Seminar series

Spring 2015 semester series kicks off January 28 with a SIPS-wide seminar featuring Edward Buckler, USDA-ARS research geneticist, 4 p.m. B25 Warren Hall.

Horticulture Section seminars meet 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. most Mondays when classes are in session in Plant Science Room 404 and via Polycom to Geneva in A134 Barton Hall. 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.

Spring 2015 seminar series poster.

Horticulture seminars

"Improving agriculture: Seven questions for crop genetics"

Jan 28 | 4:00 pm

Edward S. Buckler...

Location: Warren Hall | Event type: Seminar

Senescence of the whole plant: a look back and a look forward

Feb 2 | 12:20 pm

Peter Davies, professor, Plant Biology and Horticulture Sections, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Dreer Award Seminar: Cool-season viticulture in New Zealand

Feb 4 | 12:15 pm

2013 Frederick Dreer Award Winner Lindsay Jordan will talk about her trip abroad exploring cool-season viticulture in New Zealand

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Love a Good Lawn: Communication Strategies to Advance Lawns as Environmental Assets

Feb 9 | 12:20 pm

Lori Brewer, Senior Extension Association, Garden-Based Learning Program, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University....

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

How New York fruit growers are addressing farm labor challenges

Feb 16 | 12:20 pm

Tom Maloney, Senior Extension Associate, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Horticulture Section seminar series. Also available via Polycom to A134 Barton Hall in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Saving the King’s kitchen garden of Versailles: respecting the past and creating a future

Feb 23 | 12:20 pm

M. Antoine Jacobsohn, Director, Le Potager du Roi, Versailles. Horticulture Section seminar series. Also available via Polycom to A134 Barton Hall in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

The role of botanic gardens in bio-cultural conservation

Mar 2 | 12:20 pm

Christopher Dunn, The E. N. Wilds Director Cornell Plantations. Horticulture Section seminar series. Also available via Polycom to A134 Barton Hall in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Plant explorations across bio-geographic regions of South Africa

Mar 9 | 12:20 pm

Miles Schwarz Sax, Ph.D. candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section seminar series. Also available via Polycom to A134 Barton Hall in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Genomics-assisted breeding of triploid hybrids of shrub willow for bioenergy

Mar 16 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Larry Smart, Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University....

Location: Barton Lab | Event type: Seminar

Flower Power: teaching college students the art and science of the beauty and perfection of flowers

Mar 23 | 12:20 pm

Heiner Lieth, Department of Plant Science, University of California-Davis....

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

The Science of Grapevines

Apr 6 | 12:20 pm

Markus Keller, Professor of Viticulture, Washington State University

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre

Apr 15 | 4:00 pm

School of Integrative Plant Science Speaker

Location: Warren Hall

How Simplot Plant Sciences plans to make and commercialize genetically modified strawberries

Apr 20 | 12:20 pm

Craig Richael, Director of R&D, Simplot Plant Sciences Horticulture Section seminar series. Also available via Polycom to A134 Barton Hall in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Can nature heal a troubled mind? The Nature Rx model

Apr 27 | 12:20 pm

Don Rakow, Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University....

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Contemporary Rhododendron breeding

May 4 | 12:20 pm

Stephen Krebs, Director of Research, David G. Leach Research Station, Holden Arboretum

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar