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New Hard Spring Wheat Breeder Joins Department

The Department of Plant Sciences welcomes Dr. Andrew Green in the position of assistant professor and hard spring wheat breeder.
New Hard Spring Wheat Breeder Joins Department

Dr. Andrew Green

July 11, 2016

Dr. Andrew Green has joined the Department of Plant Sciences as an assistant professor and hard spring wheat breeder.

Green, from Gladstone, Missouri, earned his B.S. in Agricultural Science with a Crop Science emphasis at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and his M.S. in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (Plant Breeding) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. He earned his Ph.D. in Agronomy (Plant Breeding) from Kansas State University.

Green has extensive experience in wheat breeding. He worked in the wheat breeding programs as a graduate student at Virginia Tech and at Kansas State. He also interned with the Montana State University Spring Wheat Breeding Program.

Green’s research at NDSU will be aimed at developing well-adapted and competitive spring wheat varieties for North Dakota. The initial priorities he has outlined for the program are to find efficient ways to rapidly develop and test experimental lines across multiple sites in North Dakota, while improving the agronomic suitability and end-use quality of lines in the program.

“NDSU has a rich history of developing outstanding wheat varieties with superior yield and end-use quality traits, which is something I look to expand upon,” says Green. “I am very excited and humbled to join a program and department with such a proud tradition of serving the people of North Dakota.”

Green’s position includes a 5% teaching appointment. His teaching responsibilities are yet to be determined.

Visit Green’s faculty page at

Learn more about hard spring wheat breeding at NDSU at

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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