Seminar series

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 PLHRT 4950 (undergrads) or PLHRT 6000 (grads). To view many past seminars, visit the Cornell horticulture seminar YouTube channel.

We're on hiatus now. But seminars will resume with the Spring 2017 semester. Tentative speaker line-up and titles are below.

Horticulture seminars

Creating a scouting app for greenhouse insect pest management

Jan 30 | 12:20 pm

Elizabeth Lamb, Ornamentals IPM Coordinator and Greenhouse Vegetable IPM Specialist, NYS IPM Program Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Ethnobotany of the southern plains

Feb 6 | 12:20 pm

Wayne Elisens, Professor & Curator Emeritus, Department of Microbiology And Plant Biology, Oklahoma Biological Survey...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Growing berries in northern Europe

Feb 13 | 12:20 pm

Pauliina Palonen, University Lecturer, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Medical Cannabis: Positioning yourself for opportunities in the new industry

Feb 27 | 12:20 pm

Chuck Schmitt, Head Cultivator, Vireo Health NY Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Plant biodiversity in Chile

Mar 6 | 12:20 pm

Mark Bridgen, Director of the Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center, Elizabeth Lamb, Ornamentals IPM Coordinator and Greenhouse Vegetable IPM Specialist, NYS IPM Program and...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Understanding Multi-Species - Multi-Generational Breeding

Mar 13 | 12:20 pm

Philip A. Rutter, Badgersett Research Corp. and Founding President, The American Chestnut Foundation Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Cover crop and weed management in a living mulch system for vegetables

Mar 20 | 12:20 pm

Vinay Bhaskar, Ph.D. candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture, Cornell University Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Hard cider research at Washington State University

Mar 27 | 12:20 pm

Carol Ann Miles, Department of Horticulture, Washington State University Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Climate change mitigation on the farm: soil carbon counts the most

Apr 10 | 12:20 pm

Jeff Beam-Miller, MS candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture, Cornell University Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Finding Anna: The archival treasure hunt into the life of Anna Botsford Comstock

Apr 17 | 12:20 pm

Karen St. Clair, Ph.D. candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture, Cornell University Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

‘Seed to Supper’ program: Reaching underserved audiences through garden education

Apr 24 | 12:20 pm

Christine Hadekel, Garden Education & Training Coordinator, Oregon Food Bank

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Mark Catesby and the introduction of new plants into Europe

May 1 | 12:20 pm

Mark Laird, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

LED lighting technology for greenhouses

May 8 | 12:20 pm

Tessa Pocock, Sr. Research Scientist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar