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Wheat Quality Project Leader Simsek Promoted

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on Jun 26, 2018.

Wheat quality project leader Dr. Senay Simsek was promoted to professor within the Department of Plant Sciences.

Razi Ibrahim Presents M.S. Seminar

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on Jun 25, 2018.

Razi Ibrahim presented his Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, “Predicting Potato Yield Loss Due to Metribuzin Sensitivity in North Dakota”, on June 11, 2018.

Kenneth Paul Beamer Presents M.S. Seminar

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on Jun 21, 2018.

Kenneth Paul Beamer presented his Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, “Weed Management and Soil Quality Outcomes of Non-Chemical Weed Control Tactics”, on June 8, 2018. He quantified the effect of deep mulch no-till on weed management and soil quality in small-scale organic vegetable production systems, and found improved weed control, soil quality, and yields when compared to tilled treatments.

Schwarz Participates in International Panel Presentation on Mycotoxin Control

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

Malting and Brewing Quality project leader Dr. Paul Schwarz participated in a panel discussion presentation during the first European Commission MycoKey Technological Workshop in in Helsinki, Finland May 23-24, 2018. The title of the presentation was “Science meets practice: A joint effort to fight against mycotoxins – Is it possible and what are the critical steps?”

Rojas-Cifuentes Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on Jun 01, 2018.

North Dakota Foundation Seedstocks Assistant Director Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes was awarded the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award for contributing over 350 hours of volunteer work in Guinea, West Africa in September 2017. The award recognizes Americans who engage in volunteer service and inspire others to do so.

Breeding a Hardy Red Maple Tree for North Dakota

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 31, 2018.

Woody Plant Improvement project leader Todd West is looking for a Freeman maple that will thrive in North Dakota and the Northern Plains region of the U.S. He recently climbed a sliver maple on the main campus at North Dakota State University to collect pollen to pollinate red maples at the NDSU Absaraka Horticulture Research Farm, starting the process to create a hardy tree for the region.

Jason W. Adams Presents Ph.D. Seminar

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 30, 2018.

Jason W. Adams presented his Plant Sciences Ph.D. thesis, “Characterization of Surfactant Quality and Validation of Standard Water Conditioning Testing”, on May 3, 2018.

NDSU plant scientist searches for the perfect cold weather grape

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 29, 2018.

Since 2011, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, professor and high-value crops specialist, has been on a quest to produce the perfect grape for winemakers of the northern Great Plains. She is conducting research to breed grapes that grow well in northern climates and produce outstanding wine.

Mohamad Mahfuzur Rahman Presents M.S. Seminar

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 29, 2018.

Md Mahfuzur Rahman defended his Cereal Science M.S. thesis, “An initiative to clean label: Can we replace dough strengtheners in bread formulations”, April 6, 2018. He presented his exit seminar on May 10.

Cereal Science Student Selected for Food Technologists Global Challenge

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 24, 2018.

Cereal Science master’s student Jane Snelling was selected to participate in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association 2018 Global Challenge in Chicago this July.

Cereal and Food Science Class Partners with Specialty Grain Company for Product Development

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 14, 2018.

Students in the CFS 480/680 Food Product Development class presented their final projects on May 3, 2018. They were tasked with developing a blue cornmeal based food product, including production and marketing plans, much like a commercial product development team. Dr. Jiajia Rao teaches the spring semester course and says, “This is a great opportunity for students to get involved in teamwork, creativity, and scientific skills.”

Students and Faculty Honored during Ag Week Banquet

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 09, 2018.

Department of Plant Sciences seniors Christopher Eggen and Megan B. Jones were both named Top 10 Seniors and Jones was named the Outstanding Senior during NDSU Ag Week. Dr. Ed Deckard received the Open Door Award for faculty.

Graduate Student Receives Travel Scholarship

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 09, 2018.

Cereal Science doctoral student Yang Lan was awarded a Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Travel Scholarship to attend the 2018 Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in Chicago in July.

Deckards Featured in Ag Week Magazine

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 08, 2018.

Ed and Brenda Deckard are known for their care and compassion as they work with students. They each touch as many as 500 student lives in an academic year.

North Dakota State University Dry Edible Bean Project Profile

By from Plant Sciences, Cereal & Food Sciences News. Published on May 08, 2018.

Dr. Juan Osorno has led the North Dakota State University Dry Edible Bean project since 2007. He works with eight market classes of dry edible beans: pinto, navy, black, dark red and light red kidneys, great northern, small reds and pinks. Osorno also works closely with Dr. Phil McClean, director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics program, who joined the Department of Plant Sciences in 1985. McClean and Osorno were instrumental in sequencing the common bean genome, and now work to utilize the mapped genome to improve common bean varieties worldwide.
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