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					                                                                                                                  Volume 35, No. 3
                                                                                                                        July, 2007

                              PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
                            I am writing this message impressed with the enthusi-
                            asm, dedication, and volunteer spirit of our members.
                            I want to express my appreciation to all in our society
                            for your hard work on behalf of our discipline. What
                            follows are highlights of some of the many activities
                            that are taking place this year in WSSA.
•   The Program Committee (W1) chaired by President-elect Jeff Derr is working
    on the program for the 2008 annual meeting scheduled for February 4–7 at the
    Hilton Chicago. A highlight of the meeting will be the ARS National Program
    Workshop that will be held in Chicago from February 7–9 and bring in stake-
    holders from around the U.S. Jeff is working with Ernest S. Delfosse, Senior
    National Program Leader ARS, to coordinate these programs.
•   Planning for the International Weed Science Society (
    meeting scheduled for June 23–27, 2008 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, co-spon-
    sored by WSSA and CWSS (S63), is also well underway. Please consider attend-
    ing and participating.
•   The ninth edition of the Herbicide Handbook will soon be available. Thank
    you to Scott Senseman and his committee (P6) for all their efforts. The
    Herbicide Handbook is a valued resource worldwide.
•   The Public Relations Committee (S65) chaired by Janis McFarland has been
    actively working on the initiative to increase public awareness of Weed
    Science and especially the areas of invasive weed management and urban
    weed control. Upon their recommendation, WSSA retained an expert compa-
    ny, Achieva, which has the types of skills that can bring our needs forward.
    The committee has been meeting regularly with Achieva to develop public
    relations messages about weeds. If you are contacted for information, please
    provide assistance so they can acquire the most current and accurate informa-
    tion about our discipline. The committee and board will be evaluating the
    effectiveness of this initial campaign at the summer board meeting.
•   The Research Committee (E6) chaired by Dean Riechers is writing a manu-
    script that outlines the future research needs and opportunities in Weed
    Science. To ensure that they understand the breadth of issues facing our dis-
    cipline, the committee developed a survey that has been sent to the member-
    ship. If you have not provided your input to the committee, please complete
    the survey so that they can develop a manuscript that reflects the views of our
    entire membership.                                        CONTINUED on pg 2 ®®

Call for Nominations . . . . . . . . . . 3        Washington Report . . . . . . . . . . 10   Necrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Call for Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5   WSWS Annual Conference . . . . 15          Position Announcements . . . . . 22

Undergraduate Award . . . . . . . . . 9           WSSA Presidents/Fellows . . . . . 16       Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . 23
• The Professional Development Committee (S64) chaired by Tracy Sterling has                WSSA
   continued work to implement their recommendation that WSSA provide
   additional activities to enhance professional development opportunities for
                                                                                       FUTURE MEETING
   members. To further that objective, Chad Brommer, Tracy, and the rest of the        SITES AND DATES
   committee developed a survey designed to assess member’s professional
   development needs and goals. They will provide recommendations for board            2008
   consideration and action this summer.
• Steve Dewey has already begun working with EPA as the WSSA/EPA Weed
                                                                                       Chicago, IL
   Science Subject Matter Expert. John Jachetta, Board Member at Large, the            February 4–7
   Federal Noxious and Invasive Weeds Committee (E4), chaired by Charles     
   Bryson, and Lee VanWychen, Director of Science Policy, were instrumental in
   developing this opportunity, recruiting for the position, and selecting Steve to
   serve in this position. As a result, WSSA has a unique opportunity to interact      2009
   with, learn from, and provide information to a federal agency. We will look         Orlando, FL
   forward to regular updates from Steve as this year progresses.
• The new journal, Invasive Plant Science and Management, is on track for pub-
   lication beginning in 2008. Janet Clark, Program Manager, and Joe DiTomaso,
   Editor, are working with the committee (P4), chaired by Vanelle Peterson and
   Lars Anderson, to make this an outstanding publication. In addition, we are         THINK NEWSLETTER
   contracting with the Chain Bridge Group to develop a sound business and             Deadline for October issue
   marketing plan for the new journal.                                                    September 1, 2007
• Lee VanWychen, Director of Science Policy, has been working to develop and
   maintain contacts in Washington, D. C. on behalf of WSSA and the affiliated
   societies. Rich Bonanno, chair of the Science Policy Committee (E2), provides
   regular guidance and support to Lee. In addition to his activities in
                                                                                      Send Newsletter material to:
   Washington, Lee has been an active participant on WSSA committees related
   to policy, public relations, and activities in Washington. I find that Lee’s reg-
   ular updates are clear and insightful. I had an opportunity to spend a few                DAVID SHAW
   days in Washington recently. Lee arranged for us to meet with Michael                WSSA Newsletter Editor
   Bowers, CSREES, Ernest DelFosse, ARS, and Rick Keigwin and Arnet Jones,
   EPA BEAD. We had excellent discussions about Weed Science issues of mutu-
   al interest. I also attended the first NIWAW 9 planning meeting chaired by              GeoResources Institute
   Nelroy Jackson. The committee is already at work on 2007–08 activities.             Mississippi State University
   Please read Lee’s report to understand the full scope of his activities on our               Box 9652
   behalf.                                                                             Mississippi State, MS 39762
• Mike Barrett and John Jachetta, Board Members at Large, have been working
   with Thomas Sullivan, facilitator, and me to organize a tactical planning ses-       Telephone (662) 325-9575
   sion for the summer board meeting. We need to be able to evaluate the value             Fax (662) 325-9578
   of our projects to WSSA and evaluate the financial status of each project (cash     Email:
   positive, cash neutral, cash negative). Our goal this summer is to develop a
   process for evaluating our many projects on a regular basis. We will report on
   our progress after the summer board meeting July 20–22.
In closing, I have three requests:
1. Please take the time to look at the website. David Krueger, web manager, and        WSSA NEWSLETTER
    Tom Fermanian, web editor, have done a tremendous job with the new web            VOL. 35, NO. 3                JULY, 2007
    site. Please provide your input on web content to Tom, the website commit-
                                                                                       Published quarterly by the Weed Science
    tee (P23) chaired by Ed Luschei, or through our WSSA committees (mainte-          Society of America. Subscription included
    nance committee assignments were outlined in the April 2007 newsletter).          in the annual dues paid by members of
    We need to make sure that our web site is current and relevant.                   the Society. Address correspondence and
2. Please take the time to nominate candidates for our society awards. We have        information to:
    many qualified members who should be recognized for their contributions to
                                                                                           David Shaw, Editor
    research, education, extension and the activities of the society.                      WSSA NEWSLETTER
3. Please share your suggestions about the society with me or other members                GeoResources Institute
     of the board. We need your input. Thank you again for your contributions.             Mississippi State University
                                                                                           Box 9652
                                                           Jill Schroeder                  Mississippi State, MS 39762

2 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                                    July, 2007
   The September 10, 2007 deadline         tine (, chair of     may be contacted for questions on the
for award nominations is coming            the Fellows and Honorary Member          electronic submission of nomination
soon and now is the time to begin          Awards Subcommittee, may be con-         packages.
preparing nominations. If you know         tacted for questions on the electronic
of someone whose outstanding work          submission of nomination packages.                 OUTSTANDING
in weed science qualifies them for an                                                         TEACHER AWARD
award, please visit the WSSA website                                                    To be eligible for this award, the
                                             HONORARY MEMBER AWARD
(                                                  nominee must be a member of WSSA
Nominations.htm) for award nomi-              WSSA members are invited to           and currently active in teaching weed
nation forms and information.              nominate individuals for election as     science. The recipient must have
   Many outstanding WSSA members           an Honorary Member of WSSA. The          taught a weed science course(s) at
should be recognized, but recognition      Honorary Membership Award is             least five times or have served as ma-
can only come after nomination.            given to an individual who has per-      jor professor for at least five students
WSSA presents awards for out-              formed meritorious service to the        who have received advanced degrees
standing service each year. These          field of Weed Science, but who is not     and whose research was in weed sci-
include the Outstanding Teacher,           an active, participating member of       ence. Rene Van Acker (vanacker@
Research, Extension, Industry, Early       WSSA. Only one honorary member is, chair of the Outstand-
Career Weed Scientist, Graduate            selected per year. Nominees may be       ing Teacher Award Subcommittee,
Student and Undergraduate Research         from the United States, Canada, or       may be contacted for questions on the
Awards. Award recipients will be           other countries. Jim Barrentine (   electronic submission of nomination
announced at the annual meeting  , chair of the Fel-       packages.
next February in Chicago, IL.              lows and Honorary Member Awards
Nominations are also open for              Subcommittee, may be contacted for                 OUTSTANDING
Fellows for 2008 and Honorary Mem-         questions on the electronic submis-              INDUSTRY AWARD
ber for 2009. Current members of           sion of nomination packages.                 WSSA members are invited to
Award subcommittees are ineligible                                                  nominate a member of WSSA who
for rewards from their respective sub-               OUTSTANDING                    they believe deserves special recogni-
committee. Also, any WSSA member                   EXTENSION AWARD
                                                                                    tion because of his/her contribution
who has won an outstanding service             A nominee for this award must        to the field of weed science. The nom-
award is not eligible to receive a sec-    have been active in extension work 4     inee must be a member of the WSSA
ond one in the same category.              out of the past 5 years with a mini-     and actively employed in private
                                           mum of 75 percent of his/her exten-      industry at the time of nomination.
           FELLOW AWARD                    sion work involved in weed science.      The nominee must be actively
    WSSA members are invited to            The nominee must also be a member        engaged in weed science activities
nominate a member of WSSA who              of WSSA. Richard Zollinger               and weed science should have been a
they believe deserves a special recog-     (, chair of the     major component of the nominee’s
nition because of his/her contribu-        Outstanding Extension Award Sub-         job description during his/her career.
tion to WSSA and the field of Weed          committee, may be contacted for          Case Medlin (case.medlin@okstate.
Science. Up to 0.3 percent of the active   questions on the electronic submis-      edu), chair of the Outstanding
membership of WSSA may be elected          sion of nomination packages.             Industry Award Subcommittee, may
as Fellows in any one year. Nominees                                                be contacted for questions on the
must be members of the WSSA who                      OUTSTANDING                    electronic submission of nomination
have been active for at least 10 years.            RESEARCH AWARD                   packages.
They must have made substantial               This award is for research workers
contributions in more than one of the      who are members of WSSA and who           EARLY CAREER OUTSTANDING
following areas: (1) professional pub-     have demonstrated originality and                SCIENTIST AWARD
lications, (2) educational contributions   creativity and whose work has had           The recipient of this award must
other than publications, (3) develop-      an impact in the field of weed science.   be an active member of WSSA, must
ment or improvement of weed science        The award is established to recognize    have completed a minimum of 5
programs, practices and products,          outstanding contributions to both ap-    years of work in weed science in ad-
(4) other professional contributions,      plied and basic weed science research.   dition to their terminal degree, and
(5) service to WSSA or regional con-       Joseph DiTomaso (jmditomaso@             not be 41 years of age by January 1,
ferences, and (6) service to the profes-, chair of the Outstand-     2003; or have demonstrated no more
sion outside the Society. Jim Barren-      ing Research Award Subcommittee,                        CONTINUED on pg 4 ®®

