I'm anticipating graduating Spring 2025
My PhD research focuses on two projects. One of the projects is evaluating foliar fungicide applications in soybean with a focus on the Frogeye Leaf Spot disease in soybean (caused by Cercospora sojina). The second project is a multi-state project (17 U.S. states) that aims to evaluate yield response and the return on investment of biological seed treatments in soybean.
I did an internship in the US for one year in 2018 through The Ohio Program (TOP), and I had the opportunity to visit OSU during the orientation day before starting my internship. That day opened my eyes to the outstanding research facilities and resources that OSU has, the esteemed faculty, and the structure of the graduate program that would make it a great place to help me to strengthen my agricultural knowledge base, science communication, produce essential information on soybean production and prepare myself for my professional life.