Students Win Big at Beltwide


Two graduate students affiliated with the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center took home first place honors at the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans.

Matthew Wiggins won first place in the Ph.D graduate student paper contest. The title of Wiggins' paper was 'Managing Palmer amaranth in Cotton Using Cover crops and Herbicides.'

Whitney Crow grabbed first place in the Master's graduate student poster contest. Her entry was titled, 'Evaluation of Fluridone and Pyroxasulfone for Residual Control of Palmer amaranth in Cotton Compared to Currently used Commercial Herbicides.'

Dr. Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist, serves as faculty advisor to both Wiggins and Crow.