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.
Matt consistently performed well in a range of modules throughout the course. His Honours Research Project was based on the long term traffic and tillage experiment at Harper Adams investigated the effect of agricultural traffic and tillage systems on winter bean establishment.
"Matt secured the Velcourt Arable Scholarship for his placement and, following a short period travelling, will be returning to Velcourt on the Farm Management Training Scheme as an Assistant Farm Manager."