3 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                               July, 2007
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS                     for this award are due November 16,      be awarded annually to a Food or
          CONTINUED from pg 3            2007. John J. Jachetta (jjjachetta@      Agricultural Scientist, actively engaged
                               , chair of the Undergrad-        in research, who has made significant
than 10 years of work after their ter-
                                         uate Research Award Subcommittee,        scientific contributions to his/her sci-
minal degree. This award is for young
                                         may be contacted for questions on the    entific field, and who is selected on
scientists who have demonstrated         electronic submission of nomination
originality and creativity, have made                                             the basis of significant abilities to
                                         packages.                                communicate the importance of his/
a notable contribution to weed science
and have potential for continued                                                  her work and of agricultural science
excellence. Tom Mueller (tmueller@                                                to layman policy makers and media.
                                                  PHOTO CONTEST, chair of the Early Career                                               These nominees may have demon-
                                             Winners of the WSSA Photo            strated their ability to communicate
Outstanding Scientist Award Sub-         Contest are announced at the awards
committee, may be contacted for                                                   either by written material, spoken
                                         ceremony. This contest is open only to
questions on the electronic submis-                                               material, use of television, radio, or
                                         members of the WSSA and the subject
sion of nomination packages. Note:                                                other media. They should be recog-
                                         of the photo must be related to weed
the title of this Award was formerly                                              nized by their peers as scientists who
                                         science. There are two divisions:
the Outstanding Young Weed Scien-        Color Print and Color Slide/Digital      have made significant contributions
tist Award.                              File. Judges consider factors such as    in their professional fields.
                                         subject, composition, technical as-          CAST is solely responsible for the
                                         pects, and overall appeal. Mail          selection of the individual to receive
   OUTSTANDING GRADUATE                  images to Shawn Askew (saskew@           the Award. Evaluation of the nomina-
         STUDENT AWARD          by January 17, 2008 or submit    tions will be made by a committee
   The student must be a candidate       by 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 4,         from the CAST Board, appointed by
for the M.S. or Ph.D. degree or have     2008 at the WSSA Registration Desk.      the CAST President. Information on
received the degree within the past 12                                            nominations for this award can be
months at the time the award is pre-                                              found on the CAST website (http://
sented. The student should have            CHARLES A. BLACK AWARD       
made notable contributions to weed          The Charles A. Black Award is to      asp).
science and should have a good aca-
demic record and sound training in
weed science. Above all, the recipient
must be recognizable as a truly out-
standing individual with excellent
potential for continued development.
The nomination should be initiated                          WSSA Contacts at
by the student’s major advisor. Rene
Van Acker (,
                                                     Allen Marketing and Management
chair of the Outstanding Graduate
Student Award Subcommittee, may            For All Contacts:
be contacted for questions on the          Phone: (800) 627-0629, (785) 843-1235
electronic submission of nomination        Fax: (785) 843-1274
                                           Joyce Lancaster, Executive Secretary
                                           Ext. 250; E-mail:
        UNDERGRADUATE                      Regarding: Society reimbursements, committee activities, membership
        RESEARCH AWARD                     reports, list rental requests
   The Education Committee of
WSSA developed an Undergraduate            Jason Gilbert, Association Manager
Student Research Award designed to         E-mail:
support undergraduate involvement          Regarding: Membership payments, orders, address changes, claims,
in agricultural research. Interested       author billing
faculty members are encouraged to
identify potential award candidates        Rhonda Green, Meeting Manager
and discuss the possibility of spon-       Ext. 220; E-mail:
soring a research project. Awards          Regarding: WSSA annual meeting
may be a stipend for research budget
expenses (travel, supplies, etc.), to      Emily Kemmeter, Managing Editor
defer fees, to defray living expenses      Ext. 129; E-mail:
for summer research, or any combi-         Regarding: Reviewer questions
nation of these items. Nominations

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INVITATION                                                      Format
    You are invited to submit titles and abstracts for papers       All presentations MUST be in PowerPoint for MS
to be presented at the WSSA Meeting in Chicago, Illinois        Windows (PC compatible). MacIntosh/Apple formats
on February 4–7, 2008, Monday to Thursday. Volunteer            will NOT be supported. Your presentation must be saved
papers may be presented orally in one of the breakout sec-      as a PowerPoint show file. ALL presentations must be
tions or as a poster. An individual may personally present      prepared and sent to the appropriate section chair at
only one volunteer, non-poster paper. This rule will be         least one week in advance of the meeting so that pre-
strictly followed. In addition to the volunteer paper, an       loading of the computer can be accomplished (see
individual may present a poster paper, may be co-author         Submission of Presentations). You can send your presen-
of papers presented by other authors, and may present an        tation to the section chair on a CD-R (NOT a CD-RW).
invited symposium paper.                                        Zip disks will not be accepted. Presentations also can be
                                                                sent to the section chair as an email PowerPoint attach-
DEADLINE                                                        ment if not too large. Please limit the size of presentations
    Abstracts must be submitted electronically by October       to less than 25 MB. No audio clips or sounds will be
2, 2007, to be considered. This deadline applies to sympo-      allowed. Video clips are discouraged unless absolutely
sium papers, as well as to volunteer papers and posters.        necessary. PowerPoint animation is discouraged. Please
The program will be posted on the WSSA website                  contact the section chair PRIOR to sending your presen-
( and members will be informed              tation if you need to use a video clip or have any ques-
by email when available. Printed programs will be mailed        tions on your file. Limit fonts used in the presentation to
to those who pre-register before January 12, 2008, with         basic ones, as not all machines may have the same choice
limited copies at the registration desk at the meeting.         of fonts. Examples of standard fonts are Times New
                                                                Roman, Arial, Courier, Tahoma, or similar equivalents.
MEETING SCHEDULES                                               Section chairs and computer operators are not responsible
   Volunteer papers will be presented within a 15-minute        for changes in fonts, bullets, and other formatting at the
schedule. Concurrent sessions dictate that the time sched-      time of presentation. Use up-to-date virus protection soft-
ule be strictly followed. To allow for introductions, transi-   ware to avoid infecting the computers provided by the
tion of speakers, and questions, you should plan to pres-       section chairs.
ent your paper in 12 or 13 minutes. Papers presented
should report the results of completed research or other        Submission of Presentations
substantive information. Information should not have                Presentations must be submitted to the section chair
been presented at a previous WSSA national meeting.             prior to the meeting. Section chairs must receive the pres-
Ideally, information reported at the WSSA meeting should        entation at least one week in advance of the meeting (no
be published in Weed Science, Weed Technology, or a similar     later than January 26, 2008). You will be able to preview
outlet in the near future.                                      your presentation at the meeting to ensure that the for-
                                                                mats/fonts are all as you intended them to be. Please
SYMPOSIUM PAPERS                                                check with your section chair to proof your file. Due to the
    Speakers participate in the symposia by invitation.         limited time and equipment, last minute editing is highly
Deadlines and procedures for preparing and submitting           discouraged. At the conclusion of the session, the presen-
abstracts are the same as for volunteer papers. Refer to the    tations on the laptop will be removed. Submission of files
details below. Symposia organizers should consider pub-         at the time of the presentation or at any other time during
lication of symposium papers in Weed Science or Weed            the session will NOT be allowed.
                                                                   A Windows PC laptop computer and projector will be
                                                                provided for each session. Presenters will NOT be
   The WSSA has adopted LCD projection for Power-
                                                                allowed to use their own computers in the sessions. If
Point presentations as the standard and will be used
                                                                possible, computers will be located on the podium in each
exclusively for the 2008 meeting in Chicago, Illinois. NO
                                                                session. If this is not possible, an infrared remote provid-
35mm projectors will be available. LCD projectors and
                                                                ing forward and backward control of the PowerPoint
computers will be supplied by WSSA members and coor-
                                                                presentation will be provided in each session.
dinated by section chairs. Screens, microphones, carts,
and extension cords will continue to be supplied by AV          Be alert to changes, modifications, and refinements in
services and paid for by the Society. In order to make this     these guidelines during the next few months (and years).
process go as smoothly as possible, please follow the           This information will be published in the October and
guidelines below.                                               January issues of the WSSA Newsletter.
                                                                                                   CONTINUED on pg 6 ®®

