Department of Horticulture Seminar Series
The Department of Horticulture provides students the opportunity to present scientific material as a learning experience in the Horticulture 407, 507 and 607 Seminar Series. Department of Horticulture Faculty and industry leaders are often also featured as speakers and present on current topics of concern in horticulture research. All seminars are free and open to the public, and, unless otherwise specified, take place in Agricultural Life Sciences Building, Room 4001. The Seminars are recorded using Zoom and are accessible for live participation via the 'Live Feed' link if it is available for that seminar. To join the meeting, you need to have a Zoom account set up and/or download the Zoom application. Please note that the quality/transmission of video/sound may be dependent on the end-users internet connection and/or computer/viewing device. Access presentations from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and upcoming 2023seminars from side bar menu.
Winter 2023 Seminar Series
Join us for the Winter Seminar Series in ALS 4001 or via Zoom at 4 PM, on Mondays. Recorded Seminar presentations will be posted on the 2023 Horticulture Seminar Series webpage as they become available. Please see the seminar series schedule link and below for upcoming seminars. Zoom information is at the bottom of the page.
For an idea of what to expect in the series, check out the Fall 2020 Horticulture Seminar Video to the right.
FEBRUARY 6Strategies to limit environmental impact of pest management practices
Serhan Mermer, Faculty Research Assistant,Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
Serhan holds a PhD from Hort. Dept. He is currently a postdoc in Walton Lab. His research focuses on integrated pest management practices in specialty crops (small fruits: blueberry, cherry, raspberry, and blackberry and hazelnut) in Oregon including spotted-wing drosophila, brown marmorated stink bug, and filbertworm. His talk today is about strategies to limit environmental impact of pest management practices.
FEBRUARY 13Indigo Tomatoes: How they came to be and future prospects
Jim Myers, Faculty, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
FEBRUARY 20Are newer insecticides (in a post-chlorpyrifos world) safe for bees?
Andony Melathopoulos, Faculty, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
MARCH 6Agriculture across borders: Challenges and lessons from field trials in the US and Japan
Hannah Velazquez, MS Candidate, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
Hannah is a master's student of horticulture in Dr. Kristine Buckland's vegetable and specialty seed crops lab out of North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC). Her research projects focus primarily on organic nutrient management in novel Asian vegetables for the Willamette Valley, as well as cabbage maggot control using hydromulch. She previously interned in NWREC's nursery lab, where she worked on projects evaluating plant water stress responses in common nursery trees.
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