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Plant sciences professor to chair winemakers, grape growers group


Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, professor and assistant department head of plant sciences, was elected 2015-16 chair-elect for the American Society of Enology and Viticulture-Eastern Section during the group's annual meeting in July. Enology and viticulture are the sciences of winemaking and grape growing. 

Hatterman-Valenti has been a member of the eastern section for five years and a member of the parent organization, ASEV, for 10 years. She has given presentations during annual meetings and was elected to the eastern section's board as a director in 2014.

The organization provides opportunities for dissemination of research and technology related to the advancement of wines, and discussion of issues specific to the enology and viticulture of grapes grown in the Eastern United States and Canada.

The area encompassed by the eastern section includes U.S. states and Canadian provinces east of the Continental Divide. Its members represent wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations.

Hatterman-Valenti has been a faculty member at NDSU since 2000. She leads the high value crop production project. Her project’s grape research includes germplasm enhancement, variety trials, establishment trials, fertility trials and canopy management trials.

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