Spring 2009 Crop Science Seminar Series

Crops 510, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Spring 2009

Seminars are Mondays @ 3:10pm unless otherwise noted.
Seminars originate at WSU-Pullman in Johnson Hall 204 (unless otherwise noted) and are broadcast to Puyallup and Mount Vernon stations.

January 12 – (first day of instruction) – organizational meeting

January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr Day–ALL UNIVERSITY
HOLIDAY

January 23 (Friday @ 1:10pm) – Ian Burke, Assistant Professor/Scientist, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Herbicide Resistance in Prickly Lettuce”

January 26 – Vicki Bradley, Cool-season Grass and Safflower Curator, USDA-ARS Western Regional Plant Introduction & Research Station, Pullman, WA
“Birds and Bees and Safflower Seeds: Curating the U.S. Safflower Collection”

February 2 – Lucas Patzek, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Oil Palms – A Case Study in Tropical Biofuels”

February 9 – James Keach, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Amaranth: An Alternative Crop for Dryland Systems”

February 16 – President’s Day–CLASS HOLIDAY All University Offices will remain open.

February 23 – Dave Gordon, Manager, Northwest Grain Growers
“Marketing Challenges for Farmers and Farmer Cooperatives in Today’s Volatile Times”

March 2 – Bill Pan, Professor, Scientist and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“How WSU Can (and is) Helping to Reconstruct Iraq”

March 9 – Julia Piaskowski, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Using Wheat Breeding to Enhance Mycorrhizal Delivery of Phosphorus”

March 16 – Spring Break

March 23 – Dilpreet Riar, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Lactuca-Serriola L.: Biology and Role in the Community”

March 30 – Callie Bolton, M.S. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas) of Washington State”

April 6 – Kerry Balow, M.S. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Maternally Inherited Traits in Crop Plants”

April 13 – Randy Stevens, M.S. Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Ecological Mechanisms of Invasive Plant Species: Rush Skeleton Weed”

April 20 – Stephen Jones, Winter Wheat Breeder, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
“Breeding Wheat”

April 27 (delivered from Puyallup) – Jeff Rutan, M.S Candidate, Crop Science, WSU
“Natural Organic Fertilizers: Nitrogen Uptake in Turfgrass Management”

May 4 – Final Exam Week