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Soil Science Seminars, Fall 2014

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

August 25 – First day of instruction, no seminar

September 1 – Labor Day, no seminar

September 8 – Introductory meeting with Graduate students giving presentations, no official seminar

September 15 – Dr. Caley Gasch, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
“A Field-Scale Sensor Network for Modeling Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Soil Moisture Content”

September 22 – Enrique Proano, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Investigating Possible Causes of Concord Grape Replant Disorder”

September 29 –no seminar

October 6 – Dr. Marc Beutel, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU
“Effects of Bottom-Water Oxygen Addition on Mercury Bioaccumulation in Twin Lakes, Washington”

Joint Crops & Soils Seminar
October 13 – Crop and Soils Sciences Graduate Students, State Tour Seminar

October 20 – Jessica Mullane, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Leaching of Nutrients and Copper from Mature Compost during Intermittent Rainfall”

October 27 – Dr. Wolfgang Durner, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
“Mathematical Modeling of Soil Water Movement – Where Are We and Where Do We Go?”

Note Date and Time of Seminar
October 30 – Dr. Penny von Wettstein-Knowles, Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen
“Raincoats of Gramineae and Ecogenetics of Barley Eceriferum Mutants”
12:00 p.m., Johnson Hall 204

November 3 – ASA-CSA-SSSA Meeting Long Beach, no seminar

November 10 – Patrick Freeze, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Adsorption of Arsenic from Storm-water Runoff with Iron-Amended Compost”

November 17 – Tai McClellan Maaz, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Nitrogen Balances and Cycling in Intensified and Diversified Cropping Systems”

November 24 – Thanksgiving Vacation, no seminar

December 1 – Tabitha Brown, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Developing Nitrogen Use Efficiency Performance Criteria to Optimize Wheat Yield and Evaluate Site-Specific Management”

December 8 – no seminar