Crop Science College students Win Weed Science Society Southern Area Title

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The Southern Weed Contest champions embody (from left), Tristen Avent, Casey Arnold, Mason Castner, Maria Carolina and Juan Camilo Velasquez. The coaches are CSES school members Jason Norsworthy and Nilda Roma-Burgos.

The U of A weed science crew closed the summer time by successful the Southern Weed Science Society Southern Weed Contest in Memphis on Aug. 2.

Opponents rotated to completely different stations the place varied weed science-related situations had been staged. From herbicide symptomology and calibration, to weed identification and crop/weed state of affairs suggestions, college students had been examined and scored in every space.

Arkansas topped second-place Virginia Tech, third-place Mississippi State and 7 different universities to win the title.

Staff members, all college students within the Division of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences within the Dale Bumpers Faculty of Agricultural, Meals and Life Sciences, embody Tristen Avent, Mason Castner, Casey Arnold and Juan Camilo Velasquez.

Avent gained the person graduate pupil class with Castner and Arnold ending third and sixth, respectively.

Avent additionally gained the calibration and herbicide symptomology classes.

Maria Carolina de Carvalho Rocha Souze, an change pupil, gained the undergraduate division.

The crew is coached by Jason Norsworthy, Distinguished Professor and Elms Farming Chair of Weed Science, and Nilda Roma-Burgos, professor of weed physiology and molecular biology.

Different groups/universities competing included Auburn, Georgia, Louisiana State, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

The Weed Science Society of America promotes analysis, schooling and extension outreach actions associated to weeds; gives science-based info to the general public and coverage makers; and fosters consciousness of weeds and their impacts on managed and pure ecosystems.

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