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March 26, 2018


The CSS/Hort Graduate Student Statewide Tour, for Crops 512, Soils 502 and Hort 503, is scheduled for May 9-11th, 2018.

Abstracts for submission in the 2018 Field Day Abstracts are due to Samantha Crow by April 6.



Crop and Soil Science Seminars
Johnson Hall 343, 1:10-3:00 p.m.

March 26 – Student Presentations

Yvonne Thompson
“Genome-Wide Association Mapping for Fusarium crown rot Resistance in a Diverse Wheat Germplasm”

Alexandra Davis
“Applying Resiliency Theory to Understand Soil Health on the Palouse

Jacob Lamkey
“Club gene Genome Wide Association Study on Quality Association Mapping Panel”

April 2 – Student Presentations

Alex Roa
“High-throughput Methods of Predicting  Straw Decomposition Rates in Winter Wheat Residue”

Shahbaz Ahmed
“Functional characterization of a gene controlling tillering trait in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)”

Leonardo Hinojosa
“Peroxisome Proliferation in Response to Drought and Heat Stress in Quinoa”

April 9 – Student Presentations

Khalid Almesfer

Pushpa Sharma

Maria Itria Ibba


WSU Plant Science Symposium
Deadline: March 1
March 30, Ensminger Pavilion


CSS Faculty Meetings
104 E Johnson Hall, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
April 11
May 10


Jim Moyer’s Retirement Celebration
April 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ensminger Pavilion


CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Night
April 18, 5:00 p.m.
Ensminger Pavilion


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