Grad Student Receives Top Award for Research at Beltwide Cotton Conference

James Glover, center, with Dr. Greg Sword, left, and Dr. Michael Brewer, right. Submitted photo

James Glover, center, with Dr. Greg Sword, left, and Dr. Michael Brewer, right. Submitted photo.

Congratulations to Ph.D student James Glover on receiving a top honor for his research at the 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio on January 3-5.

Glover received the Best Ph.D. Oral Presentation in Entomology during the conference for his talk titled “Pathogenicity and Transmission of Cotton Seed & Boll Rotting Bacteria Vectored by the Verde Plant Bug”

“James did a great job authenticating that a plant bug on cotton, the verde plant bug, transmits and retains a cotton boll rot pathogen,” Brewer said.  “His research led him to work with growers along the Gulf Coast and both entomologists and plant pathologists. His presentation was excellent, and its success was built on the foundation of these collaborations.”

Glover also received the same award during the 2016 conference for a different presentation he gave during the competition in New Orleans.

“James has done some solid research and put together a very effective presentation with a clear summary of the applicability of his results,” he said.  “I was happy to see him win this award again.”

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