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March 28, 2016

Announcements and Deadlines

Abstracts for submission in the 2016 Dryland Field Day Abstracts are due to Samantha Crow by April 8. For instructions, please click here.


Awards and Achievements

Xiaochi Ma (Ph.D. candidate with Pete Jacoby) was awarded a travel scholarship from Alaska Airlines.

Karen Sowers had one of her photos selected as a cover photo for the March-April issue of the Agronomy Journal.

David Sullivan, Soil Graduate Student, was awarded one of the 2016 Decagon Devices GA Harris Research Instrumentation Fellowship for his project “Strip Tillage and Cover Cropping for Enhanced Water Use Efficiency in Western Washington Organic Vegetable Farms.”

The US News and World Report for Best Global Universities for Agricultural Sciences places WSU #36 worldwide.

QS World University Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry place WSU #45 worldwide.


Recent Publications

Georgine Yorgey, Sylvia Kantor, Kathleen Painter, Dennis Roe, Hilary Davis, and Leigh Bernacchi recently published a PNW Extension Bulletin Flex Cropping: Bill Jepsen (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series).” To read this bulletin, please click here.



Soil Science Seminars
Johnson Hall 204, 1:10 p.m.

March 28 – Kyle Bair, SoilTest Farm Consultants
“Operations in a Commercial Soil Analysis Laboratory”

April 4 – no seminar

April 11 – Victoria Barth
“Soil Chemistry and Microbiological Community Structure”


Crop Science Seminars
Johnson Hall 204, 2:30 p.m.

March 28 – Brigid Meints, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Breeding Barley and Beans for Western Washington”

April 4 – Nural Amin, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Molecular Analysis of Response to Abiotic Stress in Lentil”

Note Date and Time of Seminar
April 6 – Cedric Habiyaremye, Crop Science M.S. Student
“Proso Millet (Panicum mellaceum) for Cultivation in the PNW, Phenotypic Responses to Irrigation and Extrusion Properties”
11:10 a.m

April 11 – Kebede Muleta, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Genome-wide Association Study and Genomic Selection for Resistance to Wheat Rusts in Germplasm Collections”


Agriculture, Food, and Society Discussions
After Hours”
Cafe Moro, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
April 7 – The ‘local food’ phenomena


CSS Faculty Meeting
April 14, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Johnson Hall 104E


Office of the Provost
Bagels and Brainstorming Meetings
April 1, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
“Teaching Support”
Presenters: Rebecca Van de Vord, Chuck Munson, and Steve Hines
To RSVP for a meeting, please send an email to Kristina Peterson-Wilson


2016 CSSS-PRSSS Annual Meeting
Soil: Our Silent Ally for Food Security and Sustainable Development”
May 14-19
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia
Registration is open and the abstract submission deadline is February 15th
Click here for more information


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

If you have an item you would like in the CSS News, please email Samantha Crow or Tami Nordquist.