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Texas A&M-Kingsville students and faculty earn awards at Subtropical Agriculture & Environments Society competition

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Students and faculty from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Dick and Mary Lewis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources earned awards from the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society Annual Meeting held Friday February 7, 2020 at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas.


Shae Diehl won first place in the undergraduate level competition for her presentation entitled,  Changes in agricultural land cover in the Texas panhandle: 2004-2019. Diehl is mentored by Dr. Humberto Perotto, Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences.


Alvaro Garcia won second place in the graduate level competition for his presentation entitled, Weed management systems in imidazolinone tolerant sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in South Texas. Garcia is mentored by Dr. Greta Schuster, Professor of Integrated Pest Management and Plant Pathology and Dr. Alinna Umphres-Lopez, Assistant Professor of Weed Science in the Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences.


Dr. John da Graca, Executive Director of the A&M-Kingsville Citrus Center won the Special Recognition Award in appreciation of his outstanding and dedicated service to the Society and the citrus industry in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.


Dr. Michelle Garcia, Professor, Reproductive Physiology and Molecular Biology in the department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology at A&M-Kingsville currently serves as the President of the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society.


About the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society

The purpose of the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society is the advancement and development of subtropical plant sciences, animal sciences and environmental sciences. The Society’s aim is to stimulate interest in research and its practical application to the production of crops and animals. The Society sponsors an annual Institute which features outstanding speakers from all parts of the world who present new developments in the field of plant science. The Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Journal provides a continuing record of agricultural, animal and environmental sciences progress. Along with research reports, talks given at the Institute may be published in Subtropical Agriculture and Environments annually. Anyone interested in plant, animal and environmental sciences can become a member of the Society.


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