At the March 2022 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) in Dallas-Fort Worth, PSS graduate student Troy Ostmeyer won 2nd place and $300 in the graduate student oral competition. His winning presentation was titled “Split application of nitrogen impacts grain sorghum yield, quality, and amino acid composition”.
Ostmeyer is a recent addition to the department as a doctoral student under incoming Thornton Distinguished Chair Krishna Jagadish.
The SICNA meeting promotes communication and collaboration in research and development among sorghum researchers and stakeholders in cooperation with universities, research centers, public institutions and private entities. This year's event - with the theme Sorghum: Sustainable in a Changing World - included student oral and poster contests. It is organized by the National Sorghum Producers (NSP).