Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering North Dakota State University NDSU Dept. 7620 PO Box 6050 Fargo ND 58108-6050


Leslie Backer

Professor Emeritus

Previous Responsibilities

  • Former Chair and Associate Professor
  • Administration
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Extension
  • Student Recruitment
  • Graduate Placement

Expertise Areas

  • Post-harvest Technology: harvesting, drying, handling, storage, processing, quality maintenance and physical properties
  • Precision Farming
  • Chemical Application

Recent Research

  • A Review of Current Agricultural Crop Harvest and Collection Technology
  • Development of a Sugarbeet Yield Monitoring System
  • Performance Evaluation of Electro-mist (Melroe) Sprayer Compared to a Conventional Sprayer

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE)
  • Alpha Epsilon
  • ASEE
  • Order of the Engineer

Previously Taught Courses

  • ASM 491 Seminar -- Fall
  • ABEN 189 Skills for Academic Success -- Fall
  • ABEN 491 Seminar -- Fall


M.S. Agricultural Engineering
North Dakota State University

B.S. Agricultural Engineering
North Dakota State University