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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 Dr. Jim Harsh,

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. Jim Harsh,; 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,  Student Choice: Joint Crop & Soil Sciences Seminar
Global Food Production”

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

February 11 – Dr. Zhenqing Shi, Assistant Research Professor, WSU Crops and Soils
Plant Uptake of Cations under Cation-Nutrient Stress”

Note starting time is 3:10 p.m.
Dr. Jane Payumo: Adjunct CSS Faculty nominee International Research, International Programs, WSU
“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. Student
Modeling the Spatial Temporal Variability of Field-Scale Soil Moisture Using Geo-Statistical Techniques on the Palouse”

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

March 11 – Sping break, no seminar

March 18 – Emily Bruner, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
Process-Based Landscape Classification for Site-Specific Nitrogen Management”

March 25 – Robert E. Allan Symposium in the CUB Room 210.  Poster session and potluck follows at the Ensminger Pavilion beginning at 4:30 p.m.  See Allan Symposium flyer

April 1 – Ziru “Steven” Liu, Soil Science PhD. student
Colloid and Colloid-Facilitated Radionuclide Transport at the US DOE Hanford Site”

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

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

April 15 – Marina Heppenstall, Soil Science M.S. Student
Assessment of Organic Amendments for C and N Pools and Fluxes”

April 22 – Cornelius Adewale, Soil Science M.S. Student
Comparison of Carbon Footprint Models and Soil Nutrient Bioavailability Analyses for Organic Farming Systems”

April 29 – Chris Pannkuk, Director, International Research and Agricultural Development
“WSU in Afghanistan: From Saffron to Wheat”