Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

Don Cook, Entomologist
By Don Cook, Entomologist February 8, 2013 12:38 Updated

Contestants Photo On February 7th 2013, Mississippi State University hosted the first annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”.  The goals of this 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 two Master’s sections and one Ph.D. section.  The first and second place finishers within each section and their presentation titles are listed below.

Master’s Section 1

1st Place – Wilks Wood.  Impact of Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper on Peanuts.

2nd Place – Garret Montgomery.  Evaluation of Sharpen in Clearfield Rice Weed Control Programs.

Master’s Section 2

1st Place – Andrew Adams.  Impact of Agronomic Practices on the Efficacy of Insecticidal Seed Treatments in Rice.

2nd Place – Aly Shinkle.  Soybean Performance Following Italian Ryegrass Control Programs.

Ph.D. Section

1st Place – Ben Von Kanel.  Influence of Dual-Gene Corn on Bollworm, Helicoverpa zea, Survivorship on Bollgard II Cotton.

2nd Place – Amber Eytcheson.  Effect of Removal Time and Density of Volunteer Corn Populations on Cotton Growth and Yield.










Front Row.  Aly Shinkle and Amber Eytcheson.

Second Row.  Ben Von Kanel, Andrew Adams, Garret Montgomery, and Wilks Wood.

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Don Cook, Entomologist
By Don Cook, Entomologist February 8, 2013 12:38 Updated
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