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The Weed Science Society of America gave out the awards at their annual meeting in Puerto Rico. Individuals from Nebraska, Indiana, Michigan among those honored.

February 10, 2016

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The Weed Science Society of America has honored 30 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.

The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Our annual awards program recognizes the many outstanding scientists who are spearheading innovations and advancing the weed science profession through their research, teaching, publishing and outreach,” said Dallas Peterson, Ph.D., WSSA president. 

This year’s winners include:

Fellow Awards (WSSA’s Highest Recognition): Donn Shilling and William K. Vencill, University of Georgia

Outstanding Extension Award: Shawn Askew, Virginia Tech   


Outstanding Teacher Award: Anil Shrestha, California State University, Fresno    

Outstanding Research Award: Carol Mallory-Smith, Oregon State University

Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Rodrigo Werle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Outstanding Paper Award, Weed Science: Seedbank and Field Emergence of Weeds in Glyphosate Resistant Cropping Systems in the United States Bryan Young, Purdue University, corresponding author.

Outstanding Paper Award, Weed Technology: Mesotrione Activity on Crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) as Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate, Source, and Timing (login required), Leslie Beck, New Mexico State University, corresponding author.

Outstanding Early Career Weed Scientist: Jacob Barney, Virginia Tech      

Outstanding Industry Award: Roger Gast, Dow AgroSciences

Outstanding Reviewer Awards:  Thomas Mueller, University of Tennessee; Karen Renner, Michigan State University

Public Service Award: Jill Schroeder, USDA/ARS Office of Pest Management Policy

Honorary Member Award:  Jose Luis Gonzalez-Anjujar, Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, Spain

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