May 15, 2013 - Revegetation Field Day (Benge, WA)
Invitation by Washington State Extension to attend the co-hosted revegetation field day
April 8-11, 2013 - National Native Seed Conference (Sante Fe, New Mexico)
January 30-31, 2013 - The ARS Alfalfa Roadmap
January 16-17, 2013 - Montana Winter Grazing Seminar
January 16-17, 2013 - Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition
October 2-4, 2012 - FRRL Focus Group Executive Committee Meeting (Utah, Montana)
August 14-15, 2012 - North West Intertribal Agriculture Council (Forth Hall, Idaho)
Craig Rigby and Rob Smith were among the speakers discussing issues concerning agriculture on reservation lands to a group of 50 tribal representatives from Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.
June 22, 2012 - Cochran Fellowship Program - Kyrgyzstan (Logan, Utah)
June 21-22, 2012 - Western Regional Turfgrass Working Group (Corvalis, Oregon)
Dr. Shaun Bushman attended an presented information regarding FRRL research for drought and salt tolerance in turfgrasses. The meeting was also co-chaired with the north central turfgrass working group, and included University faculty, turf breeding companies, and turf seed producers.
June 8-9, 2012 - U.S./Sino Grass Alliance (various Utah locations)
June 4-7, 2012 - Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf (Salt Lake City, Utah)
View the proceedings of the meeting.
May 16, 2012 - Native Plant Seed Production Field Day (Ontario, Oregon)
Dr. Shaun Bushman presented current research regarding seed production and management of two native Great Basin legumes: western prairie clover and basalt milkvetch. Approximately 35 participants attended representing public and private land managers as well as native forb seed producers.
March 12-15, 2012 - 65th Meeting of the Western Society for Weed Science (Reno, NV)
Dr. Thomas A. Monaco (USDA-ARS, Logan, Utah) will be speaking on the Ecological Factors Influencing the Outcome of Downy Brome Control in Semi-Arid Wildlands.
February 28, 2012 - Utah Weed Control Association Conference (Logan, Utah)
February 24, 2012 - 2012 Annual Seed School and Seed Industry Meetings (Logan, Utah)
January 18-19, 2012 - 7th Annual Winter Weed Meeting (Ely, Nevada)
September 15, 2011 - Chinese Delegation visits FRRL (Logan, Utah)
September 13-15, 2011 - 2011 EBIPM Field School (Park Valley, Utah)
June 22-23, 2011 - Panguitch Field Day (Panguitch, Utah)
March 29-31, 2011 - Intermountain Native Plant Summit VI (Boise, Idaho)
Presentations from Boise (listed alphabetically: Abella, Asher, Cane, Cook, Espeland, Filkins, Goergen, Horning, James, Jones, Jones, Majerus, McAdoo, Padgett, Plummer, Robins, Smith, St John, Staub, Taliga, Tilley) - this is a large PDF file
February 25, 2011 - 2011 Annual Seed School and Seed Industry Meetings (Logan, Utah)
February, 2011 - 2011 Society for Range Management Meeting (Billings, Montana)
January 24-25, 2011 - FRRL Scientist Retreat (Bear Lake, Utah)
January 19-20, 2011 - Sixth Annual Winter Weed Meeting (Ely, Nevada)
October 14, 2010 - US/SINO Grass Alliance Meeting (Yangling, China)
October 9-13, 2010 - 2010 International Symposium on Forage, Turfgrass and Biofuel Germplasm Research (Yangling, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China)
October 5, 2010 - FRRL Focus Group Meeting (Logan, Utah)
September 14-17, 2010 - Area-Wide Field School (Boise, Idaho) - The EBIPM Field School offers a unique educational opportunity for land and resource managers dealing with invasive plants. While you'll spend some time in the traditional classroom setting, most of the EBIPM field school will be in the field seeing the study sites and learning by doing. You'll see how ecological principles and strategies can be used to stop treating symptoms and to start repairing the underlying problems that actually cause the invasion. Two FRRL Scientists, Tom Monaco and Tom Jones, will be teaching principles of plant material selection and their use to discourage invasive weed dominance on rangelands.
July 6-8, 2010 - Xinjiang Agricultural University Delegation (Logan, Utah)
June 29-30, 2010 - Focus Group Field Days (Utah)
May 18-20, 2010 - 16th Wildland Shrub Symposium (Logan, Utah) - The USDA Agricultural Research Service, Forage and Range Research Laboratory is a member of the Shrubland Research Consortium, which was formed in 1983 and now has 27 institutional members. In May 2010, the FRRL took a lead role in organizing the 16th Biannual Wildland Shrub Symposium held in Logan, Utah. The proceedings of this symposium contains 29 papers centered on the theme of threats to shrubland ecosystem integrity. Papers address the contemporary issues of energy development and reclamation impacts on ecosystem function, invasive plant ecology, wildlife habitats, restoration opportunities, historical perspectives in shrublands, ecosystem threats due to fire in the Mojave Desert, and modeling and monitoring of shrubland ecosystems. An overarching goal of the symposium was to make linkages between research and management. Papers can be accessed and downloaded from the following external site: USU Digital Commons.
May 17-21, 2010 - National Native Seed Conference (Snowbird, Utah)
April 26-30, 2010 - Western Plant Materials Consortium Workshop (Logan, Utah)
April 2010 - 32nd Annual Range Livestock Workshops (Arizona/Utah)
March 2010 - Symposium on Molecular Breeding of Forage & Turf, Buenos Aires, Argentina - The objective of this symposium was to deliberate on topics related with molecular breeding technologies of forage and turf, with emphasis on estimation of genetic diversity, gene discovery, genetic mapping, molecular assisted selection, transgenics and risk evaluation, and comparative genomics and bioinformatics.
February 2010 - Society for Range Management Annual Meeting - Plant improvement has historically played an essential role in the enhancement of rangeland ecosystems. Novel native and genetically manipulated plants have been used successfully for rangeland repair in a diverse array of disturbed ecosystems. Concepts, methods, and issues underlying plant improvement with regards to rangelands are not common knowledge among SRM members. This lack of understanding has led to misconceptions regarding the use of improved plant materials for repair of rangeland ecosystems. This symposium seeks to provide society members with information regarding plant materials development in the backdrop of the repair of rangeland ecosystems in changing environments.