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Graduate Students Receive Awards at Plant Science Symposium

North Dakota State University graduate students from the Departments of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology attended the 34th annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, in March. Nathan Haugrud, Sergio Cabello Leiva and Rebecca Spanner each won an award for their presentations.
 
 

March 27, 2018

North Dakota State University graduate students from the Departments of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology attended the 34th annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 16-17, 2018. The symposium theme was “Cultivating the Field of Big Data”.

NDSU attendees were Sergio Cabello Leiva, Supun Fernando, Nathan Haugrud, Felicity Merritt and Nickolas Theisen from Plant Sciences and Shaun Clare, Cecilia Monclova-Santana and Rebecca Spanner from Plant Pathology. Haugrud, Cabello Leiva and Spanner each won an award for their presentations.

Haugrud won 1st place in the Agronomy and Weed Science competition for his presentation, "Delayed Cultivation to Supplement Chloroacetamide Herbicides in Sugarbeet". He is a Master’s student from Rothsay, Minn. advised by Tom Peters.

Cabello Leiva won 2nd place in the Agronomy and Weed Science competition for his presentation, "Cover Crops Decreased Soil Nitrogen (N-NO3) Previous Sugarbeet Production in the Northern Great Plains". He is a doctoral student from Chile advised by Marisol Berti.

Spanner won 1st place in the Plant Pathology competition for her presentation, "A Genome Wide Association Study to Identify Mutations Associated with DMI Fungicide Resistance in Cercospora beticola". She is a doctoral student from England advised by Melvin Bolton (USDA) and Gary Secor (NDSU).

The Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium is an annual event that brings together universities in the northern U.S. and Canada to provide graduate students in the plant sciences with an opportunity to present their research and network with fellow students, faculty and industry professionals from surrounding universities and regions. Participating universities are North Dakota State University, the University of Manitoba and the University of Saskatchewan. NDSU will host the 2019 symposium.

Source: Nathan Haugrud
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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