Spring 2007 Crop Science Seminar Series

Mondays 3:10 p.m. – Johnson Hall 204

Refreshments served prior

January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr Day (all university holiday no class)

January 22 – Camille Steber, Research Molecular Geneticist, Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research, USDA-ARS at WSU-Pullman
“ABA and GA signaling, bridging the gap between wheat and Arabidopsis”

January 29 – Clare Coyne, Cool Season Food Legumes Curator, Plant Germplasm Introduction and Testing Unit, USDA-ARS at WSU-Pullman
“Genetic approaches for increasing genetic resource utilization”

February 5 – Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, BIOAg Coodinator, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, WSU
“Demand and markets for eastern Washington organic crops”

February 12 – Kim Campbell, Research Geneticist/Breeder, Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research, USDA-ARS at WSU-Pullman
“Slippery slopes: a look at field variation in PNW breeding nurseries”

February 19 – President’s Day (class holiday)

February 26 – Phil Miklas, Research Geneticist, Vegetable and Forage Crops Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS at WSU-IAREC (Prosser)
“Breeding for resistance to bacterial pathogens in dry bean”

March 5 – Kelly Richardson, Plant Pathologist, Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research, USDA-ARS at WSU-Pullman
“Quantitative resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei in barley near isogenic (BISON) lines”

March 12 – Spring Break

March 19–joint seminar with Soils, 1:10pm – Markus Flury, Associate Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Experiences of sabbatical leave in China and Switzerland”

March 26 – John Fellman, Professor/Horticulturist, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, WSU
“Improving cassava for nutrition, health, and sustainable development”

April 2 – Tyler Breum, M.S. candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Organic weed control in vegetable and other row crops”

April 9– joint seminar with Plant Pathology, 4:10pm, Johnson Hall 343
Andy Kleinhofs, Professor/Scientist, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Barley stem rust resistance genes: cloning, structure, and mechanism of action”

April 16 – Kevin Murphy, PhD candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Breeding plants for improved human nutritional value”

April 23 – Tadeusz W. Patzek, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
“Biomass, biofuels, and confusion surrounding them”