An award-winning Mississippi State weed science professor is receiving another high honor, this time in the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Dan Reynolds has been selected to hold the Edgar E. and Winifred B. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy.
In 2012, Reynolds was named scientist of the year by the Southern Weed Science Society of America. He is a doctoral graduate in crop science from Oklahoma State University, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees completed at the University of Arkansas.
In 2007, an initial contribution by Winifred Hartwig established the endowment. The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board joined in 2013 with the Missouri-based Monsanto Co. and Switzerland’s Syngenta agrochemical company to provide full funding.
Reynolds, a cropping systems researcher with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, will focus primarily on weed science and agronomy in his research.
Edgar Hartwig had a 47-year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service in Stoneville. He was responsible for developing many of the soybean varieties grown both in the South and locales around the world with similar climates.
Prior to his appointment to the Hartwig Chair, Reynolds held the Dr. Glover B. Triplett Endowed Chair in Agronomy. His replacement in that position is expected to be named in the near future.
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