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SIPS students awarded at Weed Science Societies meeting

-Toni DiTommaso

beach scene with palm treesCongratulations to SIPS students who received awards at the 60th joint meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) held March 2-5, in Maui, HI

Plant Sciences undergraduate, Emma Kubinksi, receiving a WSSA John Jachetta Undergraduate Research Award ($2,000) for her research proposal entitled: How much of a threat is Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) in New York State?  Emma’s faculty sponsor is Toni DiTommaso.

Horticulture PhD graduate student, Maria Gannett (Kao-Kniffin, DiTommaso) placed third in the PhD poster competition for her research entitled: Weed-microbial competition in soils amended with high carbon: A new tool for weed management?

Other PhD graduate student presenters:

  • Liang Cheng (Horticulture-Kao-Kniffin):  Microbial contributions to weed suppression in conventional and organic farm soils.
  • Eugene Law (SCS-DiTommaso, Ryan): Exploring the impacts of weeds in perennial grain crops and Comparing weed communities of perennial and annual small grain cropping systems.

Faculty member Lynn Sosnoskie (Horticulture) also attended the meeting and presented a poster entitled: “Field bindweed management in reduced tillage systems in California’s Central Valley. Lynn is beginning her term as the public Member-at-Large on the WSSA Board of Directors.

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