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Hort 509 / 510 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 2:50 – 3:40 PM

This seminar series is open to the public.

Locations

(transmitted across campuses via AMS)

  • WSU Pullman – 204 Johnson Hall
  • WSU Mt. Vernon – Conference Room 115
  • WSU Prosser – Multipurpose Building Conference Room
  • WSU Puyallup – Conference Room K103A
  • WSU TriCities – Wine Science Center Small Conference Room
  • WSU Wenatchee – Large Conference Room

More information

Questions?  Contact Dr. Dorrie Main or Dr. Lee Kalcsits

Syllabus: Check Blackboard Course Space

Archived seminars: Archived videos are available in Blackboard.

Bloom in the Orchard

Seminar Schedule – Spring 2020

Dates and Speakers

Abstracts, when available, are accessible by PDF by clicking on the talk title.


January 16  – First Day of Class. Introduction to course, using Blackboard, Expectations


January 23 – Nutraceutical Horticulture: An Overview of Biochemical & Molecular Considerations – Dr. Mohan Kumar, Associate Research Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU


January 30 – At harvest fruit sorting by predicted dry matter and consumer preference: research cases in apple and pear – Dr. Sara Serra, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU


February 6 – Mental Health Awareness and Resources –  Jaime Ascencio, Cougar Health  Services, WSU


February 13  Graduate Grant Opportunities and Best Practices – Dr. Mike Kahn, Institute of Biological Chemistry, WSU


February 20 – Insights from 40 years of Calcium Signalling Research – Dr. Joe Poovaiah, Eminent Faculty, and Regents Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU


February 27 –  Student Speaker: Sarah Kostick – Identifying sources of fire blight resistance and associated loci in apple for breeding use

Online Student Evaluation Survey


March 5  – Nutrient Diagnostics in tree fruit – Dr. Bernadita Sallato,  Tree Fruit Extension Specialist, WSU


March 12 – Student Speaker: Elvir Tenic – Assessing Organic Tomato Production In Palouse Soils With Biochar Amendment

Online Student Evaluation Survey


March 19 –  SPRING BREAK


March 26 –  Student Speaker: Demir Saban – Delivering a High-throughput DNA Test for Stella-Derived Self-Fertility and Knowledge of Genetic Background of Chromosome 6 in Sweet Cherry

Online Student Evaluation Survey


April 2 – Urban Horticulture – Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott,  Extension Horticulturist, Department of Horticulture, WSU


April 9 – Importance of Genome Databases in Horticultural Crop Improvement – Dr. Sook Jung, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU


April 16 – Student Speaker: Ugar Emre – Advancing Phenotyping for Evaluating Sweetness of Sweet Cherry

Online Student Evaluation Survey


April 23 – Student Speaker: Haun Zhang – Plastic mulches in red raspberry production: is it worth it?

Online Student Evaluation Survey


April 30 – Student Speaker: Fatih Topez – Sweet Cherry Maturity Timing: QTL Characterization and Genetic Potential Prediction

Online Student Evaluation Survey