Weed science students win presentation competition

Bruce Schultz  |  2/20/2019 7:32:00 PM

(02/20/19) NEW ORLEANS — LSU doctoral weed science student Sam Rustom won first place for his presentation at the Weed Science Society of America conference, which was held in New Orleans on Feb. 9 to 14.

Rustom’s winning talk in the oral presentation category was “Florpyrauxifen-benzyl Activity on Common Aquatic Weeds in Louisiana Rice.” Rustom is from Greenwood, Mississippi.

Another doctoral student, David Walker, won third place with his oral presentation, “Evaluation of Soybean Tolerance to Off-Target Loyant (florpyrauxifen-benzyl) Deposition.” Walker is from Maryville, Tennessee.

The two students, both studying under LSU AgCenter weed scientist Eric Webster, competed against students from across the U.S. and Canada.

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LSU weed science student Sam Rustom, at left, won first place for his talk at the Weed Science Society of America conference in New Orleans, and David Walker, won third place. Photo by Eric Webster/LSU AgCenter

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