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North Central Weed Science Society Meeting

October 3, 2003

Make plans now to attend the 58th meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society, December 1 to 4 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Jerry Doll, extension weed scientist at the University of Wisconsin and program chair for the conference, wrote the following article and graciously granted us permission to publish it here. --Aaron Hager and Dawn Nordby

The program is rich in papers and posters with the latest in weed management information. The general sessions include "It's sexy. It's safe. Everybody wants to do it"; "Future opportunities in weed science: my views"; and "I'm not a real weed scientist but I play one in D.C." Sections that will have both papers and posters include corn and sorghum, soybeans and annual legumes, herbicide physiology, cereals and oilseeds, forage and range, horticultural crops, equipment and application methods, and weed ecology and biology.

Each day will feature a symposium. Tuesday's symposium will provide a review and assessment of genomics applications in weed science organized by those active in the herbicide physiology section of NCWSS. Wednesday's symposium will move us "Beyond Thresholds: Applying Multiple Tactics Within Integrated Weed Management Systems" with five in-depth presentations, one by a noted Dutch weed scientist. Thursday morning's symposium will direct our attention to the future role of weed science extension. This one is very timely because the rapid pace of changes in our discipline has as many or perhaps more implications for our outreach activities and personnel as it does for those in research and teaching.

Cost for the entire conference is $210 if you preregister, $230 if you register on-site. Full registration includes the proceedings of the papers and posters presented, the Wednesday evening awards banquet, and refreshment breaks. One-day registrations are $40. For registration and hotel information, contact the NCWSS executive secretary, Robert A. Schmidt, 1508 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61821-3133 (217-352-4212; You can find additional program information and the registration form at

Author: Aaron Hager Dawn Nordby

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