WSSA Announces 2022 Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Weed Science

Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s 62nd annual meeting, hosted online and attended by weed scientists from around the globe.

This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization's 62nd annual meeting, hosted online and attended by weed scientists from around the globe.


The 2022 award winners listed below include individuals from academia, government and private industry. Biographical sketches are available online.

FELLOWS (WSSA's highest honor):

Patrick Tranel, Ph.D., University of Illinois
David Monks, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
OUTSTANDING EXTENSION AWARD
Joe Neal, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD
Peter Sikkima, Ph.D., University of Guelph
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS
Ramawater Yadav, Ph.D., Iowa State University-Ames
Lawson Priess, Ph.D., University of Arkansas
OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD
Ramon Leon, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER WEED SCIENTIST
Paul Tseng, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY AWARD
Chandrashekar (Chandra) Aradhya, Ph.D., Bayer CropScience
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Amy Asmus, Asmus Farm Supply Inc.
EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
Lauren Quinn, Ph.D., University of Illinois
US-HRAC HERBICIDE RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT AWARDS
Adam Davis, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Aaron Hager, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Dean Riechers, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Patrick Tranel, Ph.D., University of Illinois
OUTSTANDING PAPER: INVASIVE PLANT SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
Assessing vulnerability and resistance to plant invasions: a native community perspective. Authors:
Ines Ibanez, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Gang Liu, Ph.D., Shaanxi Normal University
Lais Petri, University of Michigan
Sam Schaffer-Morrison, University of Michigan
Sheila Schueller, Ph.D., University of Michigan
OUTSTANDING PAPER: WEED SCIENCE
Species identification and morphological trait diversity in ryegrass (Lolium spp.) populations from the Texas Blackland Prairies. Authors:
Aniruddha Maity, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Vijay Singh, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Matheus Bastos Martins, Texas A&M University
Paulo José Ferreira, Texas A&M University
Gerald Ray Smith, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Muthukumar Bagavathiannan, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
OUTSTANDING PAPER: WEED TECHNOLOGY
Off-target pesticide movement: a review of our current understanding of drift due to inversions and secondary movement. Authors:
Mandy Bish, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Eric Oseland, Ph.D., Bayer
Kevin Bradley, Ph.D., University of Missouri
OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARDS
Invasive Plant Science and Management: Linsey Milbrath, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
Weed Technology: Sarah Lancaster, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Weed Science: Steve Li, Ph.D., Auburn University
HONORARY WSSA MEMBER
Ram Kanwar Malik, Ph.D., International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
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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