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Agricultural Research Service

News from the Southeast Area

Outreach and Professional Activities:

 

April 20, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Plant Physiologist, Dave Gealy, of the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart, AR is serving as a mentor and committee member for PhD student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in the Department of Crop Soil and Environmental Science.

April 20-23, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Geneticist, Anna McClung of the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart, AR will meet with cooperators at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, to perform rice breeding selections and research.

May 1, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Geneticist, Anna McClung of the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart, AR will make an invited presentation to the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation in Charleston, SC, on “Using Carolina Gold Rice as a Genomic Basis for Future USA Rice Breeding”.

May 4, 2015, ARS staff at the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart, AR will host students and teachers from local Arkansas schools for an all-day science fair as part of the Future Scientist Program lead by Dr. Craig Wilson, Texas A&M University. The event will include presentations by the students on agricultural based experiments that they have devised and conducted during the past year.

April 28-19, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Hydrologist, Glenn Wilson of the Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit, Oxford, MS will host the S1048 Regional Project Meeting at the National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, Mississippi.  The project focuses on the “Assessment of the Carbon Sequestration Potential of Common Agricultural Systems on Benchmark Soils across the Southern Region Climate Gradient.

 

May 1, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Entomologist, David Shapiro-Ilan of the Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron, GA will participate as a Graduate Committee member on a Ph.D. Research Defense at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.  The dissertation research focuses on evolution and trait deterioration in beneficial nematodes and their bacterial symbionts (an area that Shapiro-Ilan also investigates). 

 

May 3-6, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Agricultural Engineer, Ron Bingner of the Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit, Oxford, MS will present the paper, "Climate Change Impacts on Water Quality from the USDA-ARS CEAP Beasley Lake and Goodwin Creek Experimental Watersheds, Mississippi" at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 1st Climate Change Symposium - Adaptation and mitigation to be held in Chicago, IL.

 

May 2, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Entomologist, David Jenkins of the Tropical Agriculture Research Station in Mayaguez, PR will present “Pollination of Annona spp.: Bigger fruit through chemistry!” as a keynote speaker at the Annual Biology Undergraduate Symposium at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

 

May 8, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Leader, Annie Donoghue; Microbiologist, Geraldine Huff; Soil Scientist, Philip Moore; and Physiologist, Narayan Rath at the Poultry Production and Product Safety Research Unit in Fayetteville, AR will host a “Presentation Day” for the Science Teachers that attended the Future Scientist’s Program held there in 2014.  Fifteen teachers from across Arkansas are expected to attend and each are invited to bring 4 or 5 of their students. The students will present research reports on the corn earworm projects they worked on this past year. The unit scientists will answer questions about their work and will host hands-on science activities for the students in the afternoon.

May 20, 2015, Agricultural Research Service Entomologist David Jenkins of the Tropical Agriculture Research Station in Mayaguez, PR will participate in a citrus greening diagnosis field day in Isabela, PR sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico Extension Service Office.

 

April 27-30, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Thomas Klasson, Research Leader of the Commodity Utilization Research Unit, New Orleans, LA will attend and co-chair the 37th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals in San Diego.  He will also give a poster presentation titled “Impact of potential fermentation inhibitor present in sweet sorghum sugar solutions.”  The work directly addresses the goals of the Unit’s Sugar and Biofuel CRIS, as it develops alternative uses for non-food sugar crops such as sweet sorghum.

May 3-6, 2015, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Michael Dowd, Research Chemical Engineer of the Commodity Utilization Research Unit, New Orleans, LA will attend the American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting to present the abstract and poster, "Improvements to the gossypol HPLC analytical method." in Orlando, Florida.



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