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Soil Science Seminar, Spring 2013

Seminars are held Mondays at 1:10pm and originate at WSU-Pullman in Johnson Hall 204 (unless otherwise noted). Arrangements have been made to broadcast to Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup and Wenatchee stations. Organized by Richard Koenig,

January 7
Organizational meeting for those enrolled in Soil Science 501
1:10, Johnson Hall 204 (videoconference arranged for  Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup, Wenatchee)Contact/Organizer:  Dr. Richard Koenig,; view the semester schedule here

Janaury 14 – No seminar

January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no seminar

Janaury 28 – Dr. Paul Porter, Univ. of Minnesota, “Global Food Production”
Student Choice:  Joint Crop & Soil Sciences Seminar

February 4
Dr. Michelle Wander,
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture”
Student Choice:  Joint Crop & Soil Sciences Seminar

February 11 – TBD

Note starting time is 3:10 pm
Dr. Jane Payumo: Adjunct CSS Faculty nominee
“Crop Improvement in Emerging Economies: Harnessing Global Plant Science Innovations for Food Security”

February 18 – President’s Day, no seminar

February 25 – Maninder Chahal, Soil Science PhD. Candidate
Modeling the Spatial Temporal Variability of Field-Scale Soil Moisture Using Geo-Statistical Techniques on the Palouse”

March 4Margaret McCoy, Soil Science M.S. Candidate
Differences in how Late Season Soil Versus Foliar Nitrogen Fertilizer Supplements Affect Vitis inifera Riesling Berry YAN and Canopy Growth”

March 11 Sping break, no seminar

March 18 – Zhenqing Shi, WSU Assistant Research Professor
Plant Uptake of Cations under Various Nutrient Stress Conditions”

March 25 – Robert E. Allan Symposium

April 1 – TBD

April 8 – Dual Seminar
Alex Crump, Soil Science M.S. Candidate
CO2 emission and N-mineralization of Two Eastern Washington Soils Amended with Biochar and Brassica Seed Meals”

Taylor Beard, Soil Science M.S. Candidate
The Role of Silica from Canola and Wheat Residue in Soil Crusting”

April 15 – Ziru “Steven” Liu, Soil Science Ph.D. Candidate
Colloid and Colloid-Facilitated Radionuclide Transport at the US DOE Hanford Site”

April 22 – Cornelius Adewale, Soil Science M.S. Candidate