K-State Research and Extension News
November 18, 2013
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Agronomy Students Excel at National Association Meeting



MANHATTAN, KAN. – Several Kansas State University agronomy students earned honors and recognition at the 2013 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America national meetings, Nov. 3-6, in Tampa, Fla.

 

Pavithra Arachchige won second place in poster presentation and third place in oral presentation, Soil Chemistry Division, Soil Science Society of America graduate student competition.

 

Ray Asebedo took third place in oral presentation, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Division, Soil Science Society of America graduate student competition.

 

Sarah Battenfield won third place in poster in Division C-1, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Crop Science Society of America graduate student competition.

 

Bryson Haverkamp placed third in poster presentation, Division C-3, Crop Ecology, Management & Quality, Crop Science Society of America graduate student competition.

 

Kyle Shroyer gained honorable mention for poster presentation, Division C-2, Crop Physiology and Metabolism, Crop Science Society of America graduate student competition. 

 

Dilooshi Weerasooriya won third place in poster presentation, ACS528 Diversity Student Poster Competition.

 

The Wheat State Agronomy Club took third place in club poster competition, Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences.

 

More than 500 graduate students from around the country were at the meetings, said Gary Pierzynski, head, Department of Agronomy, and past president of the Soil Science Society of America.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Steve Watson
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K-State Research & Extension News

Gary Pierzynski is at 785-532-6101 or gmp@ksu.edu