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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!

In Memory of Michelle Grant

In Memory of Michelle Grant

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.

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Research Photograph Featured on G3 Journal Cover

Research Photograph Featured on G3 Journal Cover

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.

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Anderson Receives Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award

Anderson Receives Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award

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”.

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Atena Oladzad Abbasabadi Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Atena Oladzad Abbasabadi Presents Ph.D. Seminar

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.

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Cassie Anderson Defends M.S. Thesis

Cassie Anderson Defends M.S. Thesis

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.

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Students Awarded Landscape Association Scholarships

Students Awarded Landscape Association Scholarships

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.

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NDSU Horticulture and Forestry Club

Horticulture Club Attends Landscape Competition

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.

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