An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council and the Crop Science Society of America.
Webinar Description: Pulses is a broad term that includes multiple varieties of beans and peas: dry beans, garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, and lentils, to name a few. During the 2016 International Year of Pulses, as declared by the United Nations, interest in (and demand for) this nutritious crop as a raw ingredient and as a food additive is increasing. Widely produced in Canada, and growing in popularity to diversify crop production in the USA, pulses are used in rotation and as cover crops, and have the potential to add economic and other environmental benefits. The webinar speakers will explore the history, current uses, and outlook for pulses in North American agriculture, so that you can share about those opportunities with your clients.
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC: 1.0 Professional Meeting
Stephen O. Guy, PhD
Professor and Extension Agronomist
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Washington State University
Stephen is a professor at Washington State University and Extension agronomist in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences since 2008, and was a professor at the University of Idaho for 18 years prior to WSU. Primary responsibilities for both appointments were variety evaluation and cropping systems agronomy, Extension, and research. Primary crops studied include: spring and winter wheat and barley, grain legumes (dry pea, lentil, chickpea, and faba bean), and oilseeds (canola, camelina, mustard, and rapeseed). He has a Ph.D. in agronomy from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988; and B.S. and M.S. in Plant Pathology from Colorado State University.
Perry Miller, PhD
Professor of Sustainable Cropping Systems
Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University
Perry Miller is a Professor of Sustainable Cropping Systems in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University – conducting diversified dryland cropping systems research there since 1998. His research focuses on systems-level water and nitrogen budgets in diversified wheat-based farming systems. Specific research emphases include no-till and organic cropping systems, pulse crop ecology, winter dicot crops, cover crops, crop energy budgets, and best management practices for greenhouse gas mitigation. He has a B.Sc. in Agronomy – University of Saskatchewan (1984), M.Sc. in Crop Science – University of Guelph (1989), Ph.D. in Agronomy and Plant Genetics – University of Minnesota (1992). Before going to Montana, he had a post-doc at the University of Manitoba, and worked as an alternative crops agronomist for AAFC-SPARC in Saskatchewan.
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April 06, 2016