|NPARL's BrownBagger Series|
Each winter NPARL hosts a BrownBagger Speaker Series featuring our own and other invited researchers and related experts discussing a variety of scientific and general interest topics. The hour-long presentations are open to the public and are hosted at the lab, generally every other Friday at noon from late January to early April.
With speaker permission, NPARL records the presentations to share with those unable to participate. Below are listings of available recordings. If you are interested in seeing any of these, please contact Beth Redlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-433-9427.
- Feb. 16 –Venkata Chapara, Plant Pathologist / Asst. Research Prof., NDSU Research Lab, Langdon, ND. Topic: Management of Head Rot in Sunflowers Using Bee Vectoring Technology
- Feb. 23 – Patrick Gilchrist, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA, Glasgow, MT. Topic: What's to come? A look at climate change and what it means for northeast Montana
- Mar. 9 – Natalie West, Research Ecologist, USDA-ARS-NPARL, Sidney, MT. Topic: Effective Use of Biocontrol for Rangeland Weeds: An Overview and Update
- Mar. 23 – Amanda Stahlke, University of Idaho, PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program. Topic: Genetics and genomics can inform biocontrol management decisions: Perspectives and prospects from the tamarisk leaf beetle (Diorhabda spp) and whitetop (Lepidium draba)
- Apr. 6 – John Gaskin, Research Botanist, USDA-ARS-NPARL, Sidney, MT. Topic: The role of hybridization in facilitating tree invasion
- Feb. 3 – Michelle Downey, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist, NRCS, Scobey, MT. Topic: The Value of Private Lands to Society and Conservation
- Feb. 17 –Zachary Sylvain, Post doc, USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab, Sidney, MT. Topic: Science at the bottom of the world - Ecological research in Antarctica
- Mar. 24 – Ann Fischer, District Conservationist, NRCS, Baker, MT. Topic: Re-thinking Winter Feeding Strategies: Bale Grazing with Benefits
- Apr. 7 – Beth Eiring, Nursery and Apiary Programs, MT Dept. of Ag, Helena, MT. Topic: Beekeeping from a Regulatory Perspective
- Jan. 15 – Derek Axton, Farmer, Minton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Topic: Working with Mother Nature to Improve Soil Health
Click here for a list of previous year's speakers.