The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the University a $599,905 research grant to tackle the widespread problem of gray mold fungus, which affects the growth and quality of strawberry plants in the field and after harvest. Read full article here.
Undergraduate student Julian Jones won Second place for her poster presentation at The Association of 1890 Research Directors Symposium, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Kalpalatha Melmaiee, research scientist in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received $149,000 to fund her grant titled, “On-farm Training Program for Students from Non-farm Backgrounds.” This program targets students majoring in agriculture fields who come from non-farm backgrounds,providing them with field-based experiences that will enrich their knowledge. Read full article here.
Our collaborator, Dr. Sathya Elavarthi, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been recognized for his innovative teaching techniques that utilize many varied tools to engage his students and retain them in the department’s majors. full article here.