Tom Peters has accepted the position of extension sugarbeet agronomist, with emphasis on weed control, for the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University. He will be officed in the NDSU Plant Sciences Department.
Peters, who grew up on a Stearns County, Minn., dairy farm, received his bachelor’s degree in agronomy and soil science from the University of Minnesota. He then earned an M.S. degree in agronomy (specializing in weed science) from the University of Nebraska, followed by a Ph.D. in agronomy (specializing in weed control in sugarbeet) from NDSU. The latter was done under the supervision of Dr. Alan Dexter, longtime UM/NDSU sugarbeet weed specialist.
Peters recently retired from Monsanto after nearly 24 years with the company. Much of his tenure there was in biotechnology, where he contributed to the development of new traits products for weed and insect control, increased yield and improved grain quality composition in corn.
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