At the recent Tri-Society meetings (American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America) in Tampa, Florida, Crop and Soil Sciences students won top awards in poster competitions featuring hundreds of entries.
Wayne Roper, Ph.D. student in Soil Science, was awarded first place in the Soil Health Community Graduate Student Poster Competition for his poster, “Measuring Soil Organic Carbon from Different Agronomic Systems in North Carolina Soils” with advisors Josh Heitman, Deanna Osmond, Michael Wagger and Chris Reberg-Horton. Abstract: https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2017am/webprogram/Paper105666.html
Tommy Stephenson, M.S. student in Soil Science, was awarded first place in the Bioenergy Systems Graduate Student Poster Competition for his poster, “Bioenergy Crops Effect on Aggregate Stability after Long-Term Land Conversion” with advisors Josh Heitman and Adam Howard. Abstract: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2017am/webprogram/Paper105441.html
Raul Chacon Rivera, M.S. student in Crop Science, was awarded third place in the Bioenergy Systems Graduate Student Poster Competition for his poster, “Harvest Frequency and Timing Effects on Dry Matter Yield of Two Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Cultivars” with advisors Miguel Castillo and Travis Gannon. Abstract: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2017am/webprogram/Paper105469.html
And Josh Henson, an undergraduate in Soil Science whose advisor is Owen Duckworth, was awarded third place in the Soil Chemistry Graduate Student Poster Competition. His poster is titled, “Quantifying Reactive Trivalent Manganese in Mycogenic Oxides.” Abstract: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2017am/webprogram/Paper105635.html