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Razi Ibrahim Presents M.S. Seminar

Razi Ibrahim Presents M.S. Seminar

Razi Ibrahim presented his Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, “Predicting Potato Yield Loss Due to Metribuzin Sensitivity in North Dakota”, on June 11, 2018.

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Wheat Quality Project Leader Simsek Promoted

Wheat Quality Project Leader Simsek Promoted

Wheat quality project leader Dr. Senay Simsek was promoted to professor within the Department of Plant Sciences.

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Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Viticulture Society Award

Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Viticulture Society Award

Ph.D. student Andrej Svyantek was chosen to receive the prestigious Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Viticulture by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

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Graduate Student Wins Award at Regional Viticulture Meeting

Graduate Student Wins Award at Regional Viticulture Meeting

Ph.D. student Andrej Svyantek won first place in the Viticulture category of the graduate student poster competition at the 2018 American Society for Enology and Viticulture-Eastern Section meeting.

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From left: Matthew Brooke, Nathan Haugrud, Kelly Satrom, Nickolas Theisen

Graduate Students Win Awards in Regional Weed Society Contest

Four graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University received awards at the 2018 North Central Weed Science Society Collegiate Weed Science Contest.

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Student Receives Turfgrass Management Scholarship

Student Receives Turfgrass Management Scholarship

North Dakota State University Horticulture student Matthew Becker received a scholarship from the Golf Course Superintendents’ Association of America.

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Ana Magallanes López Defends M.S. Thesis

Ana Magallanes López Defends M.S. Thesis

Ana Magallanes López defended her Cereal Science M.S. thesis, “Fate of Deoxynivalenol During Wet Milling” September 7, 2018. She will present a seminar on her research October 8.

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In Memory of Bryce Farnsworth

In Memory of Bryce Farnsworth

Retired North Dakota State University research specialist Bryce Farnsworth passed away September 13, 2018 in Fargo, ND.

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Intercropping at Kopenhagen University, Denmark

Berti Leads Fourth Study Abroad Trip Since 2013

Marisol Berti led the “Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energies in Europe” Study Abroad trip this summer for the fourth time in five years. Forty students have traveled with her since 2013 and she has added new learning experiences to the trip each year.

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Wittenberg Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

Wittenberg Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

North Dakota State University Plant Sciences student Alex Wittenberg was selected by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources to participate in the 2018-19 Russell and Anna Duncan Undergraduate Research Scholars program.

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Alan Peterson (left) and Alex Wittenberg

Students Receive Awards at Industrial Crops Meeting

North Dakota State University students Alan Peterson, Alex Wittenberg, and Neil Olson received awards for their participation in the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops in London, Ontario, Canada in September.

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1st Place Team: Schumacher, Gilbraith, Hagemeyer, Jones

Horticulture Students Earn Top Honors at Regional Competition

The North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club was the first place team overall for the third year in a row and two students earned individual honors at the Mid-America Collegiate Horticultural Society meeting and competition held at Colorado State University September 27-29.

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In Memory of Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes

In Memory of Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes

North Dakota Foundation Seedstocks assistant director Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes passed away October 22, 2018 in Fargo, ND. He had worked at North Dakota State University 15 years.

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Horticulture Student Receives Scholarship

Horticulture Student Receives Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture science student Shawna Coalwell was named a 2018-2019 Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Foundation Academic Award Winner. She will receive a scholarship co-sponsored by Southview Design of St. Paul, MN.

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Thousands of Dollars Are Available for Plant Sciences Students

Thousands of Dollars Are Available for Plant Sciences Students

North Dakota State University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is dedicated to ensuring that students are aware of all available financial aid opportunities and works closely with the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources and the Department of Plant Sciences to award scholarship funds for students in their programs. Thousands of dollars are available; more than $85,000 was awarded to plant sciences students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Ana Magallanes-Lopez

Students Receive Awards at Cereal Chemists Meeting

North Dakota State University cereal and food sciences faculty, staff and graduate students attended the American Association of Cereal Chemists International meeting in London, United Kingdom, October 21-23, 2018. Graduate students Ana Magallanes-López and Maneka Malalgoda were recognized with awards during the meeting.

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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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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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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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