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Jason Adams Completes M.S. in Plant Sciences

Adams’s research had two main facets: evaluating quinclorac and aminocyclopyrachlor movement in soils collected from the Sheyenne National Grassland to determine if either chemical could be safely used for leafy spurge control, and evaluating the effects of rate and application timing of aminocyclopyrachlor on yellow toadflax control. He will be working as a research specialist with Dr. Richard Zollinger in NDSU Weed Science Extension and will pursue a Ph.D. at NDSU.
Jason Adams Completes M.S. in Plant Sciences

Jason Adams (right) with adviser Dr. Rodney Lym

Jason Adams, M.S. graduate in Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University, presented Quinclorac and Aminocyclopyrachlor Movement in Sandy Soils of the Sheyenne National Grassland, and Control of Yellow Toadflax with Aminocyclopyrachlor on Monday, April 14, 2014 during the Plant Sciences Weed Group’s Lunch Bunch meeting.

After earning his B.S. from Brigham Young University, Adams was accepted into the Plant Sciences program at NDSU. He credits Dr. Rod Lym’s leafy spurge research papers for creating his interest in pursuing a graduate degree at North Dakota State University. He states that he would recommend NDSU because of the diversity of knowledge in the Department of Plant Sciences. “I enjoyed learning about weed science,” says Adams, “but also learning about plant breeding, agriculture, etc. The level of research here is very high, so any student would benefit from learning from the advisers here at NDSU.”

Adams’s seminar explained the two main facets of his research: evaluating quinclorac and aminocyclopyrachlor movement in soils collected from the Sheyenne National Grassland to determine if either chemical could be safely used for leafy spurge control, and evaluating the effects of rate and application timing of aminocyclopyrachlor on yellow toadflax control. Overall, his research contributes to his adviser’s project by evaluating chemicals used for perennial weed control in order to increase weed control efficacy as well as environmental safety during chemical application.

During Adams’s time as an undergraduate, he interned for the Fremont County, Idaho, Weed Control Program and worked as a research assistant. While a graduate research assistant at NDSU, Adams was awarded the Dr. John D. Nalewaja Graduate Scholarship (2013) and earned second place for his poster, as well as third place for his presentation, at the Western Society of Weed Science meeting in Colorado Springs, CO (2014). He also was a member of the NDSU Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association.

Adams has accepted a position as a research specialist with Dr. Richard Zollinger in NDSU Weed Science Extension and will pursue a Ph.D. at NDSU.

Adams’s graduate committee included Dr. Kirk Howatt, Dr. Jim Hammond, Dr. David Hopkins, and Dr. Chad Prosser. His adviser was Dr. Rod Lym.

Source: Jason Adams (701-231-6220, jason.w.adams@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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