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Seminar video: Root of the matter – exploring the hidden half

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Root of the matter – exploring the hidden half with Shimon Rachmilevitch, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Visiting Scholar, Horticulture Section, it is available online.

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Seminar video: The Seed Your Future Program: Promoting Horticulture in the U.S.

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, The Seed Your Future Program: Promoting Horticulture in the U.S. with John Dole, North Carolina State University, it is available online.

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Video: Three Sisters in Soil

If you missed last week’s soil painting celebration in the lobby of Mann Library, this video will give you the flavor of the event. Many thanks to Kirsten Kurtz, manager of the Cornell Soil Health Lab and natural resources graduate student who organized the event and served as principal artist.  Learn more about  painting with soil.

Three Sisters in Soil

Three Sisters in Soil

Seminar video: Active Canopy Cooling Strategies to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Heatwaves on Grapevines

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section and Dreer Award seminar, Active Canopy Cooling Strategies to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Heatwaves on Grapevines with Raquel Kallas, M.P.S. Horticulture ’16 and 2016 Dreer Award winner, it is available online.

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Seminar video: Adventures in apple breeding and genetics

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Adventures in apple breeding and genetics with Susan Brown, professor in the Horticulture Section, it is available online.

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Bulb planting made easy

Cornell’s Flower Bulb Research Program made short work of planting more than 30,000 bulbs into sod in demonstration strips totaling more than 2,000 feet at The Cornell Botanic Gardens and the NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn.  The entire job was completed in less than 3 hours on November 3.

How’d they do it? They used a tractor-drawn bulb planter imported from The Netherlands that slices open the sod, drops in the bulbs and then replaces the sod over them.  In these “naturalized” plantings, the bulbs will push up through the turf before the grass begins to grow in spring. The bulb mixes included daffodils, crocus, camassia, chionodoxa, allium and muscari.

“This machine greatly reduces the labor required to establishing naturalized bulb plantings,” says Bill Miller, the program’s director and a professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. Miller was assisted by Dutch intern Jos Kroon and Bluegrass Lane field assistant Jonathan Mosher.

“Some people might be concerned about the lack of precise placement of the bulbs,” notes Miller. “But our research has shown that most bulbs are forgiving about how deep they are planted, despite what you might see on the labels. They also do fine if not planted right side up.”

Miller hopes that planters like this might catch on with commercial landscapers and municipalities and result in more naturalized bulb plantings.  A benefit of this approach can be less mowing of turf areas due to the need to let the bulb foliage die back naturally.  In such areas, landscapers could substantially reduce carbon emissions from maintenance activity leading to a more sustainable landscape, Miller says.

 

Seminar video: Hortus Forum: Turning a New Leaf

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar Hortus Forum: Turning a New Leaf with Hauk Boyes ’18 and Sarah Hetrick ’18, officers, Hortus Forum, Cornell’s undergraduate horticulture club, it is available online.

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Seminar video: Vegetable Crop Conservation in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar Vegetable Crop Conservation in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System with Joanne Labate, USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit, it is available online.

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Seminar video: Climate, Culture and Cuisine: Thomas Jefferson’s Experimental Garden

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar Climate, Culture and Cuisine: Thomas Jefferson’s Experimental Garden with Patricia Brodowski, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, it is available online.

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Seminar video: Student Trips to South Asia

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar Student Trips to South Asia: A Lab for Studying Agriculture Development with Terry Tucker, Marvin Pritts, and Marcus Ruberg ’18, it is available online.

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