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Bryson L. James Student Research Competition

Monday, January 6, 2020
Date and Time subject to the number of total presentations.

Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD. 21201

2018 Bryson L. James Student Competition Award Winners (Left to Right)
Geoffrey Weaver, Md Niamul Kabir, Kaitlin Barrios, Connor Ryan, and Matthew Brown

M.S. Candidate, First PlaceConnor RyanUniversity of Georgia
M.S. Candidate, Second PlaceMatthew BrownTennessee State University 
Ph.D. Candidate, First Place

Geoffrey Weaver

University of Georgia
Ph.D. Candidate, Second PlaceMd Niamul KabirTennessee State University 
Ph.D. Candidate, Third PlaceKaitlin BarriosUniversity of Georgia

One unique feature of the SNA Research Conference is the Bryson L. James Student Research Competition, an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their latest research results, hone their communication skills and compete for cash awards. These students historically demonstrate strong academic and research ability and move forward in the industry to make outstanding contributions. 

The competition is named for Dr. Bryson L. James who not only served as Director of Horticultural Research for the Southern Nursery Association, coordinator of the conference and editor of the Annual Proceedings for 37 years, but was active in the SNA Research Conference for nearly 50 years. Dr. James passed away in 2017, and we are not only grateful for his many years of service to the SNA, but we are grateful that we can continue to honor him through this important research competition. The competition is funded by Bennett's Creek Nursery and Lancaster Farms.

Award amounts for outstanding papers will be:

 BS Candidates  
 1st Place -  $500
 2nd Place - $300
 3rd Place - $200
 MS Candidates   
 1st Place  - $500
 2nd Place  - $300
 3rd Place  - $200
 PhD Candidates   
 1st Place  - $500
 2nd Place  - $300
 3rd Place  - $200

Awards will be presented at The SNA Conference Luncheon on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Research presented at the SNA Research Conference is published in the annual publication "SNA Research Conference Proceedings" available on this website.  Proceedings from 1991 - 2019 are available with 3,136 titles comprised of 12,393 pages. Take a look... there's lots of useful information!

 Thank You

We would like to thank the horticultural research community for their efforts in conducting the research contained in these proceedings that make the SNA Research Conference and Proceedings possible.

We would also like to thank our sponsors – Bennett's Creek Nursery and Lancaster Farms – for their financial support of the 
Bryson L. James Student Research Competition!


For more information on the SNA Research Conference or other SNA events, contact:

Southern Nursery Association
PO Box 801454
Acworth, GA 30101
Tel   678.809.9992
Fax  678.809.9993
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