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Student Receives Landscape Association Scholarship

Student Receives Landscape Association Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Sarah Kickert was selected to receive a 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation scholarship.

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2019 Woody Plant Introduction Announced

2019 Woody Plant Introduction Announced

A new woody plant selection was introduced by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the North Dakota State University Research Foundation. Fireflare Orange™ Mollis Azalea is a great winter hardy addition to the northern landscape. The selection has been in development by the NDSU Woody Plant Improvement program for over 40 years.

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New Weed Specialist Joins Department

New Weed Specialist Joins Department

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University welcomes Dr. Joe Ikley in the position of assistant professor and Extension weed specialist.

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Scholarships 101

Scholarships 101

Now is the time to complete the North Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources scholarship applications. The process is very simple and could result in extra dollars for tuition and college expenses.

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Weed Scientist Lym Retirement Announced

Weed Scientist Lym Retirement Announced

North Dakota State University weed scientist Dr. Rodney Lym retired December 31, 2018. Lym served as a weed scientist in the Department of Plant Sciences, specializing in leafy spurge, for over 39 years. His career conducting research to control leafy spurge in North Dakota led to effective methods to reduce the infestation in the state. Throughout his career, Lym received numerous awards and honors, was active in many professional organizations, saw over 100 papers and reports published, and mentored 20 graduate students.

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Alan Zuk hands the Lakota Star Quilt to Susan Clark

Zuk Donates Star Quilt to Historic Collection at North Dakota State University

Dr. Alan Zuk has donated his Lakota Star Quilt to the Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection at the North Dakota State University Department of Apparel, Design and Hospitality Management.

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NDSU Food Scientists Teach Middle-Schoolers About Research

NDSU Food Scientists Teach Middle-Schoolers About Research

Sixth graders at Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo were treated to a hands-on food science lesson during their regular science class last week. Dr. Senay Simsek along with research specialists Kristin Whitney and Nathan Haugrud and graduate students Jane Snelling and Aslihan Unuvar were welcomed by Mr. Travis Hoeg to teach about the science of taste and how different ingredients are used in food applications.

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Frank Manthey presents to members of ND Wheat Commission

Wheat Researchers Demonstrate Laboratory Techniques for Wheat Growers

Wheat quality researchers from the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences demonstrated research techniques and projects they conduct to ensure that North Dakota wheat products are of the highest quality during the 2018 North Dakota Wheat Commission County Representatives meeting on December 5.

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Todd West

West Receives Excellence in Advising Award

Todd West received the William J. and Angelyn A. Austin Excellence in Advising Award at the 2018 Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards program on December 6. West is a professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences and leads the Woody Plant Improvement Project.

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Muhammad Arif Uz Zaman Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Muhammad Arif Uz Zaman Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Muhammad Arif Uz Zaman successfully defended his Plant Sciences Ph.D. thesis, “Delineating Root System Architecture in Rapeseed/Canola (Brassica napus L.) Through Molecular and Transcriptomic Approaches”, October 26, 2018 at North Dakota State University.

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Nathan Haugrud Defends M.S. Thesis

Nathan Haugrud Defends M.S. Thesis

Nathan Haugrud successfully defended his Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, “Cultivation to Supplement Residual Herbicides in Sugarbeet”, October 31, 2018 at North Dakota State University.

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Ransom Honored with Durum Growers Amber Award

Ransom Honored with Durum Growers Amber Award

Dr. Joel Ransom received the 2018 United States Durum Growers Association Amber Award on November 5 at the Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum in Minot, ND.

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Berti Receives Researcher of the Month Award

Berti Receives Researcher of the Month Award

Dr. Marisol Berti was awarded the November Researcher of the Month Award from the NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity

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Maneka Malalgoda Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Maneka Malalgoda Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Maneka Malalgoda successfully defended her Cereal Science Ph.D. thesis, “Pre-harvest Glyphosate Use During Wheat Cultivation: Effects on Wheat Chemistry and Human Gut Microbiota”, October 10, 2018.

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ND18008GT soybean

2018 NDSU Crop Variety Releases Announced

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station released new crop varieties ND18008GT soybean and ND Hammond flax in 2018. ND18008GT soybean, ND Eagle lentil (2016), ND Grano durum (2017) and ND Riveland durum (2017) were distributed for the first time by the North Dakota County Seed Increase Program in the spring of 2018. ND Hammond flax will be distributed in the spring of 2019.

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Lucas Holmes Defends M.S. Thesis

Lucas Holmes Defends M.S. Thesis

Lucas Holmes presented his Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, “Tile Drainage, Beds, and Fe-EDDHA Application Effect on Soybean Production”, November 1, 2018 at North Dakota State University.

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Crop Improvement Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Crop Improvement Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Three North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association scholarships were awarded to Department of Plant Sciences students Elizabeth Blessum, Vincent Carruth and Kaden Martinson. All are Crop and Weed Sciences majors.

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Daniel Restrepo Montoya Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Daniel Restrepo Montoya Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Daniel Restrepo Montoya defended his Genomics and Bioinformatics Ph.D. thesis, “Computational Identification, Phylogenetic and Synteny Analysis of Receptor-Like Kinases “RLK” and Receptor-Like Proteins “RLP” in Legumes”, October 18, 2018 and presented a seminar on his research.

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Grain Dealers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Grain Dealers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Four North Dakota Grain Dealers Association Education Foundation scholarships were awarded to Department of Plant Sciences students Mackenzie Derry, Kody Durbin, Amber Hermanson and Kelsey Pladson in October.

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Corn Growers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Corn Growers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Two Department of Plant Sciences undergraduate students were awarded North Dakota Corn Growers Association $1000 scholarships in October. Vincent Carruth and Blake Nelson are Crop and Weed Sciences majors and plan to work as agronomists in agriculture industry after graduation.

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