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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science


Spring Semester 2015 Horticulture and Crop Science Seminar

Feb 4, 2015, 11:30am - 12:25pm

Dr Todd Gaines

Assistant Professor
Molecular Weed Science
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Sustainable Production Systems: Implications of Glyphosate Resistance

ABSTRACT:  Sustainable weed management is essential for sustainable cropping systems.  The seminar will describe the molecular and genetic basis of complex herbicide resistance mechanisms, utilizing next-generation sequencing to study complex traits in weeds, and developing molecular markers for rapid resistance diagnostics.  This research has implications for the evolutionary trajectories of weedy species subject to human management (specifically herbicides and herbicide resistance evolution), and the development of  genomics and bioinformatics resources to study herbicide resistance traits in weedy species and crops.

Faculty, Staff and Students are invited to an informal discussion over pizza with Dr Gaines following the seminar in Kottman 202F. Please RSVP to Dave Barker (for catering)
Please contact Dave Barker if you would like to meet individually with Dr Gaines on Wednesday afternoon.

HOST: Dave Barker,
Note - Dr. Gaines’ visit is sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Marysville, with thanks to Dr. Bob Harriman, VP for Biotechnology, and Adjunct Professor, HCS.
Wednesday February 4
11:30 AM - 12:25 PM 
Kottman 244 (Columbus)
video-linked to 
121 Fisher Auditorium (Wooster)