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Two Malting and Brewing Courses Held in October

Two Malting and Brewing Courses Held in October

Twenty-six people attended the Barley and Malt Quality Short Course October 3-6 and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Preventive Control Qualified Individual Training October 6-7 at the Northern Crops Institute at North Dakota State University.

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In Memory of Shivcharan S. Maan

Dr. Shivcharan Singh Maan passed away November 1, 2016 in Davis, California. Dr. Maan worked in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University in hybrid wheat research from 1964 to 2000.

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Student Awarded at Cereal Chemists Conference

Student Awarded at Cereal Chemists Conference

Cassie Anderson won second place in the Best Student Research Paper Competition at the annual meeting for the American Association of Cereal Chemists International held in Savannah, Georgia, October 23-26, 2016. Her research focused on the utilization of the dietary fiber present in wheat bran, corn bran, and dried distillers' grains as a basis for biodegradable food packaging.

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Student Awarded at Canadian Pulse Research Workshop

Student Awarded at Canadian Pulse Research Workshop

Plant Sciences M.S. student Amy Scegura was awarded first place for her poster presentation at the 10th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 25-28, 2016. The title of her research is “Marker Assisted Backcross Selection for Virus Resistance in Pea (Pisum sativum L.)”.

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Annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon Held

Department of Plant Sciences undergraduate and graduate students received 93 scholarships at the annual NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources Scholarship Recognition Luncheon, held on November 3.

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Emerald Beacon Tianshan Birch in summer

2016 Woody Plant Introduction Announced

A new woody plant selection was introduced by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the NDSU Research Foundation in 2016. Emerald Beacon™ Tianshan Birch is a distinctive, cold hardy birch selection that grows in a narrowly pyramidal form. The selection was developed by the NDSU Woody Plant Improvement program under the direction of Dr. Todd West and research specialist Greg Morgenson.

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Marisol Berti

Berti Leads Forages and Biomass Crop Production Project

Dr. Marisol Berti leads the Forages and Biomass Crop Production project in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University. The goals of the NDSU Forages and Biomass Crop Production project are 1) to evaluate and improve current forage production practices, 2) to evaluate new and traditional crops as sources of biomass for bioenergy production, and 3) to increase the use of cover crops in current cropping systems in North Dakota.

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First Place Team (Scheldorf, Rajtar, Hagemeyer, Jones)

Horticulture and Forestry Club Wins First Place at Competition

The Horticulture and Forestry Club from North Dakota State University won first place overall and three students placed in individual events at the Mid-America Collegiate Horticulture Society conference and competition held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville on October 7-9.

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Kiran Ghising Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Kiran Ghising Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Kiran Ghising presented his Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation "Screening of the USDA Core Collection of Common Bean for Reaction to Halo Blight and Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Resistances" on Friday, October 7, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Jillian Patrie

Patrie Receives 2016 Garden Club Scholarship

Horticulture student Jillian Patrie is the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by the Green Thumb Garden Club from Casselton, ND. Funds are raised through their Pie Day event held at Casselwood Retirement Center.

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