The British Society for Soil Science undergraduate prize for the best final year dissertation on a soils related topic, was present to Matthew Carter, 22, from Stansted, Essex by Dr Ed Dickin.
Senior lecturer in Soil and Water Management, Dr Paula Misiewicz, said: "Matt Carter studied BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Mechanisation.
Luke Briggs, 24, from Chester, receives the British Society of Soil Science postgraduate prize from Dr Ed Dickin.
The prize honours the best postgraduate final year dissertation on a soils related topic.
Planting and growing a strategic mix of cover crops not only reduces the loss of nitrogen from farm fields, protecting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, but the practice also contributes nitrogen to subsequent cash crops, improving yields, according to researchers.
There is a short (3 minute) video now available to view on the society Youtube channel which shows some of the highlights of the 2019 Early Career Researcher Conference