Soil Seminar Series, Fall 2010

Seminars are held Mondays at 1:10pm and originate at WSU-Pullman in Johnson Hall 204 (unless otherwise noted). Arrangements have been made to broadcast to Mt. Vernon, Puyallup and Prosser stations. Organized by David Brown, david_brown@wsu.edu.


August 23
First day of instruction, no seminar

August 27 (Friday, 11:10am)
Sieglinde Snapp, Associate Professor of Soils and Cropping System Ecology, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences and W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
Sustainability in row crop ecology-from Malawi to Michigan

August 30
Eric Pierce, Scientist, Pacific Northwest Natinoal Labs
Evaluating the long-term weathering of minerals and engineered materials across a range of spatial and temporal-scales

September 6
All University Holiday – no seminar

September13
John Zachara, Sr. Chief Scientist for Environmental Chemistry, Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Environmental geochemistry of uranium in a coupled vadose zone-groundwater river system

September 20
Annamaria Castrignano, Research Director, Italian Council in Agricultural Research
Different approaches to delineate management zones

September 27
Will Brinton, Jr., Founder and President, Woods End Laboratories Inc.
Soil health, soil life: Using microbioal CO2-burst to evaluate active carbon and predict soil nutrient (N, P) potential

October 4
Andrew Lawson, MS Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
Cover crops to enhance soil productivity in organic vegetable cropping systems

October 11
Tabitha Brown, PhD Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
Precision management of nitrogen and wheat density: Relationships to soil carbon and nitrogen variability

October 18 (joint seminar with Crop Science at 1:10)
CSS Graduate Students
Statewide Tour Report

October 25
Vanessa Bailey

November 1
ASA-CSSA-SSSA meetings – no seminar

November 8
Josh Kendall, MS Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
Soil carbon dynamics during the transition to cellulosic ethanol feedstock production

November 15
Ziru Liu, PhD Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
Transport under field conditions in vadose zone lysimeters at the semi-arid Hanford site

November 22
Thanksgiving break – no seminar

November 29
Jason Streubel, PhD Candiate, Soil Science, WSU

December 6
Olivia Saunders, MS Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
Environmental benefits and consequences of field applied anaerobically digested dairy manure for forage production