Baccalaureate student Devon Carroll (Turfgrass Science) and M.S. student Cameron Stephens (Agronomy) has a successful trip to the Tri-Society conference in Phoenix. Devon won the Undergraduate Research Contest in the Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences (SASES) at the National ASA-CSSA-SSSA meetings.
Funded by the College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Research Program, Devon's presentation of her work on the germination timing of bentgrass cultivars at low temperatures took first place against a wide variety of undergraduate research topics. Devon will complete her undergraduate degree in Turfgrass Science this December after only 2.5 years. She will begin her M.S. degree at Penn State in January and will be co-advised by Peter Landschoot and John Kaminski. Cameron Stephens, also working under the direction of John Kaminski, finished in third place for his poster on the influence of various cultural practices on annual bluegrass populations on golf course putting greens.