Soil Science, Seminar, Fall 2013

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, lcboggs@wsu.edu

August 26no seminar
Organizational meeting for enrolled students

September 2no seminar

September 9Doug 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”