- Posted by: Gale Perez
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 annual Rice Field Day (Aug. 29, 2018) in Biggs, CA.