141 Division C-3 PhD Graduate Student Poster Contest Guidelines for 2015

Poster Session
C03 Crop Ecology, Management & Quality
The PhD 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  PhD 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 #919
Plant Population Influences on Post-Silking N Uptake Vary with Hybrid Eras and N Rates.
Keru Chen, Purdue University; Tony J. Vyn, Purdue University; Matthijs Tollenaar, Monsanto Company - USA; Saratha V. Kumudini, The Climate Corporation; James J. Camberato, Purdue University; Mitchell R. Tuinstra, Purdue University
Poster Presentation
  • 2015 C3 -- Poster Keru Chen.pdf (523.2 kB)
  • Poster #920
    Agronomic Responses of Corn Hybrids to Drought Stress and Nitrogen Supply.
    Samadangla Ao, University of Minnesota; Jeffrey A. Coulter, University of Minnesota; Michael P. Russelle, University of Minnesota; Tamas Varga, University of Minnesota; Gary W. Feyereisen, USDA-ARS
    Poster Presentation
  • ASA Poster 2015-S Ao.pdf (1.1 MB)
  • Poster #921
    Corn Yield Response Under Winter Cover Crops: An Updated Meta-Analysis.
    Guillermo Marcillo, Iowa State University; Fernando Miguez, Iowa State University
    Poster #922
    Closing Yield Gaps in Corn and Soybean: Impact of Different Management Practices.
    Guillermo R. Balboa, Kansas State University; Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Kansas State University; William M. Stewart, International Plant Nutrition Institute Americas Group; Fernando O. Garcia, International Plant Nutrition Institute Americas Group; Eros Artur Bohac Francisco Sr., International Plant Nutrition Institute; Fernando Salvagiotti, INTA - National Inst. of Agricultural Technology
    Poster Presentation
  • Balboa etal.pdf (3.4 MB)
  • Poster #923
    Using Fluopyram Fungicide Seed Treatment for Control of Fusarium virguliforme and Increasing Soybean Yield.
    David A. Marburger, Oklahoma State University; Steve K. Vosberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Damon L. Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Poster #924
    Planting Date and Maturity Group Analysis for the Upper Midwest to Maximize Soybean Seed Yield.
    Adam P. Gaspar, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Seth L. Naeve, University of Minnesota; Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Poster Presentation
  • 2015 PDxMG Poster.pdf (342.1 kB)
  • Poster #925
    Managing Seed Return of Volunteer Canola in Soybean Production.
    Charles M. Geddes, University of Manitoba; Robert H. Gulden, University of Manitoba
    Poster Presentation
  • ASA2015_Charles Geddes(1).pdf (1.5 MB)
  • Poster #926
    Effects of Rotation, Irrigation and Cultivar on Cotton Yield with Root-Knot Nematode.
    Martha R. Zwonitzer, Texas A&M AgriLife Research / Texas Tech University; J. Wayne Keeling, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
    Poster Presentation
  • 2015_Poster_Zwonitzer.pdf (939.0 kB)
  • Poster #927
    Supplemental and Alternative Forage Options in Winter-Killed Alfalfa.
    Reagan L. Noland, University of Minnesota; M. Scott Wells, University of Minnesota; Krishona L. Martinson, University of Minnesota; Roger L. Becker, University of Minnesota; Craig C. Sheaffer, University of Minnesota
    Poster Presentation
  • poster.pdf (871.7 kB)
  • Poster #928
    Seasonal Water Withdrawal Patterns of Spring Safflower Under Growth Stage Based Irrigation Managements.
    Sukhbir Singh, Texas Tech University; Sangamesh Angadi, NMSU; Kulbhushan K. Grover, New Mexico State University; Rolston St. Hilaire, New Mexico State University; Sultan Begna, New Mexico State University
    Poster #929
    Performance of Camelina (Camelina sativa L. Crantz) Under Semiarid Conditions in Central Great Plains, USA.
    Eric Obeng, Kansas State University; Augustine K Obour, Kansas State University; Nathan O. Nelson, Kansas State University; Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Kansas State University
    Poster Presentation
  • 2015 ASA poster.pdf (1.3 MB)
  • Poster #930
    Modeling Weedy Sorghum Population Dynamics in a Stochastic Herbicide-Tolerant Sorghum Cropping System.
    Rodrigo Werle, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; John L. Lindquist, University of Nebraska - Lincoln