NCSB Members Awarded CSSA & ASA Fellows

Bill Wiebold Bill Wiebold

Our nationally recognized soybean researchers and NCSB members, Bill Wiebold and Hari Krishnan, were honored as 2011 Fellow of CSSA during the Crop Science Society of American (CSSA) Award event during the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on October 16-19, 2011.

University of Missouri Extension Agronomist, Dr. Bill Wiebold, was elected Fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).

Wiebold has served as president of CSSA, associate editor of Crop Science, associate editor of Agronomy Journal, associate editor of Crop Management, and chair of the Missouri Certified Crop Advisers Board. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of ASA and CSSA.

Dr. Wiebold has an extension/research appointment related to soybean and corn management. Extension objectives include the development of cropping systems that improve productivity, enhance stability, and protect the environment. He promotes grower acceptance of these cropping systems through educational programs targeting growers, input dealers, and regional extension specialists in Missouri.

University of Missouri Adjunct Professor and USDA-ARS Research Molecular Biologist, Dr. Hari Krishnan, was elected Fellow of the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA).

Hari Krishnan Hari Krishnan

Krishnan is an acquisitions editor of The Plant Genome, associate editor of Crop Science, and a two-term member of the Book, Monograph and Multimedia committee.

The research in Dr. Krishnan's lab is to improve the overall protein content and quality of soybeans for human and animal consumption by increasing the amount of sulfur-containing amino acid, improving digestibility of soybean proteins, and by eliminating allergens and anti-nutritional factors. His research also consists of the enhancement of biological nitrogen fixation in soybeans.

The Crop Science Society of American (CSSA) is a prominent international scientific society headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Because of their common interests, CSSA, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) share a close working relationship as well as the same headquarters office staff. Society members are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, and fiber crops while maintaining and improving the environment.

Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Only .03 percent of the Society's active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow.