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Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series


PSS 393: Spring 2014 Seminars

Fridays, 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Jeffords 112

Coordinating committee: Yolanda Chen, Lynn Fang, Lindsey Ruhl, Rachel Schattman.
For more information contact Yolanda.Chen@uvm.edu or Lynn.Fang@uvm.edu

Seminars are free and open to the public.

Appreciation is due to the William T. Raymond Memorial Fund for making this series possible.
 



January 24

 

Communication of scientific information to general audiences  

 

Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux, Associate Professor and Vermont State Climatologist

University of Vermont

 

January 31
 
Practical chemical ecology of spotted wing drosophila

Richard Cowles, Agricultural Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Abstract/BIO

University of Connecticut

February 7

 

How are species able to successfully adapt? The genetic basis of local adaption

Sean Schoville, Assistant Professor of Entomology

Abstract/BIO

University of Wisconsin

 

February 14 Produce Food Safety: Key Concerns and On-Farm Research in Vermont  

Vern Grubinger, Extension Professor, Vermont Fruit and Vegetable Specialist

University of Vermont

February 21

 

 

Large Scale Vermicomposting  

Tom Herlihy, Worm Power

Abstract/BIO

Avon, NY

 

February 28

Expanding the Utility of Cover Crops in the Northeast


 

Matt Ryan, Assistant Professor Crop and Soil Sciences

Abstract/BIO

Cornell University

 

March 7

Spring Break

 

 

March 14


 

Soil Ecology

 

 

Stuart Grandy, Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry and Fertility

University of New Hampshire

March 21

A succession-energy framework for understanding and reducing the environmental impacts of annual crop production  

Richard Smith, Assistant Professor Agroecology

Abstract/BIO

University of New Hampshire

March 28 Exploring and exploiting the multifunctional roles of herbivore-induced
plant volatiles
 

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona Associate Professor Entomology

Abstract/BIO

Rutgers University, New Jersey

April 4

 

Biology and management of leek moth, Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Acrolepiidae), a new invasive insect pest of Allium vegetables

 

 

Masa Seto, Post Doctoral Fellow

Soil Insect Ecology

Abstract/BIO

Cornell University

 

April 11


 


Perspectives on the continuum of crop domestication: early origins, in situ conservation, and participatory plant breeding

 

Helen Jensen, Regional Program Coordinator

The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security

 

April 18


 

Soil Arthropod Ecology

 

Kyle Wickings, Assistant Professor

Soil Arthropod Ecology Lab

Cornell University

April 25

Cultivating deeper learning with soil science  

Mary Savin, Professor of Microbial Ecology and Soil Biology

Abstract/BIO

University of Arkansas


Seminars, 2004-2013

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