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CALL FOR PAPERS          CONTINUED from pg 5                         Example 1. The occurrence and densities of weeds in
                                                                                Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana as noted from
SUBMISSION OF TITLE and ABSTRACT                                                crop scouting records. David R. Pike*,
   Volunteer papers, posters, and symposium papers all                          Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; and David
require abstracts to be electronically submitted. To submit                     Harms, Crop Pro-Tech, Bloornington, IL.
abstracts electronically, go to the Weed Science Society             Example 2. Performance of sulfentrazone for control
of America homepage (                                      of yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) in
                                                                                southern peas (Vigna unguiculata). Jerry J.
• After September 1, 2007, you will be able to access the
                                                                                Wells* and Ronald E. Talbert, Univ. of
  Title/Abstract Submission Page form from the WSSA
                                                                                Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  homepage. Additional instructions will be provided on
  the Title/Abstract Submission Page.                             4. E-mail Address – For better communication among
                                                                     researchers, please enter the e-mail address of the
    The Program will be printed exactly as submitted,
                                                                     senior author.
other than format and font changes to make all abstracts
the same; therefore, proofread very carefully. If you can-        5. Herbicide nomenclature – Use common names of
not submit the title and abstract electronically, please con-        herbicides as given in Weed Science (2003) 51:1022-1028.
tact the Program Chair.                                              When the common name refers to the parent acid, the
   Authors will receive an email indicating that their ab-           salt or ester forms used in the experiments should be
stract was received and confirming the section where the              identified at the first mention of the common name
paper will be presented. Presentations must be sent to               (e.g., methyl ester of diclofop). At the first mention of
the section chair where the paper is assigned.                       a herbicide application rate, list whether the weight is
                                                                     acid equivalent (ae) or active ingredient (ai) (e.g., kg ai
                                                                     ha-1). If no common name is available, use its designa-
                                                                     tion (trade name or code) followed by the full chemi-
   Following are the guidelines for the preparation and
                                                                     cal name. If the chemistry is confidential, identify
submission of an abstract. Be alert to additional instruc-
                                                                     source (company) in parentheses after designation.
tions that may appear on the site itself.
                                                                  6. Adjuvant nomenclature – Where possible, use WSSA
 1. Contents – The abstract should include a brief over-
                                                                     Herbicide Handbook, 8th edition (2002), p. 454-456; Weed
    view of essential aspects of experimental procedures
                                                                     Science (1985) 33 (Suppl. 1): 22-23; or WSSA Monograph
    and should highlight significant results and their inter-
                                                                     (1982) Adjuvants for Herbicides. Otherwise, use the most
    pretation. Write the abstract so it consists entirely of
                                                                     complete available chemical description of the adju-
    information. Do not include statements such as
    “The results of the experiments will be presented” or
    “The significance of these results will be discussed.”         7. Weed nomenclature – Identify weeds by common
    The maximum length for the abstract is 2700 charac-              names. At first mention of a weed, whether in the title
    ters.                                                            or text, follow the common name with the scientific
 2. Typing – Typing instructions will be provided on the             name in parentheses and in italics. Do not repeat
    Title/Abstract Submission Page of the WSSA website.              the scientific name in the text if given in the title. Use
                                                                     common and scientific names of weeds as given in the
 3. Titles, author(s), and location – In the abstract, au-           Composite List of Weeds, published by WSSA in 1989. If
    thors will be identified by occupational affiliation and          there is no WSSA-designated common name, use
    location, not by mailing address. Therefore, please              common scientific names from another source such as
    type the title, author(s), the affiliation (institution,         Hortus Third.
    agency or company), and location (city and state or
    country, but not the zip code). When authors are from         8. Crop nomenclature – Scientific names for crop plants
    different locations or affiliations, group authors and           are optional. They are not needed for well known
    affiliations/locations.                                          crops, but should be included for less common crops
       Capitalize only the first word and proper names in             and whenever needed for clarity. Place scientific
    the title and end the title with a period. Include both          names, in parentheses and in italics, following first
    the common and scientific names of weeds and un-                  mention of the common name, whether in the title or
    common crop plants in the title, but only the common             text.
    names of herbicides and well-known crop plants. You           9. Soil nomenclature – Include the soil series with tex-
    do not need to type the title in boldface; the system            tural classification and the subgroup name using the
    will do that automatically. First names followed by              terminology of the U.S. Dept. Agric. Natr. Res. Con-
    initial (period after initial) should be typed before last       serv. Serv. publication, Soil Taxonomy, U.S. Gov. Print-
    names of all authors. The site will provide a method             ing Office, Washington, D.C. 1975. For soils outside
    for indicating the presenter; be sure to specify the pre-        the U.S.A., use the local official terminology.
    senting author. Do not include departments, divisions
                                                                 10. Measurements – Report all measurements in Interna-
    or zip codes. Do abbreviate the word “University” to
    “Univ.”                                                                                            CONTINUED on pg 7   ®®

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CALL FOR PAPERS          CONTINUED from pg 6                     POSTERS
                                                                    The information presented as a poster is very similar to
    tional System of units (SI). Abbreviate units of mea-        that presented as an oral paper, but it is presented on
    sure if preceded by a number. See Weed Science (2003)        poster board rather than orally in a meeting. Directions
    51:1029-1033 for additional suggestions and WSSA             for preparing a poster can be found under POSTER SES-
    Herbicide Handbook, 8th edition (2002), p. 463-466 for       SION (see below).
    metric conversions.                                             The difference between a poster and a commercial
                                                                 exhibit must be clearly understood. The commercial
11. Abbreviations – Use abbreviations as shown in Weed           exhibits are presented by Sustaining Members of WSSA
    Science (2004) 52:1063, WSSA Herbicide Handbook, 8th         and consist of educational information of a promotional
    edition (2002), p. 453-454 or CBE Style Manual.              nature about products or services. Posters may be pre-
12. Numbers – Use Arabic numerals for all numbers with           sented by personnel of the same sustaining member com-
    two or more digits and for all measurements such as          panies and may concern commercial products, but they
    time, weight, length, area, quantity, or degree except       must present results of completed research with these
    when the number is the first word in the sentence.            products rather than promotional material about them.
    Spell out numbers when they are the first word in a
    sentence or when they are less than 10 and not mea-          POSTER SESSION
    surements.                                                      There may be split sessions for presentation of posters.
                                                                 In addition to specifying Section 15 (Poster Session),
13. Tables, figures, or literature citations – Do not include
                                                                 authors should indicate category from Section 1 through
    these in Abstracts.
                                                                 14. Poster presentations will be grouped by these cate-
                                                                  1. Authors are expected to be at their poster during the
SUBJECT INDEX                                                        period reserved for viewing the poster to answer
   A subject index consisting of weed/crop names, herbi-             questions and to discuss their research with interested
cides, and other key words will be included with the                 parties.
abstracts, in addition to the author index. Providing key         2. Participants in Section 15, the Poster Session, will meet
words to be used in indexing will be the responsibility of           at a location designated in the program before the
the authors. Words in the title are not automatically                Poster Session begins to elect a chair-elect of the sec-
indexed. Only key words provided by the authors will be              tion for 2009 (Section Chair in 2010) and discuss recom-
used.                                                                mendations for improvement of the Poster Session.
 1. A maximum of five key words per abstract will be               3. Poster Boards. One board 48 x 48 inches and an easel
    indexed. Most abstracts should only require two or               will be provided for each poster paper. There will be
    three words.                                                     no exceptions to the rule of one board per paper.
 2. Prioritize key words based on the importance of a             4. Content of Paper. Text, graphs, and tables must be
    given subject, especially for abstracts containing more          easily read from a distance of 6 feet. Titles and head-
    than five weeds and herbicides. Use a priority ranking            ings should be larger and readable from a greater dis-
    of (a) weeds and/or crops, (b) herbicides, other chem-           tance.
    icals (including adjuvants) and other types of weed           5. Because of cost and logistics, it will not be possible to
    control (e.g., cultural, biological), (c) additional topic       provide electrical connections, telephone lines for
    words or phrases.                                                computer connections, video equipment (VCR and
 3. Use scientific name of weeds, without authority. Genus            video monitor), or other special equipment for posters.
    plus species is considered one key word.                      6. Groups of authors may present more than one poster,
 4. Genera names may be used when more than one                      but at least one author must be present at each poster
    species in that genus is mentioned in the abstract.              during the time designated exclusively for viewing
 5. Use common names of crops (for less common crops,                the poster.
    use scientific names without authority).
 6. Use common names of herbicides and other chemi-                                                  CONTINUED on pg 8   ®®
    cals (including adjuvants) or code numbers for exper-
    imental compounds.
 7. Chemical class names, e.g., sulfonylureas, should be
    used when more than one herbicide in that class is
    mentioned in the abstract.

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CALL FOR PAPERS                CONTINUED from pg 7

General Program Chair                                   AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS                       Mark Weaver
Jeffrey F. Derr                                        David Dickens                            Southern Weed Science Research Unit
Virginia Tech                                          Warnell School of Forestry and           National Biological Control Laboratory
Hampton Roads AREC                                       Natural Resources                      59 Lee Road
1444 Diamond Springs Road                              PO Box 8112 G.S.U.                       P O Box 350
Virginia Beach, VA 23455                               Statesboro, GA 30460                     Stoneville, MS 38776
757-363-3912                                           912-618-5639                             662-686-5236                                 

Vice Chair                                           5. WILDLAND AND AQUATIC INVASIVES       11.PHYSIOLOGY
David R. Shaw                                           Linda Nelson                            Jim Burton
GeoResources Institute                                  3909 Halls Ferry Rd                     Department of Horticultural Science
Mississippi State University                            Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199                232 Kilgore Hall, Box 7609
Box 9652                                                601-634-2656                            North Carolina State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762                         Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
662-325-9575                                                                                    919-515-1211                                6.REGULATORY ASPECTS             
                                                       Randy Westbrooks
Abstract Editor                                        U.S. Geological Survey Field Office   12.SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
Robert Kremer                                          233 Border Belt Drive                    Jason Krutz
USDA-ARS                                               Whiteville, NC 28742                     Southern Weed Science Research Unit
302 ABNR Bldg                                          910-648-6762                             141 Experiment Station Road
Univ of Missouri                                              P O Box 350
Columbia, MO 65211-7250                                                                         Stoneville, MS 38776
573-882-6408                                         7. TEACHING AND EXTENSION                  662-686-5260                                    Eric P. Prostko               
                                                        Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Section Chairs:
                                                        University of Georgia                13.INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT
                                                        Horticulture Building                    David Jordan
    Peter J. Porpiglia
                                                        104 Research Way                         Crop Science Department
    Kumiai America
                                                        P. O. Box 748                            NCSU
    11 Marine Ave, Suite 970
                                                        Tifton, GA 31793                         Box 7620
    Westchester Financial Center
                                                        229-386-3328 (O)                         Raleigh, NC 27695-7620
    White Plains, NY 10606
    914-682-8934 Ext 107                                                               
                                                     8.FORMULATION, ADJUVANT, AND
    Martin Williams                                    Bryan Young                              Pat McMullan
    USDA-ARS Invasive Weed Mgmt Research               Dept. Plant, Soil, and                   Agro Technology Research, Inc.
    N-325 Turner Hall                                    General Agriculture                    7777 Walnut Grove Road
    1102 S Goodwin Ave                                 Southern Illinois University –           Suite C-30, Box 57
    Urbana, IL 61801                                     Carbondale                             Memphis, TN 38120
    217-244-5476                                       Carbondale, IL 62901-4415                901-757-2730                       618-453-7679                             pmcmullan@
    Hannah Mathers                                   9.WEED BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY              15.POSTER SESSIONS
    Dept. Horticulture & Crop Science                  Anita Dille                              Ian C. Burke
    248C Howlett                                       Kansas State University                  Crop and Soil Sciences
    2001 Fyffe Court                                   Department of Agronomy                   P. O. Box 646420 / Johnson Hall
    Ohio State University                              3701 Throckmorton Plant Sciences         Washington State University
    Columbus, OH 43210                                   Center                                 Pullman, WA 99164-6420
    614-247-6195                                       Manhattan, KS 66506-5501                 509-335-2858                                  785-532-7240                   

8 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                                         July, 2007
The Weed Science Society of America has developed an Undergraduate Student Research Grant
designed to encourage and involve exceptional undergraduates in agricultural research. Interested
faculty members are encouraged to identify potential award candidates and discuss the possibility of
sponsoring a research project. Awards may be used as a stipend, for research budget expenses (travel,
supplies, etc.), to defer fees, to defray living expenses for summer research, or any combination of
these items.

AWARD:              Up to $1000 for support of undergraduate research to be conducted over a
                    minimum of one quarter/semester during 2008. This award may be used to
                    defray the cost of research supplies or as a stipend. Support of a faculty
                    sponsor is required. Awards wil be made to the student to be administered
                    by the faculty sponsor’s department.

APPLICANT:          The applicant is an undergraduate student with a strong interest in Weed Science.
                    Students majoring in all related disciplines may apply.

