Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist
By Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist February 11, 2014 10:59

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

IMG_5450On February 6th 2014, Mississippi State University hosted the second annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”.  The main goals of the event were to provide students an opportunity to present their research findings to a diverse audience that included growers, consultants and industry personnel and interact with people from different segments of the agricultural community.

There were three Master’s sections and one Ph.D. section.  The first, second, and third place finishers within each section as well as their presentation titles are listed below.

Master’s Section 1:

1st Place – Andy Brown. Evaluation of Saflufenacil as a Harvest Aid in Mid-South Soybean.

2nd Place – Adam Whalen. Drift and Deposition of Neonicotinoid Contaminated Seed Lubricants on Wild Flowers.

3rd Place – Tyler Dixon. Impact of N Availability and Plant Growth Regulator on Double-cropped Cotton.

Master’s Section 2:

1st Place – Jeff Standish. Strobilurin Sensitivity of Cercospora sojina, the Causal Agent of Frogeye Leaf Spot, Found in Mississippi Soybean Production Fields.

2nd Place – Chase Samples. Effect of Nitrogen Rate on Tarnished Plant Bug Infestation and Yield.

3rd Place – Garrett Montgomery. Influence of Saflufenacil on Growth and Yield of Southern U.S. Rice.

Master’s Section 3:

1st Place – Drake Copeland. Evaluation of PRE Herbicides and Seed Treatments on Thrips Infestations in Cotton.

2nd Place – Taylor Dill. Distribution of the Heliothine Complex in Cotton/Soybean Landscapes.

3rd Place – Jonathon Richwine. Effects of Nitrogen Application and Harvest Regime on Yield and Quality of Three Cool-Season Grass Species.

Ph.D. Section:

1st Place – Brian Adams. The impact of Planting Date and Varietal Maturity on Tarnished Plant Bug Management and Yield.

2nd Place – Andrew Adams. Residual Efficacy and Systemic Nature of the Diamide Insecticides.

3rd Place – Tessie Wilkerson. Management of Cercospora sojina in Mississippi Soybean 2013.

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Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist
By Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist February 11, 2014 10:59
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