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Hyland Splendor Mugo Pine

New Mugo Pine Cultivar Announced

A new woody plant selection was introduced by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the North Dakota State University Research Foundation. Hyland Splendor™ Mugo Pine is a winter hardy selection that maintains its dark green needle color during the winter months. The selection has been in development by the NDSU Woody Plant Improvement program for over 28 years.

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Zhao Jin Receives Poster Presentation Award at 2019 Scab Forum

Zhao Jin Receives Poster Presentation Award at 2019 Scab Forum

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences visiting scholar Zhao Jin was awarded second place in the Post-Doctoral Researcher Poster Competition at the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative 2019 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in December.

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Student Chosen for Future Leaders in Science Program

Student Chosen for Future Leaders in Science Program

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences graduate student Jesse Puka-Beals was chosen to participate in the 2020 Future Leaders in Science program of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America.

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Patricia Cabas-Lühmann Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Patricia Cabas-Lühmann Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Patricia Cabas-Lühmann successfully defended her cereal science Ph.D. thesis on December 4, 2019. The title of her thesis is Causes of Dull Brown Color in Durum Grain Color and Traditional Semolina Pasta. She presented her exit seminar on December 13, 2019.

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Senay Simsek (left) and Esther McGinnis

McGinnis and Simsek honored with Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards

Two North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences faculty, Esther McGinnis and Senay Simsek, were honored at the 28th annual Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards program on December 12, 2019.

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Student Receives Golf Association Scholarship

Student Receives Golf Association Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Matthew Becker was selected to receive a 2020 Trans-Mississippi Turf Scholarship from the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and Turf Scholarship Fund.

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Plant Sciences Student Wins Graduate Research Symposium

Plant Sciences Student Wins Graduate Research Symposium

Department of Plant Sciences Master’s student Felicity Merritt won first place for her oral presentation in the 4th Annual North Dakota State University Graduate Student Council Research Symposium.

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Planning Committee member Julie Pasche and graduate student Dimitri Fonseka, both from the NDSU Plant Pathology Department

International Bean and Pulse Meetings in Fargo in November

The 2019 Bean Improvement Cooperative and North American Pulse Improvement Association meetings have concluded, and local planners are happy with the feedback from participants. The meetings were back-to-back November 3-8 at the Radisson Hotel Fargo.

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Minwei Xu Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Minwei Xu Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Minwei Xu successfully defended his Cereal Science Ph.D. thesis, Improvement of the Physicochemical Attributes and Antioxidant Profiles from Pulse Seeds through Germination, on November 14, 2019 at North Dakota State University.

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Jesse Buka-Beals

Plant Sciences Students Honored at Agronomy Society Conference

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences Master’s students Jesse Puka-Beals and Alex Wittenberg won awards in the Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition at the 2019 American Society of Agronomy annual meeting.

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