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Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Chemist, Sophie Uchimiya of the Commodity Utilization Research Unit in New Orleans, LA received the 2016 Journal of Environmental Quality Outstanding Associate Editor award.  The award will be featured in CSA News of American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA).

 

Press Releases:

Pasture Management and Riparian Buffers Reduce Erosion, released June 1, 2017, by CSA News Magazine, https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/csa/articles/62/6/16?_cldee=YW1hbmRhLmFzaHdvcnRoQGFycy51c2RhLmdvdg%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-004b91c97e2bde11958b0013210e308e-35334f6fc06447bbad288f23628fd50e&esid=130d397d-284a-e711-80d3-005056a7afa5

Diverse Rotations and Poultry Litter Improves Soybean Yield, released June 1, 2017, by CSA News Magazine, https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/csa/articles/62/6/16?_cldee=YW1hbmRhLmFzaHdvcnRoQGFycy51c2RhLmdvdg%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-004b91c97e2bde11958b0013210e308e-35334f6fc06447bbad288f23628fd50e&esid=130d397d-284a-e711-80d3-005056a7afa5

Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield, released May 15, 2017, by American Association for the Advancement for Science, https://phys.org/news/2017-05-diverse-rotations-poultry-litter-soybean.html

Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield, released May 15, 2017, by American Society of Agronomy, https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/asoa-dra051117.php

Kari Hugie and her research at the Pee Dee Center was featured in an article in the Southeast Farm Press Magazine.  Kari is a Post doc, Research Geneticist at the Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Res. Center in Florence, SC, and works with Dr. Todd Campbell.  You can read the entire article at the below link

http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/historic-flood-still-lingers-over-south-carolina-cotton

 

Blogs:

USDA Blog: Earthworms Work Wonders for Soils https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2017/04/21/earthworms-work-wonders-soils

Outreach and Professional Activities:

 

October 12-13, 2017, ARS Soil Scientist, Dr. Amanda Ashworth will attend the Association of Professional Soil Classifiers meeting, Morrilton, AR and on Oct 13th she will attend USDA-NRCS meeting followed by a meeting with the state Game and Fish Commission meeting; in Little Rock, AR.  University Technician, Taylor Adams will also attend the Association of Professional Soil Classifiers meeting and give talk on "Differences in Soil Properties among High-and Average-Yield Soybean Areas in Arkansas".

October 12-14, 2017, ARS Research Entomologist Yu Cheng Zhu of the Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Stoneville, MS will attend the North Dakota Beekeepers Association Annual Convention in Jamestown, ND to present invited talk "Potential Adverse Impacts of Pesticides on Honey Bees".

October 15, 2017, ARS Peter Cotty, Research Plant Pathologist of the Food and Feed Safety Research Unit, New Orleans, LA, will present lectures on aflatoxins and train local researchers to sample and identify atoxigenic strains. He will assist with team building, planning and participate in field visits and collecting peanut and soil samples in Nanning, China.

October 16-17, 2017, ARS Research Plant Pathologist, Hamed Abbas of the Biological Control of Pests Research Unit in Stoneville, MS, will attend the 2017 Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists annual meeting at Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, MS.  He will present an oral presentation entitled, “Use of bioplastic formulations to enhance the efficacy of non-toxigenic isolates of Aspergillus flavus in reducing aflatoxin in corn”, and a poster presentation entitled, “Rapid Screening for Production of the Mycotoxin Botryodiplodin by Isolates of the Charcoal Rot Disease Fungus, Macrophomina phaseolina, from Soybean and Strawberry”.  This meeting will be attended by the faculty and scientists of MSU, farmers and growers, and industrial personnel.

October 16-17, 2017, ARS Research Agronomist Dr. Arlene Adviento-Borbe of the Delta Water Research Management Unit, Jonesboro, AR, will attend the 2017 University of Arkansas Landscape Flux Group meeting at the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, AR.

October 16-17, 2017, ARS Research Entomologist Yu Cheng Zhu of the Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Stoneville, MS will make an oral presentation entitled “Chronic and Hidden Effect of Imidacloprid (Neonicotinoids) on Honey Bees, Apis mellifera” at the Mississippi Entomological Association and MAPPAN Joint Meeting to be held in Starkville, MS.

October 16-18, 2017, ARS Research Agricultural Engineer Yanbo Huang of the Crop Production Systems Research Unit, Stoneville, MS, will attend the 7th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture in Hamilton, New Zealand, and he will make a presentation on “Low-altitude remote sensing systems for precision agriculture.”

