypt, Water and Soil in Egypt: From the Pharaohs to the 21st Century”

September 25 – Part 2: (same as above)

October 2 – WSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science Graduate Students
“Beyond the Palouse! 2006 CSS Statewide Tour”

October 9 – Dr. Ralph Cavalieri, Associate Dean/Director, Washington Agricultural Research Center
“Bioproducts and Bioenergy-Opportunities for Washington”

October 16 – Dr. Colin Campbell, and Dr. Doug Cobos, Scientists at Decagon Devices; and adjunct faculty members in the Dept of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Advances in Soil Physical Measurements”

October 23 (time/location TBA)
4th Annual Campbell Lecture:
Dr. John Baker, Research Leader, USDA-ARS Soil & Water Management Unit, St. Paul, MN
“Biometeorology and Biofuels”

October 30 – Dr. James Harsh, Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Do Clay Minerals Prefer Some Cations to Others?”

November 6 (joint w/crops, 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 – Lori Hoagland, Ph.D. Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
“Organic Orchard Floor Management”

December 4 – Karine Pare, Associate in Research, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Leaching in Fertilized Soils”