WESTMINSTER, Colorado – June 4, 2019 – Today the Weed Science Society of America announced it will participate in the joint annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) and Western Aquatic Plant Management Society (WAPMS), scheduled for July 14-17 in San Diego, California.
The event offers a wide range of learning opportunities – from information on the latest research findings to best practices-based controls for invasive aquatic weeds and harmful algae. The annual meeting agenda includes:
- A symposium on an area-wide research program involving the management of invasive aquatic weeds in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a critical ecological habitat and source of drinking and irrigation water.
- A review of recent invasive weed threats in the western U.S., including flowering rush and aquatic weed and algae control in irrigation canal systems.
- An overview on management of harmful algae blooms, including techniques, benefits and risks.
- Discussion of current eradication programs for invasives, such as hydrilla and hybrid elodea in Alaska, and the economic return for such efforts.
- Oral presentations and poster presentations by students from eight universities.
There also will be a special tribute to the late Michael Netherland, Ph.D., an APMS member and an accomplished research scientist with the US Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Plant Control Research Program.
For more information on the meeting or to register to attend, visit www.apms.org/annual-meeting/2019-annual-meeting. Early registration for the meeting closes on June 14.
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.
Lee Van Wychen
Executive Director of Science Policy
National & Regional Weed Science Societies