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Welcome to the Department of Plant Sciences

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Agriculture is a fascinating and complex industry with international dimensions. The demand for Plant Sciences graduates is high, not only in North Dakota and the region, but throughout the United States and the world. The Department of Plant Sciences provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding critical for professional success in a changing world. If you have an interest in plants and want to make a difference in the world, this department is for you!

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Agronomists Teach Agriculture Research Techniques in Ethiopia

Hans Kandel and Joel Ransom, North Dakota State University Extension agronomists and Department of Plant Sciences faculty, recently spent two weeks teaching and sharing their expertise with new farmers and faculty at two agriculture universities in Ethiopia.

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Journal Article Spotlights NDSU Cereal Science Program

The North Dakota State University Cereal Science program was highlighted as a Spotlight Article in the September/October 2019 issue of Cereal Foods World, which is the scientific journal of the Cereals and Grains Association.

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Alex Wittenberg (right) receiving Best Student Presentation award

Students and Faculty Awarded at Industrial Crops Meeting

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences Master’s students Alex Wittenberg and Kutay Yilmaz, and faculty member Dr. Burton Johnson won awards for their presentations at the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops annual meeting in September.

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Graduate Student Receives Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship

Graduate Student Receives Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Andrej Svyantek was awarded a Proven Winners® Innovations in Plant Breeding scholarship.

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Graduate Student Awarded by Honor Society

Graduate Student Awarded by Honor Society

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Jayanta Roy was selected by the NDSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as a recipient of the Love of Learning award. The intent of the award is to help fund professional development for post-baccalaureate members.

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NDSU Wheat breeders Andrew Green and Richard Frohberg at the Casselton, ND NDSU Agronomy Seed Farm

Historical Wheat Variety Study Attracts Attention

Hard red spring wheat breeder Dr. Andrew Green has been surprised by the level of interest in a historical study he began in 2018 of all U.S. hard red spring wheat varieties.

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Jing Wan placed first in Student Poster Presentation

Graduate Students Receive Awards at Conference on Food for Health

Three graduate students received awards at the Global Institute of Food Security and International Agriculture 5th Annual NDSU Conference on Food for Health in Fargo, July 7-10, 2019. All four previous conferences were also in Fargo.

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Graduate Student Receives Honors at National Viticulture Conference

Graduate Student Receives Honors at National Viticulture Conference

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Andrej Svyantek received a presentation award and a scholarship at the 70th American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference in June.

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Weed Science Students Compete in National Contest

Weed Science Students Compete in National Contest

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences weed science graduate team members Aaron Froemke, Nathan Haugrud, Joseph Mettler and Kelly Satrom competed in the North American Weed Science Contest at the BASF Midwest Research Farm near Seymour, Illinois on July 25, 2019. Froemke placed first in the Graduate Student Problem Solving and Recommendation portion of the competition.

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Graduate Students Awarded at International Wheat Congress

Graduate Students Awarded at International Wheat Congress

Doctoral students Katherine Running and Evan Salsman received Best Poster awards at the first International Wheat Congress held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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