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November 20, 2017


Upcoming holiday schedule:
Thanksgiving Day- November 23
Native American Heritage Day- November 24



Karen Sowers was had an article “Western Innovator: Giving Canola Farmers a Voice” in the Capital Press.



Xiaochi (Max) Ma, the Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Pete Jacoby and Dr. Karen Sanguinet, won first place in the student poster competition of the Global Agronomy Division at the Tri-society 2017 Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL. The topic of his poster is: Influences of Direct Root-zone Deficit Irrigation on Wine Grape Production, Grapevine Growth, and Root Distribution in Pacific Northwest.

Stephen Taylor won first place in the oral presentation in the Soil and Environmental Quality Division for his presentation “Microplastic: Particles in Biosolids and Soils” at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL.

Deus Mugabe, M.S. student in crop science won first place in the student poster presentation completion at the Biannual meeting of the North American Pulse Improvement Association held at East Lansing, MI, November 2017. His poster title was “Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling cold tolerance in chickpea recombinant RIL population (CRIL2) from Cicer arietinum L. x Cicer reticulatum.



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

November 20 – no school, Thanksgiving Break

November 27 –

James Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science (proposal seminar)
“Application of Random Forest on Genomics Selection”

Wilson Craine, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science (proposal seminar)
“Camelina Breeding at WSU”

December 4 –

Kanwardeep Singh, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science (exit seminar)
“Evolution of Ph1 Gene and Its Use in Wheat Breeding”

Micheal Dietz, B.S. Candidate, Turfgrass Management (undergrad seminar)
“PoaCure: A New Herbicide for Annual Bluegrass Control”


Annual CSS Holiday Party
December 1, 5:00 p.m.
Banyans on the Ridge


CSS Faculty Meeting
Johnson Hall 104E Conference Room, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
December 13


CAHNRS Holiday Party
December 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ensminger Pavilion



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