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Early Career Awarded to PSM’s Dr. Leonardo Volpato

The National Association of Plant Breeder’s 2022 Annual Meeting was held on the campus of Iowa State University. The theme of the conference is the “Past, Present and Future of Plant Breeding.” Dr. Leonardo Volpato a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University working in the Dry bean breeding and genetics program led by Dr. Francisco Gomez was awarded the NAPB Early Career Award for his poster titled “Estimation of stand count in dry beans using high resolution imagery: feasibility and validation”.   (view article)

Team lead by PSM’s Margaret Fleming awarded funding for the next Stage of Beal Seed Experiment

Horticulture undergraduates Robyn Zallen and Michael Ozolins pose with Verbascum olympicium –one of the weeds the team collects seeds from, as part of the search for evolutionary trends in the past ~150 years
Team is digging up long-buried secrets to seed longevity. (see article)

Dr Kurt Thelen Named American Society of Agriculture Fellow

Dr. Kurt Thelen

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