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Wheat breeder joins NDSU


Andrew Green has joined the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences as an assistant professor and hard spring wheat breeder.

Green, from Gladstone, Missouri, earned his bachelor’s degree at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and his master’s degree in crop and soil environmental sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. He earned his doctorate in agronomy-plant breeding from Kansas State University.

Green has extensive experience in wheat breeding. He worked in the wheat breeding programs as a graduate student at Virginia Tech and at Kansas State. He also interned with the Montana State University Spring Wheat Breeding Program.

Green’s research at NDSU will be aimed at developing well-adapted and competitive spring wheat varieties for North Dakota. The initial priorities are to find efficient ways to rapidly develop and test experimental lines across multiple sites in North Dakota, while improving the agronomic suitability and end-use quality of lines in the program.

“NDSU has a rich history of developing outstanding wheat varieties with superior yield and end-use quality traits, which is something I look to expand upon,” said Green. “I am excited and humbled to join a program and department with such a proud tradition of serving the people of North Dakota.”

Green’s position includes a 5 percent teaching appointment. His teaching responsibilities are yet to be determined.

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