Awards were presented by M.S., B.S., and PhD categories as follows:
B.S. First Place - $500
S. Evan Wilson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Development of an Elevated Dissolved Oxygen Treatment System
M.S. First Place - $500
Irene E. Palmer, North Carolina State University
Biomass Yield and Nitrogen Response of Perennial Bioenergy Grasses in North Carolina
M.S. Second Place - $300
Jason B. Lattier, North Carolina State University
In Vitro Regenration and Polyploid Induction of Acer platanoides L. 'Cromson Sentry'
M.S. Third Place - $200
Rebecca L. Pledger, North Carolina State University
In Bed with Rain Gardens
PhD First Place - $500
Matthew S. Wilson, Kansas State University
Feeding Preference of Southern Pine Sawyer Beetle for Four Species of Pine
PhD Second Place - $300
Anthony L. Witcher, University of Southern Mississippi
Factors Affecting Early Seedling Development in Whole Pine Tree Substrates
PhD Third Place - $200
Adam F. Newby, Ohio State University
Effects of Managed Substrate Moisture Content on Zinnia Growth Under Zero and Near-Zero Leachate Treatments
In addition to the cash awards for excellence in written and oral presentations for their respective research projects, each student was presented with a plaque.
Student involvement in the SNA Research Conference is vital to the future of horticulture. SNA acknowledges the efforts of these students and looks forward to their horticultural research contributions in the future. SNA supports horticultural research through various industry programs and services.
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