TO APPLY:           Applicants should prepare a 2–3 page research proposal including name,
                    address, phone number, title, objective, experimental approach, discussion,
                    budget and references. The discussion section of the proposal should describe
                    the expected results and their possible significance to Weed Science. The
                    student should provide a cover letter in which general academic and career
                    goals are discussed. A copy of the student’s academic transcripts must also be

FACULTY             Any faculty member who is actively engaged in Weed Science research is
SPONSOR:            qualified to be a sponsor. The faculty sponsor should review the research
                    proposal with special attention to the budget; the distribution of funds should
                    be approved by both the student and sponsor. In addition, the sponsor should
                    provide a letter of reference including a statement of his/her willingness to
                    supervise the proposed research and to provide needed space, equipment and
                    supplies above those requested in the proposal. The sponsor is encouraged to
                    assist the student in presenting his/her results at a regional Weed Science

HOW TO              The completed proposal, academic transcripts, cover letter and faculty letter
APPLY:              of support should be forwarded to: Dr. John Jachetta, Dow AgroSciences,
                    9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054; Phone: (317) 337-4686,
                    Fax (317) 337-4649, E-mail: Proposals should be received
                    no later than November 16, 2007. Funding decisions will be made by January
                    25, 2008, and presented at the 2008 WSSA National Meeting General Session.

9 WSSA Newsletter                                                                           July, 2007
REPORT                                                by Lee Van Wychen, Director of Science Policy

NOXIOUS WEED?                              wildlife or property. There is a well       The Invasive Species Advisory
INVASIVE PLANT?                            defined federal process for both list-    Committee (ISAC) to the National
VOLUNTEER CROP?                            ing and delisting plants as federal      Invasive Species Council (NISC)
  Recently, I have been dealing with       noxious weeds that is conducted          issued an excellent white paper on
a number of increasing issues con-         through USDA APHIS. For more info        invasive species definition clarifica-
cerning the classification of weeds         see:          tions last year. This paper can be
that may greatly impact the mission        plant_health/plant_pest_info/weeds       found at: http://www.invasive
of the National and Regional Weed          /index.shtml                   
Science Societies. The mission of the                                               def.pdf
WSSA ( is to:                    The word “invasive” is at the fore-      The ISAC definitions white paper
                                           front of this discussion. What is an     was intended to provide a non-regu-
1) Promote research, education, and
                                           invasive weed or invasive plant?         latory policy interpretation of the
   extension outreach activities re-
                                           There is no mention of “invasive” or     term invasive species by identifying
   lated to weeds;
                                           “exotic” or “alien” in the Plant Pro-    what is meant, and just as important,
2) Provide science-based information
                                           tection Act. Yet, the term invasive      what is not meant by the term. Some
    to the public and policy makers;
                                           weed is increasingly popular in new      of the key conclusions of this paper
3) Foster awareness of weeds and
                                           federal legislation being introduced     are:
    their impacts on managed and nat-      in the House and Senate (see below).
    ural ecosystems.                                                                1) Invasive species are those that are
                                           The WSSA will be issuing a new jour-         not native to the ecosystem under
   As a weed scientist, I sometimes        nal during the first quarter of 2008
struggle with the various classifica-                                                    consideration and that cause or are
                                           titled “Invasive Plant Science and           likely to cause economic or envi-
tions of weeds such as noxious, exot-      Management.” The WSSA is also a
ic, invasive, alien, nonnative, non-                                                    ronmental harm or harm to
                                           major stakeholder in conducting the
indigenous, volunteer crop and my                                                       human, animal, or plant health.
                                           National Invasive Weeds Awareness
favorite—plant out of place (no                                                     2) Plant and animal species under
                                           Week (NIWAW). Certainly, people
acronym necessary). However, I be-                                                      domestication or cultivation and
                                           seem to “get” the invasive species
lieve there is a very important role for                                                under human control are not inva-
                                           message because the “message” has
the weed science societies to help                                                      sive species.
                                           been out there much longer thanks to
standardize science-based classifica-                                                3) Furthermore for policy purposes,
                                           our fellow pest control colleagues
tions for the public and policy makers     working in entomology and plant              to be considered invasive, the neg-
as we foster the awareness of weeds        pathology. Mission statement #2              ative impacts caused by a non-
and their impacts on both managed          above is a much easier to convey             native species will be deemed to
and natural ecosystems through             when I talk to people in Washington,         outweigh the beneficial effects it
research, education, and extension         DC about “invasive plants” vs.               provides.
outreach activities.                       “weeds.”                                    This leads me to my last point, or
   Of all the classifications of weeds         In the 2002 National Research         rather question: Do the National and
above, a “noxious” weed is the most        Council report titled “Predicting        Regional Weed Science Societies need
straightforward because it’s a legal       Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants        to adopt a standard definition or cri-
term (7 U.S.C. 7702(10)) defined in the     and Plant Pests” (http://www.nap.        teria for an “invasive plant”?
Plant Protection Act (Public Law 106-      edu/catalog/10259.html), a biologi-      1) Are all weeds invasive plants?
224). The term ‘noxious weed’ means        cal invasion is defined as a phenome-     2) Are all invasive plants weeds?
any plant or plant product that can        non in which a nonindigenous             3) Are all noxious weeds invasive
directly or indirectly injure or cause     species arrives in a new range in            plants?
damage to crops (including nursery         which it establishes, proliferates,        As I mentioned at the beginning of
stock or plant products), livestock,       spreads, and causes broadly-defined       this article, there can be confusion
poultry, or other interests of agricul-    detrimental consequences in the envi-    associated with all the various terms
ture, irrigation, navigation, the natu-    ronment.                                 used to describe a weed. What is
ral resources of the United States, the       Executive Order 13112, signed by      most troubling is that many people in
public health, or the environment. In      President Clinton in 1999, defines an     our discipline would have no trouble
other words, a noxious weed is any         invasive species as “an alien species    stating a definitive “yes or no”
plant designated by a Federal, State       whose introduction does or is likely     answer to the above three questions,
or county government as injurious to       to cause economic or environmental       yet the general public is exposed to
public health, agriculture, recreation,    harm or harm to human health.”                          CONTINUED on pg 11 ®®

10 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                              July, 2007
WASHINGTON                                mention of doubling agricultural         Research Initiative (NRI), which is re-
REPORT CONTINUED from pg 10               research funding. This was a primary     authorized at $500 million per year.
                                          goal of the CREATE-21 and NIFA             In the Conservation Title released
many different definitions and classi-     proposals. However, the good news        by the House Agriculture Committee
fications. For example, you can go to      is that the House version of the Farm    a couple of brief invasive species
the USDA Natural Resource Conser-         Bill proposal adopted the Admin-         highlights include:
vation Service (NRCS) Plants              istration’s proposal that includes $50   • a provision that would allow a pro-
Database (         million per year for the agricultural      ducer to conduct prescribed graz-
index.html) and look up “Invasive         bioenergy and biobased products            ing for the control of invasive
and Noxious Weeds” (http://plants.        research initiative and $100 million       species on Conservation Reserve             per year for the specialty crops           Program (CRP) lands.
  As you scroll down the “Invasive        research initiative. Unlike the Ad-      • Amending the Environmental
and Noxious Weeds” page and start         ministration’s or the CREATE-21 pro-       Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
searching for different weeds, you        posal, there would be no merger of         to include the promotion of forest
also find that crops like corn, soy-       the Research Education and Eco-            management and energy conserva-
beans, cotton, rice, wheat, and alfalfa   nomics Agencies (CSREES, ARS, ERS          tion. Forest management practices
are listed with the description “This     or FS R&D) in the House Farm Bill          are defined as activities that may
plant can be weedy or invasive            proposal.                                  be needed to improve water quali-
according to the authoritative sources       The National Agricultural Research,     ty, increase in-stream flows, restore
noted below.” Can a volunteer crop        Extension, Education, and Economics        forest biodiversity, or control inva-
be weedy? Can a volunteer crop be         (NAREEE) Advisory Board would be           sive species.
invasive?                                 retained as the principal vehicle for
  Whether or not a species is consid-     stakeholder input, while also adding
ered an invasive species depends          the Agricultural Research Institute      “NOXIOUS WEED”
largely on human values. Do the           concept being championed in the          AND “INVASIVE PLANT”
National and Regional Weed Science        CREATE-21 proposal. In the House         RELATED LEGISLATION IN
Societies need to make a distinction      Farm Bill proposal, the Agricultural     THE 110TH CONGRESS
between an “invasive plant” and a         Research Institute will coordinate the     There is much political posturing
“weed”? That is for you to decide.        programs and activities of the           occurring and legislation being intro-
                                          research agencies through the follow-    duced that includes various aspects
                                          ing six institutes:                      of noxious weed and invasive species
HOUSE ACTION ON THE 2007                  1) Renewable energy, resources, and      provisions related to the 2007 Farm
FARM BILL                                     environment                          Bill debate. Below is a brief list of
   During the week of May 21–25, the      2) Food safety, nutrition, and health    some noteworthy legislation:
House Agriculture Subcommittee on         3) Plant health and production           • S. 1160 – Specialty Crops Compe-
Conservation, Credit, Energy &            4) Animal health and production             tition Act of 2007 introduced by
Research passed legislation on to the     5) Agriculture systems and                  Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI) on
full House Agriculture Committee              technology                              April 19 with 18 co-sponsors.
regarding its jurisdiction in the 2007    6) Agriculture economics and               ° establishes an invasive pest
Farm Bill. This was the first action in        rural communities                          threat identification and mitiga-
either the House or Senate. In               Each research institute will have a         tion program (including noxious
February at the WSSA annual meet-         Director appointed by the Under                weeds) authorized at $40 million
ing, the WSSA was very fortunate to       Secretary, and will formulate pro-             per year
have Dr. Gale Buchanan, USDA              grams, develop strategic planning          ° carries out an integrated pest
Under Secretary for Research, Edu-        and priorities for department-wide             management initiative
cation, and Economics present the         research, education, extension and         ° amends the Homeland Security
Administrations proposal for the          related activities. The Under Secre-           Act of 2002 to restore import and
2007 Farm Bill.                           tary, along with the Directors and in          entry agricultural inspection
   The House Agriculture Committee        consultation with the NAREEE Ad-               functions to the Department of
2007 Farm Bill draft language can be      visory Board, will direct research,            Agriculture. Establishes the
found at:       education, extension, and related pro-         international agricultural inspec-
gov/inside/2007FarmBill.html This         grams for relevant departmental                tion program within the Animal
site provides a breakdown by each         agencies, and ensure that strategies           and Plant Health Inspection
subcommittee of the different Farm        and funds are coordinated through-             Service (APHIS)
Bill Titles as they become available.     out.                                     • S. 1242 – A bill to amend the
   The Research Title is a potpourri        Finally, the a National Institute of      Federal Crop Insurance Act and
of the various proposals (The Admin-      Food and Agriculture (NIFA) would           2002 Farm Bill to establish a biofuel
istration, CREATE-21 and NIFA) that       be established, but only under              pilot program to offer crop insur-
have been introduced up to this           CSREES, to administer all competi-          ance to producers of experimental
point. The bad news is that there is no   tive grants including the National                     CONTINUED on pg 12   ®®

