Brigham Young University life sciences students came out on top with a first-place winner and several top-five finishers at the Western Nutrient Management Conference in Salt Lake City in March.
Students competed with an oral synopsis of research and a poster presentation. Emily Buxton, a BYU plant biology student, took first place; Mary Pletsch and Joshua LeMonte, environmental science students, tied for third place; and Kelly Marcroft and Ryan Christensen, landscape management students, took fourth place. In addition, a former BYU environmental soil science student, Kyle Blair, took second place.
“Many participants told me how impressed they were with our students — not only their research, but how they presented it and for themselves,” said Bryan G. Hopkins, associate professor of plant and wildlife sciences. “They deserve a warm congratulations.”
The Western Nutrient Management Conference provides an opportunity to explore current nutrient-related research and exchange ideas and is a forum for research, industry and extension to communicate about nutrient management as it relates to profitability, sustainability and environmental protection.
For more information, contact Bryan G. Hopkins at 801-422-2185.
Writer: Angela Fischer