The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) held its 2023 International Annual Meeting from October 29 to November 1, in St. Louis, Missouri.
The annual meeting is an opportunity for leading scientists, researchers, educators, policymakers, students, exhibitors, and government institutions to gather to discuss cutting-edge developments in agronomy, crops, and soil science and features groundbreaking research. It also welcomes emerging learners and leaders from industry, government agencies and academic institutions to explore advances in the fields.
The international meeting includes scientific sessions, workshops, poster sessions, an exhibit Hall, and student-focused programming, ensuring numerous opportunities for students pursuing studies in these fields.
Rutgers Cooperative extension agent of Monmouth County, Bill Errickson, a doctoral candidate in the Plant Biology Graduate Program, was awarded second place in the Turfgrass Water Conservation and Management Poster Session. His award-winning poster is titled “Needs Assessment for Remote Sensing- and Machine Learning-guided Precision Turfgrass Irrigation Programs: Findings from a Socioeconomic Survey.”
Errickson’s co-authors on the research paper are Spencer Gaylert, who recently earned a master’s degree from the Food and Business Economics Graduate Program; Yanhong Jin, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics; Cara Cuite, associate extension specialist and associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology; and Bingru Huang, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and director of the Graduate Program in Plant Biology, who also serves as Errickson’s advisor.