Garcia-Aroca wins second place in the graduate student competition at Southern Soybean Disease Workers’ Meeting


Teddy Garcia-Aroca, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, won second place in the graduate student oral presentation competition at the 45th Southern Soybean Disease Workers meeting held at Pensacola Beach, FL, from the 7-8 March 2018.  The title of his presentation was ‘Taproot decline of soybean is caused by an undescribed species in the Genus Xylaria’.  Taproot decline is an important and emerging disease of soybean in the southern United States.  Results from his research project will provide key insights into management recommendations for producers.  Teddy is co-advised by Drs. Trey Price and Vinson Doyle.