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Previous B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecturers

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Previous Morrison Lecturers


2012

Horticulture for Space: A Classic Exercise in Controlled Environment
Raymond M. Wheeler, Senior scientist and Lead for Advanced Life Support, Kennedy Space Center, NASA.

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2011

Small steps or quantum leaps - how will US horticulture maintain its competitiveness?
Nick K. Dokoozlian, Vice President, Viticulture, Chemistry and Enology at E&J Gallo Winery.

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2010

Developing strategies for sustainable production in a changing global climate scenario: Merging physiological and genetic approaches
Jiwan Palta, Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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2009

Fulfilling the Promise: Applying Molecular Tools to Horticultural Crops
Michael S. Reid, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California at Davis.

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2008

Toward a More Equitable and Responsible Policy on Intellectual Property as it Relates to Plants.
James R. Ballington, Professor, Horticultural Science Department, North Carolina State University

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2007

Industry and Research Need Each Other
Bryson L. James, Consulting horticulturist.

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2006

Cooperative Research: A Way to Minimize the Erosion of Research Support
Harold Pellett, Director, Landscape Plant Development Center.

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2005

Tospoviruses and Floral Crops: A University-Industry-USDA Partnership for Science and Crop Improvement
James W. Moyer, Head, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University.

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2004

Universal Commonality of Unspoken Emotions Through Plants and Flowers
Richard Craig, J. Franklin Styer Professor Emeritis of Horticultural Botany, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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2003

The Transgenic Papaya Story: Genesis, Impact and Current Assessment
Dennis Gonsalves, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Cornell University.

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2002

Conserving the Plants of the World: A Major Challenge
Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden.

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2001

New Perspectives for Tomorrow's Land Grant University
Thomas A. Fretz, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park.

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2000

The Role of Horticulture in the Production and Manufacture of Phytomedicines
Loren D. Israelsen, President, LDI Group Inc.

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1999

Gene Discovery: New Variability to Accelerate Horticultural Crop Improvement
Frederick A. Bliss, Director of Worldwide Plant Breeding, Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.

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1998

Folklore, Fact, and Future of Food-based Phytoceuticals
Irwin L. Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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1997

The Evolution of Horticultural Technology
Jules Janick, Director, Indiana Center for New Crops and Plant Products and James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture, Purdue University.

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1996

Ethylene: It's Life or Death for Many Flowers
William R. Woodson, Director, Interdisciplinary Plant Biology Program and Department of Horticulture Head, Purdue University.

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1995

Elms for the 21st Century
Eugene B. Smalley, Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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1994

Spray Application Technology: A Critical Component for Reducing Pesticide Usage
Martin J. Bukovac, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University.

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1993
George C. Papavizas, Research Leader (retired), Biocontrol of Plant Diseases Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1992
Conrad A. Skimina, Research Director, Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa, California.

1991
Arthur Kelman, Distinguished Scholar, North Carolina State University.

1990
Marvin E. Jensen, Director, Colorado State University, Institute for Irrigation Management.

1989
Mildred E. Mathias, Emeritus Professor of Botany, University of California at Los Angeles.

1988
Richard W. Lighty, Director, Mt. Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora, Greenville, Delaware.

1987
H.B. Tukey, Jr., Professor and Director of the Center for Urban Horticulture, Washington Park Arboretum, University of Washington-Seattle.

1986
Alex Shigo, Shigo and Trees, Associates, Durham, New Hampshire.

1985
S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution.

1984
John Cairns, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Tech.

1983
Vernon W. Ruttan, Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota.

1982
August Kehr, retired Agricultural Research Service Coordinator for National and Regional Research Programs on Vegetable, Florist, and Nursery Crops.

1981
John Creech, Past Director, National Arboretum.

1980
John Naisbitt, Publisher, The Trend Report.

1979
William H. Whyte, author and conservationist.

1978
Charles Lewis, Administrator, Collections Program, The Morton Arboretum.

1977
Russell Peterson, President, New Directions.

1976
William K. Reilly, President, The Conservation Foundation.

1975
Nash Castro, General Manager, Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

1974
Dame Barbara Ward, President, International Institute for Environmental Affairs.

1973
John Mahlstede, Professor of Horticulture, Iowa State University.

1972
René J. Dubos, Professor Emeritus, The Rockefeller University.

1971
Ian L. McHarg, Chairman, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania.

1970
Arie Jan Haagen-Smit, Chairman, President’s Task Force on Air Pollution.

1969
Patrick Horsbrugh, Professor of Architecture and creator of the Graduate Program in Environic Studies, Notre Dame University.

1968
Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States.

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