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Fort Valley State University professor presents at a national conference

Published: 11/26/14 9:38AM
By: booner

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Dr. Hari Singh, research assistant professor for Fort Valley State University’s College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, recently spoke at an international plant science research conference in Long Beach, Calif. Nov 2-5.

Dr. Hari Singh, research assistant professor at Fort Valley State University, served as a guest speaker at a workshop during a conference Nov. 2-5 in Long Beach, Calif. The conference, co-sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) attracted more than 4,000 scientists, students and researchers from 51 countries. The event is designed for researchers to showcase work about plant science research. One of the conference sponsors, CID Bio-Science, invited Singh to speak at the conference. Singh said he was selected to speak because of the leadership and work being conducted at FVSU on the use of energy cane as a fuel source. Singh presented at one of the workshops called “Overcoming the Challenges of Below Ground Fine Root Research.” His presentation covered the effects roots have on increasing plant dry matter such as energy cane used to make biofuels. Singh added that the conference presented an opportunity for him to promote FVSU, network with other institutions on future projects and develop possible student exchange programs. To contact Dr. Hari Singh, call 478-825-1077 or e-mail singhh@fvsu.edu.