Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Show and Tell"
Laura Kaderabek, Jonathan Kressin, and David Roberts, Graduate Students, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

In this "show and tell" lecture, the JC Raulston Arboretum invited graduate students in the Department of Horticultural Science to present their research projects. The department's graduate students are a talented group and we're delighted the following students will tell us more about their research:

Laura Kaderabek, M.S. Student with Brian Jackson, Ph.D., and Bill Fonteno, Ph.D.

Laura works with Brian Jackson and Bill Fonteno in the horticultural substrates lab, where her research focuses on the aging of pine bark substrates.

Jonathan Kressin, Ph.D. Student with Dilip Panthee, Ph.D.

Jonathan will highlight his work with grafted tomatoes for disease resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum). He'll briefly discuss the process and application of vegetable grafting as part of an IPM strategy, provide some examples from his work were they've successfully implemented this approach in N.C. field production systems, and then touch on current work investigating the nature of bacterial wilt resistance in these tomato rootstocks varieties.

David Roberts, M.S. Student with Denny Werner, Ph.D.

David is studying the inheritance of morphological traits in Cercis canadensis (how purple leaf and weeping phenotypes are passed along genetically) and is conducting a genome survey of all Cercis taxa (how big or small are the genome sizes of Cercis sp. relative to other plants). And, he's conducting a chlorophyll analysis of yellow leaf cultivars 'Hearts of Gold' and 'The Rising Sun'.

colorful redbud leaves

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.