College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

WSU/USDA Plant Metabolomics Celebration Agenda

Agenda for WSU/USDA Plant Metabolomics Celebration  Pullman, Washington March 21, 2017

• 9 a.m., Welcome and Introductions at 402 Biotechnology Life Sciences Building by David Weller, Research Leader, Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit, ARS-USDA.

• 9:15 a.m., Corporate Strategy and Collaboration Philosophy, Mike Harrington, Senior Vice President for Global Markets, Waters Corporation.

• 9:30 a.m., General Overview of Metabolomics System Workflow, Ken Rosnack, Principal Business Development Manager, Food & Environmental Markets at Waters Corporation.

• 9:50 a.m., Wheat Rhizosphere Metabolomics … » More …

Staff Biographies: Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research

David Weller, Research Leader, Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit

Dr. David Weller is Research Leader of the USDA-ARS Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit at Pullman, and adjunct professor of plant pathology at Washington State University.

Weller received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from Michigan State University. His research focuses on the control of soilborne pathogens, the rhizosphere microbiome and metabolome, and disease-suppressive soils. In 2003-05 and 2013, he was the Willie Commelin Scholten (WCS) Endowed Professor of Phytopathology and OECD Fellow at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Dr. Weller is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society … » More …

Students share Tilth discoveries in blog series

In 2016, 28 CAHNRS undergraduate and graduate students in Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Agricultural and Food Systems, and Biological Systems Engineering attended the annual Tilth Conference in Wenatchee, Wash. There, they met hundreds of Northwest farmers and producers and learned about sustainable farms and food.

Since then, students have written about their Tilth discoveries and topics of interest in a series of blog posts on the Center for Sustainability and Natural ResourcesPerspectives on Sustainability blog.

Recent articles by Crystal Allen, Corina Serban, Janel Davisson, … » More …

Youth get hands-on lessons in biofuels, food engineering, robotics

Graduate students from CAHNRS’ Department of Biological Systems Engineering brought their research to life for students at Lincoln Middle School in Pullman. In three 2016 visits, student researchers shared concepts in areas like food engineering, bioenergy and agricultural automation with middle school students in science teacher Marla Haugen’s class.» More ...

First of three WSU oilseed workshops a success

Nearly 100 producers, industry, agency, and university representatives gathered at the historic Hartline School January 26 for the year’s first WSU oilseed workshop.

The one-day event featured a wide range of sessions that encompassed beginning and more advanced information about canola and other oilseed production and marketing.

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