Spring 2007 Soil Science Seminar Series

Soils 501

Mondays, 1:10 p.m., Johnson Hall 204

Refreshments served prior

January 16 – Martin Luther King Day (all university holiday-no class)

January 22

January 29 – Dan Strawn, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho
“Use of synchrotron radiation to investigate chemical and mineral speciation in soils”

February 5 – Guy Knudsen, Professor of Microbial Ecology & Plant Pathology, Soil and Land Resources Division, University of Idaho
“Ecology of a soil fungus: Microscopic and molecular adventures with Trichoderma harzianum”

February 12 – Jeff Ullman, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, WSU
“Emerging contaminants: The next generation of pollutants”

February 19 – President’s Day (class holiday)

February 26 – Parakrama Weligamage, Agricultural Economist, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka (also Ph.D. Candidate, Natural Resource Sciences, WSU)
“System of rice intensification: An organic agricultural perspective”

March 5 – Noah Bonds, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
“Mint compost as a fertilizer supplement”

March 12 – Spring Break

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

March 26 – Matthew Stowe, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
“Nitrogen management in southeast Washington’s winter wheat cropping system”

April 2 – Jennifer Reeve, Ph.D. Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
“Microbial functional diversity and enzyme activities in response to soil fumigation and organic management”

April 9 – Prabhakar Sharma, Ph.D. Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
“Studying colloid transport for different acceleration”

April 16 – Eric Harwood, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
“Improving the yields of late-planted winter wheat with seeding rate and phosphorus fertility”

April 23 – Kristy Ott, M.S. Candidate, Soil Science, WSU
“Impacts of winter growing conditions on nitrate accumulation in leafy greens”