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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 – Spring 2019

Dates and Speakers

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

January 10  – First Day of Class. Introduction to course, using Blackboard, Expectations

January 17 – Effective Use of Google / Google Scholar & Plagiarism Issues – Betty Galbraith, Professor, Owen Science Library, WSU

January 24 – Global Scale Genomic Prediction of Horticultural Performance in Apple, Cherry & Peach – Craig Hardner, Senior Research Fellow, Ctr for Horticultural Research, The University of Queensland, Australia

January 31 – Remote Sensing / Phenotyping Technology – Sindhuja Sankaran, Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, WSU

February 7 – Graduate Student Meeting: Horticulture Graduate Student Governance – Margaret McCoy, Sarah Kostick, Francisco Gonzalez, Horticulture Graduate Students, WSU

February 14 – Cyberinfrastructure for Horticulture – Stephen Ficklin, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU

February 21 –  Extension at the Edge of the Pacific: Shellfish, Cranberries and Invasives – Kim Patten, Professor, Long Beach Res & Ext Unit, WSU

February 28 – Student Speaker: Alejandro Cruz – Developing Cultural Management Recommendations for Two New Potato Cultivars Relative to the Industry Standard – Russet Burbank

Online Student Evaluation Survey

March 7 – Moving Ideas to Market – Phytelligence – Amit Dhingra, Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU

March 14 – Spring Break. No class.

March 21 –  Student Speaker: Graham Ellis – Respiration and Cold-Sweetening Responses of Minimally Processed Potato Tubers (Solanum tuberosum L.) to Low Oxygen

Online Student Evaluation Survey

March 28 – Student Speaker: Weixin Gan – Potential strategies that can improve highbush blueberry pollination in western Washington

Online Student Evaluation Survey

April 4 – Student Speaker: Abigail Attavar – Evaluation of Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae rootstocks for resistance to Verticillium dahliae

Online Student Evaluation Survey

April 11 – Student Speaker: Michelle Reid – Timely Deficit Irrigation as a Tool to Improve Fruit Quality and Bitter Pit Incidence in ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple

Online Student Evaluation Survey

April 18 –  Student Speaker: Joelle Martinez – Isohydric and anisohydric varieties in winegrapes and water relations during drought

Online Student Evaluation Survey

April 25 – Student Speaker: Katherine East – Life cycle and management for the northern root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hapla in Washington state wine grapes

Online Student Evaluation Survey