Dec. 11, 2019
Horticulture graduate students win awards at annual meeting
By Robby Edwards
Director of Communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
- Horticulture graduate students recognized for research presentations
- Competed at joint annual meeting of science societies
- Work contributes to Division of Agriculture turfgrass research
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tyler Carr and Eric De Boer, graduate students in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, earned recognition after making presentations at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America annual joint meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in November.
Carr is a master's degree student in horticulture and De Boer a doctoral student in plant science through the department of horticulture’s Landscape and Turf Sciences program.
Carr won the oral presentation category of the Turf Ecology and Management section. His presentation was "Determining the Water Requirements of Kentucky Bluegrass as Affected by Deficit Irrigation and Soil Texture." Carr, who is from White Hall, works under the guidance of professor Doug Karcher. Carr earned his bachelor's degree from the U of A in horticulture, landscape and turf sciences.
De Boer was third in the poster presentation category of the Golf Turf section. His presentation was "Increasing Winter Soil Temperatures with Air Gaps on Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass Putting Greens." De Boer, who is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is advised by professor Mike Richardson. De Boer earned his master's degree in horticulture from the U of A and his bachelor's degree in crop and soil science from Michigan State University.
Karcher and Richardson also have research appointments with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Most Bumpers College graduate student research, including that of Carr and De Boer, contributes to Division of Agriculture research programs.
In addition, Travis Russell, who earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the U of A, was third in the oral presentation category of the Applied Pest Management section. A doctoral student at Penn State University, his presentation was "2,4-D-Resistant Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) in Pennsylvania and Alternative Control Options."
Approximately 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators and students attending the annual meeting, which was focused on "Embracing the Digital Environment."
To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.
About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station