K-State Research and Extension News
October 11, 2013
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K-State Agronomy Experts Win Awards

The Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy support the awards.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Several Kansas State University faculty members and one student will receive prestigious awards for their contributions to agronomy through education, research and service.

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and American Society of Agronomy (ASA) will present their 2013 awards Nov. 3-6 during the international annual meeting of the societies in Tampa, Fla.

2013 award winners from K-State include:

·       Guihua Bai, professor of agronomy, and Daniel Sweeney, professor of soil and water management, were elected as prestigious CSSA Fellows. Only .3 percent of all active and emeritus members may be elected CSSA Fellows in any given year.

·       Sruthi Narayanan, a K-State Ph.D. student in agronomy, received the CSSA Gerald O. Mott Scholarship for Meritorious Graduate Students in Crop Science.

·       Nathan Nelson, K-State associate professor of soil fertility and nutrient management, received the Agronomic Resident Education Award from the ASA.

·       Kraig Roozeboom, Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, and Curtis Thompson—all faculty members of K-State’s Department of Agronomy—will receive an ASA Extension Excellence Award for the publication titled, “Diagnosing Corn Production Problems in Kansas.”

·       James Shroyer, K-State professor and extension crop production specialist, received the Crop Science Teaching Award from the CSSA.


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: Katie Allen
K-State Research & Extension News

Steve Watson, K-State Agronomy – swatson@ksu.edu or 785-532-7105