11 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                              July, 2007
WASHINGTON                                     is the only one to mention inva-          risk for the introduction of aquat-
REPORT CONTINUED from pg 11                    sive species and noxious weeds.           ic invasive species; and requires
                                               Invasive species in S. 317 is             the National Science Foundation
biofuel crops. Introduced by Sen. Jon          defined as a species (including            (NSF) to establish a grant pro-
Tester (MT) on April 26.                       pathogens, seeds, spores, or any          gram for researchers at institu-
  ° Defines the term and conditions             other biological material relating        tions of higher education and
    for an “experimental biofuel               to a species) introduction of             museums to carry out research in
    crop” to include a determination           which causes or is likely to cause        systematics and taxonomy.
    by USDA demonstrating that                 economic or environmental harm          ° The bill would cost about $150
    there are sufficient safeguards to         or harm to human health.                  million per year if the authorized
    prevent the spread of the crop as        ° In Sen. Feinstein’s bill, green-          funding was fully appropriated.
    a noxious weed                             house gas reductions projects
• H.R. 1600 – Equitable Agriculture            from agricultural, forestry, wet-
  Today for a Healthy America Act              lands, and other land use-related     $425 MILLION FOR SECURE
  introduced by Rep. Dennis Car-               sequestration projects may only       RURAL SCHOOLS AND
  doza (CA) on March 20 and now                receive offset credits if native      COMMUNITY SELF-
  has 115 co-sponsors.                         plant materials are given pri-        DETERMINATION ACT
  ° Includes many similar provisions           mary consideration and Federal-          The Secure Rural Schools and
    as in S. 1160 above as well as a           or State-designated noxious weeds     Community Self-Determination Act
    section titled “Invasive Pests and         or use of a species listed by a       (P.L. 106-393), signed into law in 2000,
    Diseases.”                                 regional or State invasive plant      provides an alternative source of
  ° Authorizes $50 million per year            councils within the applicable        funding for schools and other pur-
    for an “Early Pest Detection and           region or State are prohibited.       poses in counties that were once
    Surveillance Improvement Pro-          • S. 725 – National Aquatic Invasive      dependent on timber sales from fed-
    gram.” However, they define              Species Act of 2007 introduced by       eral lands. At the time the law was
    “pest” according to the legal def-       Sen. Carl Levin (MI) on March 1.        passed, it was estimated to provide
    inition given “plant pest” in the        This bill would amend the               assistance to 700 counties in 39 states.
    Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C.           Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance          The Act also provides funding for
    7702(14)) – just a few lines of text     Prevention and Control Act of 1990      (A) road, trail, and infrastructure
    below the definition for “noxious         to establish aquatic invasive           maintenance or obliteration; (B) soil
    weed”. For the record, the legal         species reduction and prevention        productivity improvement; (C) im-
    term ‘plant pest’ means any liv-         requirements for vessels (including     provements in forest ecosystem
    ing stage of any of the following        towed vessels and structures)           health; (D) watershed restoration and
    that can directly or indirectly          operating in U.S. waters.               maintenance; (E) restoration, mainte-
    injure, cause damage to, or cause        ° Definitions (in relation to this      nance and improvement of wildlife
    disease in any plant or plant              bill): “Invasion” is defined an        and fish habitat; (F) control of nox-
    product: (A) A protozoan; (B) A            infestation of an aquatic invasive    ious and exotic weeds; and (G) re-
    nonhuman animal; (C) A para-               species; “Invasive Species” is        establishment of native species.
    sitic plant; (D) A bacterium; (E) A        defined as a nonindigenous               The $425 million provides a one-
    fungus; (F) A virus or viroid; (G)         species the introduction of which     year extension of the Secure Rural
    An infectious agent or other               into an ecosystem may cause           Schools Act and gives Congress time
    pathogen; (H) Any article similar          harm to the economy, environ-         to find a long-term solution for coun-
    to or allied with any of the arti-         ment, human health, recreation,       ties with a high percentage of nation-
    cles specified in the preceding             or public welfare; “nonindige-        al forests or federal land. The $425
    subparagraphs.                             nous species” is defined as any        million appropriation was part of the
• H.R. 620 - Rep. Olver (MA), S. 280           species in an ecosystem the range     much larger Emergency War Funding
  – Sen. Lieberman (CT), and S. 317 –          of which exceeds the historic         bill ($120 billion) that was wrangled
  Sen. Feinstein (CA) – Three related          range of the species in that          over during much of May by the
  bills with a goal to reduce green-           ecosystem.                            House, Senate and President. Also
  house gas emissions in the U.S. by         ° Some of the main priorities listed    included in that bill (P.L. 110-28) was
  establishing a market-driven sys-            in S. 725 include: Requires the       $3 billion for agriculture disaster
  tem of greenhouse gas tradeable              National      Invasive     Species    relief and $465 million for wildfire
  allowances.                                  Council (NISC) to establish a fed-    suppression.
  ° Sen. Feinstein’s bill, S. 317, is          eral rapid response team for each
    more specific than the other two            of the ten federal regions; Directs
    bills and would amend the Clean            the Aquatic Nuisance Species          FY2008
    Air Act to establish a program to          Task Force (ANSTF) to establish a     APPROPRIATION BILLS
    regulate the emission of green-            priority pathway management              On May 23, the House Appropria-
    house gases from electric utilities.       program that identifies those         tions Subcommittee for Interior-
  ° Most notably, Sen. Feinstein’s bill        pathways that pose the highest                     CONTINUED on pg 13 ®®

12 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                                July, 2007
WASHINGTON                                 copy of the talking points or “one                      Following breakfast, we headed to
REPORT CONTINUED from pg 12                pager”, please visit:                                Capitol Hill to begin our six Congres-
                                                              sional Visits. There were five of us in
Environment approved a $27.6 billion       activities_files/BESCCoFARM%20                        the “Iowa-Wisconsin team” repre-
fiscal 2008 spending bill for the          Leave%20Behind.pdf                                   senting scientific societies associated
Interior Department, EPA and a num-           During the first day, Kei Koizumi,                 with CoFARM and BESC. We met
ber of related agencies. This is the       Budget Analyst at AAAS; Jim Collins,                 with staff members from Sen. Harkin
first step (of many) for the appropria-     Asst. Director for Biology at NSF;                   and Sen. Grassley’s office from Iowa
tions bills in which most seem likely      Anna Palmisano, Deputy Adminis-                      along with Rep. Latham (IA) whose
that they will end up in another           trator for USDA Competitive Pro-                     district includes Iowa State Univer-
Omnibus Appropriation for FY2008.          grams and others briefed us on the                   sity. On the Wisconsin side, we met
   The Interior-Environment Subcom-        2008 federal budget for agricultural                 with staffers from both Sen. Kohl and
mittee’s bill would increase overall       and biological research funding. The                 Sen. Feingold’s offices as well Rep.
discretionary funding by 4.5 percent       highlight of the day was a reception                 Tammy Baldwin who represents the
over fiscal 2007 and by more than 7         at the U.S. Capitol honoring the sup-                University of Wisconsin-Madison area.
percent over what President Bush has       port and contributions of Senator
proposed. The appropriators billed         Tom Harkin (IA), Chairman of the
the measure as the first step in revers-    Senate Agriculture Committee, and
ing a long decline in environmental        Senator Kit Bond (MO), member of
and American Indian health pro-            the Senate Agriculture Appropria-
grams.                                     tions Committee. Both Senators have
   Chairman Norm Dicks (WA) said           been very supportive of agricultural
the bill would provide much-needed         research in particular and are co-
increases in funding for national          sponsors for S. 971, the National
parks and wildlife refuges as well as      Institute of Food and Agriculture
new money to address the impact of         (NIFA) Act of 2007. Over the period
global warming on public lands.            of five years (2008-12), S. 971 would
   The bill would provide $10.2 bil-       authorize the appropriation of $3.4                  WSSA members Lee Van Wychen and Mike Owen
lion for the Interior Department, $262     billion in new agricultural research                 pause for a photo op with Sen. Herb Kohl (WI),
                                                                                                Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations
million more than current levels, as       grants and multidisciplinary projects
                                                                                                Subcommittee, along with other participants from
well as $8.1 billion for the EPA, $361     under NIFA.                                          the CoFARM-BESC Congressional Visits Day.
million above current levels. The                                                               (Front row, l to r) Sara Evans (ASA-CSSA-SSSA);
USDA Forest Service would receive                                                               Sen. Herb Kohl; Sarah Wright (AIBS). (Back row,
                                                                                                l to r) Lee Van Wychen (WSSA), Mike Owen
$2.6 billion, an increase of $102 mil-
                                                                                                (WSSA), Maynard Hogberg (FASS)
lion and the U.S. Geological Survey
would get a $50 million increase over
the $983 million appropriated in FY                                                             Overall, the CoFARM/BESC Con-
2007.                                                                                           gressional Visits Day was a big suc-
                                                                                                cess. Our Iowa-Wisconsin group was
                                                                                                able to meet with both the Chairman
MIKE OWEN ATTENDS                                                                               of the Senate Agriculture Committee
CoFARM/BESC                                                                                     and the Chairman of the Senate
CONGRESSIONAL VISITS DAY                                                                        Agriculture Appropriations Commit-
IN DC                                      WSSA member Mike Owen from Iowa State dis-           tee and their staff. In addition to agri-
                                           cusses agricultural research funding with Sen. Tom   culture funding issues, Mike and I
  On April 18–19, Dr. Micheal Owen         Harkin (IA), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture
from Iowa State represented the                                                                 also discussed the issues surrounding
                                           Committee, at a Congressional Reception at the U.
WSSA at the Coalition on Funding           S. Capitol hosted in part by the Coalition on        “Biofuels and Invasive Plant Species”
Agricultural Research Missions             Funding Agricultural Research Missions (CoFARM).     and left a copy of the WSSA white
(CoFARM) and Biological and Eco-                                                                paper in each office we visited. This
logical Sciences Coalition (BESC)            On April 19, Mike and I began our                  paper can be found on the WSSA
Congressional Visits Day (CVD) in          day with a CoFARM sponsored                          website.
Washington D.C. Since 2003, CoFARM         breakfast in the Secretary’s Dining
and BESC have teamed up to organ-          Room at the USDA Whitten Building.
ize a Spring event on Capitol Hill that    We visited with a number of senior                   WSSA PRESIDENT
plays a critical role in the annual fed-   officials in the USDA Research Edu-                  SCHROEDER PRESENTS
eral funding process for USDA and          cation and Economics mission area                    ‘HOT’ SEMINAR AT USDA
NSF research programs. The theme           including Deputy Under Secretary                      On May 14, Dr. Jill Schroeder from
was “Agricultural and Biological           Dr. Merle Pierson; Dr. Ed Knipling,                  New Mexico State University was in
Sciences: Today’s Research =               ARS Administrator; and Dr. Colien                    Washington, DC to present a guest
Tomorrow’s Benefits.” To view a            Hefferan, CSREES Administrator.                                  CONTINUED on pg 14 ®®

