Join the National Association of Plant Breeding and PBG Works for a webinar on cotton breeding by Dr. Johnie Jenkins of the USDA-ARS in Starkville, Mississippi. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and advanced registration is required.
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This webinar is part of the 2015 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Webinar Series. Find all upcoming and recorded webinars at http://www.extension.org/pages/60426
Dr. Johnie Jenkins, Research Geneticist with the USDA-ARS in Starkville, MS, was honored with the 2013 NAPB Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnie joined ARS in 1961 and has made and continues to make significant contributions to the science of plant breeding. Dr. Jenkins has been recognized in many other venues during his career, including induction into the USDA Hall of Fame in 2007. Johnie has been a leader in developing interdisciplinary teams to research host plant resistance in cotton, an effort that has brought about reduction of damage by several insect pests and nematodes. He pioneered the understanding of the effects of chemical differences among cotton strains on the variability of damage done by pests and performed seminal work on cotton fruiting, retention, and yield, developing the technique of "plant mapping" that is used throughout the industry today. Dr. Jenkins’ research has benefited the global cotton community through his mentoring of 71 graduate students from 12 countries.
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This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. A descriptive flyer and on-line registration and payment for any or all of the webinars is available at http://events.anr.msu.edu/beginningfarmerwebinars/ A registration fee of $10 per webinar, or $100 for all 20 webinars is required.
Getting started with managing soil, irrigation, fertilization interactions
Ron Goldy, MSU Extension
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7-9pm
“It all starts with the soil” is a truism that can’t be ignored. This session will help you understand your soil type and how it influences irrigation and fertilization decisions. Having this understanding will help get the most out of nutrient and water applications while maximizing production and maintaining environmental quality.
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