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Osorno Honored with Early Career Grain Legume Scientist Award

Osorno Honored with Early Career Grain Legume Scientist Award

Dr. Juan Osorno received the Early Career Grain Legume Scientist Award at the 2017 Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Legume Research Conference in Burkina Faso. Osorno has worked in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University since 2007 and is the leader of the dry edible bean breeding project.

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Samantha Hogstad Presents M.S. Seminar

Samantha Hogstad Presents M.S. Seminar

Samantha Hogstad presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Strategies for Weed Management in Organic Production Systems in the Northern Great Plains, on August 10, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Baljeet Gill Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Baljeet Gill Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Baljeet Gill presented her Genomics and Bioinformatics Ph.D. dissertation, Identification and Introgression of Novel Genes for Stem Rust Ug99 Resistance from Relative Species of Wheat, on July 31, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Wei Zhang Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Wei Zhang Defends Ph.D. Disseration

Wei Zhang presented his Genomics and Bioinformatics Ph.D. dissertation, Characterization and Manipulation of the Wheat B Genome on July 28, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Maldonado Mota Honored at Grain Legume Meeting

Maldonado Mota Honored at Grain Legume Meeting

Department of Plant Sciences master’s student Carlos Maldonado Mota received the “Best Poster Award by a Young Investigator” at the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Grain Legume Research Conference in Burkina Faso.

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Rellaford Honored at Nitrogen Use Meeting

Rellaford Honored at Nitrogen Use Meeting

Department of Plant Sciences master’s student Matthew Rellaford was awarded first place for his poster presentation in the Marvin Stone Memorial Poster Competition at the Nitrogen Use Efficiency annual conference.

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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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Wenhao (David) Dai

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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Joel Ransom received a medal and certificate for 100 hours of work with Winrock International’s U.S. Agency for International Development funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program.

Ransom Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

In May, NDSU Extension Service cereal crops agronomist and Department of Plant Sciences professor Joel Ransom received the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award for work in Senegal, Africa. He provided more than 100 hours of work with Winrock International’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program.

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Tracy Hillenbrand Presents M.S. Seminar

Tracy Hillenbrand Presents M.S. Seminar

Tracy Hillenbrand presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Nitrogen Fertilizer Timing, Rate, and Source Effects on Corn and Wheat Production in the Red River Valley, on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Lindsey Forward Presents M.S. Seminar

Lindsey Forward Presents M.S. Seminar

Lindsey Forward presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Hop Establishment Impacted by Mulch Type and Nitrogen Source, on Friday, May 5, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Patricia Cabas Luhmann Presents M.S. Seminar

Patricia Cabas Luhmann Presents M.S. Seminar

Patricia Cabas-Lühmann presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Delayed Harvest Affects Durum Wheat Quality, on Friday, May 26, 2017 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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