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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!

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Potato Association of America Meeting Held in Fargo

More than 250 researchers from across the U.S. attended the 101st Potato Association of America meeting July 23-27 at the Fargo Holiday Inn. NDSU potato researchers Andrew Robinson, Susie Thompson and Gary Secor co-chaired the Local Arrangements Committee for the meeting.

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Luz de Maria Montejo D. Presents M.S. Seminar

Luz de Maria Montejo D. Presents M.S. Seminar

Luz de Maria Montejo D. presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Rust Resistance in the Guatemalan Climbing Bean Germplasm Collection, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Danielle Wrucke Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Danielle Wrucke Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Danielle Wrucke presented her Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, Genetic Analysis of Frost Tolerance in Rapeseed/Canola (Brassica napus L.), on Friday, July 21, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Lingzhu Deng Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Lingzhu Deng Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Lingzhu Deng defended her Cereal Science Ph.D. dissertation, Whole-Wheat Flour Milling and Effects of Durum Genotypes and Traits on Whole-Wheat Pasta Quality, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at North Dakota State University.

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Svyantek Honored by Viticulture Society

Svyantek Honored by Viticulture Society

Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Andrej Svyantek was awarded first place for his poster presentation in the graduate student poster competition at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture-Eastern Section annual meeting.

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Lee Honored for Bean Genetics Research

Lee Honored for Bean Genetics Research

Rian Lee, research specialist in bean genetics and molecular genetics, is the recipient of the Technical Merit Award presented by the Bean Improvement Cooperative. The award recognizes outstanding and long-standing contributions made to bean research, extension and education by bean program support personnel. Lee has made significant contributions to numerous research projects, which have impacted bean genetics and improvement throughout the world.

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Faculty Members Dai, Marais and West Promoted

Faculty members Wenhao (David) Dai, G. Francois Marais and Todd West were promoted to professor within the Department of Plant Sciences.

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Tawakalit Asiyanbi-Hammed Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Tawakalit Asiyanbi-Hammed Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Tawakalit Asiyanbi-Hammed defended her Cereal Science Ph.D. dissertation, Characteristics of Yam Composite Flour: Properties and Function of Bread and Tortilla Making, November 18, 2016 at North Dakota State University.

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Honorary State FFA Degree recipients (ND FFA photo)

North Dakota FFA Honors Faculty and Staff Members

Todd West and Barb Laschkewitsch from the Department of Plant Sciences were awarded Honorary State FFA Degrees during the North Dakota FFA state convention held at North Dakota State University June 5-9, 2017.

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Drs. Chen and Schwarz visit a traditional rice wine factory in Jiangsu China

Plant Sciences Faculty Conduct Seminars and Research in China

Department of Plant Sciences faculty Bingcan Chen, Elias Elias, Richard Horsley and Paul Schwarz spent two weeks in China in early May. They visited three universities, presented five seminars and spent time evaluating the barley and durum Fusarium Head Blight nurseries in Nanjing, Jiangsu China.

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