Fall 2020 PSLA Seminars

August 5, 2020

All seminars for this semester will be held on Mondays at 12PM virtually. If you are interested in meeting with any of the speakers, please notify the host faculty member. Questions? Contact Seminar Co-Chairs Dr. Melissa Welsh or Dr. Nicole Fiorellino


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August 31 OP McCubbins

Using Virtual Reality to Promote Active Learning in Agriculture

Mississippi State University Melissa Welsh 8.31.20
September 14 Bob Nielsen Practical Field Research Fuels a Successful Extension Program Purdue University Nicole Fiorellino 9.14.20
September 28 Allen Davis A Stormwater Engineer walks into a Greenhouse… University of Maryland John Lea-Cox  
October 5 Abra Lee Lift Every Voice! Conquer the Soil Naomi Sachs 10.5.20
October 12 Rajeev Varshney Genomics innovations for accelerating genetic gains in legume crops ICRISAT Vijay Tiwari 10.12.20
October 19 Jennifer Himmelstein An Expanding Agricultural Research Method Toolbox: Applied Research
Methods in International Development
ACDI/VOCA Kate Everts  
October 26 Brande Wulff Understanding and Exploiting Immune Receptors in Wheat and their Wild Relatives

John Innes Centre, UK

Vijay Tiwari  
November 2 Romina Pedreschi Integration of Omics Approaches to understanding Post-harvest Quality Traits Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile Macarena Farcuh  

November 9

Rebecca Nelson

Tackling Toxic Food Systems: Managing Mycotoxins in Maize

Cornell Nidhi Rawat 11.9.20
November 16 Chris Walsh Maintaining Orchard Sustainability in an Era of Climate Change: Lessons from Blueberry,Apple and Asian Pear UMD Vijay Tiwari 11.16.20
November 23 Claudio Meneses Identification of Candidate Genes and Molecular Markers associated with Fruit Quality in Peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch using Omics Strategies Universidad Andrés Bello Macarena Farcuh  
November 30 No seminar-Student Presentations        
December 7 Feng Zhang

Toward Precision and High-throughput Genome Editing in Plants

University of Minnesota Lovepreet Singh 12.7.20