Seminar Series

The Fall 2022 Seminar Series supports Horticulture's graduate research. Graduate students fill much of the schedule with research proposals and exit seminars. The Horticulture Seminar Committee and Hortiuclture Graduate Student Association (HGSA) strive to support professional development with academic and industry guest speakers as well.

UGA faculty, students, staff and their guests are welcome to join each week. Zoom links are provided through the weekly seminar disstribution lists. For security purposes, zoom information is not provided to non-UGA individuals without a personal or professional connection.

Join us on Wednesdays this semester, starting September 7th from 3pm – 4pm. Meeting locations are available on each UGA campus.

  • 1205 Miller Plant Sciences (MPS), Athens campus
  • 111 Student Learning Center (SLC), Griffin campus
  • Horticulture building conference room, Tifton campus

Wednesday, September 7   

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Controlling Whitefly Transmitted Viruses in Vegetable Crops in Georgia
Nirmala Acharya, PhD research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Development of Tea as New Crop in Southern United States
Sarita Paudel, PhD research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, September 14  

No scheduled seminar

Wednesday, September 21

Application of Metabolomics in Plant Science: Citrus and Mango as Case Studies

GUEST SPEAKER Dr. Joonhyuk Suh, Assistant Professor
UGA Department of Food Science and Technology

presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, September 28

Ornamental, Multi-Purpose, or Merely Invasive? What is  There for Me in Paulownia?

GUEST SPEAKER Dr. Nirmal Joshee, Associate Professor
Fort Valley State University Department of Plant Science

presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, October 5    

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Breeding and Propagation of Lagerstroemia Cultivars
Yongjun Yue, PhD research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Secondary Metabolite Production in Controlled Environments
Rebekah Maynard, PhD research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

 

Wednesday, October 12    

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Title TBA
Peyton Palsha, MS research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Quantifying Germination Rate and Seedling Vigor of Lettuce Cultivars Using a Simple Imaging Technique
Mark Iradukunda, MS research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, October 19    

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mondara: Evaluation of Health, Bloom, and Wildlife Hospitality in Georgia Mountains and Piedmont
Rachel Smith, MS exit seminar
presenting from Athens campus

 

Wednesday, October 26    

3:00pm - 4:00pm

ContrAssessing Ecosystem Services of Cultivated Lines of Native Plants: Case Study Using Asclepias
Justin Peterman, MS exit seminar
presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, November 2     

No scheduled seminar

Wednesday, November 9    

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Title TBA
Thomas Roth, MS exit seminar
presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, November 16    

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Title TBA
Changhyeon Kim, PhD exit seminar
presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, November 23

No seminar scheduled. Beginning of Thanksgiving break.

Wednesday, November 30    

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Photovaltaic Solar Panels and Greenhouse Crop Production
Parker Persons, MS research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm

No-till Drill Cover Crops
Johnathan Pulliam, MS research proposal
presenting from Athens campus

Wednesday, December 7

No seminar scheduled. Congratulations to all of our graduating students!