Texas Tech University

PSS student earns American Society for Horticultural Science award

TTU Department of Plant & Soil Science

April 18, 2022

Manpreet Singh, a Doctoral student in Dr. Sukhbir Singh's lab, has earned the 2022 Outstanding Graduate Horticulture Student Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS).

Manpreet Singh
Manpreet Singh

The ASHS Outstanding Graduate Horticulture Student Award officially recognizes outstanding graduate students at the Masters or Doctoral level in horticulture. Students are selected based upon academic achievements, participation in departmental or program activities, and service to their departments. Only one student from each department may be nominated per year.

Manpreet conducts research on irrigation management, organic weed control, and soil amendments in vegetable crops, and he has recently published papers in Scientific Reports, HortScience, The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, and Weed Technology. In addition, he serves as a teaching assistant for PSS 1411 (Principles of Horticulture).

“Manpreet has been an integral part of the success of Dr. Singh's program, providing direction to other graduate students, showing a strong work ethic and advanced problem-solving skills, and investing in the vision of the program,” said Dr. Glen Ritchie, who wrote the chair nomination letter for Mr. Singh. “He is also recognized as part of a very strong team of teaching assistants we currently are privileged to work with. Manpreet embodies the spirit and goals of our department.”

Manpreet was one of nine students recognized in 2022, joining graduate students from Cornell University, Michigan State University, Montana State University, Texas A&M University, the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and Utah State University.