Several current and past students earned high recognitions at the recent 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. The annual forum was held as a fully virtual meeting from January 5 through 7. Many graduate and PhD students represented the strength of their research and communication on the national stage:
- Delaney Foster - 1st Place in the MS Weed Oral Presentation
- Jessica Dotray - 1st Place in the Plant Disease Graduate Oral Presentation
- Irish Pabuayon - 3rd Place in the PhD Agronomy, Physiology, and Soil Fertility Poster Competition
- Joseph Burke - 1st Place in the PhD Agronomy, Physiology, and Soil Fertility Oral Competition (Burke is a PhD student at Texas A&M who graduated with his MS from Texas Tech. He works in Dr. Lewis's joint program which encompasses TTU and TAMU research.)
In addition to the poster and presentation competitions, the Beltwide Cotton Conferences entailed three days of reports, panel discussions, and seminars designed to help cotton producers and industry members stay connected and informed about the latest research developments and their applications. Coordinated by the National Cotton Council (NCC), the conferences are a globally recognized meeting of minds with a goal of strengthening U.S. cotton's competitive position in the world marketplace.