Every year, the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America host an international meeting which brings together scientific leaders from industry, government, and academia who are all working to advance agronomic, crop and soil sciences. In addition to the lectures, workshops, tours, exhibit hall, and networking opportunities the meeting presents, there are a number of competitions and presentation opportunities for students.
At the 2021 ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduate students from the TTU Department of Plant and Soil Science had a strong showing in the presentation of their research on an international stage:
Bishwoyog Bhattharai gave an oral presentation on the “Physiological basis of selecting superior peanut genotype under water-stress conditions” and a poster presentation titled “Physiological basis of carbon partitioning in peanut under water-stress conditions”
Cynthia Jordan won first place in the SSSA Pedology Division graduate student oral presentation competition.
Lakhvir Kaur Dhaliwal won the 5-minute rapid oral and poster competition in the C4 Seed Physiology, Technology and Production Division, and went on to represent the C4 Division in the society-wide competition.
Harsimran Kaur-Kapoor won second place in the the oral competition for the C2 Crop Physiology and Metabolism Division with her presentation titled “Understanding the Early Season Morpho-Physiological Mechanisms of Thermal Resiliency in Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)”. She also competed in the C4 Seed Physiology, Production and Technology Division 5-minute rapid oral and poster competition with “Morpho-Physiological Response of Cotton Varieties to Cold Stress on the Germination Stage” and served as a judge for the 5-minute rapid oral competition in the Soil and Water Conservation and Management Division.
Atinderpal Singh won second place in the 5-minute rapid oral and poster competition in the SSSA Soil and Water Management and Conservation Division with “Modeling of Soil Water Dynamics in Cotton Production Systems Using Multi-Model Approach”.
Manpreet Singh won first place in the Crop Irrigation Strategies and Management graduate student poster competition of the ASA Agronomic Production Systems Section with his poster titled “Physiological, Morphological and Yield Responses of Cucumber to Deficit Irrigation in a Semi-Arid Environment”.
Ethan Triplett presented a poster titled “Evaluating the Morphophysiological Basis of Sugarcane Aphid Resistance in Sorghum” and hosted a Fellows Meetup for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).