The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) will recognize the following individuals as 2010 ASA Fellows at a special Awards Ceremony during their Annual Meeting on Oct. 31-Nov.3 in Long Beach, CA, www.acsmeetings.org.
ASA has been selecting outstanding members as Fellows since 1924. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Only .3 percent of the Society’s active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow. The 2010 class of ASA Fellows are:
- Guihua Bai – Kansas State University. Guihua Bai is a USDA Research plant geneticist and adjunct professor in the Agronomy Department at Kansas State University. He also serves as the Directors of USDA Central Small Grain Genotyping Lab and KSU Sequence Facility. Dr. Bai received a B.S. and M.S. degrees from Nanjing Agricultural University, China and Ph.D. from Purdue University. His program focuses mainly on hard winter wheat molecular breeding and wheat resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Bai is serving as an associate editor for J. of Biomedicine and Biotechnology and guest professor in 6 universities.
- Daniel Devlin – Kansas State University. Daniel Devlin is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. Dr. Devlin received a B.S. and M.S. degrees from Kansas State University and Ph.D. from Washington State University. His extension and research programs focus on developing and implementing water quality extension programs, particularly related to nutrient and pesticide management and on watershed planning. Devlin served as an associate editor of the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education.
- Cynthia Grant – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon, MB. Cynthia Grant is a senior research scientist in Soil Fertility Management at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre. She received B.S.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Manitoba. Her program focuses on nutrient management to improve crop quality, sustainability and economics of production. She served as president of Canadian Society of Agronomy and Canadian Society of Soil Science and as associate editor for the Canadian Journals of Plant Science and Soil Science and the Journal of Environmental Quality.
- Scott D. Haley – Colorado State University. Scott D. Haley is a professor and wheat breeder in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department at Colorado State University. Dr. Haley received a B.S. from Washington State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Colorado State University. His research focuses on winter wheat cultivar development for eastern Colorado and the High Plains region. Haley has served as associate and technical editor for Crop Science and has been active in service with the Hard Winter Wheat Improvement Committee and the National Wheat Improvement Committee.
- Peter Kleinman – USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO. Peter Kleinman is a soil scientist with USDA-ARS’s Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit. His program addresses the management of agricultural phosphorus to protect water quality. He is adjunct associate professor at Penn State, and advises students at U.S. and international universities. He received degrees from Cornell University. Dr. Kleinman is associate editor for several journals, and is active in the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, SERA-17 and Soil and Water Conservation Society.
- Kendall R. Lamkey – Iowa State University. Kendall R. Lamkey is the Chair of the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. Dr. Lamkey received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. His research program focuses mainly on corn breeding and graduate education. As chair of the Department of Agronomy he provides leadership and direction to the department in the areas of education, research, and extension.
- Yuncong Li – University of Florida. Yuncong Li is the Research Foundation Professor of Soil Science in the Department of Soil & Water Science at the Tropical Research & Education Center, University of Florida. He received a B.S. in Soil Science from the Shandong Agricultural University, M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Georgia & Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland. His research/extension program focuses on water & soil quality monitoring, assessment & remediation, management practices to improve nutrient use efficiency, and nutrient cycling in soils.
- Richard Norman – University of Arkansas. Richard Norman is a professor of Soil Fertility/Chemistry in the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Missouri, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. His research focus is on the development of better nitrogen management strategies for rice through the investigation of the nitrogen balance in paddy soils. Dr. Norman has served as Chair of Division S-4, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, and as Chair of the Rice Technical Working Group.
- Leonard Panella – USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO. Leonard Panella is research leader of the USDA-ARS Sugar Beet Research Unit at Fort Collins, CO. He is a plant breeder and geneticist. Dr. Panella received a B.S. at Michigan State University, M.S. at Texas A&M University, & Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis. His research focus is developing disease resistant germplasm using sugar beet genetic resources. He is chair of the Sugarbeet Crop Germplasm Committee, on the board of the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists and an associate editor for Journal of Plant Registrations.
- Larry C. Purcell – University of Arkansas. Larry C. Purcell is a professor and crop physiologist in the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas. He also holds the Altheimer Chair for Soybean Research. His research program focuses on genetic differences in the efficiency with which crops use essential resources, particularly water and nitrogen, and how these resources can be managed effectively for crop production. Dr. Purcell served for 6 years as an associate editor and 3 years as a technical editor for Crop Science and has been active in the American Society of Agronomy.
- Bruce Roberts – California State University-Fresno. Bruce Roberts is the J.G. Boswell Chair of Agronomy and associate professor in the Plant Science Department at California State University, Fresno where he divides his time between teaching classes and conducting applied research. Before joining the faculty, he spent 22 years as the University of California Cooperative Extension Agronomy and Cotton Farm Advisor and County Director in Kings County. Dr. Roberts is a past president of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy and is the faculty advisor for Alpha Gamma Rho.
- John Sawyer – Iowa State University. John Sawyer is a professor of Soil Science and soil fertility extension specialist in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. He received a B.S. degree from The Ohio State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. His programs focus on effective nutrient management to enhance crop productivity and protect water quality. Dr. Sawyer has served as associate editor for Agronomy Journal and the Journal of Production Agriculture, and has been active in many American Society of Agronomy programs.
- Jeffrey C. Silvertooth – University of Arizona. Jeffrey C. Silvertooth is professor and head of the Soil, Water and Environmental Science Department at the University of Arizona. He received a B.S. degree from Kansas State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University. His program is directed towards the agronomic, environmental, and economic optimization of irrigated soil-plant systems. Dr. Silvertooth teaches courses in soil and plant sciences and directs extension education programs throughout the desert Southwest and internationally.
- Sieglinde Snapp – Michigan State University. Sieglinde Snapp is an associate professor of Soils and Cropping System Ecology at the Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University. Her graduate training was at Univ. California-Davis and Univ. of Minnesota. Her research, extension and teaching are fully integrated, with a focus on developing ecological principles for row crop production, and long-term experimentation. Multi-disciplinary approaches and participatory research are central to her contributions to sustainable agriculture in the Midwest and Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Ganesan Srinivasan – California State University-Fresno. Ganesan Srinivasan is the director of University Agricultural Laboratory at California State University, Fresno. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India, Ph.D from University of Hawaii and an MBA from Purdue University. Before joining Fresno State in 2005, Dr. Srinivasan served as principal scientist and associate director of Maize Program at CIMMYT, Mexico. During his 15 years of service in international agriculture, Srinivasan developed hundreds of improved maize germplasm that are widely grown around the world.
- Thomas Thompson – Texas Tech University. Thomas Thompson is professor, department chair and J.A. Love Endowed Chair in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. He received a B.S. degree from Abilene Christian University, M.S. from Texas A&M, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. From 1991 to 2006 he was at the University of Arizona, with teaching, research, and extension duties. His research program focuses on nutrient and water management in irrigated and dryland cropping systems. He has been associate editor and is technical editor for the Soil Science Society of America Journal.
- Matias B. Vanotti – USDA-ARS, Florence, SC. Matias B. Vanotti is a soil scientist with the USDA-ARS Coastal Plains Research Center in Florence, SC. Dr. Vanotti received a B.S. in agricultural engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in soil science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His program focuses on development of clean treatment technologies for management of livestock waste. Dr. Vanotti serves as associate editor for Agronomy Journal. He is also adjunct professor with the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University.
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