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Department of Horticultural Science


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.

Horticulture Seminars Spring 2014

January 22 Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom  Joshua Friell (Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, Horticultural Science)
January 29 Improving Winter Hardiness of Perennial Ryegrass: Freezing Tolerance Mechanisms and Metabolomics-Assisted Breeding Lindsey Hoffman (Postdoctoral Associate, Horticultural Science)
February 5 Horticultural Landscape Plant Pathology: A Smorgasbord of Research Opportunity Angela Orshinsky (Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology)
February 12 A Year on Sabbatical: Apples and Education Emily Hoover (Professor, Horticultural Science)
February 19 Breeding, Evaluation, and Selection of Hardy Landscape Plants Stan Hokanson (Professor, Horticultural Science)
February 26 Delight Your Senses! Apricot Jam Sensory Evaluation Panel Neil Anderson, Emily Hoover, John Tillman, Emily Tepe (Horticultural Science)
March 5 Day-Neutral Low Tunnel Strawberry Production for Minnesota Steve Poppe (Horticultural Scientist, WCROC)
March 12 The Quest for the Perfect Turfgrass Eric Watkins (Associate Professor, Horticultural Science)
March 19 None - SPRING BREAK
March 26 Plant Breeding for Local and Organic Agriculture Bill Tracy (Professor and Chair, Agronomy, UW Madison)
April 2 CFANS New Discovery Gardens: An Invitation to Come, Discover, Adapt Robert Mugaas (CFANS Discovery Gardens Program Director & Horticulturalist)
April 9 KERMIT OLSON MEMORIAL LECTURE -- Post-Industrial Edens: Photographing Gardens and Globalization  Todd Forsgren (renowned environmental photographer)
April 16 My Research Vision: Ecological Strategies for Sustainable Vegetable Crop Production Mary Rogers (Assistant Professor, Horticultural Science)
April 23 The Forever Green Initiative: Filling Minnesota's Brown Period Don Wyse (Professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics)
April 30

Science of (the) Green: an Initiative for Golf's Future

Brian Horgan (Associate Professor, Horticultural Science

May 7 Retention 'Projection' as a Supplementary Means for Metabolite Identification by LC-MS Analysis: An Inter-Laboratory Study Daniel Abate (Postdoctoral Associate, Horticultural Science)