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April 27, 2015

Announcements & Deadlines

Graduate student annual reviews are due to Debra Marsh at the JHGC no later than May 15, 2015.


Awards and Achievements

Joan Davenport has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

John P. Reganold received the 2015 Eminent Faculty Award from Washington State University.

Ian Burke was named the Outstanding Early Career Weed Scientist by the Weed Science Society of America.

Patrick Freeze was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to spend a year in Thailand working on mitigation of Cd accumulation in paddy rice.

Waled Suliman was the winner of the GPSA Graduate Research Assistant Excellence Award for Spring 2015.

Arron Carter received the Early Career Excellence Award at the CAHNRS Awards.

John Kuehner, scientific assistant, received the Administrative Professional Technical Staff Excellence Award at the CAHNRS Awards.

The WSU Quinoa Research and Extension Team earned the Team Interdisciplinary Award at the CAHNRS Awards. The team includes Kevin Murphy, John Reganold, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Rachel Wieme, David Crowder, Kisusan Khati, Virginia Nichols, Guilana Noratto, Gaby Medina, Janet Matanguihan, Hannah Walters, Cedric Habiyaremye, Leonardo Hinojosa, Julianne Kellogg, Alison Detjens, Craig Morris, Max Wood, Jessica Goldberger, Emily Green-Tracewicz, Ivan Milosavljevic, Elias Bloom, Tim Miller, Joan Davenport, Carolyn Ross, Geyang Wu, Girish Ganjyal, Rocio Rabanal, Nicole Aluwi, Kristofor Ludvigson, Ian Clark, and Ryan Kowalski.



WSU NIH Biotechnology Training Program Presents:
Symposium on Genetic Engineering
Friday, May 1, 2015, CUB Senior Ballroom, 8:45 a.m.

For more events, please see the Wheat and Small Grains website calendar.



Crop Science

April 27 – Elizabeth Elmore

Soil Science

April 27 – Maninder Chahal, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Transport of Stormwater Contaminants in Porous Media”

NAPB Plant Breeding & Genomics Webinar Series

Every Wednesday from April 1 – May 27, 11-12 p.m., Johnson Hall 104E

Molecular Plant Sciences Seminar

April 29 – Gaganjot Sidhu
“Sequencing-based High Throughput Mutation Detection in Bread Wheat”
Webster 17, 12:10 p.m.


Interesting Information

Find information on the Wheat and Small Grains Website
Last year, with the help of funds from the Washington Grain Commission and WSU Extension, the Dryland Cropping Systems Team launched the Wheat and Small Grains website. This website pulls all of WSU’s information on wheat and small grains into one easy to use website.
The website also features “Timely Topics,” which are brief articles that address current issues in the field or current research happening at WSU. If you’re interested in featuring your research on the Wheat and Small Grains website or have questions about the timely topics, please contact Emily Smudde (

PEBB Benefits: Recurring Seasonal Appointments
Summer is almost upon us, bringing with it the annual influx of seasonally hired non-student temporary employees (NSTE). As a reminder, NSTE’s hired by WSU on a recurring seasonal basis may be eligible for PEBB employer-paid benefits.

Crop Tour Season is Almost Here!
The 2015 crop tour season will be starting soon. Crop tours provide the opportunity to view field trials and ask WSU researchers questions about their work. Presenters will include cereal breeders, extension agronomists, plant pathologists, and more.
For a full list of upcoming field days, visit Small Grains Calendar. Please check with the listed contact prior to the tour to verify time, location, agenda, and a place at the table if food is served.



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