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If you missed the last Horticulture Section seminar of the semester (Thursday’s rescheduled seminar has been canceled) Contemporary Rhododendron breeding  featuring Stephen Krebs, Director of Research, David G. Leach Research Station, Holden Arboretum, it’s available online.

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If you fell asleep, Walter De Jong, potato breeder in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, appeared on The Daily Show last night in an investigative segment The Return of a Simplot Conspiracy.

“Walter does a great job explaining the science, even with potatoes being thrown at him, says Horticulture Section associate chair Steve Reiners.

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In 1931, Barbara McClintock  published the first genetic map for maize. In 1983, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine -- the first woman to win that prize unshared -- for her work with transposable elements in corn.

In 1983, Barbara McClintock won Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine — the first woman to win that prize unshared — for her work with transposable elements in corn.

Just in time for Charter Day festivities …

150 Years of Plant Science at Cornell

Through vintage images, explore the history of plant science at Cornell — the students, the faculty, the Nobel laureates and other leaders and more.

Special thanks to Ed Cobb, Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, for collecting and compiling images and supplying historical information.

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If you missed yesterday’s School of Integrative Plant Science seminar, Engineering the symbiotic signalling pathway of cereals, with Giles Oldroyd, Project Leader, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, it’s available online.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Flower Power: Teaching college students the art and science of the beauty and perfection of flowers , with Heiner Lieth, Department of Plant Science, University of California-Davis, it’s available online.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Genomics-assisted breeding of triploid hybrids of shrub willow for bioenergy, with Horticulture associate professor Larry Smart, it’s available online.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture/Dreer Award seminar, Plant explorations across bio-geographic regions of South Africa, with Horticulture PhD candidate and Dreer Award winner Miles S. Sax, it’s available online. And be sure to visit Miles’ Dreer South Africa blog.

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Horticulture chair Marvin Pritts appeared on WSYR news March 3 to respond to the Environmental Working Group’s annual release of its “dirty dozen” list of produce most likely to have pesticide residues.

Pritts says the list shouldn’t discourage you from eating produce:

“I don’t think you’ll find very many scientists at all that would conclude that pesticide residue on conventionally grown produce is a problem. Most, I think 99.9 percent, would say it’s far better to eat that healthy apple or strawberry than it is to avoid it because you think there might be a pesticide residue on it,” said Pritts.

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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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