PSS graduate students excel at Orlando's Beltwide Cotton Conference
Two graduate students from Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science were standout research competitors during last month's Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Orlando, said officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources today.
Chase Snowden, a master's student in crop science from Oklahoma City, won first place in the oral competition category for his presentation, titled "WUE and Irrigation Response of Cotton Cultivars Grown on Sub-Surface Drip in West Texas."
Nova Porteririnha, Brazil-native Fulvio Simao, a plant and soil science doctoral student, took third place honors in the poster competition for his research project, titled "Effects of Episodic Drought Stress on Gas Exchange in West Texas Cotton."
In the Weed Science section of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, master's student and Lubbock native Justin Spradley received second place for his poster entitled "Weed management in dicamba/glufosinate-tolerant cotton in the Texas High Plains." More than 20 students competed from universities spanning the U.S. cotton belt.
Separately, at the Southern Weed Science Society annual meeting in Charleston, S.C., doctoral student Jacob Reed, originally from Wolfforth, won first place research paper for his project entitled, "Palmer amaranth and morningglory management in glyphosate/glufosinate-tolerant cotton."
The Beltwide Cotton Conference awards program, sponsored by Monsanto, is designed to encourage outstanding graduate work in cotton agronomy and physiology and promote graduate student participation at the National Cotton Council-co-ordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences. The Cotton Agronomy & Physiology Conference is one of 13 cotton technical conferences that convene at the annual forum.
Written by Kelsey Fletcher
CONTACT: Richard Zartman, Department Chair and Leidigh Professor of Soil Physics, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
0206NM12 / PHOTO (clockwise) Chase Snowden, Fulvio Simao and Jacob Reed
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