13 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                                                  July, 2007
WASHINGTON                                      Chile salsa was definitely HOT. Many         The executive summary and stake-
REPORT CONTINUED from pg 13                     thanks also to CSREES National           holder discussion comments from the
                                                Program Leader Rick Meyer for his        2nd NGSF are forthcoming. Some
seminar titled “Chile Pepper: Hot               help in organizing and reserving         personal observations from 2nd
Topic or Model Crop?” (Note: Chile is           space at CSREES.                         NGSF include:
spelt ‘Chile’ and not ‘Chili’ when                                                       1) Any glyphosate stewardship pro-
talking about the pepper!) The semi-                                                         gram should be voluntary and not
nar was at the USDA Waterfront                  WSSA MEMBERS ORGANIZE                        mandated by regulatory action.
Center, which is home to most of the            2nd GLYPHOSATE STEWARD-                  2) A consistent glyphosate steward-
CSREES staff, and was well attended.            SHIP FORUM IN ST. LOUIS                      ship message needs to be adopted
The abstract of her presentation read              On March 20–21, a broad array of          by all stakeholders for managing
as follows:                                     stakeholders from University Weed            the potential evolution of glypho-
                                                Scientists, Commodity Groups, In-            sate-resistant weeds.
“One of the goals of the 2007 USDA
                                                dustry Representatives, Farmers, and     3) Financial incentives should be
Farm Bill proposal for research is to
                                                Federal Policy and Regulatory                provided to crop consultants and
increase funding for specialty crops with
                                                Officials attended the 2nd National          herbicide retailers for disseminat-
the intent of improving production
                                                Glyphosate Stewardship Forum                 ing a consistent herbicide steward-
through a number of means. Dr. Schroe-
                                                (NGSF) in St. Louis, Missouri. I             ship message to end-users.
der has had the pleasure and frustration
                                                would like commend the principal            On a separate, but related event,
of working in a minor, specialty crop in
                                                coordinators, Mike Owen from Iowa        Dr. Stephen Powles from Australia
New Mexico – the chile pepper – for a
                                                State and Chris Boerboom from the        presented a talk at the U.S. EPA on
number of years. Her presentation will
                                                University of Wisconsin for their time   April 4 in Washington, DC following
introduce you to this crop that is impor-
                                                and effort in organizing this event.     the American Chemical Society meet-
tant to the culture as well as the economy
                                                Other WSSA members who actively          ing in Chicago. Thanks to Rick
of New Mexico; the state question is “Red
                                                participated in this forum include:      Keigwin, Director of BEAD at EPA for
or Green?” New Mexico producers are
                                                Christy Sprague – Michigan State; Bill   helping to organize the seminar. The
primarily independent growers and
                                                Johnson – Purdue; Stanley Culpepper      topic for Dr. Powles talk was evolved
farms are small and located where water
                                                – Georgia; Alan York and John Wilcut     glyphosate resistant weeds around
is available for irrigation. Economic sus-
                                                – North Carolina State; Larry Steckel    the world. Dr. Powles felt that the
tainability is critical to ensure the viabil-
                                                – Tennessee; Andrew Kniss – Wyom-        current status of glyphosate steward-
ity of the industry and to keep chile pep-
                                                ing; Harold Coble – USDA; Bill           ship was “lamentable” and that much
per production in the state and country.
                                                Chism – EPA; Janis McFarland and         more could be done prevent further
Weed management challenges in chile
                                                Chuck Foresman – Syngenta; Jennifer      weed resistance because glyphosate
pepper production impact or are impacted
                                                Ralston – Monsanto; Raymond For-         is “1 in a 100 year herbicide discov-
by a large number of issues including
                                                ney – DuPont; Mike DeFelice – Pio-       ery.” A particular point he empha-
labor costs and availability, mechanical
                                                neer Hi-Bred; and Bob Nichols –          sized was not to cut glyphosate appli-
thinning and harvest, water availability
                                                Cotton Incorporated. I have undoubt-     cation rates.
and management, development of trans-
                                                edly missed some WSSA members, so           Herbicide stewardship and resist-
genic crops, and management of other
                                                I send my apologies in advance.          ance management is not a new con-
soilborne pests. Even though chile pepper
                                                   The first NGSF was conducted in        cept to the WSSA. However, with
is an intensively managed, high value
                                                St. Louis in November 2004 and was       glyphosate now being applied on
crop, New Mexico producers have never
                                                organized as a result of discussions     over 110 million acres across the U.S.,
used methyl bromide for soilborne pest
                                                among several university weed scien-     the National and Regional Weed
management due to economic constraints.
                                                tists about the potential evolution of   Science Societies need to be provide
Are New Mexico growers the canary in
                                                glyphosate-resistant weeds and the       consistent, science-based glyphosate
the mine illustrating problems that pro-
                                                management challenges they may           stewardship information to the pub-
ducers in the major specialty crop grow-
                                                pose for growers. This group of weed     lic and policy makers.
ing areas are about to face, and if so, does
this make Chile Pepper a model crop?”           scientists included: Mike Owen, Iowa
                                                State; Chris Boerboom, Wisconsin;
I think everyone enjoyed Dr. Schroe-            Stanley Culpepper, Georgia; Mark         NIWAW 9 SCHEDULED FOR
der’s seminar and learned a lot about           Loux, Ohio State; Tom Mueller,           FEBRUARY 24–29, 2008
“Chile” peppers. The crop-weed-                 Tennessee; David Shaw, Mississippi       IN DC
nematode interaction was quite                  State; Christy Sprague, Michigan           Planning for the 9th Annual
intriguing and stimulated some very             State; and John Wilcut, North            National Invasive Weed Awareness
good discussion following the semi-             Carolina State. A summary of presen-     Week (NIWAW 9) is underway in
nar. The other part of the talk every-          tations and stakeholder comments         Washington, DC. Dr. Nelroy Jackson
one liked was the fact that Jill brought        from the 1st NGSF can be found at:       will be leading the Invasive Weed
fresh New Mexico salsa with her on             Awareness Coalition (IWAC) to help
the trip, not just as a prop, but for           dnews/2006/NGSF%20final%20repo            plan and coordinate the week long
everyone there to enjoy. The Red                rt.pdf                                                CONTINUED on pg 15 ®®

14 WSSA Newsletter                                                                                                   July, 2007
            Western Society of Weed Science                                        WASHINGTON
                                                                                   REPORT CONTINUED from pg 14
          60th Annual Conference                                                   activities. The WSSA has once again
                     March 13–15, 2007                                             received a $15,000 Pulling Together
                                                                                   Initiative grant from the National
         Hilton Portland and Executive Tower Hotel                                 Fish and Wildlife Federation in April
                      Portland, Oregon                                             to help organize NIWAW 9. The slo-
                                                                                   gan for NIWAW 9 is “Weeds won’t
   The 60th annual meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science was held in      wait: Don’t hesitate.” The six inva-
Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower Hotel on March         sive weeds that will be featured on
13–15, 2007. The meeting, which was attended by 388 members and guests, fea-       this year’s poster are:
tured 60 research posters presented in two sessions and 90 scientific presenta-
                                                                                   Yellow starthistle
tions in 11 sessions. Graduate and undergraduate students combined to present      Cheatgrass
15 posters and 14 oral papers during the meeting. Two special symposia on her-     Beach vitex
bicide application technology and biology and management of Japanese               Japanese stiltgrass
knotweed as well as informal roundtable sessions fostered debate and discus-       Russian olive
sion of important weed science topics.                                             Giant salvinia
   Each year, awards are presented for outstanding contributions to the Society
                                                                                     In sticking with the theme of this
and to the discipline of weed science. Phil Stahlman from Kansas State             science policy report, it is interesting
University and Bill Cobb from Cobb Consulting Services were named as WSWS          to note that only 1 of 6 of the afore-
Fellows and Rod Lym of North Dakota State University and John Fenderson            mentioned NIWAW 9 poster weeds
from Monsanto were named as Outstanding Weed Scientists this year. The             are a federally listed noxious weed.
Professional Staff award was given to Carl Libbey from Washington State            Yet all 6 weeds are listed as a noxious
University and the Outstanding Weed Manager was Jim Freeman from Cascade           weed in at least one or more states.
County, Montana. Rob Hedberg from USDA, CSREES was named as Honorary                 Does everyone in the National and
Member and the WSWS Presidential Award of Merit went to Tim Miller of              Regional Weed Science Societies con-
Washington State University. Additionally, seven student presentations were        sider these 6 weeds to be invasive?
recognized for demonstrating excellence in basic and applied research. At the
                                                                                   Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D.
conclusion of the Society’s business meeting, outgoing president Kassim Al-
                                                                                   Director of Science Policy
Khatib of Kansas State University passed the ceremonial hoe to the incoming
                                                                                   The National and Regional Weed
president Ron Crockett of Monsanto. Pictures of award recipients, fellows, grad-   Science Societies
uate student contest winners, and the WSWS board of directors can be viewed        900 2nd St. NE, Suite 205
at the website:                    Washington, DC 20002
   The next 61st Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science will be     Lee.VanWychen@
held in Anaheim, CA during March 11–13, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Orange   
County. Contact Phil Banks, WSWS Business Manager, at 505-527-1888 or visit        work: 202-408-5388
the WSWS website at: for more information.           cell: 202-746-4686

                            Send Newsletter material to:
                                           DAVID SHAW
                                 WSSA Newsletter Editor
    GeoResources Institute • Mississippi State University
         Box 9652 • Mississippi State, MS 39762
                Telephone (662) 325-9575
                    Fax (662) 325-9578
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                                       WSSA PRESIDENTS
                                        Prepared by Arnold P. Appleby • April, 2007

