Weed Science Society of America Announces 2018 Awards

More than two dozen scientists were honored for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science at the annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia.

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 organizations annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia.


"This year were 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 years winners include:

FELLOW AWARDS (WSSAS 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., The 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 Korres, 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 http://www.wssa.net.

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