Kevin Miele and Xuan Chen, Masters of Science students in the Dept. of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture won awards for their research presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Long Beach, CA. One of the highlights of this meeting is the graduate student oral and poster presentations. Graduate oral and poster presentations are evaluated for the quality of research, clarity, and relevance. Top oral and poster presentations are selected by each of the four sponsoring committees within the C-5 (Turfgrass Science) division of the CSSA professional society. Kevin Miele’s presentation, “Fall Verdure Sap Nitrate-N Concentrations as a Predictor of Cool-Season Turfgrass Lawn Color Response in the Fall and Following Spring” was selected as the top oral presentation by the CSSA C-5 Industry Committee. Xuan Chen’s poster entitled, “Seasonal Nitrogen Fertilization Programs and Plant Growth Regulator Effects on Anthracnose Severity of Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Turf” was chosen as the winner by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Graduate Student Competition Committee. These papers were selected from among nearly 70 contributed graduate student talks and posters. Miele is advised by Dr. Karl Guillard, Professor of Agronomy and Chen’s advisor is Dr. John Inguagiato, Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Pathology.
View Xuan Chen's Poster on Anthracnose Management