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MRA 3 Production and Agronomy

 

Principal Investigators:


Dr. Dan Reynolds
Mississippi State University

Curriculum Vitae

 Dr. Dan Reynolds is a Professor and the Edgar E. and Winifred B. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy at Mississippi State University (MSU). Dr. Reynolds leads the SIL agronomic research at the SMART (Soybean Management with Appropriate Research and Technology) Farm in northern Ghana. Dr. Reynolds collaborates with Dr. George Awuni, an MSU postdoctoral researcher based in northern Ghana, to conduct production trials evaluating best practices across a range of soil types including fertilizer rates, inoculum use, pest management strategies, variety selection, planting date, dual and succession cropping, sowing depth and plant population densities. Dr. Reynolds and Awuni’s research provides critical knowledge on the role of agronomics in tropical soybean development. 


Dr. George Awuni 
Mississippi State University

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. George Awuni is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Mississippi State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Dr. Awuni is also the Manager of the Soybean Innovation Lab’s SMART (Soybean Management with Appropriate Technology) Farm based in Tamale, Ghana. As the SMART Farm Manager Dr. Awuni oversees SIL’s agronomic research including varietal testing, soil quality assessments, evaluation of inoculum and phosphorous usage and evaluation of planting date on soybean production. Dr. Awuni is a native of Ghana and devotes six months every year to overseeing the planting, harvest and evaluation at SIL’s SMART Farm.