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Serap Vatansever Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Serap Vatansever Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Serap Vatansever successfully defended her Cereal Science Ph.D. dissertation, Improvement of Organoleptic Attributes of Yellow Pea Flour through An Emerging Green Technology: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide + Ethanol Extraction, on April 7, 2020 at North Dakota State University.

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Graduate Student Receives Food Technologists Scholarship

Graduate Student Receives Food Technologists Scholarship

North Dakota State University cereal science doctoral student Yang Lan was selected to receive a graduate scholarship and travel award by the Minnesota Section of the Institute of Food Technologists.

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Aaron Froemke Defends  M.S. Thesis

Aaron Froemke Defends M.S. Thesis

Aaron Froemke successfully defended his plant sciences M.S. thesis on April 14, 2020 at North Dakota State University. His advisor is Dr. Kirk Howatt.

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Chad Blank

Students Named Top 10 Seniors and Outstanding Senior

Department of Plant Sciences students Chad Blank and Paul Moffet were among the 2020 Top 10 Seniors named by the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources during NDSU Ag Week April 20-24. Blank was named the Outstanding Senior.

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Brenda Deckard Honored during NDSU Ag Week

Brenda Deckard Honored during NDSU Ag Week

Department of Plant Sciences Student Services Director Brenda Deckard was awarded the Open Door Award during the annual NDSU Ag Week. This award is given to an individual who exemplifies agriculture by always being there for their neighbor.

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Plant Sciences Teachers Focus on Students during COVID-19 Remote Teaching

Plant Sciences Teachers Focus on Students during COVID-19 Remote Teaching

Like most college and university teachers in the U.S., North Dakota State University instructors had less than two weeks to begin teaching the second half of their spring classes completely online. As many of the Department of Plant Sciences instructors transitioned online, their experiences had a similar theme, which is to focus on the well-being of the students they teach.

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Kutay Yilmaz Defends  M.S. Thesis

Kutay Yilmaz Defends M.S. Thesis

Kutay Yilmaz successfully defended his plant sciences M.S. degree on April 2, 2020. The title of his thesis is Seeding Date and Genotype Maturity Interactions on Grain Sorghum [Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench] Performance in North Dakota. His advisor is Dr. Burton Johnson.

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José A. Rivera Dompenciel Defends Plant Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation

José A. Rivera Dompenciel Defends Plant Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation

José A. Rivera Dompenciel successfully defended his Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, Developing a New SNP Chip for Genomic Selection in the North Dakota State University Barley Breeding Program, on March 31, 2020. He was advised by Dr. Richard Horsley.

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Jesse Puka-Beals Defends  M.S. Thesis

Jesse Puka-Beals Defends M.S. Thesis

Jesse Puka-Beals successfully defended his plant sciences M.S. degree on March 24, 2020. His thesis is titled Combining Cover Crops, Strip Tillage and Novel Mulches to Manage Weeds in Vegetable Cropping Systems. Greta Gramig served as his advisor.

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Yuan Liu Defends M.S. Thesis

Yuan Liu Defends M.S. Thesis

Yuan Liu successfully defended his Master’s thesis in Plant Sciences on February 26, 2020 at North Dakota State University. His thesis is Genetic Dissection of Tan Spot Resistance in Wheat and he is advised by Xuehui Li.

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Barbara Laschkewitsch

Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Nine Department of Plant Sciences employees and a retiree were recognized by North Dakota State University for their years of service.

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Graduate Student Wins American Society for Horticultural Science Contest

Graduate Student Wins American Society for Horticultural Science Contest

Jesse Puka-Beals has been named one of five winners of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) eOrganic Article Competition and will present his article at the 2020 ASHS Annual Conference in Orlando, FL August 9-13.

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Nathan Haugrud

Graduate Student Recognized at Weed Science Meeting

North Dakota State University plant sciences doctoral student and research specialist Nathan Haugrud won first place in the Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) graduate student oral paper contest at the WSWS and Weed Science Society of America joint annual meeting in March.

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Wheat Quality Technician Recognized in Thesis Competition

Wheat Quality Technician Recognized in Thesis Competition

North Dakota State University wheat quality laboratory technician Edil Vidal Torres was recognized for her second-place finish in the 2020 Caminos Thesis Competition sponsored by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education in partnership with Texas State University and funded through a grant provided by the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

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Student Awarded Mid America CropLife Scholarship

Student Awarded Mid America CropLife Scholarship

Crop and weed sciences student Brendan Hanson was awarded a Mid America CropLife Association Young Leader Scholarship.

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Kutay Yilmaz

Student Receives Graduate Student Showcase Award

Department of Plant Sciences master’s student Kutay Yilmaz won the People’s Choice Award for Best Display for his tabletop display in the NDSU Graduate Student Showcase held in conjunction with the Three Minute Thesis Competition.

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Mingyi Zhang Defends Ph.D. dissertation

Mingyi Zhang Defends Ph.D. dissertation

Mingyi Zhang successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation research in Genomics and Bioinformatics on January 22, 2020. The title of her dissertation is Homoeologous Recombination-based Chromosome Engineering for Physical Mapping and Introgression in Wheat and Its Relatives Aegilops Speltoides and Thinopyrum Elongatum. She is advised by Xiwen Cai.

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Alexa Lystad Defends M.S. Thesis

Alexa Lystad Defends M.S. Thesis

Alexa Lystad successfully defended her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Ethofumesate 4SC Applied Postemergence in Sugarbeet, November 19, 2019 at North Dakota State University.

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ND Rolette Soybean

2019 NDSU Crop Variety Releases Announced

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station released new crop varieties ND Rolette soybean, ND Falcon pinto bean, ND Pegasus great northern bean, ND Whitetail white kidney bean and ND Gardner winter rye in 2019. The North Dakota County Seed Increase Program distributed ND Rolette soybean and ND Hammond flax (2018) for the first time in the spring of 2019 and ND Gardner winter rye in the fall of 2019.

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Yang Lan

Student Receives Oil Chemists Award

Cereal Science doctoral student Yang Lan was selected to receive a 2020 Honored Student Award by the American Oil Chemists’ Society.

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