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MSU student's research continues to earn awards
MISSISSIPPI STATE – A Mississippi State University graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences continues to bring home awards for research he conducted on chemical control of an invasive weed.
Zach Reynolds of Starkville recently won first place in the Master of Science Poster section at the 2013 Southern Weed Science Society annual meeting. His poster was titled “Control of Palmer amaranth with sequential herbicide applications.” Coauthors in MSU’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences were Darrin Dodds, Tyler Dixon and Chase Samples.
In January, Reynolds placed first for this work in the poster competition of the 2013 Weed Science Technical Conference.
Reynolds is a graduate student working on a master’s degree in agronomy under the direction of Dodds, the MSU Extension Service cotton specialist. His research is addressing ways to manage weeds that have become resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.
“His project involves evaluation of Roundup Ready Xtend cotton systems,” Dodds said. “This system is targeted for commercial release in 2015 and will provide herbicide tolerance to glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba.”