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, Prosser, Puyallup and Wenatchee stations. Organized by David Huggins, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Day of Classes: Seminar Orientation
Yahya Al Wahaibi, Soils MS Graduate student, Pullman, WA. Seminar Title: “The effect of high SAR on Soil Porosity and therefore Available Water Holding Capacity”.
Labor Day Holiday (No Seminar)
Gary Feng, Professor, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, China Seminar Title: “Agricultural Challenges of Semi-arid and Arid Regions and Future Opportunities for Collaborative Programs in Soil and Crop Sciences”.
Claudio Stockle, Professor and Chair, Dept. Biological Systems Engineering, WSU, Pullman, WA. Seminar Title: “Climate change impact and mitigation in the Pacific Northwest”.
Brenton Sharratt, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit, Pullman, WA. Seminar Title: “Agricultural Dust in the Air of Eastern Washington”.
Sandford Eigenbrode, Entomologist and Director, Regional Approaches to Climate Change for Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH). Dept. of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow. Seminar Title: “An interdisciplinary approach to climate change and cereal production in the Pacific Northwest: the REACCH PNA project”.
Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Soil Microbiologist and BIOAg Research Leader, WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Pullman, WA. Seminar Title: “Enhancing Biological Nitrogen Fixation on Degraded Soils in East-Central Africa”.
ASA Meetings Break
State-wide tour, Joint seminar with Crops
Rachel Unger, Soils PhD Graduate student. Seminar Title: “Crop rotational effects on field scale variability in the weed seed bank and soil nitrogen”.
Gerard Birkhauser, Soils PhD Graduate student. Seminar Title: “Cropping System Impacts on Proton Balance and Soil Acidity within the Palouse”.
Meagan Hughes, Soils MS Graduate student. Seminar Title: “Plant Nutritional Influence on Cold Hardiness of Canola”.
Thanksgiving Break (No Seminar)
Lee Vierling, Associate Professor of Spatial Ecology and Remote Sensing, Co-Director, Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. Seminar Title: “Design and deployment of narrowband spectral radiometers to quantify vegetation dynamics”.
Chasity Watt, Soils PhD Graduate student. Seminar Title: “Expanding Canola Production on the Colville Indian Reservation and Surrounding Communities”.
Final Exam Week (No Seminar)