Seminar series

The Spring 2016 semester series kicks off February 1 with Thomas Björkman, associate professor, Horticulture Section, speaking on Broccoli production in the Northeast​.

Horticulture Section seminars meet 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. most Mondays when classes are in session with videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva unless otherwise noted.

Seminars are open to all. Refreshments served. Those wishing to take for 1 credit, enroll in HORT 4950 (undergrads) or HORT 6000 (grads). To view many past seminars, visit the Cornell horticulture seminar YouTube channel.

Download Spring 2016 Horticulture Seminar Series poster.

Horticulture seminars

When darkness comes: Student mental health, university gardens, and the Nature Rx approach

Feb 22 | 12:20 pm

Don Rakow, Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, and Erica Anderson, MPS Candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture....

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Cornell’s grape breeding program and the impact of the SCRI VitisGen project

Feb 29 | 12:20 pm

Bruce Reich, Associate Professor, Horticulture Section. Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Creating a Garden for Climate Change Education

Mar 7 | 12:20 pm

Sonja Skelly, Director of Education, Cornell Plantations. Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

From plant exploration to plant tissue culture: Breeding ornamental plants

Mar 14 | 12:20 pm

Mark Bridgen, Professor and Director, Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center. Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Phylogenetic diversification of agriculture as a tool for pest suppression

Mar 21 | 12:20 pm

David Gonthier, Post-doctoral fellow, UC Berkeley. Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Faking wine and making millions: Wine counterfeiting through the ages

Apr 11 | 12:20 pm

Justine Vanden Heuvel, Associate Professor, Horticulture Section and Michael Fontaine, Associate Professor, Department of Classics....

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Physiology and application of grape leaf removal techniques at different timings and modalities

Apr 18 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Stefano Poni, Professor, Istituto Frutti-Viticoltura, Piacenza, Italy. Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Science-iness: The challenge of communicating science to diverse audiences

Apr 25 | 12:20 pm

Nancy Rose, Editor, Arnoldia, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Untermyer Gardens---Restoring Eden in Yonkers, NY

May 2 | 12:20 pm

Stephen Byer, Chairman, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar