COS 76
Agriculture II

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
301, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Growth and survivorship differences of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubialis (Hübner), on a range of host plants
Kelsey E. Fisher, University of Delaware; Charles E. Mason, University of Delaware
1:50 PM
 Tree root ecology in multi-species agroecosystems: detection and biomass estimation with ground penetrating radar
Kira A. Borden, University of Toronto; Luke C.N. Anglaaere, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana; Marney E. Isaac, University of Toronto-Scarborough
2:10 PM
 Plant associated microbial populations in organic and conventional Mid Atlantic cropping systems with and without glyphosate
Jude E. Maul, Sustainable Agriculture Systems Laboratory; Stephanie A. Yarwood, University of Maryland; Sarah Emche, Sustainable Agriculture Systems Laboratory; Michel Cavigelli, Sustainable Agriculture Systems Laboratory
2:30 PM
 Rhizosphere nitrogen cycling: Intra- and inter-specific variation among agronomically important summer annuals
Bryan Emmett, Cornell University; Nicholas D. Youngblut, Cornell University; Daniel H. Buckley, Cornell University; Laurie E. Drinkwater, Cornell University
2:50 PM
 Soil microbial community composition affects the weed suppression potential of green manures
Anthony C. Yannarell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Yi Lou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 The effect of nitrogen fertilizer on the soil community of biofuel switchgrass
Joni M Baumgarten, Rutgers University; John Dighton, Rutgers University
3:40 PM
 Let them work! Harvester ant seed predation leads to higher seed losses than seed burial
Barbara Baraibar, University of Lleida; Claudia Canadell, University of Lleida; Joel Torra, University of Lleida; Aritz Royo-Esnal, University of Lleida; Jordi Recasens, University of Lleida
4:00 PM
 Evidence of endogenous processes in the spatial patterns of an arboreal ant in an intensifying agroecosystem
Kevin Li, University of Michigan; John H. Vandermeer, University of Michigan; Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan
4:20 PM
 Herbicide drift impact on floral resources and pollination services: A landscape approach
Melanie A. Kammerer, The Pennsylvania State University; David A. Mortensen, The Pennsylvania State University; J. Franklin Egan, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Felix Bianchi, Wageningen University; Wopke van der Werf, Wageningen University; John F. Tooker, The Pennsylvania State University
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