AgCenter scientist named researcher of the year

Bruce Schultz  |  2/5/2019 5:43:06 PM

(02/05/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson received the Soybean and Corn Researcher of the Year award at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference on Jan. 31.

Stephenson, based at the AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University and his doctorate in weed science from the University of Arkansas.

He has worked extensively with herbicide resistance and new transgenic technology. He is a member of the Weed Science Society of America and the Southern Weed Science Society.

Also recognized at the conference was Robbie Howard, of Lake Providence, Louisiana, as Soybean and Corn Farmer of the Year. He uses no-till and minimum tillage practices on 2,880 acres of corn and soybeans along with cover crops.

Howard graduated from the Louisiana Master Farmer Program in 2011 and was recertified in 2016. He is a member of the Louisiana Soybean Association, Rotary Club and Louisiana Farm Bureau.

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LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson, right, pictured with LSU AgCenter associate vice president Rogers Leonard, displays the Soybean and Corn Researcher of the Year award he received at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference in Baton Rouge. Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

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