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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!

Matthew Becker

Student Receives Turf Grass Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Matthew Becker received a scholarship from the North Central Turf Grass Association

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Kutay Yilmaz

Students Excel in NDSU Graduate Student Showcase

Department of Plant Sciences master’s students Ana Magallanes Lopez and Kutay Yilmaz won People’s Choice Awards for their presentations in the NDSU Graduate Student Showcase held in conjunction with the Three Minute Thesis Competition.

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Plant Breeders Talk Variety Development with New York Chef

Award winning New York Chef Dan Barber led a panel discussion with NDSU plant breeders at the 40th Annual Northern Plains Sustainable Food and Farming Conference on January 24, 2019.

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Student Receives Oil Chemists Award

Student Receives Oil Chemists Award

Cereal Science doctoral student Minwei Xu was selected to receive a 2019 Honored Student Award by the American Oil Chemists’ Society.

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New Pulse Breeder Joins Department

New Pulse Breeder Joins Department

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University welcomes Dr. Nonoy Bandillo, who was hired as an assistant professor and director of the pulse breeding and genetics program.

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Dr. Joe Ikley

Annual Weed Control Meeting Features New and Retiring Researchers

North Dakota State University weed researchers Dr. Joe Ikely and Dr. Rod Lym were featured speakers at the 21st annual Wild World of Weeds Workshop on January 22, 2019.

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Student Receives Landscape Association Scholarship

Student Receives Landscape Association Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Sarah Kickert was selected to receive a 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation scholarship.

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2019 Woody Plant Introduction Announced

2019 Woody Plant Introduction Announced

A new woody plant selection was introduced by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the North Dakota State University Research Foundation. Fireflare Orange™ Mollis Azalea is a great winter hardy addition to the northern landscape. The selection has been in development by the NDSU Woody Plant Improvement program for over 40 years.

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New Weed Specialist Joins Department

New Weed Specialist Joins Department

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University welcomes Dr. Joe Ikley in the position of assistant professor and Extension weed specialist.

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Scholarships 101

Scholarships 101

Now is the time to complete the North Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources scholarship applications. The process is very simple and could result in extra dollars for tuition and college expenses.

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