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Soil Science Seminars, Spring 2015

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,

January 12 – Dr. Surachet Aramrak, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, Kasetsart University, Thailand
“Soils Research in Thailand”

January 19 – Martin Luther King, Jr Day – no seminar

January 26 – Dr. David Huggins, USDA-ARS
“The USDA Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) Network and the R.J. Cook Agronomy Farm”

February 2 – Dr. Robert Heinse, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho
“A Soil Physics Look at Natural Resource Capital”

February 9 – Dr. Kukkadapu, Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Labratory, EMSL
“Application of Moessbauer Spectroscopy in Environmental Sciences”

February 16 – President’s Day – no seminar

February 23 – Jason Stout, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Developing Sustainable Irrigation Practices in Cabernet Sauvignon and Concord Vineyards in Central Washington”

Note Date, Time and Location of Seminar
Student Choice Seminar
February 25 – Mary Berry
“An Agrarian Legacy: The Work of The Berry Center”
Johnson Hall, Room 343, 3:30 p.m

March 2 – Dr. Brian Bodah, WSU Pierce County Extension
“Sediment and Nutrient Load Mitigation in Irrigated Agricultural Return Flows Through the Use of Vegetative Filter Strips”

March 9 – Matteo Poggio, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Using a Visible Near-Infrared Penetrometer for in situ Soil Characterization and Digital Soil Mapping”

March 16 – Spring Break – no seminar

March 23 – Cancelled- no seminar

March 30 – Mike Grant, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Pseudomonas putida Biofilm Adaptation Under Varying Fe-Nutrient Availablity to Facilitate Weathering of Biotite”

April 6 – Bodh Paudel, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Green Manure and Brassica Soil Amendments Effect of Soil Health, Soilborne Pathogens and Microbial Community”

Note Time of Seminar
April 13 – Dan TerAvest, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Sustainable Intensification of Food Productions Systems in Malawi”
11:10-12:00 p.m.

April 13 – Isaac Madsen, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
Nitrogen and Water Interactions at Root-Rhizosphere, Cropping System, and National (Policy) Scales

April 20 – Bethany Wolters, Soil Science M.S. Student
“Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Reduced Tillage Organic Vegetables”

Note Date, Time and Location of Seminar
April 22 – Melissa LeTourneau, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Impact of a Phenazine Compound upon Iron and Manganese Chemistry and Microbial Fitness in the Rhizosphere of Dryland and Irrigated Wheat”
Johnson Hall Room 343, 1:10 p.m.

April 23 – Cancelled

April 27 – Maninder Chahal, Soil Science Ph.D. Student
“Transport of Stormwater Contaminants in Porous Media”