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Hort 509 / 510 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 2:55 – 3:45 PM

This seminar series is open to the public.


Notice: For Spring 2021, HORT 509/510 will only be offered virtually and not in person

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Zoom meeting ID: 913 8036 2164
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Questions?  Contact Dr. Carolina Torres or Dr. Per McCord

Syllabus: Check Blackboard Course Space

Archived seminars: Archived videos are available in Blackboard.

Bloom in the Orchard

Seminar Schedule – Spring 2021

Dates and Speakers

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

January 21  – First Day of Class. Introduction to course, using Blackboard, Expectations

January 28 – Guest Speaker: Cougar Health and Wellness

February 4 – Guest Speaker: Dr. Brian Irish, USDA-ARS. Plant genetic resource’s crucial role in long-term sustainability

February 11 – Guest Speaker: Dr. Jenny Bolivar-Medina. From cranberries to tree fruits: a fruitful path. WSU- Tree Fruit Extension

February 18  Guest Speaker: Dr. Macarena Farcuh, Metabolic reprogramming during ripening of a climacteric fruit and its non-climacteric mutant. Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland.

February 25th – No Class

March 4 – Dr. Craig Yencho, North Carolina State University.  Career Path and International Wanderings of a Wazzu Grad Breeding Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes at NC State.

March 11  – Bernardita Sallato. Nutrient management for tree fruit growers in the PNW. WSU- Tree Fruit Extension

March 18 – Student Speaker: Francisco Gonzalez: “The Effects of Reduced Late-Season Irrigation on Potato, and How Evapotranspiration Differs Across Varieties”

Final Seminar Evaluation

March 25 –  Student Speaker: Stefan Roeder: “Effective Pollination Period and Implications for Successful Apple Pollination in Washington State”

Final Seminar Evaluation

April 1 – Student Speaker: Claudia Baldassi: “Rootstock and crop load effects on ‘Honeycrisp’ fruit quality and photosynthetic performance”

April 8 –Student Speaker: Alejandra Feliciano- “Ecological seed mixes for sustainable urban landscapes”

Final Seminar Evaluation

April 15 –Dr. Jingi Yoo, WSU-TFREC: Superficial scald on apples and pears

April 22 – Student Speaker: Brent Arnoldussen

Final Seminar Evaluation

April 29 – Student Speaker: Wesley Crump

Final Seminar Evaluation