PhD Student Ortel Receives American Agricultural Society and Crop Science Society Awards
Carrie Ortel holds a Ph.D. from Bumpers College. She is a crop, soil and environmental science (soil fertility) student.
Carrie Ortel, a U of A Ph.D. student in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, was named the recipient of two prestigious awards by national organizations at the Joint Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in November. will be awarded.
The American Agricultural Society named her one of five recipients of the Nelson Yield-Limiting Factor Graduate Scholarship. Her scholarship is $3,000.
The Crop Science Society of America has received Crop Science’s Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award.
Advised by Trenton Roberts, Professor of Soil Fertility and Soil Testing in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Ortell is a senior graduate research assistant with a focus on soil fertility.
Ortel holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and master’s degrees from the U of A and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. Her study evaluates late-season potassium applications to Arkansas soybeans to maximize yield and grower profit potential.
She has worked as an extension worker in North Carolina, has participated in several graduate student oral presentation contests, and has been president of the Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Graduate Club.
Ortel is a repeat winner of the Nelson Yield-Limiting Award and will also earn ASA honors in 2021.
The Nelson Prize, named after Warner L. Nelson, recognizes leadership, accomplishments and long-term goals for researching and developing improved diagnostic techniques and solutions to yield-limiting factors in agronomy. doing. Nelson was a professor of agriculture at North Carolina State University.
The Mott Award is named after the first CSSA president, who trained 75 graduate students during his 45-year career at Purdue University and the University of Florida.
ASA is an international scientific and professional association that empowers scientists, educators and practitioners to develop, disseminate and apply agricultural solutions to feed and sustain our world. Over 7,000 members and over 12,000 certified professionals are dedicated to advancing the field of agriculture.
CSSA is an international scientific association that fosters the vision of improving the world through crop science. It is home to more than 4,000 of his members dedicated to discovering and applying plant science solutions to improve human conditions and protect the planet.
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