Wednesday seminars are held every Wednesday in Alderman Hall Room 310 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM during the fall and spring semesters. They are free and open to all students and the public interested in learning more about a variety of topics in horticulture. Watch this page for an updated list of upcoming seminars.
Also check out upcoming Monday seminars (.pdf) hosted by Applied Plant Sciences, a graduate program administered jointly by the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics and the Department of Horticultural Science. Several seminars feature faculty and students from our department.
|September 11 ||Welcome Reception|
|September 18||Use of DNA Markers in the University of Minnesota Apple Breeding Program Enabled by RosBREED||Jim Luby, Professor (Horticultural Science)|
|September 25 ||Interspecific Grafting to Improve Environmental Tolerances in Tomatoes||Andrew Petran, M.S. (Applied Plant Sciences)|
|October 2 ||Annual Lab and Greenhouse Safety Training Updates (Mandatory attendance for all department personnel working in labs, greenhouses, and fields)||Cindy Tong, Associate Professor (Horticultural Science, and Roger Meissner, Executive Assistant (Ag. Experiment Station)|
|October 9 ||Northern Grapes and Wine: State of the Industries Including Economic Impact||William Gartner, Professor (Applied Economics)|
|October 16 ||Not Your Garden Variety Fruit Fly: The Invasion of Minnesota by the Spotted-Wing Drosophila||Mark Asplen, Assistant Professor (Natural Sciences Department, Metropolitan State University)|
|October 23 ||There is a Cold-Hardy Kiwifruit in Your Future||Bob Guthrie, Professional Geologist|
|October 30 ||Darwinian Agriculture: Tradeoffs as Constraints and Opportunities||R. Ford Dennison, Adjunct Professor (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior)|
|November 6 ||Seminar cancelled.|
|November 13 ||Improving Winter Hardiness of Perennial Ryegrass: Freezing Tolerance Mechanisms and Metabolomics-Assisted Breeding||Lindsey Hoffman, Postdoctoral Associate (Horticultural Science)|
|November 20 ||Harold Wilkins Lecture: Micro-greens: A New Emerging Greenhouse Crop||Ken Fine (Johnny's Selected Seeds)|
|November 27 ||Thanksgiving - NO SEMINAR|
|December 4 ||New Tools for Metabolomics||Paul Boswell, Research Assistant Professor (Horticultural Science)|
|December 11 ||Final Project Presentations for HORT 6002||Master of Professional Studies Students|