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Plant Breeding Seminar

Fall 2008 Schedule

  • Time
    • Wednesdays 3:50 - 4:40 pm (unless otherwise noted)
    • Refreshments 3:30 - 3:50 pm
  • Location
    • 2405 Williams Hall (unless otherwise noted)
  • Contact
  • Refreshment Sponsor
    • Department of Horticultural Science; thank you very much!
  • The seminar is organized as a 40 minute seminar combined with a 10 minute question and discussion session.

Date

Subject

Speaker

Institute

Time / Loc

September

15

Muscadine Breeding in NC: The Past, Present and Future (joint seminar with Horticultural Science department)

Jim Ballington, Professor

Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

3:00-4:00 / 159 Kilgore Hall

24

Divergent selection in sweet corn, creating novel phenotypes (Plant Breeding Center invited lecturer); General reception to follow seminar (video of seminar, Quicktime)

Bill Tracy, Professor and Chair

Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

October

1

Opportunities for breeding with polyploid nursery crops (joint seminar with Horticultural Science department)

Tom Ranney, Professor

Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

8

no seminar (CSSA meeting)

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-

-

15

Improvement of forest tree species (joint seminar with Forestry department)

Steven McKeand, Director

Cooperative Tree Improvement Program, Dept. Forestry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

22

open

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-

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29

Dominance variation in soybean: can it be useful in breeding? (joint seminar with Crop Science department)

Joe Burton, Research Geneticist

USDA-ARS, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

November

5

The aflatoxin problem in corn (joint seminar with Crop Science department)

Matt Krakowski, Maize Geneticist

Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

12

Plant breeding to restore a species: the case of the American chestnut tree (joint seminar with Forestry department)

Paul Sisco, Regional Science Coordinator

The American Chestnut Foundation

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

19

Tomato improvement for flavor: Challenges and opportunities (joint seminar with Horticultural Science department)

Dilip Panthee, Assistant Professor

Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

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