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Hort 509 / 510 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 2:55 – 4:05 PM

Attend seminars in person at the following locations:

  • Pullman: Clark 151
  • Wenatchee: Stockwell room
  • Prosser:  Multipurpose Building classroom
  • Mt. Vernon:  Wiley Zoom room

You can also attend via Zoom. Please request the Zoom link (see contact information below) if you would like to attend remotely. Students will find the Zoom link and the syllabus on Canvas.

For more information, please contact Dr Per McCord.

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Seminar Schedule, Spring 2023

Dates and Speakers

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


January 12 –  Welcome, Seminar Course Introduction


January 19 – Guest speaker: Victor Blancao. Title TBD


January 26 – Guest speaker: Paco Gonzales, Research Horticulturalist, USDA ARS. Title: USDA Hop Horticulture Program at WSU – An Introduction and Priorities.


February 2 – Guest speaker: Scott Harper, Assistant Professor in the Plant Pathology department, and director of the Clean Plant Center Northwest. Title: X-disease: an (increasingly) complicated biological system


February 9 – Guest speaker: Craig Richael. Simplot/Aardevo. Title: Accelerated Genetic Improvement of Potato Using F1 Hybrid Breeding and Tools of Bioengineering


February 16 – Guest Speaker:  Marilyn Warburton, USDA-ARS. Plant Germplasm Introduction and Testing Research
Research Leader. Title: W-6 Project


February 23 – Guest Speaker: Carl Silverbrug. Senrio V.P. of Outreach & Public Affairs at iUNU, Inc. Title: Sensors/AI for greenhouse management.


March 2 – Noah Wilsea.  Title: TBD


March 9 – Fabiola Guadalupe Ramierz Torres . Title: TBD


March 16 – Spring Break – No Seminar


March 23 –  Evan Stowe. Title: TBD


March 30Alexa Hintze. Title: TBD


April 6 – Guest Speaker:  Loren Honaas. USDA ARS, Research Molecular Biologist. Adjunct, WSU Dept. of Horticulture. Title: TBD


April 13 –  Alexa McDaniel, Title: TBD


April 20 – Geraldine Diverres. Title: TBD


April 27 – Morgan Danielle Southern. Title:  TBD