Darrel S. Metcalfe Student Manuscript Contest

The Darrel S. Metcalfe Student Manuscript Contest provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students interested in
agronomy, crop science, and/or soil science an opportunity to gain experience in researching, organizing, and
writing articles for publication.

2014 Manuscripts will be due August 27, 2014. Details below.


2013 Winners

1st Place:  Nick Bulter-Lapointe from University of Maryland
College Park "Grazing livestock to increase soil carbon and nitrogen"

2nd place:   Alexandra Welch from University of Maryland, College Park
"Termites increase soil productivity in semi-arid and arid tropics" 

3rd place:   Lindsey Rushford, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Soil properties and soybean yield in a catena in south central Wisconsin" 


2012 Winners

1st Place:  Tim Von Thun -University of Maryland
"Nutrient Exchange through Hyphae in Intercropping Systems Affects Yields"

2nd Place: Peter Lynagh -University of Maryland, College Park
"Mesophytic Root Responses to O2"

3rd Place: Jarai Carter -University of Illinois
"Who’s Trending in Agriculture? A Look at Social Media"