Cornell University

Farmer-managed Field Trials Illustrate the Benefits of Vermicompost and Biochar for Suppressing Soil Borne Diseases and Increasing Bean Yields in Western Kenya

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Emerson Hall, 135

Dr. Janice Thies is an Associate Professor of Soil Biology in Soil and Crop Sciences and International Professor of Soil Ecology. She is a 2006 American Society for Microbiology Latin America International Professor and has led five international workshops on Soil Molecular Ecology. She has served as an expert consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Iran, the USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program, and has served twice on Scientific Advisory Panels for the US-EPA.  Her research program in soil ecology focuses on developing, testing and implementing methods to assess soil biological quality, remediate degraded soils, and improve soil management practices to ensure the long-term sustainability of agricultural ecosystems. She received her PhD (1990) and MS (1986) from the University of Hawaii and BS (1976) from the University of Washington.

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CIIFAD, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies



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Virginia Montopoli

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Janice Thies, Professor of Soil Biology in Soil and Crop Sciences Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science

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Cornell University

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