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Plant Breeding Seminar

Spring 2006 Schedule

  • Time
    • Wednesdays 3:50 - 4:50 pm (unless otherwise noted)
    • Refreshments 3:35 - 3:50 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

February

2

Analysis of quantitative disease resistance in maize (joint Crop Science / Plant Breeding seminar)

Peter Balint-Kurty, Researcher, Assistant Professor

USDA-ARS, Dept. Plant Pathology, NC State

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

6

Epistasis: Is it for real, or what? (joint Horticultural Science / Plant Breeding seminar)

Jim Holland, Research Geneticist, Assistant Professor

USDA-ARS, Dept. Crop Science, NC State

3:00-4:00 / 159 Kilgore Hall

13

Transgenic ornamental plants: Application to horticultural industry (joint Horticultural Science / Plant Breeding seminar)

Mariya Khodakovskaya

Dept. Botany, NC State

3:00-4:00 / 159 Kilgore Hall

15

Electronic data collection

Allen Wilson, Sales Representative

Juniper Systems

3:50-4:50 / 2405 Williams Hall

20

QTL mapping and the genetic basis of heterosis (joint Genetics / Plant Breeding seminar)

Augusto Garcia

Dept. Statistics, NC State

1:30-2:30 / 3533 Gardner Hall

22

Overcoming interspecific crossing barriers in ornamental plants (joint Horticultural Science / Plant Breeding seminar)

Jaap Van Tuyl, Director

Bulb Research, Wageningen Univ., Netherlands

3:00-4:00 / 103 David Clark Labs

March

13

Performance rating system of genetically improved loblolly pine planting material and economic benefits of tree breeding (joint Forestry / Plant Breeding seminar)

Steve McKeand and Bailian Li, Professors

Dept. Forestry, NC State

4:00-5:00 / 2024 Biltmore Hall

15

Breeding for yield vs. decline in crop price

Dr. Nick Piggett, Assistant Professor

Dept. Agric. Res. Econ., NC State

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

April

20

Maize quantitative genetics (Earl Wernsman / Crop Science seminar)

Arnel Halluaer, Emeritus Professor

Dept. Agronomy, Iowa State Univ.

3:30-4:30 / TBA

25

Gene targeting in tobacco (joint Botany / Plant Breeding seminar)

Mary Dell Chilton, Researcher

Syngenta Biotechnology

4:00-5:00 / 101 David Clark Labs

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