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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!

Osorno Honored with Early Career Grain Legume Scientist Award

Osorno Honored with Early Career Grain Legume Scientist Award

Dr. Juan Osorno received the Early Career Grain Legume Scientist Award at the 2017 Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Legume Research Conference in Burkina Faso. Osorno has worked in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University since 2007 and is the leader of the dry edible bean breeding project.

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Samantha Hogstad Presents M.S. Seminar

Samantha Hogstad Presents M.S. Seminar

Samantha Hogstad presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Strategies for Weed Management in Organic Production Systems in the Northern Great Plains, on August 10, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Baljeet Gill Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Baljeet Gill Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Baljeet Gill presented her Genomics and Bioinformatics Ph.D. dissertation, Identification and Introgression of Novel Genes for Stem Rust Ug99 Resistance from Relative Species of Wheat, on July 31, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Wei Zhang Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Wei Zhang Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Wei Zhang presented his Genomics and Bioinformatics Ph.D. dissertation, Characterization and Manipulation of the Wheat B Genome on July 28, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Maldonado Mota Honored at Grain Legume Meeting

Maldonado Mota Honored at Grain Legume Meeting

Department of Plant Sciences master’s student Carlos Maldonado Mota received the “Best Poster Award by a Young Investigator” at the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Grain Legume Research Conference in Burkina Faso.

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Rellaford Honored at Nitrogen Use Meeting

Rellaford Honored at Nitrogen Use Meeting

Department of Plant Sciences master’s student Matthew Rellaford was awarded first place for his poster presentation in the Marvin Stone Memorial Poster Competition at the Nitrogen Use Efficiency annual conference.

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Potato Association of America Meeting Held in Fargo

More than 250 researchers from across the U.S. attended the 101st Potato Association of America meeting July 23-27 at the Fargo Holiday Inn. NDSU potato researchers Andrew Robinson, Susie Thompson and Gary Secor co-chaired the Local Arrangements Committee for the meeting.

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Luz de Maria Montejo D. Presents M.S. Seminar

Luz de Maria Montejo D. Presents M.S. Seminar

Luz de Maria Montejo D. presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Rust Resistance in the Guatemalan Climbing Bean Germplasm Collection, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Danielle Wrucke Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Danielle Wrucke Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Danielle Wrucke presented her Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, Genetic Analysis of Frost Tolerance in Rapeseed/Canola (Brassica napus L.), on Friday, July 21, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Lingzhu Deng Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Lingzhu Deng Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Lingzhu Deng defended her Cereal Science Ph.D. dissertation, Whole-Wheat Flour Milling and Effects of Durum Genotypes and Traits on Whole-Wheat Pasta Quality, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at North Dakota State University.

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