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Agronomists Teach Agriculture Research Techniques in Ethiopia

Hans Kandel and Joel Ransom, North Dakota State University Extension agronomists and Department of Plant Sciences faculty, recently spent two weeks teaching and sharing their expertise with new farmers and faculty at two agriculture universities in Ethiopia.

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Journal Article Spotlights NDSU Cereal Science Program

The North Dakota State University Cereal Science program was highlighted as a Spotlight Article in the September/October 2019 issue of Cereal Foods World, which is the scientific journal of the Cereals and Grains Association.

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Alex Wittenberg (right) receiving Best Student Presentation award

Students and Faculty Awarded at Industrial Crops Meeting

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences Master’s students Alex Wittenberg and Kutay Yilmaz, and faculty member Dr. Burton Johnson won awards for their presentations at the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops annual meeting in September.

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Graduate Student Receives Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship

Graduate Student Receives Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Andrej Svyantek was awarded a Proven Winners® Innovations in Plant Breeding scholarship.

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Graduate Student Awarded by Honor Society

Graduate Student Awarded by Honor Society

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Jayanta Roy was selected by the NDSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as a recipient of the Love of Learning award. The intent of the award is to help fund professional development for post-baccalaureate members.

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NDSU Wheat breeders Andrew Green and Richard Frohberg at the Casselton, ND NDSU Agronomy Seed Farm

Historical Wheat Variety Study Attracts Attention

Hard red spring wheat breeder Dr. Andrew Green has been surprised by the level of interest in a historical study he began in 2018 of all U.S. hard red spring wheat varieties.

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Jing Wan placed first in Student Poster Presentation

Graduate Students Receive Awards at Conference on Food for Health

Three graduate students received awards at the Global Institute of Food Security and International Agriculture 5th Annual NDSU Conference on Food for Health in Fargo, July 7-10, 2019. All four previous conferences were also in Fargo.

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Graduate Student Receives Honors at National Viticulture Conference

Graduate Student Receives Honors at National Viticulture Conference

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Andrej Svyantek received a presentation award and a scholarship at the 70th American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference in June.

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Weed Science Students Compete in National Contest

Weed Science Students Compete in National Contest

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences weed science graduate team members Aaron Froemke, Nathan Haugrud, Joseph Mettler and Kelly Satrom competed in the North American Weed Science Contest at the BASF Midwest Research Farm near Seymour, Illinois on July 25, 2019. Froemke placed first in the Graduate Student Problem Solving and Recommendation portion of the competition.

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Graduate Students Awarded at International Wheat Congress

Graduate Students Awarded at International Wheat Congress

Doctoral students Katherine Running and Evan Salsman received Best Poster awards at the first International Wheat Congress held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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International Dry Bean and Pulse Research Meetings to Be Held in Fargo

Dry bean and pulse researchers from North Dakota State University and the USDA-ARS Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center in Fargo are hosting the 2019 Bean Improvement Cooperative and North American Pulse Improvement Association biennial meetings back-to-back in Fargo in November.

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Jing Wan Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Jing Wan Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Jing Wan successfully defended her cereal science Ph.D. research on July 2, 2019. The title of her thesis is Fabrication and Characterization of Antifungal Essential Oil-in-Water Nanoemulsion Delivery System Targeting Fusarium Graminearum In Vitro and During the Malting Process. She presented her exit seminar on July 22, 2019.

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Sanzida Rahman Defends M.S. Thesis

Sanzida Rahman Defends M.S. Thesis

Sanzida Rahman successfully defended her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Differentiating PVY Infection from Nitrogen Deficiency Using Spectral Reflectance, July 12, 2019 at North Dakota State University.

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Naa Korkoi Ardayfio Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Naa Korkoi Ardayfio Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Naa Korkoi Ardayfio successfully defended her Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, Allelic Relationship of A. Strigosa Crown Rust Resistance Factors and Their Relationship to Pc38 Suppression, November 13, 2018 at North Dakota State University.

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Swarup Podder Defends M.S. Thesis

Swarup Podder Defends M.S. Thesis

Swarup Podder successfully defended his Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Screening for Forage Sorghum Genotypes with Chilling Tolerance, on June 11, 2019 at North Dakota State University.

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Deying Li

Department of Plant Sciences Faculty Promoted

Five faculty in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University have been approved for promotion this year. Deying Li is being promoted to professor. Esther McGinnis, Md. Mukhlesur Rahman and Andy Robinson are being promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Rebekah Oliver is being promoted to associate professor of practice.

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In Memory of Neal Holland

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences emeritus professor Neal Holland passed away June 14, 2019 in Fargo, ND. His funeral was Thursday, June 20 at West Funeral Home in West Fargo, ND.

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Jane Snelling Defends M.S. Thesis

Jane Snelling Defends M.S. Thesis

Jane Snelling successfully defended her cereal science M.S. thesis research on May 29, 2019. The title of her thesis is Vacuum Steam Pasteurization of Hard Red Spring Wheat. She is advised by Senay Simsek.

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Simsek with seminar participants

Wheat Quality Specialist Educates Philippine and Malaysian End-users about U.S. Wheat

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences wheat quality specialist Senay Simsek traveled to the Philippines and Indonesia May 6-19, 2019 to explain how the unique cereal chemistry of U.S. wheat contributes to quality factors of various food products.

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MInwei Xu

Cereal Science Students Are Finalists in Food Technologists Competition

North Dakota State University cereal science doctoral students Minwei Xu and Yang Lan were finalists in the Graduate Student Division Competition at the 2019 Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting. Xu received second place for his oral presentation in the Food Chemistry division.

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