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Webster joins NDSU Extension as soybean specialist

Webster is excited to build strong relationships with the North Dakota soybean community and industry.

Wade Webster has joined North Dakota State University Extension as a soybean specialist and assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology.

A native of eastern Iowa, Webster is excited to build strong relationships with the North Dakota soybean community and industry. Growing up on a corn and soybean farm sparked his lifelong desire to be in the field.

Webster earned a bachelor of science degree in crop science at Montana State University in 2017.

His research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focused on white mold in soybeans, and led to a doctorate in plant pathology. Webster’s dissertation focused on modernizing integrated management practices for Sclerotinia stem rot of soybean.

Webster’s time as a doctoral student was also marked by a growing enthusiasm for science outreach and Extension, shaped by engaging with Extension agents, industry professionals and being involved in numerous field days.

“Dr. Webster’s understanding of the soybean industry and challenges faced by soybean growers will help him to provide research-driven solutions and recommendations,” says Mohamed Khan, NDSU Extension assistant director and program leader for agriculture and natural resources. “His excellent communication skills will help him to build relationships with producers, Extension agents and industry representatives that will bring tangible benefits to our producers and their communities.”

Webster can be reached at richard.webster@ndsu.edu or by phone at 701-231-8363. 

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Dec. 4, 2023

Source: Mohamed Khan, 701-231-7867, mohamed.khan@ndsu.edu

Contact: Wade Webster, 701-231-8363, richard.webster@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7006, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu

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