Kularathana and Xavier win honors at Beltwide Cotton ConferencePage Title

During the recent Beltwide Cotton Conference held in San Antonio, Texas on January 7-10, 2013, two students in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology won awards in the graduate student competition sponsored by the Cotton Disease Council. Manjula T. Kularathna won second place for his presentation entitled “Influence of soil nutrients on reproduction and pathogenicity of Rotylenchulus reniformis on cotton”. Deborah M. Xavier won third place for her presentation “Influence of soil texture on reproduction and pathogenicity of Rotylenchulus reniformis on cotton”. Both students are working on their master’s degree under the direction of Dr. Charles Overstreet.