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Plant Sciences Students Recognized by Gamma Sigma Delta

Students from the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University captured the top awards for their oral presentations at the inaugural NDSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta Faculty and Student Symposium in April.

April 24, 2018

Students from the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University captured the top awards for their oral presentations at the inaugural NDSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta Faculty and Student Symposium in April.

Sergio Cabello-Leiva took first place for his presentation, “Cover Crops Decreased Soil Nitrogen (N-NO3) Prior to Sugarbeet Production in the Northern Great Plains”. He is a Ph.D. student advised by Marisol Berti.

Nathan Haugrud took second place for his presentation, “Delayed Cultivation to Supplement Chloroacetamide Herbicides in Sugarbeet”. He is a M.S. student advised by Tom Peters.

A third place tie was awarded to Andrej Svyantek and Serap Vatansever. Svyantek presented “Grapevine Pruning Modifications Alter Fruit Chemistry and Yield More Than Augmentation of Canopy Architecture through Supplemental Trellis Support”. He is a Ph.D. student advised by Harlene Hatterman-Valenti. Vatansever presented “Fortification of Pea Protein in Bread System to Enhance Nutritional Quality”. She is a Ph.D. student in Cereal Science advised by Clifford Hall.

Department of Plant Sciences assistant professor Mukhlesur Rahman and assistant professor of practice Anuradha Vegi organized the symposium and served as presentation session chairs. Associate professor Greta Gramig gave the keynote presentation, “Future Direction for Agricultural Research”.

Gamma Sigma Delta is the oldest and largest honor society of agriculture. The NDSU Chapter promotes and recognizes high achievement through research and service in the fields of agriculture, biology, botany, chemistry and zoology.

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

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