Welcome to the Department of Plant Sciences
Seven employees who worked a combined total of 223 years in the Department of Plant Sciences retired in 2016. Theja Wijetunga, Louise Heinz, Bob Baumann, Mark Ciernia, Ron Roach, Pete Gregoire, and Bob Nudell worked in the department’s administrative office, and in the barley quality, crop physiology, forages, oat, weed science and wheat research programs.
Shana Forster presented her Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, "Agronomic Practices that Impact Grain Quality Factors of Durum Wheat", on Monday, January 9, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Abigail Debner presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, "Hardwood Floricane Blackberry Cuttings and Primocane Blackberry Production in North Dakota", on Monday, December 19, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND
Benjamin Cigelske, M.S., presented his thesis research, Soybean Response to Nitrogen and Sulfur Fertilization, on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Loftsgard Hall at North Dakota State University.
John Stenger presented his Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, "Environmental Influence on Cold-Climate Grapevine (Vitis Spp.) Fall Acclimation Response and Fruit Ripening", on Friday, December 9, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Tsogtbayar Baasandorj defended his Cereal Science Ph.D. dissertation June 21, 2016 at North Dakota State University. His paper is titled “Hard Red Spring Wheat Quality Evaluation with Various Roller Mill Types and Breadmaking Methods”.
Cassandra Hillen defended her Cereal Science M.S. thesis, "Sensory and Quality Attributes of Deodorized Pea Flour Used in Gluten-Free Food Products", on October 31, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Brittany Olson presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, ‘Frontenac’ Response to Leaf Removal and Training Systems and a Microvinification and Deacidification Bioassay of Interspecific Hybrids (Vitis Spp.) on Friday, December 2, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
North Dakota State University food science/food safety student David Syverson recently was named a University Innovation Fellow. He joins 169 students from 49 institutions of higher education in four countries to be selected in the latest group of University Innovation Fellows, a program that empowers student leaders to become change agents in their schools.
Extension potato agronomist and assistant professor Andrew Robinson won the Myron & Muriel Johnson Excellence in Extension/Outreach Award at the North Dakota State University Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards on December 8. Nine other Department of Plant Sciences employees also were nominated for awards.