Welcome to the Department of Plant Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences M.S. graduate Kellie Podliska presented an exit seminar on her research, titled Efficacy of Current Bt Traits Against Corn Rootworms in North Dakota, on August 14, 2015.
Ph.D. candidate Renata Jung presented a seminar on her doctoral research titled Identification of Molecular Markers for Marker-assisted Selection of Malting Quality and Associated Traits in Barley on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Loftsgard Hall at North Dakota State University. Jung was advised by Dr. Richard Horsley.
Twelve students joined Dr. Marisol Berti for a study abroad tour of six countries in Europe, June 24-July 11, 2015. The focus of the trip was to observe and experience European production and processing of major energy crops used for electricity, heat, biodiesel and bioethanol, and second generation biofuels.
Ph.D. candidate Sintayehu Debebe Daba presented a seminar on his doctoral research titled Genetic Diversity and Genome-wide Association Mapping of Agronomic, Disease Resistance, and Quality Traits in Barley Accessions from Ethiopia, ICARDA, and the U.S. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in Loftsgard Hall at North Dakota State University. Daba was advised by Dr. Richard Horsley.
The Department of Plant Sciences welcomes Dr. Bingcan Chen in the position of assistant professor in food and cereal chemistry.
Three members of the NDSU barley research team are working on collaborative research projects with growers, researchers and maltsters in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and New York.
Three NDSU Plant Sciences graduate students received travel scholarships to attend national meetings of the Potato Association of America and the American Society for Horticultural Science.
Retired NDSU Cereal Science and Food Technology professor Dr. Clarence McDonald recently passed away in Marquette, Kansas. His funeral was held June 23, 2015.
Four research interns are working in the Department of Plant Sciences this summer.
Coffee is a major agricultural commodity in Africa, and Uganda is the leading exporter. NDSU Extension Agronomist and Plant Sciences Professor Hans Kandel has been helping Ugandan farmers find ways to increase their country’s coffee production.