University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student, Parminder Chahal, was awarded an Outstanding Graduate Research and Creative Activities Award Honorable Mention by the Office of Graduate Studies. Chahal received the award at the Graduate Awards Luncheon on Wed., April 5, at the Nebraska City Union.
This award recognizes the excellent quality of research carried out by Nebraska graduate students and is given based on the student's on-going outstanding contribution to research, future promise as a researcher, and on the originality, imagination and significance of their research or creative activity.
Chahal’s research focus is on the effect of water stress on the growth and fecundity of Palmer amaranth, the basis of synergism of atrazine and HPPD inhibitor herbicide combinations on atrazine- and HPPD inhibitor-resistant Palmer amaranth and on the management of atrazine- and HPPD inhibitor-resistant Palmer amaranth in corn.
He is advised by Amit Jhala, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist.
More information about the Office of Graduate Studies Outstanding Graduate Research and Creative Activities Award is at https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/facstaff/awards.