1954-56 R.H. Beatty* -deceased          1978     Paul W Santelmann                    1989   Homer M LeBaron
                                                 4920 Woodland Court                         1230 N Cottonwood Circle
1956-57 W.B. Ennis-deceased                      Stillwater, OK 74074-1327                   Heber, UT 84032
                                                 (405) 372-0564                              (435) 654-5821
1958-59 A.S. Crafts-deceased
                                        1979     J.R. Hay                             1990   Larry W. Mitich-deceased
1960-61 K.P. Buchholtz-deceased                  238 Christopher Crescent
                                                 Saskatoon, SK S7J 3R6                1991   John R Abernathy
1962-63 W.C. Shaw-deceased                       Canada                                      Route 3 Box 219
                                                 (306) 373-0922                              Lubbock, TX 79401-9757
1964-65 G.F. Warren-deceased                                                                 (806) 742-2810
                                        1980     Will D. Carpenter                 
1966    William Furtick-deceased                 456 Conway Meadows Drive
                                                 Chesterfield, MO 63017-9625           1992   Joe Antogninii
1967    Richard Behrens                          (314) 469-0385                              9113 Woodcreek Ct
        1490 W County Road C2-W                                                              North Charleston, SC 29406-9335
        St Paul, MN 55113-1632          1981     Don E. Davis-deceased                       (843) 797-8285
        (651) 633-7871
                                        1982     T.J. Sheets                          1993   Harold D. Coble
1968    Boysie Day-deceased                      311 Springmoor Drive                        202 Frostwood Drive
                                                 Raleigh, NC 27615                           Cary, NC 27511
1969    G.C. Klingman-deceased                   (919) 848-7311                              (919) 851-1775
1970    L Danielson-deceased
                                        1983     C.G. McWhorter - deceased            1994   Alex G Ogg, Jr
1971    Dayton L. Klingman                                                                   PO Box 53
        407 Russell Ave                 1984     John Nalewaja                               Ten Sleep, WY 82442
                                                 1121 11th St N                              (307) 366-2444
        Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2812
                                                 Fargo, ND 58102-3522              
        (301) 216-5084
                                                 (701) 235-2944
                                                                                      1995   J L Barrentine
1972    Robert P. Upchurch
                                        1985     James D Riggleman                           1519 N Starr Dr
        351 Shetland Valley Ct
                                                 PO Box 122                                  Fayetteville, AR 72701
        Chesterfield, MO 63005-4840
                                                 18 Guyencourt Rd                            (479) 575-5715
        (636) 530-6022
                                                 Montchanin, DE 19710              
                                                 (302) 658-0851
1973    Earl Rodgers (deceased)
                                                         1996   Stephen O. Duke
1974    Ellery Knake
                                        1986     Orvin C. Burnside                           Natural Products Center
        c/o Gary Knake
                                                 1545 McClung Dr.                            PO Box 8048
        16894 338th St.
                                                 St. Paul, MN 55112-1908                     University, MS 38677
        Pleasant Hill, IL 62366-9746
                                                 (651) 636-3035                              (662) 915-1036
        Cell phone: 217/430-3228
1975    Charles R. Swanson
                                        1987     Jean H Dawson                        1997   Calvin G Messersmith
        25565 Park Lane
                                                 9103 S. Moore Rd                            Plant Sciences Dept
        Excelsior, MN 55331-3394
                                                 Prosser, WA 99350                           North Dakota State University
        (952) 474-6815
                                                 (509) 786-3956                              PO Box 5051
                                                        Fargo, ND 58105-5051
                                                                                             (701) 231-8149
1976    Fred W. Slife-deceased
                                        1988     John F Ahrens                     
                                                 Valley Laboratory
1977    Chester L Foy
                                                 PO Box 248                           1998   F. Dan Hess-deceased
        607 Landsdowne Dr
                                                 Windsor, CT 06095-0000
        Blacksburg, VA 24060-5925
                                                 (203) 688-3647
        (540) 552-4745                                                                             CONTINUED on pg 18   ®®

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                                WSSA FELLOWS
                                Prepared by Arnold P. Appleby • April, 2007

Kenneth P. Buchholtz–deceased   William F. Meggitt                            Terry L. Lavy
Alden S. Crafts–deceased        Roman R. Romanowski–deceased                  Michael Newton
F. Leonard Timmons–deceased     Charles R. Swanson                            Charles J. Scifres–deceased
Charles J. Willard–deceased     Joe Antognini                                 Bryan Truelove–deceased
Robert H. Beatty–deceased       George H. Bayer                               James A. Young
Walter S. Ball–deceased         Jean H. Dawson                                Richard J. Aldrich
William B. Ennis–deceased       Clay M. Switzer                               Clyde C. Dowler
G. Frederick Warren–deceased    Raymond B. Taylorson                          Stephen O. Duke
Erhardt P. “Dutch” Sylwester–   Robert N. Andersen                            Calvin G. Messersmith
   deceased                     Will D. Carpenter                             Alex G. Ogg
Warren C. Shaw–deceased         John E. Gallager                              James V. Parochetti
Fred W. Slife–deceased          Dean L. Linscott                              Ronald E. Doersch
William A. Harvey–deceased      Lawrence W. Mitich–deceased                   Clyde L. Elmore
Delbert D. Hemphill–deceased    Gale A. Buchanan                              Robert E. Eplee
LeRoy G. Holm–deceased          Walter A. Gentner                             John O. Evans
Boysie E. Day–deceased          Marvin M. Schreiber–deceased                  Lawrence R. Oliver
William H. Minshall–deceased    Robert L. Zimdahl                             Donald Penner
Evan Kenneth Alban–deceased     Stanley R. McLane–deceased                    William V. Welker
Richard Behrens                 James F. Miller                               John R. Abernathy
William R. Furtick–deceased     Walter J. Saidak                              John R. Baker
Glenn C. Klingman–deceased      Ed E. Schweizer                               John F. Ellis
Loren L. Danielson–deceased     Roy J. Smith–deceased                         Robert E. Hoagland
Dayton L. Klingman              Jerome B. Weber                               George Kapusta
Paul W. Santelmann              Larry C. Burrill                              Walter A. Skroch
Robert D. Sweet                 Richard D. Comes                              E. Ford Eastin
Donald E. Davis–deceased        Ray A. Evans                                  Allan S. Hamill
James R. Hay                    Robert Schieferstein                          Kriton K. Hatzios–deceased
Earl G. Rodgers–deceased        Floyd M. Ashton                               Harvey D. Tripple
Robert Philip Upchurch          James W. Herron                               Hans J. Von Amsberg
Arnold P. Appleby               Morris G. Merkle                              Henry P. Wilson
Richard D. Ilnicki              Gerald R. Miller                              Ford L. Baldwin
Donald E. Moreland              John D. Nalewaja                              William L. Barrentine
Henry S. Friesen–deceased       William H. Vanden Born                        Prasanta C. Bhowmik
Ellery L. Knake                 David E. Bayer                                James C. Graham
Chester G. McWhorter–deceased   George H. Friesen                             F. Dana Hess–deceased
Lawrence Southwick–deceased     Marshall C. McGlamery                         Albert E. Smith
O. Hale Fletchall–deceased      John A. Meade                                 Harold D. Coble
James L. Hilton                 Alan R. Putnam                                R. Gordon Harvey–deceased
Homer M. LeBaron                James D. Riggleman                            Raj Prasad
David W. Staniforth–deceased    Orvin C. Burnside                             R. Larry Rogers
Harold P. Alley–deceased        Wendell R. Mullison–deceased                  Megh Singh
Robert E. Frans                 Earl C. Spurrier                              William W. Witt
Keith C. Hamilton               Gerry R. Stephenson                           James L. Barrentine
Thomas J. “Jack” Sheets         Loyd M. Wax                                   Malcolm D. Devine
Allen F. Wiese–deceased         A. Doug Worsham                               Alan G. Dexter
John D. Bandeen–deceased        S. Wayne Bingham                              Charlotte V. Eberlein
Stanford N. Fertig              Rodney M. Bovey                               Stephen D. Miller
Chester L. Foy                  Thomas J. Monaco                              Paul S. Zorner
Lowell S. Jordon                Edward W. Stoller                             Ian N. Morrison–deceased
Robert A. Peters                Edward W. Stroube–deceased                    Don S. Murray
John F. Ahrens                  Ronald E. Talbert
Lawrence H. Hannah              Robert M. Devlin                                           CONTINUED on pg 18   ®®

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       CONTINUED from pg 16                                            CONTINUED from pg 16

1999   James M. Chandler                   Robert F. Norris                            Stephen A. Dewey
       Texas A & M University              Horace D. Skipper                           Robert M. Hayes
       Soil & Crop Sciences Dept           Donald C. Thill                             Roy K. Nishimoto
       2474 Tamu                           Don Wauchope                                Alan K. Watson
       College Station, TX 77843-2474      Larry K. Binning                            Thomas Whitson
       (979) 845-8736
                                           N. Dwight Camper                            John W. Wilcut
                                           Raghaven Charudattan                        Barry J. Brecke
2000   Dick Oliver                         Jodie S. Holt                               James L. Griffin
       276 Altheimer Drive                 Dale L. Shaner                              Arthur E. Miller
       Fayetteville, AR 72703-0000         Gail A Wicks–deceased                       Mahesh K. Upadhyaya
       (501) 575-3976                      C. Edward Beste                             Douglas D. Buhler                     Russell R. Hahn                             Janis E. McFarland
                                           Anne Lègeré                                 Michael D. K. Owens
2001   Charlotte Eberlein                  Alex R. Martin                              Clarence Swanton
       University of Idaho                 Robert D. Williams                          Michael E. Foley
       Twin Falls R&E Center               Gene Wills                                  James J. Kells
       PO Box 1827                         Robert E. Blackshaw                         Rod Lym
       Twin Falls, ID 83303-1827
                                           J. Mike Chandler                            Alan York
       (208) 736-3600
                                           Jerry D. Doll                               K. Neil Harker
                                           J. Christopher Hall                         Robert Kremer
2002   Bradley A Majek                     David R. Shaw                               Bradley Majek
       Rutgers Agric. Res. & Ext. Center   Steve C. Weller                             Kevin Vaughn
       121 Northville Rd
       Bridgeton, NJ 08302-5919
       (856) 455-3100 ext 4122                                                             Right-of-Way &
                                                                   Earn up                Aquatic Pesticide
2003   Allan S Hamill
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                                        WILLIAM R. FURTICK
                William R. Furtick, 80, died on May 16, 2007, after a lengthy ill-
              ness. He was born in Salina, Kansas, on January 8, 1927, graduated
              from Kansas State University in 1949, and received the M.S. and
              Ph.D. degrees from Oregon State University in 1952 and 1958.
                He was professor of weed science at Oregon State until about
              1972. In the late 1960s, he conceived of, established, and became
              director of the International Plant Protection Center at Oregon
              State University. In late 1971, he left OSU to join the United Nations
              in setting up an Agricultural Research Center in Taiwan. He then became director of the
              Plant Protection Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
              in Rome. He became Dean of Agriculture at the University of Hawaii, then moved to
              USAID in Washington, D.C., where he served as Agency Director for Food and
              Agriculture in the Bureau for Science and Technology. He lived in and developed pro-
              grams in Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; and Tblisi, Georgia. During his career, he worked
              in or visited all but five countries in the world.
                While at Oregon State, he was President and Fellow of both the Weed Science Society
              of America and the Western Society of Weed Science. He was guest of honor at the eighth
              annual British Weed Control Conference in Brighton, England; and gave the invitational
              address in the National Research Council, National Academy of Science. The Association
              of Western Agricultural Experiment Directors awarded the title of Director Emeritus to
              him in recognition of his leadership, dedication, and outstanding service to agricultural
              research in the Western Region and the United States.
                One of his favorite activities was the training of graduate students, at which he excelled.
              His continual optimism and exuberance kept his group excited and eager to explore new
              developments in the weed science field. He was energetic, innovative, and ambitious to
              develop new programs. A common comment within his group was, “Bill has more ideas
              before breakfast than anyone else has in a year.” He was most active in weed control in
              the 1950s and 1960s when many crops lacked satisfactory methods of selective weed con-
              trol. He was a master at evaluating one set of field trials and using those observations to
              design new approaches with other crops and weeds. This resulted in many new practices
              in Oregon’s multitude of crops.
                Bill was a “mover and shaker” in the weed control field. He made things happen
              wherever he was located. His enthusiasm and ideas will be missed.

