UNL CropWatch Feb. 16, 2011 Upcoming Agronomy and Horticulture Seminars

UNL CropWatch Feb. 16, 2011 Upcoming Agronomy and Horticulture Seminars

Feb. 16, 2011

The UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture is hosting a series of Friday afternoon seminars to look at current topics and research being conducted by its faculty.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Keim Hall room 150 with refreshments beginning at 3 p.m. followed by presentations at 3:30 p.m.  The seminars are free and the public is welcome. For more information call 472-2811.

Seminar Schedule

Feb. 18 — “Elucidating the Nutritional Benefits and Improving Quality of Whole Grains and Other Sources of Dietary Fiber” by Devin J. Rose, Assistant Professor,  Food Science and Technology.

Feb. 25 — “Measurements of Ch4 and Other Fluxes using Eddy Covariance Technique: Instrument & Methodology Perspectives on Open-Path Low-Power Design” by George Burba, Principal Scientist, LI-COR Biosciences.

March 4 — “Sorghum for Bioenergy” by Ismail Dweikat, Associate Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture.

March 11 — “Bioprocessing of Lignocellulosic Biomass: Addressing Challenges at Multiple Scales” by Deepak Keshwani, Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering Department.

March 18 — “High Resolution Methods Define Patterns of Fatty Acid Trafficking” by Paul Black, Professor, Department of Biochemistry.

April 1 — “Marker Assisted Selection for Grain Yield in Soybean & Implications for MAS in General” by Scott Sebastian, Ph.D. Trait Interaction Genetics, Pioneer Company (Johnston, IA).

April 8 — “Carbon Dioxide Exchange in Agricultural Ecosystems” by Shashi Verma, Bessey Professorship, Professor, School of Natural Resources.

April 15 — “Building Stress Gene Networks in Crops” by Harkamal Walia, Assistant Professor, Plant Molecular Physiology, Agronomy and Horticulture.

April 22 — “Soil Carbon Loss Contributes to Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biofuels” by Adam Liska, Assistant Professor, Biological System Engineering.

April 29 — “Progress on Making a Perfect Fertilizer, i.e., Feedlot Manure” by Galen Erickson, Associate Professor, Animal Science.