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WSSA Announces 2023 Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Weed Science

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09 February 2023, Colorado: The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) recently honored nearly two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s 2023 annual meeting attended by individuals from academia, government and private industry.

The 2023 award winners are listed below. Biographical sketches are available online. 

FELLOWS (WSSA’s highest honor):

  • Antonio DiTommaso, Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Peter Porpiglia, Ph.D., AMVAC Chemical Corporation

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD

  • John Lindquist, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER WEED SCIENTIST

  • Vipan Kumar, Ph.D., Kansas State University

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

  • Taylor Randell-Singleton, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD

  • Brad Haire, Southeast Farm Press

OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

  • Dean Riechers, Ph.D., University of Illinois

OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY AWARD

  • Sandeep Rana, Ph.D., Bayer

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

  • Bill Chism, Ph.D., EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs (Retired)

US-HRAC HERBICIDE RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT AWARD

  • Amit Jhala, PhD., University of Nebraska−Lincoln

OUTSTANDING PAPER: INVASIVE PLANT SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
Assessing the performance and accuracy of invasive plant habitat suitability models in detecting new observations in Wisconsin. Authors:

  • Mark Renz, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Niels Jorgensen, Ph.D., Opterrix

OUTSTANDING PAPER: WEED SCIENCE
Quantifying seed and establishment limitation to seedling recruitment of arable weeds: an example of barnyardgrass (Echniochloa crus-galli). Authors:

  • Friederike de Mol, Ph.D., University of Rostock (Germany)
  • Christian Selig, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Rostock
  • Bärbel Gerowitt, Ph.D., University of Rostock

OUTSTANDING PAPER: WEED TECHNOLOGY
The Impact of Electrocution Treatments on Weed Control and Weed Seed Viability in Soybean. Authors:

  • Kevin Bradley, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Haylee Schreier, MS, University of Missouri
  • Mandy Bish, PhD., University of Missouri

OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARDS

  • Weed Technology: Pete Eure, Ph.D., Syngenta
  • Invasive Plant Science and Management: Erik Lehnoff, Ph.D., New Mexico State University
  • Weed Science: Thierry Besançon, Ph.D., Rutgers University

HONORARY WSSA MEMBER AWARD

  • Michael Walsh, Ph.D., University of Western Australia

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