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K-State Today

September 4, 2012

Plant pathology graduate student wins presentation competition

Submitted by Chris Little

The Great Plains Sorghum Conference/Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America awarded Vuyiswa Bushula, plant pathology doctoral student, first prize for her talk "Genetic diversity and pathogenicity of Fusarium thapsinum isolates from sorghum."

The $500 award is sponsored by Pioneer Inc. and is given to the student with best overall presentation at the conference. The conference is organized yearly and highlights current sorghum research in the areas of agronomy, physiology, biotechnology, utilization, entomology and plant pathology.

The conference was Aug. 28-30 at the International Grains Program Center. It is scheduled to be in Lubbock, Texas, next year.