HORT 792 – Seminar

A one credit course offered in both the fall and spring semesters. All Horticulture graduate students are required to enroll in this course for at least two semesters, and encouraged to attend as much as possible through out their graduate studies. In addition to providing an opportunity for these students to present their research proposals and required exit seminars, the HLA Seminar hosts a variety of faculty, staff, and guest speakers that present material relevant to all graduate students in our department.

Please contact Dr. Jessica Davis with questions about this seminar series.

Fall 2018

NESB B101 (unless otherwise noted)
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
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21 – LUNCH SERVED – HLA Graduate Student Welcome – Dr. Jessica Davis, HLA Department Head, and Dr. Yaling Qian, HLA Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator

28 – Conservation and Cryopreservation of Fruit Crops in the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System – Dr. Gayle Volk, BS ’91, USDA-ARS


4 – No Seminar

11 – LUNCH SERVED – Designscapes Colorado: Past, Present and Future – Phil Steinhauer, 1980-1983, Designscapes Colorado

18 – Pedagogical Research: An Example and Discussion – Dr. Josh Craver, HLA Faculty

25 – Labeling Food Processes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Dr. Marco Costanigro, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics


2 – LUNCH SERVED – The Global Conservation Strategy for Coffee Genetic Resources – Dr. Sarada Krishnan, MS ’89, Denver Botanic Gardens

9 – Effect of Phosphorus Fertilization on Rhizosphere Microbiome of Wild and  Cultivated Potato AND Metabolite Variation in Poaceae and Associate to Flavor – Hugo Pantigoso Guevara AND Harmonie Bettenhausen, HLA Graduate Students (proposal seminars)

16 – LUNCH SERVED – Lessons Over a Career: Greenside Up – Dennis Rubba, BSLA ’86, Studio Insite

23 – Influence of Orchard Factors on Apple Harvest and Post-harvest Quality: A Coupled Physiological and Metabolomics Approach – Hanan El Zabbati, HLA Graduate Student (proposal seminar)

30 – LUNCH SERVED – Pieces of the Phytobiome: Multitrophic & Environmental Influences on Plant Health – Dr. Jan Leach, Associate Dean for Research & Bioagricultural Science & Pest Management Profesoor


6 – Supplemental LED Lighting Effects on Development, Fruit Quality, and Yield of Two Greenhouse Grown Strawberry Cultivars – Andrea Stuemky, HLA Graduate Student

13 – Impacts of LED Interlighting on the Growth, Yield, and Quality of Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomatoes – Tara Burns, HLA Graduate Student

20 – No Seminar – Enjoy Your Fall Break

27 – An Inventory of Irrigated Agriculture throughout the Regions of the Ag Experiment Station Research Centers – Tabitha Covey, HLA Graduate Student


4 – LUNCH SERVED – Genetics of Taste – Dr. Nicole Garneau, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

11 – No Seminar – Finals week

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