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Cereal Science Graduate Seminar Series Jan 24, 2018 - May 02, 2018 — Morrill 105
Plant Sciences Graduate Seminar Series Jan 29, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018 — Morrill 105
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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!

Alan Zuk (center) receiving Star Quilt from Rodney Bordeaux (right) as Father Kubicki looks on.

Zuk Receives Lakota Star Quilt

Alan Zuk was presented a Lakota Star Quilt by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in honor of an outreach he made to the St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, St. Francis, South Dakota, in January.

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Alan Zuk entering the Rosebud Indian Reservation

Zuk Coordinates Food Donation to Indian Reservation

Department of Plant Sciences associate professor Dr. Alan Zuk and former student James Steinberger combined efforts to deliver a large supply of dry edible beans to the St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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Dr. Richard Horsley explains experimental design to short course participants

Introduction to Experimental Design: A Short Course

Dr. Richard Horsley taught a short course for field and laboratory researchers to refresh their knowledge of statistics and experimental design. The course, Introduction to Statistical Experimental Design, took place January 16-18, 2018 in Loftsgard Hall at North Dakota State University.

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In Memory of Rachel Olson

In Memory of Rachel Olson

Retired North Dakota State University food technologist Rachel Olson passed away January 22, 2018 in Fargo, ND after a long struggle with cancer.

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Rod Lym (left) receiving the NDDA Weed Control Partner Award

Lym Receives Awards for Perennial Weed Control Work

Dr. Rod Lym accepted two awards for his work with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Weed Control Association during annual weed meetings in Bismarck, North Dakota in January.

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Haugrud Awarded Sugarbeet Scholarship

Haugrud Awarded Sugarbeet Scholarship

Plant Sciences Master’s student Nathan Haugrud was awarded the Alan Dexter Scholarship by the Sugarbeet Research and Education Board of Minnesota and North Dakota.

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In Memory of Stan Stancyk

In Memory of Stan Stancyk

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences Research Specialist Stan Stancyk passed away December 29, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial was held January 3, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls, MN. Stancyk worked in the Department of Plant Sciences in the durum wheat breeding program for 27 years.

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ND17009GT Soybean

2017 Variety Releases Announced

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station released new crop varieties ND17009GT soybean, ND Benson soybean, ND Stutsman soybean, ND VitPro spring wheat, ND Grano durum and ND Riveland durum in 2017. Lang-MN spring wheat was released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. These new soybean and spring wheat varieties were distributed for the first time by the ND County Seed Increase Program in the spring of 2017. The durum varieties will be distributed in the spring of 2018.

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Zollinger Retirement Announced

Zollinger Retirement Announced

Extension weed specialist, Dr. Rich Zollinger, retired from North Dakota State University on December 31, 2017. Zollinger worked almost 28 years as a professor and Extension specialist in weed control. During his tenure, he received numerous awards and was active in many professional organizations. He published more than 200 reports of his research, averaged over 100 presentations annually at stakeholder meetings and scientific conferences, and mentored and advised numerous NDSU graduate students.

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Carlos Raul Maldonado Mota Presents M.S. Seminar

Carlos Raul Maldonado Mota Presents M.S. Seminar

Carlos Raul Maldonado Mota presented a seminar on his Plant Sciences M.S. research on December 8, 2017 at North Dakota State University. The title of his thesis is Identification of New Sources of Resistance to Anthracnose in Climbing Bean Germplasm from Guatemala. He examined climbing beans from Guatemala for resistance to anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum lindemuthianum by studying the pathogen and possible resistant climbing bean varieties.

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