Weed Science Society of America Announces 2019 Award Winners

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More than two dozen individuals were honored at the society's annual meeting in New Orleans.

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 organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“This year’s honorees are actively spearheading innovations and advancing weed science through their research, teaching, publishing and outreach,” says Larry Steckel, 2019 annual meeting chair and incoming president of WSSA.

2019 winners include:

FELLOW AWARDS (WSSA’S HIGHEST RECOGNITION)

  • Adam S. Davis, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Dallas E. Peterson, Ph.D., Kansas State University

HONORARY WSSA MEMBER

  • Pedro Jacob Christoffoleti, Ph.D., University of Sao Paulo

OUTSTANDING EXTENSION AWARD

  • Stephen F. Enloe, Ph.D., University of Florida

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD

  • Bruce Maxwell, Ph.D., Montana State University

OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

  • Karen A. Renner, Ph.D., Michigan State University

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, INVASIVE PLANT SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Authors:

  •     Matthew J. Rinella, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service
  •     Josh S. Davy, University of California Cooperative Extension
  •     Guy B. Kyser, University of California-Davis
  •     Fadzayi E. Mashiri, University of California Cooperative Extension
  •     Susan E. Bellows, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service
  •     Jeremy J. James, UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
  •     Vanelle F. Peterson, Dow AgroSciences

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, WEED SCIENCE

Author:

  •     Andrew R. Kniss, Ph.D., University of Wyoming

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, WEED TECHNOLOGY

Authors:

  •     Michael J. Walsh, Ph.D., University of Sydney
  •     John C. Broster, Ph.D., Charles Sturt University
  •     Stephen B. Powles, Ph.D., University of Western Australia

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

  • Thomas (Tommy) R. Butts, Ph.D. candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER WEED SCIENTIST

  • Todd Gaines, Ph.D., Colorado State University

OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY AWARD

  • Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., Syngenta Crop Protection

OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARDS

  • Paul Tseng, Ph.D., Mississippi State University (for Weed Science)
  • Caleb Dalley, Ph.D., North Dakota State University (for Weed Technology)
  • Jacob Barney, Ph.D., Virginia Tech (for Invasive Plant Science and Management)

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

  • Donn Schilling, Ph.D. University of Georgia

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD

  • This year WSSA introduced a new Excellence in Journalism award to recognize individuals whose outstanding news coverage increases public understanding of weeds and their impact. The first recipient is Pamela Cole Smith, crops technology editor with DTN/The Progressive Farmer.

Biographical sketches of the winners are available in the 2019 annual meeting awards program, posted online on the WSSA website: http://wssa.net/2019/02/weed-science-society-of-america-announces-2019-award-winners/

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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