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Upcoming Event Will Spotlight Aquatic Plant Management

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – July 10, 2023 –  The Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) will hold its 2023 annual meeting July 24-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. APMS is an affiliate of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), which will play an active role in the event.

Dozens of presentations and discussions involving research and best practices in aquatic plant management are on the agenda. Examples include:

  • Using artificial intelligence to detect submerged aquatic weeds
  • Updates from a hydrilla research and demonstration project on the Connecticut River
  • Using triploid grass carp for hydrilla management
  • A lab evaluation of algaecides for the proactive treatment of overwintering cyanobacteria
  • The importance of surface aeration in shallow pond management
  • Field trials in aquatic alligatorweed management
  • The efficacy of herbicide combinations in controlling hydrilla in flowing systems

A special opening session will address ways to manage conflict and communicate complex aquatic plant management messages effectively across a variety of stakeholders. In addition, WSSA’s executive director of science policy, Lee Van Wychen, will provide an update on regulatory and legislative issues of importance to the aquatic plant management industry.

There will be a variety of opportunities for student involvement, including competitions to determine the best poster presentation and the best oral presentation on aquatic plant management topics.

Registration details and further information are available online.


About the Aquatic Plant Management Society

The Aquatic Plant Management Society is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators and concerned individuals interested in the management and study of aquatic plants. The objectives of the Society are to assist in promoting the management of nuisance aquatic plants, to provide for the scientific advancement of members of the society, to encourage scientific research, to promote university scholarship, and to extend and develop public interest in the aquatic plant science discipline.  For more information, visit apms.org.


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 wssa.net.


Press Contact:
Lee Van Wychen
Executive Director of Science Policy
National & Regional Weed Science Societies
[email protected]