K-State Research and Extension News
March 06, 2014
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Agronomy Graduate Students Sweep Awards at Regional Conference

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Graduate students from Kansas State University’s Department of Agronomy swept all three top awards in the poster competition at the 2014 Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference in Denver, March 4-5.

The first place award went to Robert Florence. His poster, co-authored with Dave Mengel, professor of agronomy and soil fertility specialist, was titled “Phosphorus Soil Test Correlation and Calibration with Soybean.”

Second place was awarded to Ray Asebedo. Asebedo’s poster, also co-authored with Mengel, was titled “Intensive Management of Wheat Using Sensors.”

The third place award went to Nate Dorsey. His poster, co-authored with Nathan Nelson, associate professor of agronomy; Allan Fritz, professor of agronomy; and Eric Adee, assistant professor of agronomy, was titled “Genetic Effects on Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Winter Wheat of the Great Plains.”

The Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference is a function of the International Plant Nutrition Institute. There were posters from representatives of 10 universities and USDA research locations at the 2014 annual conference.


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

Dave Mengel is at 785-532-2166 or dmengel@ksu.edu; Nathan Nelson is at 785-532-5115 or nonelson@ksu.edu