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Ag student places third at research conference

December 12, 2014

UW-River Falls student Jacob Zwiefelhofer of Bloomer, Wisconsin, placed third in the nation in the research poster competition with his poster, “Working to Achieve Drift Control for Emerging Dicamba Technologies” during the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES) conference in Long Beach, California, Nov. 1-3.

More than 350 undergraduate students from universities around the nation attended the conference including 16 members of the UWRF Crops and Soils Club.

The conference program included tours, business meetings, social events, keynote speakers, a research symposium and contests. The SASES conference is held in conjunction with the annual joint meeting of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) that draws more than 5,000 professionals to the various sessions.

Associate professor of geology and soil science Holly Dolliver accompanied the students to the conference and participated in the professional meeting. Her presentation, “Long-Term Effects of Agriculture on Soil Organic Carbon in Western Wisconsin,” was featured in one of the sessions of the SSSA division. Dolliver’s research was a collaborative project with Jabez Meulemans, a 2013 graduate of UWRF currently in graduate school at the University of Hawaii.