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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Joe Ikley

Annual Weed Control Meeting Features New and Retiring Researchers

North Dakota State University weed researchers Dr. Joe Ikely and Dr. Rod Lym were featured speakers at the 21st annual Wild World of Weeds Workshop on January 22, 2019.

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New Pulse Breeder Joins Department

New Pulse Breeder Joins Department

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University welcomes Dr. Nonoy Bandillo, who was hired as an assistant professor and director of the pulse breeding and genetics program.

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Student Receives Oil Chemists Award

Student Receives Oil Chemists Award

Cereal Science doctoral student Minwei Xu was selected to receive a 2019 Honored Student Award by the American Oil Chemists’ Society.

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Panel from left: Barber, McMullen, Thompson, Green, Horsley

Plant Breeders Talk Variety Development with New York Chef

Award winning New York Chef Dan Barber led a panel discussion with NDSU plant breeders at the 40th Annual Northern Plains Sustainable Food and Farming Conference on January 24, 2019.

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Kutay Yilmaz

Students Excel in NDSU Graduate Student Showcase

Department of Plant Sciences master’s students Ana Magallanes Lopez and Kutay Yilmaz won People’s Choice Awards for their presentations in the NDSU Graduate Student Showcase held in conjunction with the Three Minute Thesis Competition.

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Matthew Becker

Student Receives Turf Grass Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Matthew Becker received a scholarship from the North Central Turf Grass Association

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NDSU Symposium Planning Committee

Graduate Students Host Plant Science Symposium

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association of North Dakota State University hosted the 35th Annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium March 15-16, 2019. Forty graduate students from NDSU, South Dakota State University, University of Manitoba, and University of Saskatchewan attended. Several NDSU students received awards for their presentations.

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NDSU Horticulture & Forestry Club at the competition

Horticulture and Forestry Club Attends National Competition

The North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club placed 15th in the nation out of 64 colleges and universities at the 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Colorado State University. Two students received individual awards and honors.

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Graduate Students Host Award Winning Science Booth

Graduate Students Host Award Winning Science Booth

A team of graduate students from the Department of Plant Sciences won the Best Graduate Student Booth award at the 2019 Avenues of Scientific Discovery on February 14, 2019. The team included cereal science graduate students Madison Gohl and Jane Snelling, and visiting scholar Asli Unuvar, who presented Science on Your Plate.

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Kutay Yilmaz presents his tabletop display at the 2019 NDUS Legislative Showcase in Bismarck, ND.

Yilmaz Represents NDSU Plant Sciences at Legislative Showcase

Department of Plant Sciences M.S. student Kutay Yilmaz was one of four graduate students who represented North Dakota State University during the North Dakota University System Legislative Showcase held at the State Capitol Building in Bismarck on March 27, 2019.

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Employees Honored for Years of Service

Employees Honored for Years of Service

Six Department of Plant Sciences research staff were recognized for years of service milestones at North Dakota State University this spring.

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Ana Magallanes Lopez

Student Receives First Place in Research Symposium

Cereal Science doctoral student Ana Magallanes López tied for first place in the poster session of the third annual North Dakota State University Graduate Student Council Research Symposium held April 5, 2019.

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Yang Lan

Students Recognized by Minnesota Food Technologists

Cereal science doctoral students Yang Lan and Minwei Xu were awarded graduate scholarships and travel awards by the Minnesota Section of the Institute of Food Technologists.

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Jane Snelling

Plant Sciences Students Recognized by Gamma Sigma Delta

Department of Plant Sciences undergraduate and graduate students were recognized by the NDSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta during the organization’s second Faculty and Student Symposium and new member induction held April 18, 2019.

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Chase Ouse Grindberg

Students Named Top 10 Seniors and Outstanding Senior

Department of Plant Sciences students Elizabeth Blessum, Shane Giedd, Chase Ouse Grindberg, and Hannah Ohm were named Top 10 Seniors by the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources. Grindberg was selected as the Outstanding Senior.

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