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Plant Breeding Seminar

Spring 2007 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 40-minute seminars followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Date

Subject

Speaker

Institute

Time / Loc

January

22

Prelim seminar: Breeding for High Yield in Watermelon (joint seminar with Horticultural Science)

Rakesh Kumar, graduate research assistant

Horticultural Science

3:00-4:00 / 121 Kilgore Hall

25

Disrupting Nematode Parasitism of Plants (joint seminar with Crop Science)

Rick Davis, Associate Professor

Plant Pathology

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

29

Plant Exploration to Exploitation (joint seminar with Horticultural Science)

Tony Avent, CEO

Garden Center

3:00-4:00 / 121 Kilgore Hall

30

Transgenic Approaches for Control of Pest and Invasive Plants: A New Direction for CALS? (joint seminar with Plant Biology)

Fred Gould, WNR Professor

Entomology

4:00-5:00 / 101 Clark Lab

February

1

Agricultural Technology: Shaping Crop Agribusiness for the Next Decade (joint seminar with Crop Science)

Timothy Conner, oilseed technology project leader

Monsanto

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

5

Dole's Program for More Nutritious Vegetables and Fruits from NC (joint seminar with Horticultural Science)

Peter Gilmore, ???

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3:00-4:00 / 121 Kilgore Hall

6

Monsanto Today: A Corn Breeder's Perspective on Opportunities for Synergy and Possible Future Employment (joint seminar with Crop Science)

Donn Cummings, science fellow

Monsanto

4:00-5:00 / 101 Clark Lab

22

Meeting Challenges and Creating Opportunities for North Carolina Agriculture (joint seminar with Crop Science)

Richard Reich, Assistant Commissioner

NC Dept. Agric.

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

March

15

Manipulation of Sucrose and Cellulose Content in Transgenic Cotton (joint seminar with Crop Science)

Candace Haigler, Professor

Crop Science

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

22

Problems and Prospects for Plant Transformation (joint seminar with Crop Science)

Sergei Krasnyaski , Researcher

Plant Transformation Lab

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

29

When Is Single-Seed Descent Not a Good Breeding Method? (joint seminar with Crop Science)

Tommy Carter, research geneticist

USDA/ARS

3:30-4:30 / 2405 Williams Hall

April

30

Sweetpotato Breeding: From Tables to Gas Tanks to Gardens (joint seminar with Horticultural Science)

Craig Yencho, Associate Professor

Horticultural Science

3:00-4:00 / 121 Kilgore Hall

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