Rutgers' Cook College Assistant Professor Receives Research Award

November 28, 2005

New Brunswick, NJ - Stacy Bonos received the 2005 Young Crop Scientist Research Award, presented at the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) Annual Meetings held in conjunction with the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) on Nov. 6 to 10 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Stacy Bonos is an assistant professor and extension specialist of turfgrass breeding and genetics in the plant biology and pathology department at Rutgers' Cook College. Bonos earned her B.S. degree from Gettysburg College and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University.

Bonos' research program focuses on the development of turfgrass cultivars with improved pest and stress tolerance using both molecular and classical breeding techniques. She leads the bentgrass breeding program at Rutgers University and has developed several cultivars of bentgrass with improved disease resistance. She is also developing a genetic linkage map of creeping bentgrass and identifying molecular markers linked to disease and stress tolerance. She has also been involved in the development of improved cultivars of perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and several fine fescue species.

The Young Crop Scientist Research Award recognizes young crop scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to any area of crop science by the age of 40. The selection process is administered by CSSA.
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