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Cornell students shine at weed competition

From Toni DiTommaso, professor in the Soil and Crop Sciences Section and  director.

Front row from left to right: Liang Cheng, Aleah Butler-Jones, Cynthia Sias, Toni DiTommaso (coach), Patricia Chan, Roxana Padilla, Isabella Swyst, Nina Sannes.   Back row from left to right: Elsa de Becker, Eugene Law, Kristy Perano.

Front row from left to right: Liang Cheng, Aleah Butler-Jones, Cynthia Sias, Toni DiTommaso (coach), Patricia Chan, Roxana Padilla, Isabella Swyst, Nina Sannes. Back row from left to right: Elsa de Becker, Eugene Law, Kristy Perano.

Cornell students did a great job at this year’s Northeastern Collegiate Weed Science Contest held on July 25 at the ACDS Research facility, North Rose, N.Y. Teams came from Cornell University, North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Guelph — which traditionally dominates the competition.

But this year, we bumped Guelph off the medal stand. One of our undergraduate teams — Patty Chan (Plant Sciences), Elsa de Becker (Plant Sciences), Roxana Padilla (Plant Sciences), Cynthia Sias (Agricultural Sciences/Plant Sciences) — placed third denying Guelph a clean sweep.

Patty also placed second in the individual undergraduate category, which is a huge feat. Way to go Patty!

Cornell participants this year included:

  • Graduate Team: Liang Cheng (Horticulture),  Eugene Law (Soil & Crop Sciences),  Kristy Perano (Biological & Environmental Engineering)
  • Undergraduate Team (1): Patricia Chan (Plant Sciences), Elsa de Becker (Plant Sciences), Roxana Padilla (Plant Sciences), Cynthia Sias (Agricultural Sciences/Plant Sciences)
  • Undergraduate Team (2): Aleah Butler-Jones (Agricultural Sciences), Nina Sannes (Plant Sciences), Isabella Swyst (Environmental & Sustainability Sciences)

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