Tristan Morris

Master of Science – Crop Science

Thesis / Dissertation:  Optimizing Soybean Yield and Quality through Planting Date and Maturity Group Selection in North Carolina

Advisor / Co-Advisors:
Rachel Vann

Graduate Committee:
Guy Collins and Josh Heitman


Student Responses:
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at NC State and appreciate the faculty, staff, and classmates that have helped me reach this milestone in my life.

Research Summary:
We conducted soybean research across the state in an effort to increase soybean yields while maintaining seed quality. It was concluded that planting earlier can result in higher yields; however, there will be greater concerns with seed quality.

Publications and Presentations:

  • Maximizing Soybean Yield by Understanding Planting Date, Maturity Group, and Seeding Rate Interactions in North Carolina
  • Planting Date and Maturity Group Impacts on Soybean Seed Quality in North Carolina

I plan to use my degree to:
I will be working with the NC Department of Ag and Consumer Services as a Regional Agronomist.



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Congratulations! So proud of you. You have worked so hard for your master’s. Love you! Mom
–  Cheryl Morris

Tristan Morris