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Andrew Fillmore Completes M.S. in Plant Sciences

Fillmore’s research evaluated herbicide droplet size on weed control and nozzle type effect on spray spectrum characteristics. He will begin working for West Central, Inc. in Willmar, MN as a Focus Product Technical Specialist.
Andrew Fillmore Completes M.S. in Plant Sciences

Andrew Fillmore (right) with adviser Dr. Kirk Howatt

M.S. candidate Andrew Fillmore presented Droplet Size Effect on Herbicide Used in Cereals to Control Dicotyledonous Weeds on Friday, February 28, 2014. Fillmore’s M.S. research included field experiments evaluating the effect of herbicide droplet size on weed control for multiple herbicide modes of action and wind tunnel experiments evaluating herbicide formulation and nozzle type effect on spray spectrum characteristics.

Fillmore also presented the wind tunnel research on droplet size for the Advanced Crop Advisors Workshop in February.

After earning his undergraduate degree in Crop and Weed Sciences at NDSU, Fillmore opted to apply to the graduate program.  He said, “I was familiar with the professors and advisers from my undergraduate degree and found many of them very friendly, helpful, and passionate about their areas of interest.”

During his time at NDSU, Fillmore interned for Bayer Crop Science and CHS Cooperative, was a recipient of the Gustav N. Geiszler Memorial Scholarship, and was involved in Cross Country and Track and Field.

Fillmore, who grew up in Montgomery, MN, will soon begin applying all that he’s learned while working for West Central, Inc. in Willmar, MN as a Focus Product Technical Specialist.

Fillmore’s graduate committee included Dr. Richard Zollinger, Dr. Ted Helms, and Dr. Samuel Markell. His adviser was Dr. Kirk Howatt.

Source: Andrew Fillmore (contact Dr. Kirk Howatt, 701-231-7209, kirk.howatt@ndsu.edu)
Author: Shannon Ueker, 701-231-7971, shannon.ueker@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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