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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!

ND Rolette Soybean

2019 NDSU Crop Variety Releases Announced

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station released new crop varieties ND Rolette soybean, ND Falcon pinto bean, ND Pegasus great northern bean, ND Whitetail white kidney bean and ND Gardner winter rye in 2019. The North Dakota County Seed Increase Program distributed ND Rolette soybean and ND Hammond flax (2018) for the first time in the spring of 2019 and ND Gardner winter rye in the fall of 2019.

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Yang Lan

Student Receives Oil Chemists Award

Cereal Science doctoral student Yang Lan was selected to receive a 2020 Honored Student Award by the American Oil Chemists’ Society.

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Hyland Splendor Mugo Pine

New Mugo Pine Cultivar Announced

A new woody plant selection was introduced by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the North Dakota State University Research Foundation. Hyland Splendor™ Mugo Pine is a winter hardy selection that maintains its dark green needle color during the winter months. The selection has been in development by the NDSU Woody Plant Improvement program for over 28 years.

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Zhao Jin Receives Poster Presentation Award at 2019 Scab Forum

Zhao Jin Receives Poster Presentation Award at 2019 Scab Forum

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences visiting scholar Zhao Jin was awarded second place in the Post-Doctoral Researcher Poster Competition at the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative 2019 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in December.

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Student Chosen for Future Leaders in Science Program

Student Chosen for Future Leaders in Science Program

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences graduate student Jesse Puka-Beals was chosen to participate in the 2020 Future Leaders in Science program of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America.

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Patricia Cabas-Lühmann Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Patricia Cabas-Lühmann Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Patricia Cabas-Lühmann successfully defended her cereal science Ph.D. thesis on December 4, 2019. The title of her thesis is Causes of Dull Brown Color in Durum Grain Color and Traditional Semolina Pasta. She presented her exit seminar on December 13, 2019.

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Senay Simsek (left) and Esther McGinnis

McGinnis and Simsek honored with Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards

Two North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences faculty, Esther McGinnis and Senay Simsek, were honored at the 28th annual Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards program on December 12, 2019.

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Student Receives Golf Association Scholarship

Student Receives Golf Association Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Matthew Becker was selected to receive a 2020 Trans-Mississippi Turf Scholarship from the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and Turf Scholarship Fund.

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Plant Sciences Student Wins Graduate Research Symposium

Plant Sciences Student Wins Graduate Research Symposium

Department of Plant Sciences Master’s student Felicity Merritt won first place for her oral presentation in the 4th Annual North Dakota State University Graduate Student Council Research Symposium.

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