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Crop and Weed Sciences senior Amy Scegura was awarded third place in the NDSU Explore undergraduate research showcase for her poster presentation, titled “Effect of Simulated Hail Treatment on Yield Loss in Chickpea”.
NDSU dry bean breeder Juan Osorno was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Bean Improvement Cooperative during their biennial meeting November 2-4, 2015.
Undergraduate and graduate students received 90 scholarships at the annual NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on November 5.
Maneka Malalgoda won first place in the Best Student Research Paper competition at the American Association of Cereal Chemists International Centennial Meeting held in Minneapolis October 19-23. Her research focused on how proteins have changed in wheat breeding and cultivar development and how those proteins affect celiac disease.
Horticulture student Jillian Patrie was the recipient of a scholarship given by the Green Thumb Garden Club from Casselton, ND. Funds were raised through their Pie Day event held at Casselwood Retirement Center.
Dr. James S. Quick, former NDSU Plant Sciences durum wheat breeder, passed away in July 2015.
Close to 30 people seeking basic and technical information on barley and malting attended the short course Barley and Malting Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective October 12-15 at the Northern Crops Institute on the North Dakota State University campus.
Six Horticulture and Forestry Club students represented NDSU at the Mid America Collegiate Horticulture Society conference and competition held at Iowa State University. They won seven individual awards and achieved a second place overall team score.
Plant Sciences graduate student Abigail Debner became an American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) Certified Horticulturist after passing a certification exam during the ASHS annual meeting. Individuals who earn this designation have demonstrated skill and knowledge in all areas of horticulture.
Plant Sciences graduate student Amanda Crook was awarded third place in the Frank L. Haynes Graduate Student Research Award competition during the Potato Association of America annual meeting. The award is given for outstanding student research presentations.