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November 6, 2017


Upcoming holiday schedule:
In lieu of Veterans Day- November 10
Thanksgiving Day- November 23
Native American Heritage Day- November 24



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.



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

November 6 – Dr. Jonathan Deenik, Soil Fertility and Soil Quality Specialist, Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
“Atolls to High Volcanoes: Soil Diversity and Agricultural Adaptation Across Micronesia”

November 13 –

Brigid Meints, Ph.D. Candidate, Crop Science (exit seminar)
“Breeding Barley and Beans for Northwest Washington”

Henry Sintim, Ph.D. Candidate, Soil Science (exit seminar)
“Biodegradable Plastic Mulches: Degradation and Impacts on Soil Properties”

November 20 – no school, Thanksgiving Break


Tri-State Wheat Growers Convention
November 8-11
Davenport Grand, Spokane
Visit the WAWG site for more information


CSS Faculty Meeting
Johnson Hall 104E Conference Room, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
November 15
December 13


2017 Women in Agriculture
November 18
Visit the Women in Agriculture site for more information



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