At the recent Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference (NEPPSC), Toni DiTommaso, Professor in the SIPS Soil and Crop Sciences Section, receiving the 2018 Outstanding Researcher Award from the Northeastern Weed Science Society. This award recognizes individuals that have made outstanding research contributions to the advancement of weed science.
Also at this conference, Eugene Law, graduate student in the SIPS Soil and Crop Sciences Section, was awarded First Place in the Student Research Poster Competition. The title of the poster was “Comparing weed communities in annual and perennial small grain cropping systems during the establishment year” and was co-authored by A. DiTommaso, M. Ryan, S. Wayman, and C. Pelzer.
The third Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference (NEPPSC 2018) was held January 8 – 11, in Philadelphia, PA. The goal of the meeting is provide a venue to bring together people with interests in entomology, plant pathology, weeds, horticulture, agriculture, agronomy, and soil science for the purpose of sharing of ideas and the presentation of the results of scientific studies and outreach programs. The members of the NEPPSC strive to enhance educational programs and the promotion of sound scientific solutions for our shared areas of interests in the Northeastern region of the United States of America.