November 18, 2013



Agronomy students excel at national association meeting

By Steve Watson

Several K-State 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.