October 17, 2010
Colorado State University graduate student Navid Sediqi, right, is studying the viability of oil seed crops at elevations in the Yampa Valley, which are similar to those in his native Afghanistan. Jerry Johnson, left, an associate professor and extension specialist for crop production at CSU, and Routt County Extension Agent CJ Mucklow are assisting Sediqi.
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CSU graduate student Navid Sediqi wanted to study whether certain oil seed crops would grow at elevations similar to his native Afghanistan. In addition to the benefits Sediqi’s research could yield for his native country, there also are many applications for the U.S.