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Peter Davies, professor, Plant Biology and Horticulture Sections, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, will kick off the Spring 2015 Horticulture Section seminar series February 2 with a talk on Senescence of the whole plant: a look back and a look forward.

This semester’s seminar series will feature wide-ranging topics from lawns and farm labor to historic gardens and shrub willow breeding.

Horticulture seminars are free and open to all and 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. (Refreshments served.) Those wishing to take for 1 credit, enroll in HORT 4950 (undergrads) or HORT 6000 (grads).

In additions, there will be two SIPS-wide seminars this spring: Ed Buckler, USDA-ARS plant geneticist on January 28 and Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre, Norwich UK on April 15.

More information:

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Stuck inside over the holidays with some time on your hands? Catch up on some of the horticulture multimedia you didn’t have time to view last fall:

Horticulture seminar series YouTube playlist - Last fall’s seminar series featured everything from grass to forest farming to plant hunting. Here’s a sample:

School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) seminar playlist - Were there seminars offered by other sections that you couldn’t get to? Find many of them here, plus SIPS-wide seminars from the Smithsonian’s Kirk Johnson and Sir David Baulcombe.

Underground Air Waves: Belt Loop Beans – Looking for some ear candy? Or at least vegetables? Enjoy this plant breeding conversation with Michael Mazourek on the Edible Radio Podcast.

Have a great holiday.

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Spencer Lake from above.

Spencer Lake from above.

From Tom Whitlow:

You are cordially invited to attend my Restoration Ecology (HORT 4400) class presentation on Spencer Lake, soon to become Catatonk Creek again after more than 150 years of impoundment.

Restoring Spencer Lake to Catatonk Creek
A 158 Year Legacy

7:00 p.m. Thursday Dec. 4
Community Room, Ecology House
111 Country Club Rd., Ithaca, NY
(Behind African Studies on Triphammer Rd.)
Open to the campus and Ithaca community
For information, contact Tom Whitlow: thw2@cornell.edu

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If you missed today’s seminar, Developing LED Photosynthetic, Photomorphogenic, and Photoperiod Lighting Applications for Horticulture Crop Production, with Roberto Lopez, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Purdue University, it’s available online.

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If you missed Monday’s seminar, Super Storm Sandy: A Tipping Point for Environmental Education? with Marianne Krasny, it’s available online.

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If you missed Tuesday’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) seminar, When genomes meet: RNA silencing and the phenotypes of hybrid plants with David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, it’s available online. View more SIPS seminars.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Interactions of climate, soil, and grapevines on wine and terroir with Kees van Leeuwen, Professor of Viticulture, Bordeaux University, it’s available online.

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More than 130 faculty, academics, staff, grad students and others attended the first School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) Retreat in Kennedy Hall Tuesday.

That morning, after a welcome from SIPS director Alan Collmer, speakers from each section gave short presentations on their work:

  • Michael Scanlon (Plant Biology), Ontogeny of the grass ligule: how to draw a line on a leaf. (View video.)
  • Courtney Weber (Horticulture), The art and science of berry breeding. (View video.)
  • Michael Gore (Plant Breeding & Genetics), Progress towards building a genetic foundation for biofortification of maize.
  • Harold van Es (Crop and Soil Science), Adapt-N: cloud computing technology to achieve agronomic and environmental objectives. (View video.)
  • Fabio Rinaldi (Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology), Hitting the Sweet Spot: TAL effectors as tools for targeted gene activation in plants.
Speakers Scanlon, Weber, Gore, van Es and Rinaldi.

Speakers Scanlon, Weber, Gore, van Es and Rinaldi.

Following lunch, a poster session fueled discussion and sharing.

Following lunch, a poster session fueled discussion and sharing.

 

Speaker Weber brought raspberries from his variety trials for sampling at lunch.

Speaker Weber brought raspberries and blackberries from his variety trials for sampling at lunch. (Carol Grove photo.)

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If you missed yesterday’s horticulture seminar Targeting vegetable crop improvement in East Africa with Phillip Griffiths, it’s available online.

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If you missed today’s seminar Pursuing conservation potential of public participation in scientific research with Jennifer Shirk, Project Leader, CitizenScience.org, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Department of Program Development and Evaluation, it’s available online.

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