Spring 2006 Soil Science Seminar Series

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

Mondays 1:10pm – Johnson Hall 204

January 9 – No seminar (first day of classes)

January 16 – No seminar (Martin Luther King holiday)

January 23 – Craig MacMillan, Dept. of Sociology, WSU
“Consumer Response to Bt Sweet Corn in a Politically Charged Environment”

January 30 – Matthew J. Morra, Soil and Land Resources Div., Dept. of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences, UI
“Phasing Out the Undergraduate Soil Science Degree at the University of Idaho”

February 6 – Tabitha Brown, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU and Recent ASA Science Policy Intern
“Science Policy Internship with the American Society of Agronomy”

February 13 – Alan Busacca, Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Reflections of a Peripatetic Pedologist”

February 20 – No Seminar (President’s Day)

February 27 – Tim Riebe and Eric Choker, USDA-NRCS, Spokane
“What is a National Cooperative Soil Survey?”

March 6 – Steven D. Verhey, Assistant Professor, Central Washington University
“Engaging Prior Learning in the Classroom and the Field”

March 13 – No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 20 – Joan Davenport, Associate Scientist, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Six Months of Precision Viticulture in the Driest State on the Driest Continent”

March 27 – Marjorie Jernigan, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“General Characteristics of a Compost Tea and its Effects on Disease Suppression and Plant Growth”

April 3 – Hal Collins, Research Microbiologist, USDA-ARS Vegetable and Forage Crops Research Laboratory Unit
“Biofuels and Soil C Storage, the Tradeoffs Under Irrigated Agriculture”

April 10 – Tabitha Brown, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Stratified Soil Acidity in Inland Northwest Direct Seeded Cropping Systems”

April 17 – Monica Allen, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Optimizing Plant Genetics and Soil Fertility to Achieve High Grain Content in Hard Red Spring Wheat”

April 24 – Kyle Bair, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Effectively Utilizing Legume Cover Crops as an Organic Source of Nitrogen in Concord Grape”