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Graduate Student Opportunities

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Graduate student research at the Eastern Shore AREC impacts stakeholders, growers, and industry on a local, national, and global level. Currently, students are conducting research on the following:

- Cover crops and their impacts on nutrient cycling, soil moisture retention, crop yields, and overall soil health, as well as the economics of implementing them into agronomic production systems

- Nitrogen and irrigation management in potatoes

- The impact of incorporating kaolin clay and colored mulches on tomato production on the Eastern Shore of Virginia during the summer

- Phosphorus nutrient fertility and environmental transport

- Integration of Machine Learning and Unmanned Aerial Systems for Weed Mapping Operations

- Cover crop timing and planting methods for improved soil health and nutrient leaching.