Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series begins Sept. 11

Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Sept. 11.
Puneet Paul (left) and Jennifer Cooper, postdoctoral research associates of agronomy and horticulture, will present this fall's first Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Sept. 11.
September 4, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —The fall Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series beings Sept. 11 with “Physiological and molecular perspective on seed development under higher temperatures” presented by Nebraska’s Puneet Paul and “Organic Carbon Materials for Nutrient Retention in Nebraska Soils” by Nebraska’s Jennifer Cooper. 

Paul, postdoctoral research associate of agronomy and horticulture will present on climate change, especially the rising temperatures and how it threatens crop productivity. 

Cooper, postdoctoral research associate of agronomy and horticulture, will talk about proposed mechanisms for retention of nutrients on organic carbon surfaces with the aid of iron using advanced nanoscopy techniques.

All seminars will be presented via Zoom beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Dates and topics for the series are as follows: 

  • Sept. 18: ”Genetic and Environmental Regulation of Meiotic Recombination,”
    Gregory Copenhaver, professor and associate chair, Department of Biology,
    University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. 
  • Sept. 25: “Who's Learning From Who? Integrating Farmer Perspectives into
    Research and the Classroom,” Randa Jabbour, associate professor, Department
    of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. 
  • Oct. 2: “A Machine Learning-Based Framework to Prioritize Genes with
    Phenotypic Impact,” James Schnable, associate professor, Charles O. Gardner
    Professor of Maize Quantitative Genetics, Department of Agronomy and
    Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
  • Oct. 9: “Sites and Sounds of microRNA160 in soybean roots and nodules
    revealed by quantitative imaging,” Senthil Subramanian, associate
    professor, Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University. 
  • Oct. 16: “Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture: Challenges and
    Opportunities,” Kusum Naithani, assistant professor, Landscape Ecology,
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
  • Oct. 23: “Using Economic Experiments to Study Human Behavior under Farmland
    Conservation Programs,” Simanti Banerjee, associate professor, Agricultural
    Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
  • Oct 30: “A paradigm shift in the mode of action of glufosinate,” Hudson
    Takano, Herbicide Mode of Action Scientist, Corteva Agriscience, Indiana. 
  • Nov. 6: “Controlled Environment and Urban Agriculture: Horticulture for the
    21st Century,” Ellen Paparozzi, Plantologist and Professor of Horticulture,
    Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
  • Nov. 13: “(Some of) The Economics of Agricultural Innovation,” Julian
    Alston, Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource
    Economics and Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine
    Economics, University of California, Davis. 
  • Nov. 20: “Soil and Nutrient Management in Nebraska Panhandle,” Bijesh
    Maharjan, assistant professor and Extension Specialist, Agronomy and
    Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
  • Dec 4: “Genetic gain, genetic diversity, and genomic selection, can plant
    breeders have it all?,” Jessica Rutowski, assistant professor of Small
    Grains Breeding, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
  • Dec 11: "Recent advances in understanding synthetic auxin herbicide
    resistance in weeds," Todd Gaines, associate professor of Molecular Weed
    Science, Department of Agricultural Biology, Colorado State University.

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