Plant Sciences

Accessibility


| Share

Richard D. Horsley

Horsley photo
Office: Loftsgard Hall 166C
Phone: (701) 231-8142
E-mail: Richard.Horsley@ndsu.edu

Department Head
Professor
6-Row & 2-Row Barley Breeding, Genetics

Dr. Richard Horsley is the Head of the Department of Plant Sciences, the barley breeder at NDSU and coordinator of the NDSU malting barley improvement program. The primary goal of the breeding project is to release and develop six-rowed and two-rowed malting barley cultivars acceptable to barley producers in North Dakota, adjacent states, and the malting and brewing industry. As part of the breeding program, research is being conducted to identify genes affecting economically important traits using molecular mapping techniques. Current research efforts include the determination of the genetic basis of malt quality in closely related lines so we can identify DNA fingerprints that differentiate cultivars for specific brewer’s needs.

Teaching Responsibilities

Education

  • PhD 1988, Agronomy, North Dakota State University
  • MS 1985, Agronomy, North Dakota State University
  • BS 1983, Agronomy, University of Minnesota

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - present: Department Head, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2002 - present: Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2001 - present: Coordinator, North Dakota Malting Barley Improvement Program, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1997 - present:  Adjunct Professor, Department of Cereal and Food Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1994 - 2001:  Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1988 - 2001:  Project Leader, Six-row and Two-row Barley Breeding and Genetics Program, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1988 - 1994:  Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Professional Affiliation

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • American Society of Brewing Chemists
Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.