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 Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 26 – no seminar
Organizational meeting for enrolled students
September 2 – no seminar
September 9 – Doug Collins, Ph.D., Small Farms Educator and Soil Scientist, WSU CSANR
“Revealing Soil Patterns to Increase Blocking Efficiency: Mapping Soil Organic Matter and Weed Seed Bank Density Prior to Establishing a Reduced Tillage Experiment in Organic Agriculture”
Note starting time: Joint seminar Crop Science at 3:10 P.M.
September 16 – Chuck Benbrook, Ph.D., M2M Program Leader, CSANR
“Safer? Healthier? More Sustainable? — Evidence-based Systems vs. Opinions”
September 23 – Galen Woodward, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Effects of Soil Amendments on Soil Phosphorus Availability”
September 30 – Cornelius Adewale, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Comparative Analysis of Soil Available Nutrients on Organic Farms using Ion Exchange and Traditional Soil Test Methods”
October 7 – no seminar
October 14 – Jonathan Wachter, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
““Agronomic, Economic, & Environmental Performance of Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems on the Palouse”
October 21 – Sandra Wayman, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Choosing and Managing Cover Crops to Improve Weed Management in Reduced Tillage Organic Vegetable Production”
Note start time is 1:10 p.m.
October 28 – Alex Crump, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Soil Carbon Dynamics in a Poplar-switchgrass Biofuel Feedstock System”
Joint seminar with Crop Sciences – Note start time is 3:10 p.m.
October 28 – CSS Statewide tour
Crop and Soil Sciences / Horticulture 2013 Statewide Tour Participants
“From Apples to Biosolids: Student Presentations from the 2013 Statewide Tour”
November 4 – ASA – CSSA – SSSA Annual Meetings, no seminar
November 11 – Veteran’s Day, no seminar
November 18 – Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Decagon Devices
“Measuring and Modeling Resource Capture in Plants Using Simple Spectral Reflectance Sensors”
November 25 – Thanksgiving Break, no seminar
December 2 – Maninder Chahal, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Unsaturated Porous Media”