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HORT 792 – Seminar

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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 2019

NESB B101 (unless otherwise noted)
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
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27 – No Seminar


3* – “Welcome to all Graduate Students” – Dr. Yaling Qian, HLA Graduate Program Coordinator

10 – “Wheatomics” – Dr. Stephen Pearce, Soil & Crop Sciences Faculty

17 – “Determining the Effects and Movement of applied Gibberellic Acid, GA3, in Pterocephalus depressus (Moroccan Pincushion)” – Sean Markovic, HLA Graduate Student

24* – “Designing Plants with Programmability, Extreme Salt Tolerance, and “Photosynthetic Desalination” – Dr. June Medford, Biology Faculty


1 – “The Relationship between Survivability and Crop Yield Success in Squash and Watermelon Grown under Moisture Stress Conditions” – Deborah Ray, HLA Graduate Student

8 – “Effects of Propagation Techniques on the Rooting Rates of Four Plant Select Perennials” – Lauryn Schriner, HLA Graduate Student

15 – “CO2 Enrichment in Controlled Environments: Characterizing Acclimation in Horticultural Crops for Enhanced Production” – David McKinney, HLA Gradute Student

22* – “Managing Soils for CO2 Drawdown: Boon or Boondoggle?” – Dr. Keith Paustian, University Distinguished Professor, Soil & Crop Sciences Faculty

29 – “Utilizing Rhizosphere Microbial Communities to Identify Novel Plant-Benefiting Microorganisms AND Pre-Harvest Factors that Influence Peach Fruit Quality” – Mike DiLegge, HLA Graduate Student AND Brendon Anthony, HLA Graduate Student


5 – “Demand Response to Nutrition Labels” – Dr. Joshua Berning, Ag. & Resource Economics Faculty

12 – “Assessment of REIMS Efficiency for Screening Carotenoids in Yellow-Fleshed Potato Germplasm” – Jeremy Logrono, HLA Graduate Student

19* – “Development and Characterization of a Cowpea Mini-Core Collection” – Dr. Maria Munoz-Amatriain, Soil & Crop Sciences Faculty

26 – No Seminar Fall Break


3 – “Recycled Water for Irrigation in Urban Landscapes: Opportunities and Constraints” – Dr. Yaling Qian, HLA Faculty

10 – “Controlled Environment Hydroponic Hops: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – Dr. Bill Bauerle, HLA Faculty


*Lunch will be served.

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