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GRA Position #543 - Ag-Climate Science

A graduate research assistantship is available for a student to study how climate changes observed and projected from 1981 to 2060 causatively interact with surface water resource dynamics in the Southern U.S. 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. Xiaomao Lin - xlin@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2022

GRA Position #544 - Plant Breeding & Genetics

The research component of this assistantship will be centered on the integration of genomic and phenomic information for prediction of performance of a unique set of winter wheat germplasm derived from the introgression of the ancient ancestors of modern bread wheat, Triticum dicoccoides and Aegilops tauschii. 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. Allan Fritz - akf@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2022

GRA Position #545 - Precision Agriculture

The K-State Precision Agriculture program is seeking a graduate research assistant interested in investigating topics in Precision Agriculture. Ongoing projects include developing artificial intelligence algorithms to optimize crop inputs such as water and nitrogen as well as development and testing of biodegradable soil moisture and soil nitrate sensors. 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. Raj Khosla - rkhosla@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2022

GRA Position #546 - Forage Systems

We seek a motivated, hardworking student to conduct their own field study on pasture management strategies (soil fertility, weed control, and/or crop-livestock) to improve forage systems. 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. Bruno Pedreira - pedreira@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2022 or Summer 2022

GRA Position #547 - Soil & Environmental Chemistry

A graduate research assistantship to work on a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funded research project is available in spring 2022 as part of a broad research program focused on Reducing Bioavailability of Lead in Urban Residential Neighborhood Soils. 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. Ganga Hettiarachchi - ganga@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2022

GRA Position #548 - Soil Science

The successful applicant will join the K-State Soil Microbial Agroecology Laboratory. The research will focus on soil health and nitrogen use efficiency of different rainfed cropping systems. 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. Charles Rice - cwrice@ksu.edu

Date Available: Spring 2022 or Summer 2022