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MSU students honored by regional agronomy society


MSU students honored 
by regional agronomy society

Two graduate students from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences were recently honored at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Branch of the American Society of Agronomy in San Antonio.

Jacob McNeal, a graduate student in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, won first place in the oral competition for his presentation titled, "Polyacrylamide Effects on Infiltration, Erosion, Nutrient Transport and Yield in Furrow Irrigated Systems in the Mississippi Delta." His major professor is Jason Krutz, associate extension and research professor at the Delta Research and Extension Center.

Bhupinder Singh, another graduate student in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, won first place in the poster competition for his poster titled, "Developing a Screening Tool for Osmotic Stress Tolerance Classification Based on in Vitro Seed Germination of Rice Cultivars." Raja Reddy, research professor in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, serves as his major professor.

The Southern Regional Branch of ASA includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands, Virginia and Texas.

Dated: 4/27/2016