ARS scientists attend Entomological Society of America annual meeting
ARS research scientists Drs. John Gaskin (Research Leader), David Branson, Stefan Jaronski, and Tatyana Rand will all participate in the Entomological Society of America 2013 annual meeting “Science Impacting a Connected World” Austin, TX, November 9-14. This meeting joins 3,000 professionals and students from around the globe for science networking. Contributions from scientists at the Sidney, MT ARS lab included the following presentations:
NPARL’s Research Leader and Botanist Dr. Gaskin will present a talk titled “Importance of taxonomic support for classical biocontrol programs and the contributions of molecular genetics” on November 12 at 1:50 pm.
NPARL entomologist Dr. Jaronski was invited to present a symposium talk “Mass production of entomopathogenic fungi: challenges to the ‘mycodream’” November 12, 2013: 4:35 pm. Dr. Jaronski will also present two posters. The first titled “Persistence studies of a Metarhizium acridum under U.S. Northern Plains Conditions” and the second poster will be co-presented with APHIS collaborator Larry Jech titled, “Field evaluation of candidate Metarhizium fungi for grasshopper control on the U.S. Northern Plains”. Both are scheduled for November 12. Dr. Jaronski also organized and will moderate a symposium “Integrating the Macros (Macrobial Biocontrols) and the Micros (Microbial Biocontrols) to Manage Insect Pests on the evening of November 12.
NPARL entomologist Dr. Rand will make an oral presentation titled “Assessing the influence of multiple facets of agricultural landscape simplification on infestation by Cephus cinctus, a major pest of wheat” on November 12 at 9:12 am.
NPARL entomologist Dr. Branson will make an oral presentation titled, “Trophic cascades: The impact of spiders on grasshopper herbivory in a northern mixed prairie” on November 12 at 4:30 pm.
Drs. John Gaskin (Research Leader), David Branson, Stefan Jaronski, and Tatyana Rand are all members of NPARL’s Pest Management Research Unit.
(John Gaskin, 406.433.9444, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Dave Branson, 406.433.9406, email@example.com)
(Stefan Jaronski, 406.433.9486, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Tatyana Rand, 406.433.9439, email@example.com)
ARS scientists attend joint meeting of science societies
ARS Research scientists, Drs. Brett Allen, Jay Jabro, Upendra Sainju, and Bart Stevens will all participate in the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting of five scientific societies November 3-6 in Tampa, FL. This year’s theme “Water, Food, Energy & Innovation for a Sustainable World” features six scientific themed programs including specific topics such as Sensing Innovation, Food-Water-Soil Nexus, Climate Change, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Improved Nutrient Management, and Energy, Soils, and Crops. The societies represented include: Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, the Canadian Society of Agronomy and International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems. Contributions from scientists at the Sidney, MT ARS lab included the following presentations:
NPARL agronomist Brett Allen will present “Nitrogen Use in Two-Year Durum Rotations with Crucifer Oilseeds and Fallow” in SSSA’s Session 137-17, November 4, 3:00-5:00 pm. Dr. Allen was also a co-author on “Comparing Stacked and Alternate-Year Cropping Systems in a Semiarid Environment”. ASA’s Session 331-7, November 6, 2:30-4:30 pm.
NPARL Soil Scientist Dr. Jabro will make an oral presentation on “Water Use and Water Productivity of Sugarbeet, Malt Barley and Potato Affected by Irrigation Frequency” in SSSA’s Session 301-24, November 5, 4:00-6:00 pm and is also presiding over ASA’s Session No. 350, Sources and Rates of Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Agriculture held on November 6, 7:55 am-12:00 pm. He is also attending the Soil Science Society Association Journal’s editorial board meeting
NPARL Soil Scientist Upendra Sainju participate in ASA sessions on November 4 and 6. He will preside over Session 82, held November 4, 7:55-10:00 am. Dr. Sainju will make two oral presentations: "Life-Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gases Affected by Irrigation, Tillage, Crop Rotation, and Nitrogen Fertilization” in ASA’s Session 350-4, November 6, 8:45 am; and “Dryland Malt Barley Yield and Quality in Response to Tillage, Cropping Sequence, and Nitrogen Fertilization” in Session No. 331-3. In addition he is co-author on two other presentations titled, “Comparing Stacked and Alternate-Year Cropping Systems in a Semiarid Environment” (Session 331-7, held November 6, 2:30-4:30 pm) and “Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Perennial Grass Bioenergy Feedstock Production” (Session 327-19, also November 6).
NPARL Agronomist Dr. Bart Stevens will make an oral presentation titled “Seed Placement Relative to Fertilizer Band Position in Conventional and Strip Till Sugar Beet” on in SSSA’s Session No. 407-12, November 6, 1:00-3:00 pm.
Drs. Brett Allen, Jay Jabro, Upendra Sainju, Bart Stevens are all members of NPARL’s Agricultural Systems Research Unit.
(Brett Allen, 406.433.9402, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Jay Jabro, 406.433.9442, email@example.com)
(Upendra Sainju, 406.433.9408, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Bart Stevens, 406.433.9476, email@example.com)