Weed Science Society Looks to Future

John DavisAg Group, Weed control

WSSA1Some upcoming meetings for the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its sister regional organizations will address a wide range of topics vital to the future of weed science. This WSSA news release says they’ll look at subjects ranging from how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds to new developments in weed research and expect to draw hundreds of scientists, students, educators and other individuals interested in sustainable weed management practices and the conservation.

The 55th annual meeting of WSSA will be held February 9-12, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky. Rosalind James, Ph.D., a national program leader in USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, will deliver a keynote address on the future of the agency’s weed science research initiatives.

More than 300 presentations and poster sessions are on the annual meeting agenda, as well as two special symposia. The first will summarize a recent national-level Herbicide Resistance Summit sponsored by WSSA, while the second will explore the future of molecular-level weed research. Graduate students in weed science are organizing a special student-oriented workshop on how to prepare for jobs in weed science. For more details and registration information, visit www.wssa.net.

Several regional meetings are coming up as well, including the North Central Weed Science Society getting together December 1-4, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Northeastern Weed Science Society meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, January 5-8, 2015; the Southern Weed Science Society annual meeting taking place in Savannah, Georgia, January 26-28, 2015; and the Western Society of Weed Science to meet March 9-12, 2015, in Portland, Oregon.

More information is available here.