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2021 B. Y. Morrison Memorial Lecturer

Penelope Perkins-VeaziePenelope Perkins-Veazie, Professor, Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Phytochemicals, Postharvest, and Human Health: The Next Chapter 

Up to half of the fruits and vegetables produced never get consumed, negatively impacting human health, natural resources, and economic returns.  Interest in amelioration of chronic diseases with dietary incorporation of fruits, vegetables, and plant extracts have burgeoned as cellular and biochemical functions become unraveled.  Preserving produce quality has become increasingly critical to sustain and aid medical advancements and ultimately the quality of life.

The Morrison Lecture was presented at the 2021 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Conference, August 8, 2021.   

Penelope Perkins-Veazie Bio 

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2022 B. Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture

The Agricultural Research Service, USDA's principal in-house scientific agency, is seeking nominations for the 2022 B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture, co-sponsored by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). The 2022 Lecture will be presented at the ASHS annual meeting July 30 - August 3, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

The lecture is a forum for a presentation on a scientific topic, trend, issue, or policy related to horticultural science. An honorarium of $2,000, a medallion, and expenses to present the lecture are part of the award.

Nominees may be outstanding senior contributors in industry, universities, or government positions. Current ARS employees are not eligible.

To nominate someone, please send a letter explaining the nominee’s contributions to horticulture and his/her current CV to

Nominations have now closed.

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