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Join us for the Winter 2022 Seminar Series at 4pm on Mondays. Recorded Seminar presentations will be posted on this page as they become available. The seminar series schedule is posted below for upcoming seminars. Please note that since we are in a transition phase some of the presentations will only be available in virtual format to accommodate off-campus speakers. In-person seminars will take place in ALS room 4000 and a Zoom option will be available for all in-person seminars. Please register in advance to attend the seminar.
January 24, 2022 - The Draft Psuedo-Chromosomal Scale Hop Genome and Applications in Plant Breeding
John Henning - USDA-ARS
January 31, 2022 - TBD
Anne Gearhart - Department of Horticulture Instructor
February 7, 2022 - TBD
Tiziana Oppedisano - HAREC Postdoctoral Scholar and Kim Esther - Crop and Soil Science Masters Student
February 14, 2022 - Polyploid genomics
Dr. Vijay Tiwari - University of Maryland Assistant Professor
February 21, 2022 - Components of Crimson Clover Seed Yield
Kimber Hale - Crop and Soil Science Masters Student
February 28, 2022 - TBD
Kelsey Galimba - Department of Horticulture Assistant Professor
March 7, 2022 - TBD
Timothy Warren - Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Dr. Amin Nouri, Oregon State University
Oregon Agriculture & Climate Network
Don Schilling and Jordan Miller - Wesco International
Dr. Brittany Barker
Campbell Morrissy - Crop and Soil Science PhD Student
"Slashin' and Thrashin' - Characterizing Breeding Traits for Organic Naked Barley" - Cristiana Vallejos
"The Foliar Application of Microcutrients for Disease Control of Zymoseptoria Tritici Blotch in Wheat" - Jackson Smith
Dr. Maoz Dor - Postdoctoral Fellow Oregon State University
Maoz Dor is a postdoctoral fellow in Dorthe Wildenchild's group at Oregon State University's School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. He received His MSc and PhD in Soil Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The focus of Maoz's research is the complex interaction of chemical, physical, and biological mechanisms affecting soil structure formation and deterioration.
"Estimating Carbon Stocks in Tall Fescue Grass Seed Fields" - Dr. Martina Gonzalez Mateu
"Seasonal Application Timing Effects on the Plant Availability of Elemental Sulfur-based Fertilizers" - Amanda Cox
Margaret Halstead - Graduate Research Assistant Oregon State University
Dr. Timothy Paulitz, USDA-ARS
Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit
February 28, 2018
Glyphosate (Roundup) is the most widely used herbicide in the world, and is a key component of no-till systems throughout the world, especially in the Pacific Northwest. It is relatively safe, tightly bound to soil particles, is broken down by microbes, and does not have a long residual in the soil. However, there is concern about non-target effects, especially on beneficial bacteria and fungi in the soil.
With a next-generation sequencing approach, Paulitz and colleagues addressed the question: how does glyphosate affect soil microbes in the Pacific Northwest? Bacterial and fungal communities were found to be strongly affected by field location and cropping system, but glyphosate application had only a very minor role in shaping microbial community composition. More bacterial and fungal taxa were stimulated by glyphosate use than were reduced, a response attributed to the presence of dying roots, providing a greenbridge effect.
Dr. Paulitz is a plant pathologist who has spent his career on biological control and and cultural management of soilborne diseases, especially diseases of wheat.
Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute
February 23, 2018
Jeff Moyer is a world renowned authority on organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is perhaps most well known for conceptualizing and popularizing the No Till Roller Crimper for use in organic agriculture. In 2011, he wrote Organic No-Till Farming, a publication that has become a resource for farmers throughout the world.
Jeff brings a farmer’s perspective and approach to issues in organic agriculture. He is a past chair of the National Organic Standards Board, a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic, the Chairman of the Board of Director of The Seed Farm, part of the Green America Non-GMO Working Group, a Project Member of The Noble Foundation’s Soil Renaissance project, and a Board Member of PA Farm Link.
In September 2015, Jeff was appointed as Executive Director of Rodale Institute after spending the last four decades at the Institute, helping countless farmers make the transition from conventional, chemical-based farming to organic methods.
Rodale Institute was founded in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale to study the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. It is committed to groundbreaking research in organic agriculture, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating people about organic food and farming.