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September 8, 2022

Vipan Kumar receives Crop Science Society of America award

Submitted by Carisa Huntwork

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Vipan Kumar, assistant professor of weed science at Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center in Hays, has been awarded the Crop Science Society of America Early Career Award.

The award will be formally presented at the society's award ceremony on Nov. 9 at its annual meeting in Baltimore. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to crop science through education, national and international service, and research.

Kumar received a Bachelor of Science from Punjab Agricultural University, a Master of Science from Louisiana State University and a doctorate from Montana State University. Kumar's research program is focused on understanding the biology and ecology of the most problematic weed species and developing integrated weed management strategies for Kansas cropping systems. He has authored 55 peer-reviewed publications and 151 abstracts in various conference proceedings. He is an active member of the Crop Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Weed Science Society of America, North Central Weed Science Society and Western Society of Weed Science. Kumar serves as an associate editor for Weed Science, Weed Technology and Agronomy journals. He is also a recipient of 2020 Outstanding Weed Scientist-Early Career awards from the Western Society of Weed Science and North Central Weed Science Society. 

The Crop Science Society of America Early Career Award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to crop science within seven years of completing their final degree. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony and $2,000.