97 Graduate Student Oral Competition

Oral Session
C02 Crop Physiology and Metabolism This is the oral session for the joint C-2 and C-4 graduate student competitions on topics pertinent to crop physiology and metabolism and to seed physiology. Please note that students must compete in only one category, oral or poster.


C04 Seed Physiology, Production & Technology
Monday, October 22, 2012: 7:55 AM-4:30 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 202, Level 2

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Glen Ritchie
8:00 AM
Teff Growth and Yield As Affected by Day Length, Temperature and Soil Moisture.
Muaid Ali, Oklahoma State University; Apurba Sutradhar, Oklahoma State University; Ma. Lourdes s. Edano, Oklahoma State University; Kefyalew Girma Desta, Oklahoma State University; Jeffrey Edwards, Oklahoma State University
8:15 AM
The Physiological Utility of Root Cortical Aerenchyma for Efficient Nitrogen Acquisition in Maize (Zea mays).
Patompong Saengwilai, Pennsylvania State University; Kathleen Brown, The Pennsylvania State University; Jonathan Lynch, Penn State
8:30 AM
Interactive Effects of Temperature and Elevated Carbon Dioxide On Early-Season Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam.) Growth and Development.
Karande Gajanayake, Mississippi State University; K. Raja Reddy, Mississippi State University; Mark Shankle, Mississippi State University; Ramon Arancibia, Mississippi state university
8:45 AM
Drought Tolerant Corn Under Varying Irrigation and Seeding Rates.
Jacob Becker, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Service; Brent Bean, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Service; Qingwu Xue, Texas AgriLife Research; Thomas Marek, Texas AgriLife Research
9:00 AM
Genetic Variability in Root Traits Among Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genotypes.
Sruthi Narayanan, Kansas State University; P.V. Vara Prasad, Kansas State University; Kulvinder Gill, Washington State University; Bikram Gill, Kansas State University; Amita Mohan, Washington State University
9:15 AM
QTL Associated with Waterlogging Tolerance and Related Physiological Traits in Wheat.
Diana Ballesteros Benavides, University of Arkansas; Andrea Acuna, University of Arkansas; Nithya Subramanian, University of Arkansas; Richard Mason, University of Arkansas
9:30 AM
Physiological Characteristics of High Yield Soybeans.
Ryan J. Van Roekel, University of Arkansas; Larry Purcell, University of Arkansas
9:45 AM
Rice Root Physiological and Morphological Traits of Diverse Genotypes Grown in Different Media.
Ratnaprabha Chittoori, Texas A&M University; Shannon Pinson, USDA-ARS National Rice Research Center; Lee Tarpley, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Genetic Variability for Heat Tolerance in Cowpea.
Brijesh Angira, Texas A&M University; Tulle Alexander, Texas A&M University; Padmavathi Sengodon, Texas A&M University; Bir Singh, Texas A&M University; Dirk Hays, Texas A&M University
10:30 AM
Metabolic and Physiological Responses to Water Deficit Stress of Eight Virginia-Type Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Cultivars and Breeding Lines.
Daljit Singh, Virginia Tech; Maria Balota, Virginia Tech; Eva Collakova, Virginia Tech; Gregory Welbaum, Virginia Tech; Thomas Isleib, North Carolina State University
10:45 AM
Genotypic Differences in Yield and Nitrogen Use Efficiency Traits in Grain Sorghum.
George Y. Mahama, Kansas State University; P.V. Vara Prasad, Kansas State University; David Mengel, Kansas State University; Tesfaye Tesso, Kansas State University
11:00 AM
Physiological and Morphological Effects of High Water Tables On Giant Reed (Arundo donax), Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum), Energycane and Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.).
Stephen Jennewein, University of Florida; Robert Gilbert, University of Florida; Alan Wright, University of Florida; Barry Glaz, USDA-ARS; Diane Rowland, University of Florida; Jerry Bennett, University of Florida; Ronnie Schnell, University of Florida
11:15 AM
Water-Deficit Stress On Cotton During Reproductive Development.
Dimitra Loka, University of Arkansas; Derrick Oosterhuis, University of Arkansas; Cristiane Pilon, University of Arkansas
11:30 AM
Screening of Spring and Winter Wheat for Water Use Efficiency by Carbon Isotope Discrimination Analysis.
Surya L. Shrestha, Washington State University; Scot H. Hulbert, Washington State University; Kimberly Garland-Campbell, Washington State University; Camille M. Steber, Washington State University; Michael Pumphrey, Washington State University; Arron Carter, Washington State University
11:45 AM
Evaluation of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Root Characteristics As Influenced by Row Spacing and Cultivar Difference.
Arjun Pandey, Oklahoma State University; Vijaya Gopal Kakani, Oklahoma State University; Jason Warren, Oklahoma State University
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Row Spacing Effects On Hybrid Growth and Yield for Mississippi Irrigated Corn Production.
Tyson Poulsen, Mississippi State University; Erick Larson, Mississippi State University; Michael Cox, Mississippi State University; M. Wayne Ebelhar, Mississippi State University; Normie Buehring, Mississippi State University; Darrin Roberts, Mississippi State University
1:15 PM
Seasonal Variations In Carbon Dioxide Exchange of Drought Stressed Switchgrass Ecosystem.
Pradeep Wagle, Oklahoma State University; Vijaya Gopal Kakani, Oklahoma State University
1:45 PM
Use of Strobilurin Fungicide to Prevent Disease and Increase Yield in Soybean.
Evan Sonderegger, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Timothy Shaver, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; James Specht, University of Nebraska; Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Greg Kruger, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
2:00 PM
Assessing the Sap Flow and Rooting Characteristics of the Castor Plant (Ricinus communis L.): Developing a Sustainable Cropping System for Florida.
David Campbell, University of Florida; Diane Rowland, University of Florida; Ronnie Schnell, University of Florida; Jason Ferrell, University of Florida; Ann C. Wilkie, University of Florida
2:15 PM
Expression Levels of Heat Tolerance Associated Genes in Bentgrasses.
David Jespersen, Rutgers University; Bingru Huang, Turfgrass center,Rutgers
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Growth, Yield, and Water Relations of Sorghum Genotypes Differing in Root Architecture Under Deficit Irrigation.
Xi Liang, University of Florida; John E. Erickson, University of Florida; Wilfred E. Vermerris, University of Florida; Diane L. Rowland, University of Florida; Lynn E. Sollenberger, University of Florida; Maria Lucia L. Silveira, University of Florida
3:00 PM
Characterization of Physiological Parameters in Soybean with Genetic Improvement in Seed Yield.
Nathan Keep, Kansas State University; William Schapaugh, Kansas State University; P.V. Vara Prasad, Kansas State University; John E. Boyer Jr., Kansas State University
3:15 PM
Epicuticular Wax: Its Deposition During the Reproductive Stages of Wheat in Response to Heat Stress.
Trevis Huggins, Texas A&M University; Dirk Hays, Texas A&M University
3:30 PM
Effect of 1-MCP On Plant Physiology and Yield of Cotton Plants Under Abiotic Stress Caused by Ethephon.
Yuan Chen, Texas A&M University; J. Tom Cothren, Texas A&M University
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
Estimating Forage Wheat Biomass From 3-D Vegetation Parameters Collected Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner.
Sean M. Thompson, Texas A&M University; Alfredo Delgado, Texas A&M University; Aaron M. Franks, Texas A&M; Robert A. Washington-Allen, Texas A&M University; Robert W. Duncan, University of Manitoba; Amir Ibrahim, Texas A&M University; Dirk B. Hays, Texas A&M University
4:15 PM
4:15 PM