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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!

1st Place Team: Schumacher, Gilbraith, Hagemeyer, Jones

Horticulture Students Earn Top Honors at Regional Horticulture Competition

The North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club was the first place team overall for the third year in a row and two students earned individual honors at the Mid-America Collegiate Horticultural Society meeting and competition held at Colorado State University September 27-29.

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Alan Peterson (left) and Alex Wittenberg

Students Receive Awards at Industrial Crops Meeting

North Dakota State University students Alan Peterson, Alex Wittenberg, and Neil Olson received awards for their participation in the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops in London, Ontario, Canada in September.

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Wittenberg Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

Wittenberg Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

North Dakota State University Plant Sciences student Alex Wittenberg was selected by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources to participate in the 2018-19 Russell and Anna Duncan Undergraduate Research Scholars program.

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Intercropping at Kopenhagen University, Denmark

Berti Leads Fourth Study Abroad Trip Since 2013

Marisol Berti led the “Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energies in Europe” Study Abroad trip this summer for the fourth time in five years. Forty students have traveled with her since 2013 and she has added new learning experiences to the trip each year.

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In Memory of Bryce Farnsworth

In Memory of Bryce Farnsworth

Retired North Dakota State University research specialist Bryce Farnsworth passed away September 13, 2018 in Fargo, ND.

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Ana Magallanes López Defends M.S. Thesis

Ana Magallanes López Defends M.S. Thesis

Ana Magallanes López defended her Cereal Science M.S. thesis, “Fate of Deoxynivalenol During Wet Milling” September 7, 2018. She will present a seminar on her research October 8.

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Student Receives Turfgrass Management Scholarship

Student Receives Turfgrass Management Scholarship

North Dakota State University Horticulture student Matthew Becker received a scholarship from the Golf Course Superintendents’ Association of America.

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From left: Matthew Brooke, Nathan Haugrud, Kelly Satrom, Nickolas Theisen

Graduate Students Win Awards in Regional Weed Society Contest

Four graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University received awards at the 2018 North Central Weed Science Society Collegiate Weed Science Contest.

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Graduate Student Wins Award at Regional Viticulture Meeting

Graduate Student Wins Award at Regional Viticulture Meeting

Ph.D. student Andrej Svyantek won first place in the Viticulture category of the graduate student poster competition at the 2018 American Society for Enology and Viticulture-Eastern Section meeting.

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