Fall 2017 Departmental Seminar Series

The Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology is pleased to present the Departmental Seminar series for the Fall 2016 semester. Seminars feature a series of speakers presenting topics related to the plant and crop sciences.

Seminars take place every Wednesday at 3:30 PM in Room A465 Life Science Annex and is open to the everyone who would like to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Vinson Doyle at VDoyle@agcenter.lsu.edu

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
August 23 Rachel Herschlag, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU

“Endornaviruses in non-cultivated plant species of Louisiana: occurrence, transmission, and potential interactions”

August 30 Favio Herrera, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU

Sweet Potato Virus C and Its Contribution to the Potviridae Complex in Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas)

September 6 John Bowman, USAID “Careers in International Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges”
September 13 Myra Purvis, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU "Cercospora Leaf Blight: The Unmanageable Disease”
September 20 Chris Reid - LAFWS TBA
September 27 Monique Sakalidis-Michigan State University

TBD. Remote video seminar; Research area: Population genomics and phylogenetics.

October 4 Jancee Rice, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU

“Disappearing Symptoms: Understanding Virus Recovery in Sugarcane Mosaic and Other Systems.”

October 11 Dr. Jay Frantom, Agriculture Consultant “The Role of the Independent Crop Consultant in Production Agriculture”
October 18 Zac Carver, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU “Diversity, lifestyles, and the ecological impacts of seed-associated fungi”
October 25 Churamani Khanal, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU

“Virulence phenotypes of Rotylenchulus reniformis: evaluation of host status of cotton and utility of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for identification”

November 1 Felipe Godoy, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU “White tip nematode (Aphelenchoides besseyi) impact on Louisiana rice”
November 8 Jorge Reyes, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU

“Characterization of the Aspergillus flavus populations along the Mississippi River”

November 15 Ben McInnes, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU

“Evaluation of endemic populations of Rotylenchulus reniformis from Louisiana on soybean and cotton genotypes”

November 22 Thanksgiving Holiday  
November 29 Dr. Kyle Harms, Department of Biologicial Sciences, LSU

“The mechanisms that maintain diversity in high-diversity plant communities”