Plant Sciences

Accessibility


| Share

Splichal Honored at National Horticulture Meeting

Horticulture master’s student Kyla Splichal won first place for her poster presentation in the Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plant Working Group's first graduate student poster competition at the annual meeting of the American Society for Horticulture Science.
 
 

October 11, 2017

Horticulture master’s student Kyla Splichal won first place for her poster presentation in the Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plant Working Group's first graduate student poster competition at the annual meeting of the American Society for Horticulture Science (ASHS) held in Hawaii September 19-22.

Splichal co-authored the poster, Hop Selections for North Dakota, with NDSU Department of Plant Sciences professor and high value crops project leader Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) Director Jerald Bergman, and WREC Irrigation Research Agronomist Tyler Tjelde.

The objectives of the research were to assess yield and quality of hop cultivars, and to recommend the best variety adaptations for the upper Midwestern climate. Twelve commercially available cultivars were grown on a standard trellis in the semi-arid region of Western North Dakota. Variety adaptation for yield and quality was assessed for two growing seasons. The top yielding variety was ‘Challenger’, while the variety ‘Spalt Select’ was the least adapted to the western growing region in terms of both production and quality. The researchers note that more applied research is needed on hops in North Dakota.

Splichal’s graduate program adviser is Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist Esther McGinnis. Splichal also works as a research specialist at the WREC.

The poster competition was sponsored by Spectrum Technologies, a plant measurement technology manufacturing company, which gave Visa gift cards to the first, second and third place winners.

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

Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.