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Weed Science Webinar Series

USDA – ARS and the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) were co-hosting 10 webinars on weed science and research. Beginning April 5 and ending on June 7, presentations were given by ARS weed science research experts.

ARS Weed Science: Past, Present, and Future

Steve Duke, Principal Scientist at the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, Steve Young, National Program Leader – Weeds and Invasive Pests, WSSA Representatives and ARS Administrators.
Recorded on April 5, 2022

Theme I : Tactics

Integrated Weed Management in Cropping Systems: Marty Williams, Ecologist at the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit in Urbana, IL
Recorded on April 12, 2022

Non-Crop Systems: Advancements in Weed Biocontrol Tools: Melissa Smith, Research Ecologist at the Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recorded on April 19, 2022

New Technology for Weed Identification and Control: Steven Mirsky, Research Ecologist at the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, MD
Recorded on April 26, 2022

Theme II : Mechanisms   

Role of Plant Physiology in Weed-Crop Competition: Dave Horvath, Research Plant Physiologist at the Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit in Fargo, ND
Recorded on May 3, 2022


Molecular Basis for Controlling Invasive Plants: Matt Tancos, Research Plant Pathologist at the Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit in Fort Detrick, MD 
Recorded on May 10, 2022

Addressing Herbicide Resistance with Alternative Chemistries: Scott Baerson, Molecular Biologist at the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit in Oxford, MS
Recorded on May 17, 2022


Theme III: Impacts

Spread and Distribution of Invasive Plants: John Madsen, Research Biologist at the Invasive Species and Pollinator Health Unit in Albany, CA
Recorded on May 24, 2022


Climate Change Effects on Weeds and Management: Dana Blumenthal, Ecologist at the Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, CO
Recorded May 31, 2022


Restoration for Managing Invasive Plants: Roger Sheley, Ecologist at the Range and Meadow Forage Management Research Unit in Burns, OR
Recorded on June 7, 2022