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Crop Science, Seminar, Fall 2013

Crops 510
Monday, 3:10-4:00 PM in Johnson Hall Room 204 and via WECN
Organized by Ian Burke,

Joint CSS/HORT Seminar
August 19  –  Dr. Bradley Hanson
, Extension Weed Scientist, Dept. of Crop Sciences, U. C. Davis
Addressing Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds in California Orchards and Vineyard Cropping Systems”

August 26  –  Organizational meeting for those enrolled in Crop Science 510
3:10, Johnson Hall 204 (videoconference arranged for Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup)
Organizer: Dr. Ian Burke,; view the semester schedule here

September 2 Labor Day – no seminar

September 9 – no seminar

Joint seminar CSANR
September 16 – Chuck Benbrook,
Ph.D., M2M Program Leader
“Safer? Healthier? More Sustainable? — Evidence-Based Systems vs. Opinions”
September 23 – Craig Morris, Ph.D., Director, Western Wheat Quality Lab
“Quality Characteristics of Soft Kernel Durum – A New Cereal Crop”

September 30 – Amita Mohan, Crop Science, Postdoctoral Research Associate
“Wheat Seedling Emergence and its Relation with Coleoptile Length and Dwarfing Genes”

October 7 – Lav R. Khot, PhD., Assistant Research Professor
Overview of Applied Sensor Technologies in Agriculture Production Systems and Food Safety”
October 14  –  Kendra Jernigan, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Genetic Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Important End-Use Quality Parameters in Soft White Winter Wheat”

October 21  –  Camille Steber, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Pullman
“Germinating Ideas: Exploiting Hormone Signaling for Improved Wheat Preharvest Sprouting Tolerance”

Joint seminar
October 28  –  CSS State Tour Students
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 – Benjamin Brimlow, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
Fungicide Material and Timing Strategies for Managing Stripe Rust in Winter Wheat

November 25 – Surya Shrestha, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Improving Drought Tolerance in Wheat with Physiological and Molecular Tools”

December 2 – Hao Peng, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Arabidopsis NAC Transcription Factor ATAF2: An Integrator of Brassinosteroid Catabolism, Photomorphogenesis, and Disease Resistance”