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Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

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Graduate Research Assistantships

GRA Position #523 - Environmental Soil Science

One graduate research assistantship (M.S.) is available for a project that will evaluate soil health parameters and how they differ between management systems on the same soil type. Further information about graduate studies at the KSU Department of Agronomy can be found at: http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu or by contacting Robert Berry at rwb7@ksu.edu.

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For more information, contact: Dr. DeAnn Presley - deann@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2018

GRA Position #526 - Crop Production

One graduate research assistantship (M.S.) is available for a project that will measure soil health parameters and profitability using cover crops and precision conservation tools. The student will oversee field sampling and analysis related to this research study and will be part of a collaborative team exploring soil health, crop production and conservation management in claypan soils of southeastern Kansas. The candidate will complete coursework necessary for a Master of Science in Agronomy with a thesis topic related to precision management of crop production. Further information about graduate studies at the KSU Department of Agronomy can be found at: http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu or by contacting Robert Berry at rwb7@ksu.edu.

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For more information, contact: Dr. Gretchen Sassenrath - gsassenrath@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2018

GRA Position #527 - Micrometeorology and Plant Modelling

The successful candidate will conduct research on developing and testing a new optical sensor (Agro-comb) to measure trace gas exchange between agroecosystems and the atmosphere. The research project will focus on: optimizing and testing the Agro-comb under laboratory conditions, simulating optimal measurement deployment geometries, preparing this sensor for field deployment and using trace gas concentration measurements and micrometeorological techniques to quantify gas exchange at the field scale. The successful candidate will be responsible for: conducting field and laboratory experiments, performing data analysis, presenting research results in professional meetings, publish in peer-reviewed journals and completing all the course work necessary to pursue a Ph.D. degree with a dissertation related to the research topic. Further information about graduate studies at the KSU Department of Agronomy can be found at: http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu or by contacting Robert Berry at rwb7@ksu.edu.

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For more information, contact: Dr. Eduardo Santos - esantos@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2018