Seminar series

The Fall 2015 semester series kicks off August 31 with Chris Wien, professor, Horticulture Section, speaking on Supporting the American Cut Flower Industry​.

Horticulture Section seminars meet 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. most Mondays when classes are in session. Due to construction in Plant Science Room 404, availability via videoconference to Geneva in A134 Barton Hall is uncertain, especially early in the semester. When PS 404 is not available, we will meet in 102 Mann Library. Please check back for location info as progress with PS 404 renovations over the summer have moved quickly. (Check individual seminar listings for occasional dates when A134 Barton Hall is not available and we will videoconference to another room.)

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.

Fall 2015 seminar series poster [.pdf]

Horticulture seminars

Improving urban resilience through tree selection

Sep 14 | 12:20 pm

Hendrik Sjoman, post-doctoral fellow, Horticulture Section Horticulture Section seminar series Note alternate location for videoconference in Geneva: A137 Barton Hall

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Seminar

Agricultural resiliency: A human aspect of production agriculture

Sep 21 | 12:20 pm

Jeff Perry, education lecturer, Horticulture Section Horticulture Section seminar series

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Seminar

Alexander von Humboldt and the Invention of Nature

Sep 28 | 12:20 pm

Andrea Wulf, design historian and author

Location: Riley Robb | Event type: Seminar

Can We build food systems that are climate-smart enough?

Oct 5 | 12:20 pm

David Wolfe, professor, Horticulture Section Horticulture Section seminar series Note alternate location for videoconference in Geneva: 310 Barton Hall

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Seminar

Sustainable Sites Initiative

Oct 19 | 12:20 pm

Melanie Sifton, V.P. for Horticulture and Operations, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Horticulture Section seminar series

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Seminar

Apple tree form and fruit quality: what are we learning through genomic approaches?

Oct 26 | 12:20 pm

Kenong Xu, assistant professor, Horticulture Section Horticulture Section seminar series

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Seminar

SIPS Seminar- Paul Schulze-Lefert

Oct 28 | 4:00 pm

Paul Schulze-Lefert...

Location: Biotechnology Building | Event type: Seminar

Chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool for biofeedback control of photosynthetic lighting

Nov 2 | 12:20 pm

Marc van Iersel, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia Horticulture Section seminar series

Location: tbd | Event type: Seminar

Horticulture Section Seminar - Topic and speaker TBD

Nov 9 | 12:20 pm

Horticulture Section seminar series

Location: tbd | Event type: Seminar

Cold hardiness research on grapes

Nov 16 | 12:20 pm

Jason Londo, research geneticist, USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Unit

Location: tbd | Event type: Seminar

Managing expectations: The microbiome in agriculture

Nov 23 | 12:20 pm

Jack Gilbert, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago Horticulture Section seminar series

Location: tbd | Event type: Seminar

Soil health in strawberry fields: How management practices affect soil biological health

Nov 30 | 12:20 pm

Maria Gannett, M.S. candidate, Horticulture Section

Location: tbd | Event type: Seminar