WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 10, 2022 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS) announced details for their upcoming joint annual meeting, scheduled for February 21-24 in Vancouver, Canada.
Four special symposia are planned, including:
- The North America Kochia Committee’s priorities for coordinating research, communication and outreach
- The challenges and opportunities presented by biological weed management
- The Agricultural Research Service’s weed science research initiatives
- The current regulatory and legal environment for weed control products
Breakouts and poster sessions offered throughout the meeting will feature scientific data of interest. In addition, special networking events are planned for both graduate students and for women in weed science careers.
Two plenary speakers are on the agenda. Steve Novak, Ph.D., will share lessons learned from a long-running battle with cheatgrass in the Pacific Northwest. Conrad Bérubé will share his experience with the first Asian giant hornet nest discovered in North America – a case study on the importance of early intervention in the management of invasive species.
To support those unable to attend in person, WSSA and CWSS will live-stream their annual awards ceremony and announcement of student contest winners.
- Other upcoming annual meetings planned by WSSA affiliates
Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS). The SWSS annual meeting will be held January 24-27, 2022, in Austin, Texas. The agenda features sessions on the soil and environmental aspects of weed science, new technologies, forest vegetation management, weed management in horticultural crops, weed management in pastures and rangeland, weed management in turf, weed management in agronomic crops, the educational aspects of weed control, invasive species, the regulatory aspects of weed control, and the physiological and biological aspects of weed control.
The meeting will include an awards luncheon and special events for graduate students and for women in weed science. In addition, a silent auction is planned to benefit the SWSS Endowment.
Registration and further information are available online.
Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS). The WSWS will hold its 75th annual meeting March 7-10, 2022, in Newport Beach, California. The theme for the meeting is the “The Past, Present and Future of Weed Science.” A symposium on new technology for physical weed control will be offered, as well as a workshop (available in-person or virtual) on weeds and wildfires in the West. The 75-year history of the organization will be highlighted in both poster and oral presentations.
Further details will be posted online as they become available.
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
Lee.VanWychen@ wssa.net, 202-746-4686