Category Archives: Competition

FFA Agronomy Contest scheduled for March 28

The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University is hosting an Invitational Agronomy Contest for FFA members, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in College Station. The contest will include a general exam as well as testing the students knowledge in plant identification, pest identification and soils. The contest will be based on the Texas FFA format and rules. More information is included on this flyer:

Aggie Weed Science students compete in Memphis

Writer: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, muthu@tamu.edu Members of the Texas A&M weeds judging team represented our university and department well at the 2018 Southern Weed Science Society contest in Memphis, Tennessee, last month. The Aggie A-Team finished fourth out of 12 teams representing ten colleges and universities. Prabhu Govindasamy, a Ph.D. candidate under Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan , turned in a perfect score in the herbicide symptomology competition to share top honors with two other students from other universities. He was also the 4th high individual… Read More →

Aggie Weed Team represents at SWSS contest

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Soil and Crop Sciences contact: Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, muthu.bagavathiannan@tamu.edu   Weed Science students and their coaches traveled to Vero Beach, Florida recently to represent Texas A&M University at the Southern Weed Science Society weed contest. Drs. Muthu Bagavathiannan, Katherine Carson, and Vijay Singh coached two graduate teams and an undergraduate team for the contest. Thirteen teams, representing nine universities competed. “Last year was our first year to compete, and we didn’t do so well,” said graduate student Seth Abugho. “This was a redemption year… Read More →

The 2nd Annual Aggie Turfgrass Open

Aggie Turf Club wrapped up the spring semester with the 2nd Annual Aggie Turfgrass Open, held at Briarcrest Golf Club. Twenty-four SCSC Turfgrass Science students, faculty, and staff came out and had a great time participating in the 2-person scramble event. This year, we had a 2-way tie for 1st place (+2) between the teams of Russell Rafter/Casey Reynolds and Wes Dyer/Rodrigo Martinez. A big thank you to Briarcrest superintendents Bobby Holt and Jacob Menn for hosting us as well as Brian Cloud (GCSAA) for sponsoring a closest… Read More →