October 17-18, 2017, ARS Research Leader, Dr. Annie M. Donoghue will attend the Research Leader Continuous Develop Team, Baltimore, MD.

October 18-20, 2017, ARS, Research Plant Physiologist, Steve Duke, Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, in University, MS, will present a seminar entitled:  "From Artemisia annua to Plasmodium ssp. To mosquito repellants" at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

October 19, 2017, ARS Scientists of the Sugarcane Research Unit, Houma, LA, will host a touring group of approximately 35 people who are interested in U.S. agriculture. Scientists will discuss various aspects of their research projects and provide a tour of the SRU’s research farm.

October 19-21, 2017, ARS Research Plant Pathologist, Hamed Abbas of the Biological Control of Pests Research Unit in Stoneville, MS, will be a keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics in San Francisco, CA, with the theme of “Novel Trends and Advances in Bioworld Innovation: Biopolymers – Bioplastics”. He will present a seminar entitled, “Bioplastic formulations for the delivery of beneficial microbes to control agricultural pests”.  This conference will be attended by experts in the field from around the world.

October 20-26, 2017, ARS Research Geneticist William Anderson of the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit, Tifton, GA will attend the ASA/CSSA/SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, FL to present “Lupin and Other Winter Covers as Biomass Feedstock in Agronomic and Forestry Production Systems.”

October 21, 2017, ARS,  21st Annual Field Day sponsored by Louisiana Beekeepers Association and Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Lab, Baton Rouge, LA.

October 21, 2017, 21st Annual Field Day sponsored by Louisiana Beekeepers Association and Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Lab, Baton Rouge, LA

October 21-26, 2017, ARS Soil Scientist, Dr. Amanda Ashworth will attend 2017 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL to present poster “Cropping sequence, cover crops, poultry litter applications impact soil microbial community structure”.

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Research Geneticist Joseph Knoll of the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit, Tifton, GA will attend the ASA/CSSA/SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, FL to present a talk entitled, “Plant Population Response of New Aflatoxin-Resistant Corn Hybrids in Georgia.”

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Research Agronomist Saseendran S. Anapalli of the Crop Production Systems Research Unit, Stoneville, MS will attend the 2017 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Meeting in Tampa, FL.  He will present a paper ‘Eddy Covariance and Energy Balance Methods for Rapidly Estimating ET and Crop Coefficients in the Mississippi Delta Region.’  As  Chair of the ‘Model Applications in Field Research Community' Committee, Dr. Anapalli will conduct three sessions: (1) Symposium-Advances in Measuring and Modeling Crop Water Requirements; (2) Examples of Model Applications in Field Research Oral; and (3) Examples of Model Applications in Field Research - Poster (includes student competition).  As Chair Elect of the ‘Climatology and Modeling Section’ of the American Society of Agronomy, he will attend their program planning committee meetings and discussions for the next annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, November 2018 as well.

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Dr. Shannon Pinson, Research Geneticist, from the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart, AR is invited to speak at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meetings in Tampa, FL on “Soil and Fertilizer Management for Food Crops to Improve Human Mineral Nutrition” and will present a talk on “Genetic, chemical, and field management strategies for reducing accumulation of arsenic in rice grains”.  In addition, Dr. Georgia Eizenga, Research Geneticist, will present a talk on “Validation of yield component traits identified by GWA mapping in a rice tropical japonica x tropical japonica RIL mapping population”.

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Research Soil Scientist - Paul M. White, Jr., and Research Geneticist - James Todd, of the Sugarcane Research Unit in Houma, LA, will present posters at the ASA, CSSA, & SSSA Tri-society International Meeting, “Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future,” in Tampa, FL on “Building organic matter of long-term sugarcane soils in a temperate environment” (White) and Calculation of heritability and genetic correlations between yield traits of sugarcane (Saccharum Spp.) in early selection breeding populations in Louisiana”

October 22-25 2017, ARS Research Agronomist Dr. Arlene Adviento-Borbe, of the Delta Water Management Research Unit, in Jonesboro, AR will attend the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America International. Dr. Adviento-Borbe will be presenting a paper entitled "N fertilizer strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sustaining grain yield in irrigated flooded rice systems" in Tampa, FL.

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Research Geneticist Karen Harris-Shultz of the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit, Tifton, GA will attend the ASA/CSSA/SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, FL to present “Does Wax Impact Sugarcane Aphid Resistance?”

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Environmental Engineer Kyoung S. Ro, Coastal Plains Soil, Water & Plant Research Center, Florence, SC, will make a presentation “Swine manure odor removal using biochar” at the ASA CSSA SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Research Agronomist Phil Bauer, of the Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Unit, Florence, SC, will present “Crimson Clover Cover Crop Effect on Cotton” at the 2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, FL.

