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Department of Plant Sciences professors Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Kirk Howatt and Joel Ransom received awards from the North Dakota State University Agriculture Collective during the third annual NDSU AgWeek, held April 3-7.
Members of the North Dakota State University Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association attended the 33rd Annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, on March 31 – April 1, 2017. Symposium attendees presented research in five categories. Eight NDSU graduate students won awards for their presentations.
Michelle Grant, senior accounting specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences, passed away on March 23, 2017. A memorial service celebrating her life was held April 1 in Fargo. She had served NDSU almost 10 years at the time of her death.
A research photograph by North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences researchers Zhao Liu, Gerald Seiler and Chao-Chien Jan is the cover image for the April 2017 edition of G3 Genes/Genomics/Genetics Journal. The photograph is a close-up of a sunflower.
On April 4, 2017 the North Dakota State University Agricultural Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Delta, inducted Cereal Science M.S. student Cassie Anderson and awarded her the Graduate Research Award for her paper “Biodegradability of Arabnioxylan Films”.
Atena Oladzad Abbasabadi presented her Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, Identification and Validation of a New Source of Low Grain Cadmium Accumulation in Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum L. subsp. durum (Defs.)), on March 24, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Cassie Anderson defended her Cereal Science M.S. thesis, Mechanical and Physical Properties of Biodegradable Wheat Bran, Maize Bran, and Dried Distillers Grain Arabinoxylan Films, on March 10, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Four North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club members were awarded scholarships by the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation during the National Collegiate Landscape Competition held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, March 16-18.
North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club students attended the 2017 National Collegiate Landscape Competition sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, March 16-18. One NDSU student placed in the top 1% overall, two students placed in a team event, and four students were awarded scholarships. NDSU ranked 20th of 60 national teams, and won $500 for the highest participation in the Career Development Series.
The North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences and DuPont Pioneer recently collaborated to create and present a short course on the latest plant breeding data analysis tools used by the agricultural industry. The course, titled “Use and Analysis of Unbalanced Data”, took place in Loftsgard Hall on February 14-16, 2017.