CAFES Research Seminar Series

Please join CAFES for our Research Seminar Series

Fridays 12:10 - 1 p.m.
Dates with * denotes 1:10 - 2 p.m.

ZOOM Meeting ID: 936 2018 3012


Current Seminar Series

Date Event
Sep. 25 "Finding a Needle in a Vineyard: Hyperspectral Imagery, Machine Learning, and the Detection of Water Stress": Sean
Hurley, Agribusiness, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Oct. 2 "AI-Enabled Sensing in Agriculture": Mason Earles, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
Oct. 9 "Groundwater Externalities, Water Pricing, and Land Use Change": Ellen Bruno, Agricultural and Resource Economics,
UC Berkeley
Oct. 16

"The Theory of Structured Experiences: Understanding Engagement": Andrew Lacanienta, Experience Industry
Management, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Oct. 23

"Genetics of Carotenoids, Kernel Color, and Vitamin E in Maize Grain": Christine Diepenbrock, Plant Sciences, UC

Oct. 30* "Microplastics: Science and Policy": Anastasia Telesetsky, Natural Resources Management & Environmental
Sciences, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Nov. 6 "Do Local Craft Beverages Taste Better? An Investigation into the Halo Effect": Jamie Levitt, Food Science and
Nutrition, Fresno State
Nov. 13 "Utilization of Metabolomics to Investigate Nutrition and Disease": Michael La Frano, Food Science and Nutrition, Cal
Poly, San Luis Obispo
Nov. 20 "Impact of Deficit Irrigation and Mechanical Leafing on Yield and Berry/Wine Composition of Cabernet Sauvignon in
the San Joaquin Valley": Kristy Sun, Viticulture and Enology, Fresno State
Dec. 4 "Livestock Genomics: Opportunities and Challenges": Mohammad Abo-Ismail, Animal Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Past Seminar Series

Date Event
Jan. 10 Investigating Fungicide Resistance of Powdery Mildew in Wine Grapes in the Central Coast of CA: Shungping Ding, Horticulture and Crop Science and Wine and Viticulture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jan. 17 Increasing Sustainability in Aquaculture Production Systems: Greg Schwartz, BioResource and Agricultural Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jan. 24 Understanding Outcomes: Qualitative Discovery in the Outdoor and Adventure Fields: Marni Goldenberg, Experience Industry Management, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jan. 31 The Economic Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Food Supply Chain: Richard Volpe, Agribusiness, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 7 Kandarian Farms: A Local Success Story, From AG Engineer to Grower, Larry Kandarian
Feb. 14 Effect of Cover Crop and Solarization on Weeds and Soil Verticillium Load in Organic Production Systems: Ashraf Tubeileh, Horticulture and Crop Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 21 Soil Health and Fertility in Central Coast Cropping Systems: Charlotte Decock, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 28 The Potential of Biostimulant usage in Grape Production: Sonet Van Zyl, Viticulture and Enology, Fresno State, Fresno, CA



Organic Matter Preservation in Ancient Soils of Earth and Mars: Adrian Broz (Cal Poly BS and MS Alumni), Earth Sciences, University of Oregon



Temporal Changes in the Soil Microbiome in Response to Soil Fumigants: Shashika Hewavitharana, Horticulture and Crop Science & Strawberry Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

For questions, please call Marnie Perry at 805-756-2161 

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