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Soil Science, Seminar, Fall 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 Lynne Carpenter-Boggs,

August 26no seminar
Organizational meeting for enrolled students

September 2no seminar

September 9Doug Collins, Ph.D., Small Farms Educator and Soil Scientist, WSU CSANR
Revealing Soil Patterns to Increase Blocking Efficiency:  Mapping Soil Organic Matter and Weed Seed Bank Density Prior to Establishing a Reduced Tillage Experiment in Organic Agriculture”

Note starting time:  Joint seminar Crop Science at 3:10 P.M.
September 16 – Chuck Benbrook, Ph.D., M2M Program Leader, CSANR
“Safer? Healthier? More Sustainable? — Evidence-based Systems vs. Opinions”

September 23 Galen Woodward, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Effects of Soil Amendments on Soil Phosphorus Availability”

September 30 – Cornelius Adewale, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Comparative Analysis of Soil Available Nutrients on Organic Farms using Ion Exchange and Traditional Soil Test Methods”

October 7 – no seminar

October 14 – Jonathan Wachter, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
““Agronomic, Economic, & Environmental Performance of Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems on the Palouse”

October 21 – Sandra Wayman, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Choosing and Managing Cover Crops to Improve Weed Management in Reduced Tillage Organic Vegetable Production”

Note start time is 1:10 p.m.
October 28 – Alex Crump,
Soil Science M.S. Student
Soil Carbon Dynamics in a Poplar-switchgrass Biofuel Feedstock System”

Joint seminar with Crop Sciences – Note start time is 3:10 p.m.

October 28  –  CSS Statewide tour
Crop and Soil Sciences / Horticulture 2013 Statewide Tour Participants
“From Apples to Biosolids:  Student Presentations from the 2013 Statewide Tour” 

November 4 – ASA – CSSA – SSSA Annual Meetings, no seminar

November 11 – Veteran’s Day, no seminar

November 18 – Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Decagon Devices
“Measuring and Modeling Resource Capture in Plants Using Simple Spectral Reflectance Sensors

November 25 –  Thanksgiving Break, no seminar

December 2 – Maninder Chahal, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Unsaturated Porous Media”