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Plant Breeding Seminar

Spring 2005 Schedule

  • Time
    • Wednesdays 3:45 - 4:45 pm (unless otherwise noted)
    • Refreshments 3:30 - 3:45 pm
  • Location
    • 2405 Williams Hall (unless otherwise noted)
  • Contact
  • Refreshments Sponsor
    • Department of Crop Science
  • This semester, we will have a 40 minute seminar combined with a 10 minute discussion session.

Date

Subject

Speaker

Dept.

Time / Loc

January

12

Hybrid soybean seed production: goals and challenges

Evelyn Ortiz-Perez and Reid Palmer, Research Assistant and Professor

Dept. Crop Science, Univ. Illinois

3:45-4:45 / 216 Scott Hall

31

Special seminar - Tomato genome sequencing (sponsored by the Hort. Sci. Grad. Student Assoc.)

Dr. Steve Tanksley, Professor

Dept. Plant Breeding, Cornell University

3:00-4:00 / 2215 Williams Hall

February

2

open

-

-

-

9

Future plant breeding support at NC State

Dr. Steve Leath, Assoc. Dean and Director, NCARS

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

3:45-4:45 / 2405 Williams Hall

16

Panel discussion: Plant breeding course overview for NCSU

Panel, Drs. Stalker (chair), Bowman, Burton, and Werner

Depts. Crop and Hort. Science, NC State

3:45-4:45 / 2405 Williams Hall

23

Panel discussion: Establishment of a plant breeding program at NCSU

Panel, Drs. Wehner (chair), Goodman, Levin, and Yencho

Depts. Crop and Hort. Science, NC State

3:45-4:45 / 2405 Williams Hall

March

2

Bramble breeding

Dr. Gina Fernandez, Associate Professor

Dept. Hort. Science, NC State

3:45-4:45 / 2405 Williams Hall

9

Spring break

-

-

-

16

Overview of MSU symposium on Public plant breeding; who will train plant breeders?

Dr. Todd Wehner, Professor

Dept. Hort. Science, NC State

3:45-4:45 / 2405 Williams Hall

23

Maize breeding

Dr. James Holland, Research Geneticist and Assistant Professor

USDA-ARS and Dept. Crop Science, NC State

3:45-4:45 / 2405 Williams Hall

30

open

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-

-

April

18

Special seminar - Tomato Flavor: Taking Apart a Complex Trait with Molecular and Genetic Tools (sponsored by the Hort. Sci. Grad. Student Assoc.

Dr. Harry Klee, Professor

Dept. Horticultural Sciences, Univ. Florida

3:00-4:00 / 159 Kilgore Hall

18

Special seminar - Bridging the Divide Between Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, reception following (sponsored by the colleges of Natural Resources and Agriculture & Life Sciences)

Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Laureate (1970)

CIMMYT researcher and Texas A&M Univ. professor emeritus

7:00-8:00 / McKimmon Center

May

26

Reinventing Plant breeding (host Steve Leath; refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dr. Ted Crosbie, vice president - global plant breeding

Monsanto Corp.

3:45-4:45 / 2405 Williams Hall

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