College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Horticulture

Hort 509/510 Seminar Series

THURSDAYS from 2:50 – 3:40 pm

WSU Pullman – Johnson Hall Room 204 (transmitted via AMS).  Everyone is welcome to attend.


Aug 24 First Day of Class

  •  Introduction to course
  • Using Blackboard
  • Course Expectations
Aug 31 “Calcium signatures and signaling events orchestrate plant growth and plant-microbe interactions.”

Dr. Joe Poovaiah, Regents Professor, WSU-Horticulture

Sept 7 Effects of berry maturity and wine alcohol on phenolic content during winemaking and aging.

Dr. Caroline Merrell, Post-doctoral scientist, WSU – School of Food Science

Sept 14 Life After Grad School:
Richard Hoff,
Director of Viticulture, Mercer Canyons, Inc.
Sept 21 Bri Ewing, Clinical Assistant Professor, Food and Fermentation Specialist, WSU-Mt. Vernon
Sept 28 Student Speaker:

Garret Stahl (Pullman)

Student Speaker Evaluation Survey

Oct 5 Mechanisms controlling the iron and zinc accumulation thresholds in rice and the scope of genome editing to overcome the metal accumulation threshold.”

Dr. Raviraj Banakar- Subhasappa – Post- doctoral Scientist, Iowa State University

Oct 12 Life After Grad School:
Jacqui Gordon – Washington State Tree Fruit Association
Oct 19 Student Speaker:

Fairuz Buajaila (Pullman)

Student Speaker Evaluation Survey

Oct 26 Student Speaker:

Matthew Arrington (Mt. Vernon)

Student Speaker Evaluation Survey

Nov 2 Student Speaker:

Rachel Rudolph  (Mt. Vernon)

Student Speaker Evaluation Survey

Nov 9 Student Speaker:

Brendon Anthony (Wenatchee)

Student Speaker Evaluation Survey

Nov 16 No in-class meeting.

Please check the Discussion thread on Blackboard for the week, and complete the listed discussion assignment.

Nov 30 Student Speaker:

Ben-Min Chang (Prosser)

Student Speaker Evaluation Survey

 Dec 7 Student Speaker:

Chandler Dolezal (Pullman)

Student Speaker Evaluation Survey




More information

Questions?  Contact Dr. Michelle Moyer or Dr. Cameron Peace

Hort 509/510 seminars can be accessed from these off-campus locations:

Mount Vernon

Department of Horticulture, PO Box 646414, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6414, 509-335-9502, Contact Us
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