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                                              W. ORVID LEE
                W. Orvid Lee was born in Brigham City, Utah, on July 2, 1027, and
              passed away at his home in Corvallis, Oregon, on April 2, 2007, at
              age 79. He received the B.S. degree in 1950 and the M.S. degree in
              1954 from Utah State University. He joined USDA-ARS as a research
              agronomist during that time and worked with F. L. Timmons at Utah
              State. Both he and Timmons transferred to the University of
              Wyoming and continued research on a variety of weed situations,
              including control of dodder, perennial weeds, and aquatic weeds.
                In 1956, Orvid was appointed to head up a new USDA project in Corvallis, Oregon, for
              controlling weeds in grass and legume seed crops. He spent the remainder of his profes-
              sional career at Corvallis until his retirement in 1984. He completed the Ph.D. degree from
              Oregon State University under Bill Furtick in 1965.
                Orvid’s work led to the introduction or refinement of most of the weed control
              methods in seed crops in the Pacific Northwest. This included, for example, diuron for
              perennial grasses and red clover, atrazine and simazine for perennial grasses, pronamide
              for legumes, ethofumesate for ryegrass, and many more. He developed two major pro-
              cedures for the establishment of grass-seed crops that are still widely used today. One was
              the refinement of the use of paraquat or glyphosate in chemical seedbed preparation. The
              other was the application of a carbon band at seeding to allow application of diuron for
              selective weed control.
                Orvid was highly respected and revered by the seed growers of the Pacific Northwest,
              and widely admired by fellow professionals. Growers recognized and appreciated that
              his work made possible the production of high-quality seed, making the Pacific
              Northwest one of the leading seed-producing areas of the world. He was a quiet and
              humble man, a productive scientist who had a significant impact on the agriculture of the

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                                       I M P O R TA N T A D D R E S S E S
  PRESIDENT                                DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS                    NEWSLETTER EDITORS:
  Jill Schroeder                           Michael E. Foley
  New Mexico State University              USDA-Agricultural Research Service          WSSA
  Entomology, Plant Pathology,             Biosciences Research Lab                    David Shaw
     and Weed Science                      Plant Sciences Research                     GeoResources Institute
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  e-mail:                                                            e-mail:
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  PRESIDENT-ELECT                          Lee Van Wychen                              Linda Nelson
  Jeff Derr                                900 Second St. N.E.                         USAERDC-WES-EP-P
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                                           EXECUTIVE SECRETARY                         Extension Agronomist
  VICE-PRESIDENT                           Joyce Lancaster                             Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
  David R. Shaw                            P. O. Box 1897                              Penn State University
  GeoResources Institute                   Lawrence, KS 66044                          116 ASI Building
  Mississippi State University             Telephone: (785) 843-1235, ext. 250         University Park, PA 16802
  Box 9652                                 Fax (785) 843-1274                          Telephone: (814) 865-2242
  Mississippi State, MS 39762              e-mail:           Fax: (814) 863-7043
  Telephone: (662) 325-9575                                                            e-mail:
  Fax: (662) 325-9578                      IWSS
  e-mail:            Albert J. Fischer                           NCWSS
                                           Vegetable Crops Dept                        Harlene Hatterman-Valenti
  PAST-PRESIDENT                           University of California                    North Dakota State University
  Dale L. Shaner                           One Shields Ave.                            Dept. of Plant Sciences
  USDA-ARS                                 Davis, CA 95616                             166 Loftsgard Hall
  2150 Centre Avenue, Building D           Telephone: (530) 752-7386                   Fargo, ND 58105
  Suite 320                                Fax: (530) 752-4604                         e-mail:
  Ft. Collins, CO 80526-8119               e-mail:                SWSS
  Telephone: (970) 492-7414                                                            Al Rankins
  Fax: (970) 492-7408                      CAST                                        Mississippi State University
  e-mail:         John Bonner                                 Plant & Soil Sciences Department
                                           505 Capitol Court, NE, Suite 200            Box 9555
  SECRETARY                                Washington, DC 20002-4397                   Mississippi State, MS 39762
  Tom Mueller                              Telephone: (202) 675-8333, Ext 11           Telephone: (662) 325-3341
  University of Tennessee                  Fax: (202) 675-8334                         Fax: (662) 325-8742
  Dept. Plant Science                                                                  e-mail:
  252 Ellington Bldg.                      AIBS (Our Representative)
  2431 Joe Johnson Dr.                     Lee Van Wychen                              WSWS
  Knoxville, TN 37996                      900 Second St. NE, Suite 205                Pat Clay
  Telephone: (865) 974-8805                Washington, DC 20002                        University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
  Fax: (865) 974-5365                      Telephone: (202) 408-5388                   4341 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040
  e-mail:                 Fax: (202) 408-5385                         Telephone: (602) 470-8086 ext. 313
                                           e-mail:   Fax: (602) 470-8092
  TREASURER                                                                            e-mail:
  Dave Gealy
  USDA/ARS                                                                             CWSS
  Dale Bumpus National Rice                                                            Daniel Cloutier
     Research Center                                                                   P. O. Box 222, Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue
  P. O. Box 1090                                                                       Quebec, Canada H9X 3R9
  Stuttgart, AR 72160                                                                  Telephone: (514) 630-4658
  Telephone: (870) 672-9300 ext. 226                                                   Fax: (514) 695-2365
  Fax: (870) 673-7581                                                                  e-mail:
                                                                                       Jerry Doll
                                                                                       Dept. of Agronomy
                                                                                       1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
                                                                                       Telephone: (608) 836-8809
                                                                                       Fax: (608) 262-5217

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     POSITION                                      ANNOUNCEMENTS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR                                             • utilize educational media such as radio, television,
EXTENSION AGRONOMIST                                               websites, newspapers, electronic delivery, telephone
SUGARBEET, WEED SCIENCE                                            and teleconferences;
                                                                • coordinate educational activities with members of
   Full time, 12-month tenure track state-funded position          research and extension faculty in a mixture of sugar-
at the assistant professor level. This is a joint position         beet related disciplines; and
funded by the University of Minnesota and North                 • advise graduate students.
Dakota State University.                                           Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in weed
   The 80% extension/20% research appointment is locat-         science or crop science; broad knowledge in crop pro-
ed in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota          duction, and weed control; demonstrated ability to work
State University (NDSU) in Fargo. Although the research         effectively with university faculty, extension staff, pro-
appointment is only 20%, an extensive research program          ducer groups and the public; ability to apply research
is in place and is expected to be continued. Funding is         results and provide recommendations and guidelines for
available through a granting process from the Sugarbeet         producers; effective communication skills in writing and
Research and Education Board of North Dakota and                speaking; demonstrated skills in computer applications
Minnesota which administers annual checkoff funds               and technology; valid U. S. drivers license or equivalent.
from sugarbeet growers.                                            Preferred qualifications are farm background or rele-
   Travel off-campus is required to conduct research and        vant farming experience; prior extension experience,
to carry out an outreach educational program. Office and        experience with sugarbeet, university research or teach-
lab space are provided.                                         ing experience or equivalent experience in industry.
   This position includes, but is not limited to, the follow-      Academic rank and salary are commensurate with
ing responsibilities:                                           qualifications, training, and experience.
• provide leadership in planning, developing, and con-             Send letter of application, detailed resume, official aca-
   ducting educational and research programs in sugar-          demic transcripts, and arrange to have three current let-
   beet weed control and cropping systems;                      ters of reference sent to:
• prepare background information and teaching materi-                    Dr. Richard Zollinger
   als for county agricultural extension agents, area spe-               Chair of Search Committee
   cialists and industry agronomists for the development                 Department of Plant Sciences
   and implementation of agronomic phases of the total                   Loftsgard Hall
   educational program designed to help producers and                    North Dakota State University
   others improve sugarbeet profitability;                                Fargo, ND 58105-5051
• provide in-service agronomic training for county agri-                 Ph 701-231-8157
   cultural extension agents, area specialists and industry              FAX 701-231-8474
   agronomists;                                                          Email:
• maintain close working relationship with NDSU Plant              Closing date is August 31, 2007 or until a suitable can-
   Sciences and College of Agriculture, Food Systems            didate is employed.
   and Natural Resources faculty, the Sugarbeet Research           NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.
   and Education Board and the sugarbeet industry;
• prepare circulars, bulletins, newsletters, and other
   educational materials in furtherance of the overall
   educational extension program in agronomy;                                           • • • • •

                                       NPDN Proceedings Posted
     The Proceedings <> of the 2007 Meeting
   of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is now available.
     NPDN was established by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) as
   the first line of defense in protecting the U.S. economy from thousands of potentially invasive pests and pathogens.
   NPDN facilitates the rapid detection and accurate diagnosis of plant pathogens and pests introduced to the United
   States as a consequence of global trade, natural weather occurrences, or intential introductions.
     Published by the Plant Management Network,, the proceedings includes
   PowerPoint presentations, posters, event photographs, and session notes from a meeting held January 28–31, 2007.

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                        CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
DATE                    EVENT                                 LOCATION                     CONTACT

July 9-13, 2007         Information Agriculture Conference    Springfield, Illinois
                        (InfoAg 2007)

September 17-21, 2007   9th International Conference          Perth, Australia
                        on the Ecology and Management
                        of Alien Plant Invasions
                        Weed Science Society of
                        Western Australia

December 10-13, 2007    NCWSS Annual Meeting                  St. Louis, Missouri

January 7-10, 2008      NEWSS Annual Meeting                  Sheraton Society Hill
                                                              Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

January 28-30, 2008     SWSS Annual Meeting                   Hyatt Regency      
                                                              Jacksonville, Florida

February 4-7, 2008      WSSA Annual Meeting                   Chicago, Illinois  

June 23-27, 2008        International Weed Science Congress   Vancouver, Canada  
                        5th International Congress 2008                                    Albert J. Fischer
                                                                                           IWSS Secretary-Treasurer
                                                                                           Dept. of Plant Sciences
                                                                                           Mail Stop 4
                                                                                           University of California
                                                                                           One Shields Ave.
                                                                                           Davis, CA 95616-8780
                                                                                           Tel: 530-752-7386
                                                                                           Fax: 530-752-4606

December 8-11, 2008     NCWSS Annual Meeting                  Indianapolis, Indiana

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