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Fall 2018 Seminars

Monday, 1:10-2:00 p.m. in Johnson Hall 204

SOIL_SCI 501 Contact/Organizer: Dr. David Brown
CROP_SCI 510 Contact/Organizer: Dr. Kevin Murphy

Arrangements have been made to broadcast to Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup, and Wenatchee stations.

August 20 – Organizational meeting (for enrolled students only)

August 27 – Lori Carris, Associate Dean, Graduate School, and Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology
“Navigating your graduate program at WSU”

September 3 –  no seminar, Labor Day – All University Holiday

September 10 – Ian Burke, Professor, Dept of Crop & Soil Sciences
“Weeds in a changing climate”

Student Choice Invited Speaker
September 17 –
Vara Prasad, Professor of Crop Physiology and Director of the Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, Kansas State University
“Impact of Climate Change Factors on Productivity of Food Grains Crops”

September 24  – Sarah Roley, Assistant Professor, WSU-Tri-Cities School of Environment
“Fixing the nitrogen problem: can microbial processes feed plants and clean up water?”

October 1 – Carolyn Pearce, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and WSU CSS Adjunct Faculty nominee
“Reducing risk and uncertainty associated with nuclear waste processing and disposal: A Hanford tank waste case study”

October 8 – Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Professor, Dept. of Crop & Soil Sciences
“Sabbatical in Malawi: Stand-up science”

Campbell Lecture – Please note change in location
October 15 –
 Keith Bristow, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
“Soil Physics and Hydrology: My journey from small to large scale and back”
VBR 305

October 22 – Statewide Tour Students
Statewide tour trip report

October 29 – Graduate Student Lightning Talks
5 to 12 minute Tri-Societies prep talks

Stephanie Sjoberg
“Improving Preharvest Sprouting Tolerance without Sacrificing Emergence: A Genomic Prediction Approach”

Evan Craine 
“Seed Composition and Amino Acid Profiles for Quinoa Grown in Washington State”

Halle Choi
“Effects of GxE Interactions on Beta Glucan Content in Barley”

Cedric Habiyaremye
“Effect of Nitrogen and Seeding Rate on Agronomic and Nutritional Characteristics of Quinoa and Hulless Barley in No-Till Cropping Systems”

November 5 –

Shelby Westenskow
“Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Target Brassinosteroid Inactivation Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana” 

Travis Ruff
“Genotyping by Multiplexed Sequencing: a robust and adaptable platform for genomic selection in wheat”

November 12 – no seminar, Veterans Day – All University Holiday

November 19 – no seminar, Thanksgiving Break

November 26 – Sieglinde Snapp, Professor of Soil and Cropping Systems, Michigan State University
“Principles for sustainable intensification: lessons from Malawi and Michigan”

December 3 – 

Patrick Freeze
“Effects of iron minerals in iron-enriched compost on lead and arsenic sequestration and bioavailability in contaminated soil”

Anjuman Islam
“Soil Microbial Community Siderophore Production and Soil Health in Concord Vineyards”

Tara Burke
“Indaziflam Resistance in Winter Wheat”

Abdelsalam Aldarmon
“Effect of pyrolysis temperature and feedstock on biochar characteristics and potential biochar effects on chemical and physical properties of sandy soil”

December 10 –

Tanya Cheeke, Assistant Professor, WSU-Tri-Cities School of Environment
“Harnessing the power of soil microbes for ecological restoration”

Jeremy Thompson
“Field bindweed: Breaking rhizomatous bud dormancy to improve control”