Welcome to the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University is here to serve our students and our profession by providing quality educational programs that prepare graduates for 21st century living and career opportunities. Our department strives to generate new knowledge in engineering and allied technologies for production agriculture, the food system, and related environmental resources.
Our mission is to discover and extend knowledge and technology (via teaching, research and extension programs) that serve to advance the productivity of agriculture, the processing and utilization of biological materials, and the sustainability, use and management of environmental resources.
The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department actively conducts research that extends the knowledge base for enhancing agricultural efficiency, profitability and sustainability as well as maintaining quality and adding value to biological materials. Our extension faculty provide outreach education focused on identified issues and needs including agri-production systems, environmental resources management and agricultural safety.
NDSU Awards Research Grant to Study Road Dust Impacts in Bakken
Sept. 11, 2014 – Fargo, N.D. – At more than 1 million barrels per day, North Dakota is second only to Texas in oil production. Additional energy development in North Dakota could cause additional road dust emissions. Information to assist in mitigating road dust in the state’s oil patch is needed. How much road dust is there? What are its impacts?
The proposal “Quantification of Road Dust and Its Effect on Soil Quality” by Shafiqur Rahman, Ph.D., Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, was selected for a $59,956 grant. Co PI’s are Kris Ringwall, Director, Dickinson Research Extension Center; Bernie Saini-Eidukat, Geosciences; and Larry Cihacek, Soil Science. This grant is one of five research proposals selected to receive seed funding to research the impact of road dust issues in areas of energy development across western North Dakota.