Yesterday, the Weed Science Society of America honored several members for their outstanding contributions to the Society and the discipline.
Among the awardees this year was, Dr. Joe DiTomaso, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist at UC Davis. Joe received the Outstanding Research Award which was established to recognize research contributions in both applied and basic weed science that demonstrated originality and creativity and had an impact on the field. The Weed Science Society (and his UC colleagues) congratulate Joe DiTomaso on this award and for career-long impact and leadership.
An undergraduate Plant Science student working in the UC Davis weed science...
Several years ago, I had what seemed like a great weed research idea.
My idea addressed a serious agricultural weed problem in California, it was applicable to several cropping systems, it used an integrated approach to weed management, and it utilized a pretty novel approach (or so I thought). I proudly laid out this idea to my UC weed science colleague at a meeting, only to hear "That's great Brad but I think your predecessor tried that in the late 80's and it didn't work very well". After my damaged pride recovered a bit, I started thinking about the volume of research that we do that is not very easy to find out about after it is done.
As scientists, we often think about...
Rice Weed Course
Friday, September 16, 2016
Hamilton Road Field
(on West Hamilton Rd. between Hwy. 99 & Riceton Hwy.)
and Rice Experiment Station, Biggs, CA
Meeting announcement from the Weed Science Society of America. Brad
To Those Concerned About the Explosion of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds,
Attached you will find more information regarding the upcoming 2nd Herbicide Resistance Summit. In addition to this information, a few notes:
- For those who will not be able to attend the meeting in Washington, a live webcast will be available. Check the WSSA website for the link to this webcast at www.wssa.net .
- For those participating via webcast, there will be an email address provided for submission of comments....