Previous B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecturers
Previous Morrison Lecturers
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.
Developing strategies for sustainable production in a changing global climate scenario: Merging physiological and genetic approaches
Jiwan Palta, Professor, Department of Horticulture, University
Fulfilling the Promise: Applying Molecular Tools to Horticultural
Michael S. Reid, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of
California at Davis.
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
Industry and Research Need Each Other
Bryson L. James, Consulting horticulturist.
Cooperative Research: A Way to Minimize the Erosion of Research
Harold Pellett, Director, Landscape Plant Development Center.
Tospoviruses and Floral Crops: A University-Industry-USDA Partnership for
Science and Crop Improvement
James W. Moyer, Head, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina
Universal Commonality of Unspoken Emotions Through Plants and
Richard Craig, J. Franklin Styer Professor Emeritis of Horticultural
Botany, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
The Transgenic Papaya Story: Genesis, Impact and Current
Dennis Gonsalves, Liberty Hude Bailey Professor, Cornell University.
Conserving the Plants of the World: A Major Challenge
Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden.
New Perspectives for Tomorrow's Land Grant University
Thomas A. Fretz, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
University of Maryland, College Park.
The Role of Horticulture in the Production and Manufacture of
Loren D. Israelsen, President, LDI Group Inc.
Gene Discovery: New Variability to Accelerate Horticultural Crop
Frederick A. Bliss, Director of Worldwide Plant Breeding, Seminis
Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
Folklore, Fact, and Future of Food-based Phytoceuticals
Irwin L. Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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.
Ethylene: It's Life or Death for Many Flowers
William R. Woodson, Director, Interdisciplinary Plant Biology Program
and Department of Horticulture Head, Purdue University.
Elms for the 21st Century
Eugene B. Smalley, Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Pathology,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Spray Application Technology: A Critical Component for Reducing Pesticide
Martin J. Bukovac, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State
George C. Papavizas, Research Leader (retired), Biocontrol of Plant
Diseases Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of
Conrad A. Skimina, Research Director, Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa,
Arthur Kelman, Distinguished Scholar, North Carolina State University.
Marvin E. Jensen, Director, Colorado State University, Institute for
Mildred E. Mathias, Emeritus Professor of Botany, University of
California at Los Angeles.
Richard W. Lighty, Director, Mt. Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont
Flora, Greenville, Delaware.
H.B. Tukey, Jr., Professor and Director of the Center for Urban
Horticulture, Washington Park Arboretum, University of Washington-Seattle.
Alex Shigo, Shigo and Trees, Associates, Durham, New Hampshire.
S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution.
John Cairns, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Biology and Director,
Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Tech.
Vernon W. Ruttan, Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics,
Department of Economics, University of Minnesota.
August Kehr, retired Agricultural Research Service Coordinator for
National and Regional Research Programs on Vegetable, Florist, and Nursery
John Creech, Past Director, National Arboretum.
John Naisbitt, Publisher, The Trend Report.
William H. Whyte, author and conservationist.
Charles Lewis, Administrator, Collections Program, The Morton
Russell Peterson, President, New Directions.
William K. Reilly, President, The Conservation Foundation.
Nash Castro, General Manager, Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
Dame Barbara Ward, President, International Institute for Environmental
John Mahlstede, Professor of Horticulture, Iowa State University.
René J. Dubos, Professor Emeritus, The Rockefeller University.
Ian L. McHarg, Chairman, Department of Landscape Architecture and
Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania.
Arie Jan Haagen-Smit, Chairman, Presidents Task Force on Air
Patrick Horsbrugh, Professor of Architecture and creator of the Graduate
Program in Environic Studies, Notre Dame University.
Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States.