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May 11, 2015

Announcements & Deadlines

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


Awards and Achievements

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.



Mark your calendars to attend a winter canola field tour Wednesday, May 13 near Mansfield, WA.   Tour topics include a winter canola fertilizer study by Central WA Grain Growers, no-till drill comparisons, large-scale winter canola variety strip trials, ammonia fertilizer toxicity to canola, soil compaction, cover crops and a blackleg update.
The tour beings at 9:00 a.m. at Denver Black’s farm, click here to see complete information.  Please note lunch is included with an RSVP to Dale Whaley.
Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events page on the WOCS website for other tours and field days in the PNW this spring and summer – there are a wide range of topics with something for everyone!


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



NAPB Plant Breeding & Genomics Webinar Series

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


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. (Read More)

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 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.

Please read the below article by T. Prabhakar Clement on assigning responsibility for author contributions to a manuscript.
Authorship Matrix: A Rational Approach to Quantify Individual Contributions and Responsibilities in Multi-Author Scientific Articles


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