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Hort 509 / 510 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 2:50 – 3:40 PM

This seminar series is open to the public.


(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. Pat Moore

Syllabus: Check Blackboard Course Space

Archived seminars: Archived videos are available in Blackboard.

Bloom in the Orchard

Seminar Schedule – Fall 2019

Dates and Speakers

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

August 22  – First Day of Class. Introduction to course, using Blackboard, Expectations

August 29 – Horticulture Faculty Research Lightning Talks

September 5 – Horticulture Faculty Research Lightning Talks continued

September 12 – Cultural Learnings on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem within U.S. Universities – Amit Dhingra, Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU

September 19 – Graduate Student Meeting: Horticulture Graduate Student Governance – Graham Ellis, Alexandra Johnson, Lexi McDaniel, Horticulture Graduate Students, WSU; TED Talk Discussion Board

September 26 – Graduate Student State Tour Reports

October 3 –  TBA – Industry Speaker

October 10  – Student Speaker:  Katie Taylor – Securing pollination through an examination of artificial spray systems and a genotypic analysis of sweet cherry pollen performance

Online Student Evaluation Survey

October 17 – Student Speaker: Raquel Gomez – Physiological factors affecting nutrient uptake and distribution in apple

Online Student Evaluation Survey

October 24 –  Student Speaker: Nadia Valverdi – Interactions between rootstock genotype and soil environment affect scion physiology and mineral nutrition of apple

Online Student Evaluation Survey

October 31 –  Student Speaker: Chandler Dolezal – The effects and economic implications of differing phosphorus fertilizer application techniques and rates

Online Student Evaluation Survey

November 7 – Student Speaker: Nataliya Shcherbatyuk – Phloem contribution to water redistribution in grapevines

Online Student Evaluation Survey

November 14 – Student Speaker: Alexander Schaller – Determining alleles for loci of interest from SNP array data by haplotype sharing (.pdf)

Online Student Evaluation Survey

November 21 – Student Speaker: Amit Bhasin – Determining Optimal Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer Source, Rate, And Timing for Northern Highbush Blueberry Grown in High pH Soils of Eastern Washington

Online Student Evaluation Survey


December 5 – Student Speaker: Colton Thurgood – Economic Returns from Non-traditional Additives and Maleic Hydrazide Infrequently Justify Application on Potato

Online Student Evaluation Survey