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Scegura Awarded Third Place in NDSU Explore Showcase

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”.
Scegura Awarded Third Place in NDSU Explore Showcase

Amy Scegura working in the greenhouse

Nov. 24, 2015

Crop and Weed Sciences senior Amy Scegura was awarded third place in the morning poster session of the NDSU Explore undergraduate research showcase on November 3, 2015. Her poster presentation, titled “Effect of Simulated Hail Treatment on Yield Loss in Chickpea”, was based on research she began during her 2015 summer internship under Dr. Kevin McPhee, pulse crops breeder and Plant Sciences professor.

The study evaluated the amount of damage from simulated hail exposure on chickpea and its effect on yield. Results indicated that hail events later in the growing season with an increased level of damage reduced seed yield. Data from this research will aid crop adjusters to quantify hail damage in chickpea fields at certain growth stages.

Scegura is from Avon, MN and worked as an intern at Dow AgroSciences in Olivia, MN in 2013 and 2014. She will graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in December 2015 and plans to remain at NDSU to pursue an advanced degree in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Plant Breeding and Genetics.

The annual NDSU Explore event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Creative Activity. It is an opportunity to recognize and showcase the research and scholarly activity of NDSU’s undergraduate students. Undergraduates from all disciplines are encouraged to present current or recently completed research and academic projects. Approximately 100 students participated in this year’s event. For more information, visit www.ndsu.edu/research/research_development/ndsu_explore/.

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

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