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Marisol Berti

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Office: Loftsgard Hall 270A
Phone: (701) 231-6110

Forage & Biomass Crop Production

Forage & Biomass Research Website

The forage and biomass crop production program has three main objectives: 1) To improve existing forage production practices and evaluate new perennial and annual forages in North Dakota; 2) To introduce and evaluate biomass crops as a new bioenergy component of existing cropping systems in North Dakota; and 3) To evaluate the impact of annual/perennial forages in intercropping, as cover crops, and living mulches on crop productivity and soil quality in North Dakota.

Teaching Responsibilities


  • PhD 2007, Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • MS 1993, Crop Production, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • BS 1990, Agronomy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Professional Experience

  • 2009 - present: Associate Professor, Forages, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2000 - 2009: Associate Professor, Plant Sciences Department, Universidad de Concepción, Chillán, Chile
  • 1994 - 1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Universidad de Concepción, Chillán, Chile

Professional Affiliation

  • Midwest Forage Association
  • Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops and Products
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Botanical Council
  • Gamma Sigma Delta


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