Zane Walker is a student in the Applied Plant Science Department at Brigham Young University–Idaho, and is majoring in agronomy, crop and soil science. Zane is a senior and plans on graduating in April 2014.
His study focuses mainly on cropping systems and soil fertility. He has completed an internship with South Valley Farms as a research agronomist, and has completed a research assistantship with faculty mentor, Jared Williams, PhD at Brigham Young University–Idaho. Zane has also taken part in several undergraduate research projects including: (1) Effect of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Nodulation, Yield, and Quality of Alfalfa (2) Plant Density and Equidistant Spacing Effects on Tuber Yield and Tuber Size in Red Norland Potatoes (3) Comparing Chlorophyll Meter readings to Petiole Nitrate for N Management in Potatoes.
Zane is a member of his local ASA, SSSA chapter and currently serves as the vice president in the Agronomy Society at Brigham Young University – Idaho.
He plans on attending graduate school in cropping systems. His goal is to become an agronomist and researcher in private industry and then teach at an academic institution.