WSSA Announces 2022 Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Weed Science

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27 February 2022, Colorado: 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 Sikkema, 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: Lindsey 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
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