Biology Graduate Student Kenyanna Taylor Wins Presentation Award

Current Biology graduate student Kenyanna Taylor was recently awarded second place in the Graduate Oral Presentation Competition at the American Peanut Research and Education Society Conference held on July 11-14. The title of her presentation was “Effect of Mixing Elemental Sulfur with Demethylation Inhibitors (DMI) and Quinone Outside Inhibitors (Qoi) on the Management of Late Leaf Spot (Nothopassalora personata) and Rust (Puccinia arachidis) of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea)“, and her graduate advisor is Dr. Emily Cantonwine in VSU’s Department of Biology.

The purpose of the study was to assess whether or not adding elemental sulfur would increase the efficacy of two types of fungicide (DMI and QoI) used to treat two fungal pathogens (late leaf spot and peanut rust) of Arachis hypogaea (peanut).