David W. Staniforth Memorial Lecture

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018 from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:0127 Curtiss
Contact:Micheal Owen,
Channel:Agronomy Department
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"Will Genetically Engineered Pests Protect Health, Biodiversity, and Crop Production?" Fred Gould, North Carolina State University, will summarize issues being addressed by researchers attempting to genetically suppress or alter characteristics of insect pest populations. The presentation will address the status of these systems as well as their future potential for protecting crops, human health and biodiversity.

Dr. Fred Gould
Co-director, Genetic Engineering and Society Center
William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture
University Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Dr. Gould was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 and won the Alexander von Humboldt Award for the most significant agricultural research over a 5-year period in 2004. He has served the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences on several occasions most recently as the Chair of the committee that developed the report "Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experiences and Future Prospects". In 2000, he served as the NRC committee chair that submitted the report "Environmental Effects of Commercialization of Transgenic Plants" and Dr. Gould has served on four Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panels on transgenic crops. Iowa State University is fortunate to have a scholar like Dr. Gould present the 2018 Staniforth Lecture.

David W. Staniforth Memorial Lecture
The Staniforth Memorial Lecture honors Dr. David W. Staniforth who was a weed scientist at Iowa State University from 1947 to 1984. Dr. Staniforth was a pioneer in the field of weed science and his research helped to shape the effective weed control systems used by farmers today. His experience spanned the development of modern herbicide technology, beginning with work on the mode of action of 2,4-D and continuing through refinements in weed control systems including the development of weed control systems for conservation tillage.

This is the 29th Annual David W. Staniforth Memorial Lecture.