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April 1, 2019


Abstracts for submission in the 2019 Field Day Abstracts are due to Samantha Crow by April 5.




Award recipients were formally presented their award at a reception held during the annual ASA, CSSA, & SSSA Congressional Visits Day on March 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. 2019 – The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) selected the 2019 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Future Leaders in Science Award. Halle Choi of Washington State University was one of 18 graduate students members who received the award in recognition of her interest and engagement in science advocacy. Award winners received a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Congressional Visits Day on March 5, where they met with their members of Congress to advocate for food, agriculture and natural resources research.

ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are scientific societies based in Madison, WI, helping their 10,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy, crop, soil sciences, and related disciplines by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.

For more information on the 2019 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA award, including award descriptions and photo requests, contact Julie McClure, Science Policy Manager, 202-735-5904,


Dr. Davenport Receives the WERA-103 Leadership Award

Dr. Joan Davenport was awarded the WERA-103 Leadership Award at the 13th biannual Western Nutrient Management Conference on March 7th, 2019.



Crop and Soil Science Seminars

Johnson Hall 204,
Seminar Series – 1:10-2:00 p.m.
Exit Seminars – 2:10-3:00 p.m.

April 1

Seminar Series

Longxi Yu, USDA-ARS
“Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Enhancing Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Autotetraploid Alfalfa”

Exit Seminar

Halle Choi

April 8

Seminar Series – Student Invited Speaker

Douglas W. Ming
“Out-of-this-World Soil and Crop Science”

Exit Seminar

Liam Dixon
“The Application of Carbon Isotope Discrimination to Wheat Improvement”

April 15

Seminar Series

James Montgomery
“Soils in the City? – Dishing the Dirt on Chicago’s Soil Quality”

Exit Seminar

Marissa Porter
“Nitrogen Management of Winter Canola”


CAHNRS Lab Crawl

April 11 – 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Ensminger Pavilion


CSS Faculty Meetings

3:00-5:00 p.m.

  • April 18

2019 Faculty & Staff Awards

April 23 – 5:00 p.m.
Ensminger Pavilion


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