Archived webinar available

We had a decent turnout on the webinar yesterday – saw a few names from our blog readers there.  I hope everyone was able to see and hear the presentation and didn’t have any technical difficulties?  If you did, please let me know so we can fix them for next time. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, it’s been archived for viewing at your leisure.

I used suggestions that readers suggested on the blog to demonstrate how to search academic databases for science-based information on products and practices related to gardening.  So if you’re curious to know whether wireworms can be controlled naturally using bait traps, or whether hydrogen peroxide as a soil drench will prevent damping off off seedlings, or whether mowing leaves into the lawn is a good practice…you’ll have to watch!

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Linda Chalker-Scott

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is an ISA certified arborist and an ASCA consulting arborist. She is WSU’s Extension Urban Horticulturist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture, and holds two affiliate associate professor positions at University of Washington. She conducts research in applied plant and soil sciences, publishing the results in scientific articles and university Extension fact sheets. Linda also is the award-winning author of five books: the horticultural myth-busting The Informed Gardener (2008) and The Informed Gardener Blooms Again (2010) from the University of Washington Press and Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: Good Science – Practical Application (2009) from GFG Publishing, Inc., and How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do from Timber Press (2015). Her latest effort is an update of Art Kruckeberg’s Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest from UW Press (2019). In 2018 Linda was featured in a video series – The Science of Gardening – produced by The Great Courses. She also is one of the Garden Professors – a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their blog and Facebook pages. Linda’s contribution to gardeners was recognized in 2017 by the Association for Garden Communicators as the first recipient of their Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award. "The Garden Professors" Facebook page - "The Garden Professors" Facebook group - Books:

8 thoughts on “Archived webinar available”

  1. Oh and I like that new phrase – “The Good, The Bad, and the Otherwise” Sounds like the Spaghetti western of landscaping – *smile*

  2. Linda, this looks great. Are your slides available via Slideshare or elsewhere? Would like to share with some people who would find the idea of a webinar a bit daunting.

  3. Thanks Linda. Now that I’ve had a chance to see the webinar, I do have another question.

    What criteria would you recommend for evaluating the quality of a publication? I hear a lot about impact factor, but I also hear a lot about ‘funky’ (your word:) journals that really aren’t peer-reviewed, etc. Any tips?

  4. Fiona, the ISI Web of Science database also calculates an impact factor, which is somewhat helpful though it unfairly discounts (in my opinion) young journals and those with a narrow focus. As far as the “funky” or possibly less reliable journals, I would include those with a limited distribution (i.e. only for a particular country) and those that aren’t peer-reviewed. It’s easy to figure these last ones out – just go to the website for the journal and see what their instructions to authors are. These will explicitly state whether papers are peer-reviewed.

  5. Lynne, the audio is embedded in the archived presentation. If you’re not hearing it, it might be your computer settings.

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