Welcome to the Department of Plant Sciences
A paper co-authored by Associate Professor Greta Gramig was selected as the Outstanding Paper in Weed Science by the Weed Science Society of America. The award was presented during the annual meeting in early February.
Department of Plant Sciences Professor and Extension Weed Specialist Richard Zollinger has received the Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) highest honor. He was named a Fellow of the society at an award ceremony held during the WSSA Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona in early February. The honor is presented for substantial contributions in publications, education, and program development in weed science, as well as service to the WSSA and the weed science profession.
Horticulture senior Erik Laber received the North Dakota State University Harry Baker Memorial Scholarship during the 50th Annual Convention and Trade Show of the North Dakota Nursery and Greenhouse Association, held in Fargo January 29-31, 2017.
Plant Sciences M.S. student Kenneth (Paul) Beamer was awarded a scholarship by the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society.
The remodeling of Room 116 in Loftsgard Hall is complete and the laboratory classroom has been busy since the first day of the fall 2016 semester. The classroom has ample space and state-of-the-art facilities for students in introductory Plant Sciences laboratory classes.
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 Horticulture 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.