2021 Department of Agronomy Seminar Series

August 25, 2021

Held every Thursday at 2:10 pm in 2050 Agronomy Hall* or virtually join us via Zoom. 

Date Time Speaker Topic Location

Sept. 2*

2:10pm  Mario Perez Bidegain, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay "Soil conservation policy driven by science in Uruguay"


Sept. 9

2:10pm Kevin Pixely, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center "Plant breeding and agricultural science for the next 40 years" 2050 Agronomy Hall & Virtual

Sept. 16

2:10pm Kendall Lamkey, Agronomy department chair "State of the Department" 2050 Agronomy Hall & Virtual

Sept. 23

2:10pm Justin Gilsan, state climatologist for IDALS Topic: Iowa's climate 2050 Agronomy Hall & Virtual

Sept. 30*

1:00pm Shannon Hauf, senior vice president and head of seed production innovation at Bayer Topic: Women in agriculture 124 Ross Hall

Oct. 7*

2:10pm Sam Zipper, University of Kansas "Where did my water go? Irrigation and water conservation impacts on the stream, aquifer and atmosphere" Virtual

Oct. 14*

2:10pm Ingrid Kogel-Knaber, professor at the Technical University of Munich "Understanding soil organic matter turnover from studying interactions with soil minerals" Virtual

Oct. 21

2:10pm John McKay, professor at Colorado State University "Commercializing genetic discoveries for sustainable food and feed production in hemp and corn" 2050 Agronomy Hall & Virtual

Oct. 28

2:10pm Andrew Kniss, professor at the University of Wyoming Topic: Integrated Weed Management 2050 Agronomy Hall & Virtual

Nov. 4

2:10pm Ed Anderson, senior director of research at the Iowa Soybean Association Topic: On-farm research

2050 Agronomy Hall & Virtual

Nov. 18

2:10pm The Pierre Lecture in Soil Science by Asmeret Berhe, University of California-Merced "Role of soil erosion in biogeochemical cycling of essential elements" TBD

*Note: the September 30th seminar is a different time and physical location