Aaron Alvarez, a Master's student in Kassim Al-Khatib's Lab at UC Davis, is the recipient of the 2021 D. Marlin Brandon Rice Research Fellowship. Aaron's work focuses on herbicide research in California rice production systems. The main objective of his work is to gain greater control over herbicide resistant weeds.
The memorial fellowship was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in rice production science and technology. The award was presented at the annual California Rice Field Day (Aug. 25, 2021) in Biggs, CA.
Weed Science-Based Summer Scholars Opportunity at Cornell University
Guess what, undergraduates! Cornell AgriTech in Geneva has received the green light to proceed with the 2021 season of the Summer Scholars Research Program, which offers students the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs, and staff on horticulture, plant pathology, and entomology research projects. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to plan and conduct experiments, evaluate data, communicate results, and learn about opportunities in agricultural and food research.
Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie (Assistant Professor of Weed Ecology and...
Katie Driver, a Ph.D. student in the Al-Khatib Lab at UC Davis, was awarded the 2018 D. Marlin Brandon Rice Research Fellowship. Katie's work focuses on controlling bearded sprangletop in California rice fields. She has identified populations of bearded sprangletop that are resistant to the herbicide clomazone and is investigating the mechanism and level of this resistance. She is also conducting experiments to learn more about the biology of the weed, including germination requirements, flooding tolerance, and competitiveness.
The memorial fellowship was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in rice production science and technology. The award was presented at the...
- Author: Gale Perez
First Rafael Munhoz Pedroso—a graduate student in Dr. Albert Fischer's lab—was awarded first place at the California Weed Science Society's (CWSS) annual meeting for his student oral research presentation on Uncovering the Mechanism of Resistance to Propanil in Ricefield Bulrush (Schoenoplectus mucronatus (L.) Palla) from Rice Fields of California.
Then three days later, he wins first place in his section at the Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) meeting in Savannah, Georgia for this research talk on Target-site Resistance to Propanil in Cyperus difformis L.: Implications for Management in Rice Fields of...