This past Spring of 2017 the Western Society of Weed Science held their annual meeting. This us an annual meting of weed science specialists in order to promote the advancement of weed science students and research. During this meeting there were many poster and research presentations, as well as fellowships and scholarships awarded. BSPM really put their best foot forward in these competitions!
The following Awards were presented to these BSPM Graduate students:
The Elena Sanchez Memorial Scholarship was received by Neeta Soni.
Mirella Ortiz won first in the “Graduate student poster presentation in the Aquatics, Weeds of Horticultural Crops, and Basic Biology and Ecology” category, with her poster Absorption Rates of 2,4-D Butoxyethyl Ester and 2,4-D Amine by Eurasian Watermilfoil.
The second place winner, in the “Basic Biology and Ecology” oral presentation section, was Neeta Soni; her presentation was titled Integrated Weed Management of Winter Annual Grasses in Wheat using Harvest Weed Seed Control.
The second place winner, in the “Weeds of Agronomic Crops” oral presentation, was Curtis M. Hildebrandt; his presentation was titled Viability Assessment of Mutagenesis-derived ACCase Resistant Wheat Lines as a New System for Control of Winter Annual Grasses.
Congratulations, weed science students!
In addition to wining these honors, Curtis Hildebrandt also lent his photography talents to assist with the WSWS Spring 2017 Newsletter whose link can be found below.
Also featured in the Newsletter is an article about Derek Sebastian, a former BSPM graduate student who has joined the Vegetation Management Stewardship Team as a Graduate Scholar through Bayer Cooperation. Feel free to read about it!