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Food Science and Food Safety Club Hosts Regional Meeting and College Bowl

The NDSU Food Science and Food Safety Club hosted the 2021 North Central Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Area Meeting and College Bowl virtually on April 9-10. A team of NDSU students placed second in the Food Science College Bowl after double overtime.

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Horticulture Students Win Team Award at National Landscape Competition

Horticulture Students Win Team Award at National Landscape Competition

Halley Bartlett, Rachel Borgert, Kevin Friedt, Matthew Keller, Elizabeth Knutson and Ethan Lorenz won the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) Team Award in March. The team advisors are Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti and Dr. Todd West.

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Magallanes López Receives Best Poster Award

Magallanes López Receives Best Poster Award

Ana Magallanes López won the Young Scientist Award for Best Poster Presentation during the 16th ICC International Cereals and Bread Congress.

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Johanna V. Lukaschewsky Defends M.S. Thesis

Johanna V. Lukaschewsky Defends M.S. Thesis

Johanna V. Lukaschewsky successfully defended her Plant Sciences Master’s thesis, Productive and Economic Analysis of Silage Maize and Alfalfa Intercropping, on March 3, 2021, at North Dakota State University. She was advised by Dr. Marisol Berti, professor and leader of the forages and biomass crop production program.

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Student Receives Mid America CropLife Scholarship

Student Receives Mid America CropLife Scholarship

North Dakota State University crop and weed sciences student Forrest Hanson received one of eleven Mid America CropLife Association Young Leader Scholarship Awards for 2021.

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Dr. Juan Osorno

Dry Bean Researchers Receive GENETICS Journal Award

A paper co-authored by North Dakota State University dry bean researchers Dr. Juan Osorno, Dr. Phillip McClean and Rian Lee has been selected as one of the 2020 GENETICS Editors’ Choice Awards. The article is titled “Genetic Associations in Four Decades of Multienvironment Trials Reveal Agronomic Trait Evolution in Common Bean”. The award was announced on the “Genes to Genomes” blog for the Genetics Society of America.

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Breeding Pipeline Database Management Team

Breeding Pipeline Database Managers Support the Modernization of NDSU Breeding Programs

The BPDM project is a centralized and dedicated team focused on helping NDSU breeding programs. Its interdepartmental and collaborative approach with other universities, non-profit organizations and industry strengthens NDSU breeding efforts. Ana Heilman-Morales and Tom Walk coordinate the pipeline breeding efforts and offer automated solutions to breeding programs with the help of statistician and mathematician Didier Murillo-Florez, all under the leadership of barley breeder and department head Richard Horsley.

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Dr. Juan Osorno

Osorno Leads Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding Capacity Building Initiative with International Group

In collaboration with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research managed by Michigan State University, and the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project, North Dakota State University dry bean breeder Dr. Juan Osorno recently led a multi-faceted effort to create an online course titled Gender Responsive Plant Breeding for researchers and scientists working in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Schwarz Receives Craft Malt Guild Award

Dr. Paul Schwarz received the Craft Maltsters Guild Soles of Malt Award during the 2021 Craft Malt Conference. Schwarz leads the North Dakota State University Malting Barley Quality project in the Department of Plant Sciences.

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Student Receives Landscape Foundation Scholarship

Student Receives Landscape Foundation Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Kevin Friedt was selected to receive a 2021 National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation scholarship.

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Dr. Joel Ransom

NDSU Extension Agronomist Retires

North Dakota State University Extension agronomist Joel Ransom retired on February 1, 2021, after serving at NDSU for 18 years.

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Lyle Lindberg

In Memory of Lyle Lindberg

Retired North Dakota State University ag research technician Lyle Lindberg passed away on January 22, 2021, in Fargo, ND.

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Peters Honored by Sugarbeet Board

Peters Honored by Sugarbeet Board

Dr. Tom Peters was awarded the 2020 Sugarbeet Distinguished Service Award by the Sugarbeet Research and Education Board of Minnesota and North Dakota for excellence in research, education, and service to sugarbeet growers and industry.

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Peder Schmitz

Peder Schmitz Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Peder Schmitz successfully defended his Plant Sciences doctoral dissertation, Strategies for Improving Wheat and Soybean Production Systems in North Dakota, on December 21, 2020 at North Dakota State University. He was advised by Drs. Joel Ransom and Hans Kandel.

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Eddy Rodolfo Ixcotoyac Cabrera

Eddy Rodolfo Ixcotoyac Cabrera Defends M.S. Thesis

Eddy Rodolfo Ixcotoyac Cabrera successfully defended his Plant Sciences Master’s thesis, Mapping the Ur-5 Conferring Resistance to Common Bean Rust, on December 3, 2020 at North Dakota State University. He was advised by Dr. Juan Osorno.

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Peter Beerbower

Peter Beerbower Defends M.S. Thesis

Peter Beerbower successfully defended his genomics and bioinformatics M.S. thesis on December 7, 2020. His thesis is titled Mapping Ur-6, a Bean Rust Resistance Gene in Common Bean. He is advised by Dr. Phil McClean.

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Venkata Ganaparthi

Venkata Ganaparthi Defends M.S. Thesis

Venkata Ganaparthi successfully defended his Plant Sciences Master’s thesis, Transfer of FHB Resistance Genes into Winter Wheat, on November 18, 2020 at North Dakota State University. He was advised by Dr. Francois Marais.

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Peters Elected to Sugar Beet Board

Peters Elected to Sugar Beet Board

Tom Peters was elected to the Executive Committee of the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists.

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Bingcan Chen

Five in Plant Sciences Receive Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards

Five Department of Plant Sciences employees were honored at the 2020 Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards program on December 10, 2020. Assistant professor Bingcan Chen, professor Todd West, professor Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Extension agronomist Hans Kandel and grant coordinator Cora Crane received their awards during a COVID-19 friendly virtual program.

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Nathan Haugrud

North Central Weed Science Society Looks Back and Forward at Historic 75th Annual Meeting

The North Central Weed Science Society celebrated its 75th Annual Meeting virtually on November 30-December 2, 2020. Past and present North Dakota State University weed scientists participated and were honored during the historic meeting.

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