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Weed Science Society of America Announces 2018 Award Winners

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 1, 2018 – This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.  The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia.

“This year we’re recognizing many outstanding scientists who are spearheading innovations and advancing weed science through their research, teaching, publishing and outreach,” says Scott Senseman, Ph.D., 2018 annual meeting chair and incoming president of WSSA.

This year’s winners include:

FELLOW AWARDS (WSSA’S HIGHEST RECOGNITION)

  • Hugh Beckie, Ph.D., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Alberta
  • Jason Norsworthy, Ph.D., University of Arkansas

OUTSTANDING EXTENSION AWARD

  • Christy L. Sprague, Ph.D., Michigan State University  

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD

  • Jason Norsworthy, Ph.D., University of Arkansas

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

  • Chris Meyer, Ph.D. candidate, University of Arkansas

OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

  • Anita Dille, Ph.D., Kansas State University

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, INVASIVE PLANT SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Invasion Shadows: The Accumulation and Loss of Ecological Impacts from an Invasive Plant. Authors:

  • Daniel Tekiela, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • Jacob Barney, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, WEED SCIENCE

Evaluation of Dicamba Persistence Among Various Agricultural Hose Types Plant and Cleanout Procedures Using Soybean (Glycine max) as a Bio-Indicator. Authors:

  • Gary Cundiff, Ph.D., Valent USA
  • Thomas Mueller, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Daniel Reynolds, Ph.D., Mississippi State University

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, WEED TECHNOLOGY

Influence of Cover Crops on Management of Amaranthus spp. in Glyphosate- and Glufosinate-Resistant Soybean. Authors:

  • Mark Loux, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Bryan Young, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Kevin Bradley, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Bill Johnson, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Doug Spaunhorst, Ph.D., USDA ARS Sugarcane Research Unit
  • Anthony Dobbels, M.S., The Ohio State University
  • Lawrence Steckel, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Matheus Palhano, M.S., Monsanto
  • Jason Norsworthy, Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

 OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER WEED SCIENTIST

  • Prashant Jha, Ph.D., Montana State University-Bozeman.

OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY AWARD

  • Mark Peterson, Ph.D., Dow-DuPont.

OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARDS

  • Amit Jhala, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Nicholas Korress, Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

  • Phillip Stahlman, Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Biographical sketches of the winners are available in the 2018 annual meeting awards program, posted online on the WSSA website:  http://wssa.net/wp-content/uploads/2018-WSSA-Awards-Program-Final.pdf 

About the Weed Science Society of America

The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit scientific society, was founded in 1956 to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The Society promotes research, education and extension outreach activities related to weeds, provides science-based information to the public and policy makers, fosters awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems, and promotes cooperation among weed science organizations across the nation and around the world.  For more information, visit www.wssa.net.

Press Contact:                                               

Lee Van Wychen
Science Policy Director
National & Regional Weed Science Societies
Lee.VanWychen@wssa.net
202-746-4686

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