Seminar Schedule – Spring 2022
Dates and Speakers
Abstracts, when available, are accessible by PDF by clicking on the talk title.
January 13 – Welcome, Course Introduction
January 20 – Guest speaker: Francesco Di Gioia, Penn State University. Title: Advancing sustainable vegetable production systems using an integrated research and extension approach.
January 27 – Guest speaker: Leonardo Lombardini, University of Georgia. Title: I never signed up for this – How did I go from studying plants to managing people.
February 3 – Galeni Soares Rafael, Marcella, Postharvest Systems for Organic ‘Honeycrisp’ and ‘Fuji’ Apples
February 10 – Guest speaker: Lisa DeVetter, Washington State University. Title: Pollinating blueberries: Trials, triumphs, and bee stings
February 17 – Aidan Kendall, Resource Conservation in Cider Apple Production
February 24 – Shrestha, Srijana, New Crops and Production Techniques for Northwest Washington
March 3 – May Wang, Soil-Biodegradable Plastic Mulch in a Double Cropped Strawberry and Lettuce System and Implications on Splash Dispersal of Gray Mold.
March 10 – Guest Speaker: Gennaro Fazio, Cornell University. Title: Novel Apple Rootstock Technologies – Beyond Dwarfing and Precocity.
March 17 – NO CLASS, Spring Break
March 24 – Todd Einhorn, Michigan State University. Title: Passion fruit: a pomological journey from seed to mature vine
March 31 – Bailey Hallwachs, Physio-anatomical and Ultrastructural Perspective of Red Blotch – A Relatively New Virus Disease of Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)
April 7 – Evan Fritzke, Canopy and Irrigation Management Effects on Grape Acidity
April 14 – Alejandra Feliciano, Using functional distance for selection of species in invasion-resistant wildflower seed mixes
April 21 – Guest speaker: Hans Walter-Peterson, Cornell Cooperative Extension. Title: The trials and tribulations of running a successful extension program
April 28 – Guest speaker: Jacob Blauer, Washington State University. Title: Industrial Research Perspectives