Fall 2008 Crop Science Seminar Series

CropS 510, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Fall 2008

Seminars are Mondays @ 3:10pm, Johnson Hall 204 unless otherwise noted

September 8 (@ 1:10pm, joint w/Soil seminar)
Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Cathy Perillo, Rita Abi Ghanem, Karen Killenger, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences and Dept. of Food Science, WSU
“Iraqi Ag Extension Revitalization Project: A Report from the Women’s Session”

September 15
Greg Rebetzke, Wheat Breeder, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Canberra Australia
“Opportunities in Implementing a Physiological Understanding in Genetic Improvement of Wheat”

September 22 (@ 4:10pm, Johnson Hall 343, joint w/Plant Pathology seminar)
Tim Murray, Plant Pathologist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, WSU
“Conservation and Use of Crop Genetic Diversity to Control Pests and Diseases in Support of Sustainable Agriculture”

September 29 (@ 3:10, joint w/Soil seminar)
Crop & Soil Science Students
Washington State Tour Report

October 6
Tim Miller, Extension Weed Scientist, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU-Mt. Vernon Northwestern Research & Extension Center
“Weed Management Studies in Western Washington Riparian Areas”

October 13
Jinguo Hu, Supervisory Research Geneticist and Research Leader, USDA ARS Plant Germplasm Introduction and Testing Unit, Pullman
“The Sunflower Crop: Production, Research and Prospect”

Special Seminar, Thursday, October 16 (@10:10am, Johnson Hall 207)
Bonnie Furman, Horticulturist, USDA-ARS Palmer Research Center, Palmer, AK
“Arctic and Subarctic Plant Genetic Resources Conservation, Research, and Information Management”

October 20
Dipak Santra, Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, WSU

October 27 (delivered from Prosser via WECN)
Stephanie Greene, Geneticist/Curator, USDA-ARS National Temperate Forage Legume Genetic Resources Unit, Prosser, WA
“Fostering Goodwill Between Russia and Neighboring Countries: the Interactive Agricultural Atlas Project”

November 3
Kulbir Singh, Crop Science Ph.D. Candidate, WSU
“Role of Novel Inactivation Pathways in Brassinosteroid Homeostasis”

November 10 (@ 1:10, joint w/Soil seminar)
Stephen Machado, Dryland Systems Agronomist, Oregon State University, CBARC
“Does Intercropping Have a Role in Modern Agriculture”

November 17
Amy Hetrick, Crop Science Ph.D. Candidate, WSU
“Wheat Yield Determined by Variable Plant Height”

November 24
Thanksgiving Break, no seminar

December 1
Arron Carter, Crop Science Ph.D. Candidate, WSU
“QTL: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

December 8
Tom Drader, Crop Science Ph.D. Candidate, WSU
“Brachypodium: Lost Cousin of the Triticeae—A Look at Comparative Genomics in the Grasses”