EH Grad Student, Debalina Saha, Goes West


Debalina is one of five students in the United States and Canada awarded the 2018 Weed Science Society of America Travel Enrichment Experience Scholarship.

Debalina Saha

The Weed Science Society of America Travel Enrichment Experience Scholarship provides an opportunity for WSSA graduate students to participate in a five-day, four-night educational experience with professionals in a different WSSA region. Five students were selected from the United States and Canada. Each recipient is awarded $2000 from WSSA to pay for expenses incurred during the experience. Applicants were allowed to choose the Professor/Scientist and the institution from the options given.

Debalina Saha will be working with Dr. Joe Amstrong from Corteva Agriscience/ DowAgro Science for five days in Fresno, California at Corteva Agriscience Western Research Center.

Debalina is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka. Her research is on weed control by finding the most effective and economic herbicide- mulch combination and also monitor herbicide off-site movement and persistence in the environment. Previously Debalina completed her masters and undergraduate in Botany from University of Calcutta, India. With a strong background in Plant Science, Debalina looks forward to pursuing a career in the field of Horticultural Sciences.

Debalinas is academic adviser  Dr. Chris Marble

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