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Spring 2020 Seminars

Mondays in Johnson Hall 343 (unless otherwise noted)

1:10-2:00 p.m.

SOIL_SCI 501 Contact/Organizer: Dr. William Pan
CROP_SCI 510 Contact/Organizer: Dr. Karen Sanguinet

The ZOOM meeting ID information for CROP_SCI 510/SOIL_SCI 501 is 362-780-238 for Spring 2020.

January 13

Alecia Kiszonas, WSU Wheat Quality Lab
“From Flavor to Table: Researching Wheat Quality”

January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no seminar

January 23

Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University
“Soil and Global Issues: Solutions Under Foot”
3 p.m., Room VBR 305
Reception to follow in the 2nd Floor Vogel Atrium

January 27

Jim Moran, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Spatial Evaluation of Carbon Flow and Microbial Function through the Root-Rhizosphere-Soil Continuum”

February 3

no seminar

February 10

Julie Dawson, Dept of Horticulture, UW-Madison Urban and Regional Food Systems Program
“Participatory Variety Trialling for Direct-Market Growers in the Upper Midwest: The Seed to Kitchen Collaborative”

February 17

Presidents Day – no seminar

February 24

Erin Brooks, Dept. of Soil and Water Systems, Univ. of Idaho-Moscow
“Management Implications on Nutrient Transport at the Cook Agronomy Farm”

March 2

  • Stephen Taylor, Soil Science Ph.D. Exit Seminar
    “Nanoplastic and Nanomaterials in Terrestrial Systems: Environmental Concerns and Challenges”
  • Abdelsalam Aldarmon, Soil Science Ph.D. Exit Seminar
    “Effects of Pyrolysis Temperature and Feedstock on Biochar Characteristics And Effects on Chemical and Physical Properties of Sandy Soil”

March 9

no seminar- cancelled

March 16

Spring Break – no seminar

March 23


March 30


April 6


April 13

**Please note the new time**
Cynthia Gleason, WSU Plant Pathology
“Root-Knot Nematode Effectors and an Induced Potato Resistance”
2:10 p.m.
Zoom ID: 238 645 548

April 20


April 27


May 4

Zoom Meeting ID: 911 7305 1879 

  • Dr. Lisa DeVetter, Department of Horticulture, NW WA Research and Extension Center
    “Improving small fruit production requires investigations in plant-soil interactions”
  • Dr. Steven Seefeldt, Research Associate, NW WA Research and Extension Center
    “Changing the Weed Management Paradigm”