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Horticulture seminar series begins August 27

The Department of Horticulture Fall 2012 seminar series (HORT 4950/6000) will kick off August 27. Seminars meet most Mondays, 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. in Plant Science Room 404 and via Polycom to Geneva A134 Barton Hall (unless otherwise noted). Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served. Videos of some past seminars are available online.

Tentative schedule as of 8/22/2012 (see seminar series webpage or Cornell events calendar for updates):

Crop biotechnology and its contribution to agricultural productivity, sustainability and human well-being
Peter Davies
Professor, Plant Biology, Cornell University

Labor Day Holiday – No Seminar

Cornell’s role in horticulture in developing nations
Chris Wien
Professor, Horticulture, Cornell University

Making sense of senescence in plants
Susheng Gan
Associate professor, Horticulture, Cornell University

Hops in New York (Presented in Geneva with Polycom to Ithaca.)
Steve Miller
NY Hop Alliance Program Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension

New adventures in vineyard geomatics
Andy Reynolds
Professor of Viticulture, Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute, Brock University

Fall Break – No Seminar

New ways of seeing the plant genome
John Sanford
Courtesy associate professor, Horticulture, Cornell University

Facilitating meaningful learning experiences
T. Grady Roberts
Associate professor, Global Education Lab, University of Florida

Improving the abiotic stress tolerance of floriculture crops – why, how, and who cares?
Neil Mattson
Assistant professor and floriculture extension specialist, Horticulture, Cornell University

Why sorbitol in apple?
Lailiang Cheng
Associate professor, Horticulture, Cornell University

Population growth and greenhouse production
A.J. Both
Robert Langhans Visiting Scholar, Associate extension specialist, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

Examination of the variation in winter survival mechanisms of wild and cultivated grapevine (Presented in Geneva with Polycom to Ithaca.)
Jason Londo
Plant research geneticist, Grape Genetics Research Unit, USDA ARS, Geneva, NY

History of horticulture and gardening on the Kibbutzim of Israel
Ruth Enis
Faculty of architecture and town planning, Technion – Israel Institue of Technology

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