140 Division C-3 MS Graduate Student Poster Contest Guidelines for 2015

Poster Session
C03 Crop Ecology, Management & Quality
The MS Graduate Student Poster Contest for Division C-3 (Crop Ecology and Management) at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN offers students opportunities to increase their visibility within the Society, to be honored by Division C-3 representatives for particularly exemplary posters, and to receive expanded professional interaction plus formal feedback from judges on their posters. The top 3 MS students in the contest will be recognized during the Division C-3 Business Meeting to honor their achievement. Cash awards will be mailed soon after the meetings conclude.


Graduate students are required to formally enter the competition when submitting their Title-Summary notification. The student must be the lead author of the contest entry. Graduate student contestants do not need to be members of the Crop Science Society of America to participate, but at least one of the co-authors must be a CSSA member. Information presented in the Division C-3 Graduate Student Poster Contest is to be original and unique. If a topic has been used by the author in another presentation at previous scientific meetings, or in a prior publication, additional data must be included to constitute a unique presentation.  All posters will be half size (44.5” x 44.5”).


Since abstracts are submitted separately, and will be forwarded to judges prior to the meeting, abstracts are not required to be printed on the poster in order to save space for greater detail in other sections.  Reference citations should be included where appropriate, especially to defend or refute results previously seen in literature (not necessary to create a full literature review in the Introduction section).


The following criteria and point allocation will be used by judges to evaluate the posters:


Poster Content


(Total = 100)




An informative abstract that is concise, and calls attention to all relevant subject matter in the paper/presentation



Content, clarity, format, and grammar

Project Development


Rationale, hypothesis, objectives, organization, methods, and application to crop management and ecology

Project Results


Balance in quantity and quality of information presented in support of the study’s objectives, capability for rapid viewer absorption of essential results, and accompanying grammar and style



Engaging title, attractive layout, legible font size for all text, well-designed tables and figures, clear and relevant photographs, and logical progression

Physical Presence and Oration


Interaction and mannerisms with poster viewers and judges including volume, confidence, enthusiasm, enunciation, and response to questions


We hope that the student posters in the Division C-3 Graduate Student Poster Contest will set the standard for communication and content excellence at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting.  Do your part to prepare an exceptional poster for this year’s meeting.

Monday, November 16, 2015: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC

R. Scott Tubbs
Poster #901
Irrigated Maize Response to Nitrogen and Populations.
Julie Baniszewski, University of Kentucky
Poster #902
Farming Systems Approaches to Concomitantly Increase Corn Yield and NUE.
Ana Julia Azevedo, Kansas State University; Ignacio Antonio Ciampitti, Kansas State University
Poster Presentation
  • Azevedo.pdf (2.9 MB)
  • Poster #903
    Foliar Micronutrients for Greater Corn Yield.
    Brad Bernhard, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Ross R. Bender, Mosaic Company; Frederick E. Below, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
    Poster Presentation
  • Foliar Micronutrients for Greater Corn Yield.pdf (897.9 kB)
  • Poster #904
    Alleviating the Continuous Corn Yield Penalty with Crop Management.
    Alison M. Vogel, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Laura F. Gentry, Illinois Corn Growers Association; Frederick E. Below, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
    Poster Presentation
  • 2015 Continuous Corn Yield Penalty.pdf (1.8 MB)
  • Poster #905
    Drought Tolerant Corn Yield Response to Water Availability.
    Trenton Newell, Kansas State University
    Poster Presentation
  • ASA Poster PDF.pdf (583.8 kB)
  • Poster #906
    Wheat and Soybean Response to Controlled and Uncontrolled Field Traffic.
    Tyler Kitchen Black, Virginia Tech; David L. Holshouser, Virginia Tech; Wade E. Thomason, Virginia Tech; Marcus M. Alley, Virginia Tech
    Poster #907
    Plant, Soil, and Weather Based Cues for Irrigation Timing in Soybean Production.
    Justin Chlapecka, University of Arkansas; Amanda Hayes Mann, Arkansas State University; Nelson Benson, University of Arkansas; Keith Morris, Arkansas State University; Michele Reba, USDA-ARS; Tina Gray Teague, Arkansas State University
    Poster Presentation
  • JC_Minneapolis_Nov16.pdf (1.4 MB)
  • Poster #908
    Changing the Source-Sink Ratio in Soybean Affects the Amount and Quality of Seed Protein.
    Matthew Pfarr, University of Minnesota; Seth L. Naeve, University of Minnesota
    Poster Presentation
  • POSTER_ASA_2015_Pfarr_Matt.pdf (1.2 MB)
  • Poster #909
    Factors That Influence Soybean Protein and Oil Content.
    Aaron Brooker, Michigan State University; Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University
    Poster #910
    Seeding Rate and Row Width Recommendations for Ohio Soybeans.
    James Latham Farley, Auburn University; Sam Custer, Ohio State University Extension; Eric Richer, Ohio State University Extension
    Poster Presentation
  • Farley_Poster_FinalNoBLeeds.pdf (5.5 MB)
  • Poster #911
    Effects of Selection for Drought Tolerance on Pearl Millet Seed Physical and Chemical Composition.
    Marieme Drame, Virginia Tech; Wade E. Thomason, Virginia Tech; Mame Codou Gueye, CERAAS-ISRA
    Poster #912
    Field Interactions Between Ozone and Naturally Occurring Fungal Disease in Maize Inbreds.
    Ilse Barrios Perez, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Darin Eastburn, University of Illinois; Patrick J. Brown, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Poster Presentation
  • CSA 2015.pdf (2.3 MB)
  • Poster #914
    Assessing Current Boron Recommendations for Peanut Production through Remote Sensing, Agronomic Factors, and Seed Germination.
    Anna Benton, Virginia Tech; Maria Balota, Virginia Tech; David S. McCall, Virginia Tech; Gregory E. Welbaum, Virginia Tech; Joseph Oakes, Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center
    Poster Presentation
  • CSSA-Poster_Nov2015.pdf (1.4 MB)
  • Poster #915
    Impact of Defoliation Timing on Peanuts.
    Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University; Chad Abbott, Mississippi State University; Jason M. Sarver, Mississippi State University
    Poster #916
    Differential Responses of Advanced Potato Clones to Primed Acclimation for Drought Tolerance in a Peruvian Potato System: Yield and Physiological Effects of Irrigation Timing.
    Kelly Racette, University of Florida; George Hochmuth, University of Florida; Diane L. Rowland, University of Florida; Jerry M. Bennett, University of Florida; David Ramirez, International Potato Institute
    Poster Presentation
  • Racette_ASA poster_2015.pdf (13.2 MB)
  • Poster #917
    Barley: A New Perspective on an Old Crop in Texas.
    Lauren Woloohojian, Texas A&M University
    Poster Presentation
  • Woloohojian_ASA 2015.pdf (2.0 MB)
  • Poster #918
    Effect of Delaying Initial Irrigation on Cotton Using the Mobile Crop Water Use Application.
    Zachary K. Straatmann, University of Missouri; Gene Stevens, University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center
    Poster Presentation
  • Straatmann CSSA Poster 2015 44x42.pdf (233.1 kB)