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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. Michelle Moyer or Dr. Rick Knowles

Syllabus: Check Blackboard Course Space

Archived seminars: Archived videos are available in Blackboard.

Bloom in the Orchard

Seminar Schedule – Fall 2018

Dates and Speakers

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

August 23  – First Day of Class.

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August 30 – Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes – Tom Collins, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU

September 6 – WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association – Amir A. Gilmore, WSU Graduate Student and GPSA President

September 13 – History and Significance of a “Land Grant” University – Karen Lewis, WSU Tree Fruit Team Leader & Regional Extension Specialist

September 20 – Hort Graduate Student Governance – Sarah Kostick, Graham Ellis, Huan Zhang, and Margaret McCoy, Graduate Students, Department of Horticulture, WSU

September 27 – South African Viticulture: Past, Present & Future – Erna Blancqueart, Viticulture Lecturer, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

October 4 –  Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for Ecological Restoration – Tanya Cheeke, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, WSU

October 11 – Integrating Genomics & Metabolomics to Inform Breeding for Powdery Mildew Resistance in Grapevine Soon Li Teh, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Horticulture, WSU

October 18 – Horticulture Graduate Student Tour Presentations – Stephen Ficklin, Hort Tour Advisor.

October 25 – Sugarcane Production and Breeding – Per McCord, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU

November 1 –  The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media for Professionals – Marta Coursey, Director of CAHNRS Communications, WSU

November 8 – Life after Graduate School – Galen Woodward, Agronomist, Modern Ag Products (M.Sc. – Crop and Soil Science, WSU)

November 15 – Running a Modern Potato Extension Program – Mark Pavek, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, WSU

November 22 – Thanksgiving Break. No class.

November 29 –  Student Speaker: Feixiong Luo

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December 6 – Student Speaker: Joelle Martinez

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