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Student Spotlight 2022


Pokhrel and Tucker Recognized at International Conference

Amrit Pokhrel and Matt Tucker (l-r, above) were recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student by the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) at the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Pokhrel is co-advised by Dr. Simerjeet Virk and Dr. John Snider and Tucker is advised by Dr. Virk.

The ISPA Outstanding Graduate Student Award is given to honor and recognize graduate students making significant contributions to precision agriculture science and technology.

Grad Students at APRES

The following CRSS graduate students won awards for their presentations at the 54th American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting held in Dallas, Texas:

  • Madan Sapkota (M.S. student with Dr. Virk) - Selection of Optimal Spray Parameters and Utilization of Precision Spray technologies for Pesticide Applications in Peanut
  • Savannah Banner (M.S. student with Dr. Monfort)
  • Nick Hurdle (Ph.D. student with Dr. Grey)
  • Chiara Rossi (Ph.D. student with Dr. Pilon) 

Crop and Soil Sciences Well-Represented at 15th ICPA

The UGA Crop and Soil Sciences department was well-represented at the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture.

Students travelled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to present their research at the conference.

Pictured above, l-r: Sunaab Kukal (advised by Dr. George Vellidis), Amrit Pokhrel (Dr. Virk & Dr. Snider), Emily Bedwell (Dr. Vellidis), Matt Tucker (Dr. Virk), and Giannis Gialos (Dr. Vellidis).

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