Previous Morrison Lecturers
The Future of Plants
Sir Peter Crane, FRS, President, The Oak Spring Garden Foundation
Significance of Integrated Pest Management to Sustainable Horticultural Production – Observations and Experiences
Frank G. Zalom, Distinguished Professor and Extension Entomologist, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis.
New technologies for storage of horticultural products - there is more to adoption than availability!
Christopher B Watkins, Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Professor, Postharvest Science and Associate Dean for Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology, Cornell University.
A Different Approach to Plant Breeding: Integrating Consumers with Genetics
Harry Klee, Lyle C. Dickman Chair for Tomato Improvement, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida
Dutch Flower Bulbs: Production, Transport, Research, Utilization and a bit of Serendipity
William B. Miller, Professor, Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
Opportunities in Plant Breeding: From the Integration of Genomics to the Participation of Farmers
Paul Gepts, head of the Gepts Laboratory at the University of California at Davis
Horticulture for Space: A Classic Exercise in Controlled Environment
Raymond M. Wheeler, Senior scientist and Lead for Advanced Life Support, Kennedy Space Center, NASA.
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 of Wisconsin-Madison.
Fulfilling the Promise: Applying Molecular Tools to Horticultural Crops
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 Support
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 State University.
Universal Commonality of Unspoken Emotions Through Plants and Flowers
Richard Craig, J. Franklin Styer Professor Emeritis of Horticultural Botany, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
The Transgenic Papaya Story: Genesis, Impact and Current Assessment
Dennis Gonsalves, Liberty Hyde 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 Phytomedicines
Loren D. Israelsen, President, LDI Group Inc.
Gene Discovery: New Variability to Accelerate Horticultural Crop Improvement
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 Usage
Martin J. Bukovac, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University.
George C. Papavizas, Research Leader (retired), Biocontrol of Plant Diseases Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Conrad A. Skimina, Research Director, Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa, California.
Arthur Kelman, Distinguished Scholar, North Carolina State University.
Marvin E. Jensen, Director, Colorado State University, Institute for Irrigation Management.
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 Crops.
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 Arboretum.
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 Affairs.
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, President’s Task Force on Air Pollution.
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.