October 22-25, 2017, ARS Research Soil Scientist Gilbert C. Sigua, of the Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Research Center, Florence, SC will attend the 2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL. Dr. Sigua as the community leader will lead the “Biochar Community” symposium and topical sessions. He will also give two technical presentations entitled “Phytostabilizing effect of biochars on remediating heavy metals in mine spoil soils” and “Pore water nitrate in Coastal Plains soils with corn production: Impact of irrigation scheduling”.

October 22-26, 2017, ARS Research Hydrologist, Glenn Wilson, of the Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit, National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, MS, will attend the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Tampa, FL. He will moderate the oral session entitled "Managing Water Resources for a Secure Future".

October 22-26, 2017, ARS Research Geneticist Corley Holbrook of the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit, Tifton, GA will attend the ASA/CSSA/SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, FL to present a poster entitled, “Phenotyping and Genotyping of RIL Populations of Peanut for Gene Discovery and Marker Development.”

October 23-25, 2017, ARS Research Ecologist Matt Moore of the National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, MS, will attend the annual meeting for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Tampa, FL.  He will give a poster presentation on Can Rice Paddies Mitigate Pesticides in Agricultural Runoff?

October 23-25, 2017, ARS Research Ecologist Matt Moore of the National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, MS, will attend the annual meeting for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Tampa, FL.  He will give a poster presentation on Can Rice Paddies Mitigate Pesticides in Agricultural Runoff?

October 23-25, 2017 ARS Director Martin Locke of the National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, MS, will attend the annual meeting for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Tampa, FL.  He will give a poster presentation on FGD Gypsum Application to a Tunica Clay Soil in the Mississippi Delta.  Dr. Locke also will be receiving an award for Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.

October 23-25, 2017, ARS Director Martin Locke of the National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, MS, will attend the annual meeting for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Tampa, FL.  He will give a poster presentation on FGD Gypsum Application to a Tunica Clay Soil in the Mississippi Delta.  Dr. Locke also will be receiving an award for Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.

October 24-25, 2017, ARS Research Soil Scientist, Matias Vanotti, of the Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Research Center, Florence, SC will attend a project cooperator meeting at Pancopia Inc. laboratory at the Peninsula Technology Incubator in Hampton, VA. Participants of the meeting will report cooperative research on development of a new biological wastewater treatment system for NASA to purify and recycle water in space.  

October 25, 2017, ARS Research Soil Scientist Jeff Novak, Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Research Center, Florence, SC will present at the 2017 American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, a lecture on “biochars ability to sequester heavy metals in mine impacted spoils.”  He will also moderate a session concerning biochars connection to global sustainability of soil, food, energy and the environment. 

November 2-3, 2017, ARS, Research Plant Physiologist, Steve Duke, Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, in University, MS, will present a paper entitled:  "Biochemical and Plant Incorporated Protectants Bioherbicides" at the Partnerships in BioControl, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress in Philadelphia, PA.

November 4-8, 2017, ARS Research Chemist, Charles Cantrell, Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, at University, MS, will attend the Entomological Society of America annual meeting and give an invited oral presentation titled, "Isolation and identification of potential biopesticidal compounds from the North American mosquito repelling folk remedy plant, Matricaria discoidea" in Denver, CO.

November 5-8, 2017, ARS Research Chemist, Agnes Rimando, Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, at University, MS, will attend the American Chemical Society Asia-Pacific International Chapters Conference and will present a paper entitled, "Effect of blueberry constituent on mindfunction" in Jeju, South Korea. 

November 5-9, 2017, ARS Research Hydrologist Dr. Michele Reba of the Delta Water Management Research Unit, in Jonesboro, AR will attend and present a paper entitled “Field scale water management in Mid-South US rice production" at the Sino-US Water Saving Technologies Flagship Project Conference Irrigation Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

November 7-11, 2017, ARS Research Chemist Dr. Matthew Lebar of the Food and Feed Safety Research Unit in New Orleans, LA, will present a poster entitled: "Biosynthesis of the toxic metabolite Aspergillic acid in Aspergillus flavus” at the 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis to be held in Prague, Czech Republic.

November 11-15, 2017, ARS Research Chemist, Charles Cantrell, Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, at University, MS, will attend the 46th annual meeting US Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resource, Food and Agricultural Panel and give an invited oral presentation titled, "Khellin and Visnagin, Furanochromones from Ammi visnaga (L.) Lam., as Potential Bioherbicides" in Hiroshima, Japan.



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Last Modified: 10/19/2017
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