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Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors

Deadlines:
Award, Fellow, and Scholarship nominations initiated by April 09, 2013
Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by April 17, 2013

The focus of this award is on leadership and accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: (a) Development and/or implementation of diagnostic workshops or seminars; (b) development and/or implementation of diagnostic check lists; (c) development and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic techniques; (d) development and/or implementation of new or improved visual aids supporting the diagnosis of limiting factors; and (e) the nominee's long-term personal use of diagnostic techniques in systematically identifying yield-limiting factors which have resulted in the application of site-specific measures. The award is provided through the Agronomic Science Foundation by the Werner L. Nelson Fund and administered through the American Society of Agronomy. The award consists of a certificate and $5000 honorarium.

Eligibility

  1. Nominators are required to be members of ASA.
  2. Nominees are not required to be members of ASA.
  3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  4. Teams are eligible if the following qualifications are met:
    • At least one member of the team is an agronomist.
    • Where other disciplines are represented, the agronomist will be a major contributor (50% or more) to the team effort.
    • Only publications where all team members are authors or honors and awards received by the team will be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.


Evaluation
The principal criteria to be used in the selection process are the creativity and innovation of the nominee's involvement in the development, acceptance, and/or implementation of diagnostic services in higher, more profitable crop production.

Nominator Qualifications:

  1. Current Position Title
    (Character Limit: 100)
  2. Membership
    ASA Membership Number (Character Limit: 6)

Nominee Qualifications:

  1. Team Members
    Enter additional team members for team nominations only. (Character Limit: 1000)
  2. Degrees Received
  3. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit: 2000)
  4. Membership
    List membership in professional, honorary, and academic societies. (Character Limit: 1500)
  5. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit: 3000)
  6. Professional Contributions
    Describe the nominee's technical or nontechnical publications, patents, and efforts to develop or improve programs, practices, and products. List up to 12 of the most significant professional contributions of the nominee. (Character Limit: 4500)
  7. Professional Contributions for the Werner L Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield Limiting Factors
    Identify and briefly list the contributions other than publications on which the nomination is based. The focus of this award is on leadership and accomplishments in one of more of the following areas (a) development and/or implementation of diagnostic workshops or seminars; (b) development and/or implementation of diagnostic check lists; (c) development and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic techniques; (d) development and/or implementation of new or improved visual aids supporting the diagnosis of limiting factors; and (e) the nominee's long term personal use of diagnostic techniques in yield limiting factors that have resulted in the application of site specific measures. The principal criteria to be used in the selection process are the creativity and innovation of the nominee's involvement in the development, acceptance, and/or implementation of diagnostic services in higher, more profitable crop production. (Character Limit: 4500)
  8. Evaluation
    Summarize in this section the primary contributions on which the nomination is based. Give the nominees contributions and their impact in one or more of the evaluation criteria given in the Award Description and criteria sections, clearly and explicitly (Character Limit: 3000)

Add References To Nomination

Provide contact information (name, full mailing address, phone, and email) for three individuals who will submit online reference letters.

Note: Monitor these three letters online under "Nominations" as you will need to log in and submit the completed nomination containing the three reference letters.

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