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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!

Yang Lan

Students Recognized by Minnesota Food Technologists

Cereal science doctoral students Yang Lan and Minwei Xu were awarded graduate scholarships and travel awards by the Minnesota Section of the Institute of Food Technologists.

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Ana Magallanes Lopez

Student Receives First Place in Research Symposium

Cereal Science doctoral student Ana Magallanes López tied for first place in the poster session of the third annual North Dakota State University Graduate Student Council Research Symposium held April 5, 2019.

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Employees Honored for Years of Service

Employees Honored for Years of Service

Six Department of Plant Sciences research staff were recognized for years of service milestones at North Dakota State University this spring.

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Kutay Yilmaz presents his tabletop display at the 2019 NDUS Legislative Showcase in Bismarck, ND.

Yilmaz Represents NDSU Plant Sciences at Legislative Showcase

Department of Plant Sciences M.S. student Kutay Yilmaz was one of four graduate students who represented North Dakota State University during the North Dakota University System Legislative Showcase held at the State Capitol Building in Bismarck on March 27, 2019.

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Graduate Students Host Award Winning Science Booth

Graduate Students Host Award Winning Science Booth

A team of graduate students from the Department of Plant Sciences won the Best Graduate Student Booth award at the 2019 Avenues of Scientific Discovery on February 14, 2019. The team included cereal science graduate students Madison Gohl and Jane Snelling, and visiting scholar Asli Unuvar, who presented Science on Your Plate.

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NDSU Horticulture & Forestry Club at the competition

Horticulture and Forestry Club Attends National Competition

The North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club placed 15th in the nation out of 64 colleges and universities at the 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Colorado State University. Two students received individual awards and honors.

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Graduate Students Host Plant Science Symposium

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association of North Dakota State University hosted the 35th Annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium March 15-16, 2019. Forty graduate students from NDSU, South Dakota State University, University of Manitoba, and University of Saskatchewan attended. Several NDSU students received awards for their presentations.

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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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Panel from left: Barber, McMullen, Thompson, Green, Horsley

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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