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Xanthorrhoeaceae Aloidendron dichotoma (green) and Homo sapiens var. Miles Schwarz Sax (red)

Xanthorrhoeaceae Aloidendron dichotoma (green) and Homo sapiens var. Miles Schwarz Sax (red)

March 9, 2015 at 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
404 Plant Science.
Also available via Polycom to A134 Barton Hall in Geneva.

Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar will feature Miles Schwarz Sax, Ph.D. candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture and 2014 Frederick Dreer Award recipient. The award funded Miles’ travels in South Africa.

Internationally recognized as a biodiversity hotspot and home to roughly 10 percent of the vascular plant biodiversity on less than 1 percent of the earth’s land surface, South Africa has a long been admired as a botanical wonder. With charismatic endemic plants such as Proteas, Pelargoniums (geranium), Bird-of-paradise and Calla lilies, the horticultural introductions from this region have had impacts across the world.

The Frederick Dreer Award, administered by the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, offers wonderful opportunity for one or more students to spend 4 months to up to a year abroad pursuing his or her interests related to horticulture. The application deadline for the current cycle just closed. But you can view the application and instructions to start planning ahead for the 2016 award.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, The role of botanic gardens in bio-cultural conservation with Christopher Dunn, E. N. Wilds Director, Cornell Plantations, it’s available online.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Saving the King’s kitchen garden of Versailles: respecting the past and creating a future, featuring M. Antoine Jacobsohn, Director, Le Potager du Roi, Versailles, it’s available online.

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Hort 4940 students with bananas.Mark your calendar:

UnBelizeable!

A botanical exploration through the Toledo District of southern Belize

Monday, March 2, at 4:30, in Rm. 404 Plant Science Building.

Join Hort 4940: Tropical Plants Extravaganza students as they offer a lively presentation about their January 2015 excursion through the Toledo District of southern Belize.

Intensively experiential, with forays which include explorations into forests, a national park, and cacao plantation, the students will offer insights into their thinking about a sustainable future, and conclude their presentation with a hands-on cacao experience.

Hot chocolate and light foods will be served.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, How New York fruit growers are addressing farm labor challenges with Tom Maloney, Senior Extension Associate, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, it’s available online.

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If you missed 2013 Frederick Dreer Award Winner  Lindsay Jordan’s (MS ’14) seminar Cool season viticulture in New Zealand last week, it’s available online.

The Frederick Dreer Award, administered by the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, offers wonderful opportunity for one or more students to spend 4 months to up to a year abroad pursuing his or her interests related to horticulture. See the application and instructions that spells out the procedure for applying. The current cycle’s deadline is March 2, 2015.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Senescence of the whole plant: a look back and a look forward, with Peter Davies, Plant Biology and Horticulture Sections, Cornell University, it’s available online. (View abstract.)

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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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