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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!

Horticulture & Forestry Club in Hawaii

Horticulture and Forestry Club Places at National Competition

Members of the Horticulture and Forestry Club from North Dakota State University won awards in competition at the annual meeting of the American Society for Horticulture Science.

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NDSU Horticulture & Forestry Club members attending MACHS competition

Horticulture and Forestry Club Wins First Place at Regional Competition

The Horticulture and Forestry Club from North Dakota State University won First Place Team Overall and two students placed in individual events at the Mid-America Collegiate Horticulture Society conference and competition held at the University of Minnesota-Crookston on September 29-30.

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Kyla Splichal with her poster

Splichal Honored at National Horticulture Meeting

Horticulture master’s student Kyla Splichal won first place for her poster presentation in the Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plant Working Group's first graduate student poster competition at the annual meeting of the American Society for Horticulture Science.

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Graduate Students Receive Travel Awards

Graduate Students Receive Travel Awards

Three Plant Sciences graduate students received travel awards to attend the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops annual meeting in September. They each presented results from their respective research programs.

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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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