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May 06

Plant Breeding Approaches and Technologies for Challenges in Agriculture: A view from a Texas Maize Breeding Program

2:00 pm EDT

Join the National Association of Plant Breeding and the Plant Breeding and Genomics Community of Practice for a webinar on corn breeding by Seth Murray of the Texas A&M University . The webinar takes place on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and advanced registration is required.

Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/174502756169625089

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

About the Presenter

Dr. Murray's research focuses on molecular quantitative genetics as well as applied maize breeding.  He identifies and quantifies genetic effects in maize for tolerance and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses along with introgression of exotic germplasm into adaptedsubtropical and temperate germplasm.  Dr. Murray develops germplasm with improved grain quality, processing properties, and value-added traits.  He uses QTL mapping, association mapping, and genomic selection to expedite the breeding process.

System Requirements

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Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you have concerns, please test your Java at http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp prior to joining the webinar. If you are running Mac OS with Safari, please be sure to test your Java. If it isn't working, please try Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com) or Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome). The webinar program will require you to download software before connecting you to the webinar, so if you don't have administrative rights on your computer, you may not be able to do this, although you can listen in by phone. If you'd like to test your connection to gotowebinar in advance, go here

May 06

Moodle Meet-Up: What's New w/Moodle 2.7

3:00 pm EDT

eXtension's online course system, campus.extension.org, was recently upgraded to Moodle version 2.7.7.  This session will explore some of the new features associated with this upgrade, as well as recent changes to the Kaltura video streaming service used by Campus.  Audio on this session will be via VoIP.



Larry Lippke


moodle campus

May 07

Using State-and-Transition Simulation Models to Guide Sustainable Management of Ecosystems: Three Case Studies from Across the US

2:00 pm EDT

Sustainable management of natural resources under competing demands is challenging, particularly when facing novel and uncertain future climatic conditions. Meeting this challenge requires considering information about the effects of management, disturbance, land use and climate change on ecosystems. State-and-transition simulation models (STSMs) provide a flexible framework for integrating landscape processes and comparing alternative management scenarios, but incorporating climate change is an active area of research. In this presentation, three researchers (Jennifer Costanza from North Carolina State University, Megan Creutzburg from Portland State University, and Brian Miller from Colorado State University) will present work funded by Climate Science Centers across the country to incorporate climate projections into STSMs.
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