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Ryan Lenz Presents M.S. Seminar

Ryan Lenz Presents M.S. Seminar

Ryan Lenz presented a seminar on his M.S. thesis, "A novel genetic linkage map of chokecherry (Prunus virginiana L.) and QTL mapping for X-disease (Candidatus phytoplasma pruni) resistance", on Monday, July 11, 2016. He conducted genetic and biotechnology research to address issues regarding phytoplasma diseases that can devastate plant production systems

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Catherine Schwebach Defends M.S. Thesis

Catherine Schwebach Defends M.S. Thesis

Catherine Schwebach defended her M.S. thesis in Cereal Science on June 9, 2016. Her thesis is titled "Historical and Modern Hard Red Spring Wheat Comparison: Analysis of Proximate, Enzyme Activity, Phenolic Acid, and Starch Properties". She compared and analyzed 30 different Hard Red Spring Wheat varieties, released between 1910 and 2013, for health factors such as starch properties and digestibility.

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New Hard Spring Wheat Breeder Joins Department

New Hard Spring Wheat Breeder Joins Department

The Department of Plant Sciences welcomes Dr. Andrew Green in the position of assistant professor and hard spring wheat breeder.

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Marisol Berti

Faculty Members Berti and Gramig Promoted

Faculty members Marisol Berti and Greta Gramig were promoted within the Department of Plant Sciences.

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Cassandra Hillen prepares cake samples made with pea flour for taste testing.

Hillen Researches Using Pea Flour in Gluten Free Food Production

Cassandra Hillen is conducting research on pea flour as part of her M.S. degree in Cereal Science at North Dakota State University. Her advisor and the director of her research is Dr. Clifford Hall, who is also the director of the NDSU Pulse Quality program. Pea flour is a possible substitute for wheat flour that could provide benefits for consumers, particularly those with celiac disease.

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Morgan Hanson Presents M.S. Seminar

Morgan Hanson Presents M.S. Seminar

Morgan Hanson presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Triallate Efficacy to Suspected Herbicide Resistant Wild Oat (Avena fatua L.) in Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), on Friday, June 17, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Grant Mehring Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Grant Mehring Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Grant Mehring presented his Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, Optimum Seeding Rates for Diverse Hard Red Spring Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.) Cultivars, on Friday, June 3, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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Malalgoda Receives Award at International Conference

Malalgoda Receives Award at International Conference

Cereal Science graduate student Maneka Malalgoda won third place in the Elsevier poster competition at the 13th International Hydrocolloids Conference held in Guelph, Canada, May 16-21, 2016.

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Ramon Huerta-Zurita Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Ramon Huerta-Zurita Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Ramon Huerta-Zurita successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on May 9, 2016. The title of his thesis is "Prediction of Wort Fermentability in Two-Rowed Barley Genotypes". His adviser is Dr. Paul Schwarz.

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Scheldorf Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

Scheldorf Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

North Dakota State University Horticulture junior Andrew Scheldorf has been selected by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources as one of eight NDSU students to participate in the 2016-17 Russell and Anna Duncan Undergraduate Research Scholars program.

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