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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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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 it last week, Alan Taylor was featured on a Growing Green segment on Time-Warner Cable News: How Can You Protect Your Seeds from Diseases? Taylor is a professor in the Horticulture Section based at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.

“What the seed treatment would do is it would protect the seed from an attack by an insect or disease. It would be a particular material or agent that’s applied to seeds to go ahead and protect them,” said Taylor.

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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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