75th Annual Meeting has gone Virtual!

NCWSS “Unofficial” Proceedings

NCWSS 2020 Unofficial Proceedings

NCWSS 75th Annual Meeting Program

Click the link below for an overview of the program. Please note that graduate student meetings, women in weed science, and a few other meetings/sessions have not yet been scheduled but will certainly feature in the program.  We will update the program as additional details come available.

During the meeting you can expect the following:

  • Posters will be available on the website for viewing throughout the meeting (Monday through Thursday) but presenters will only be available for questions via chat at their convenience after 9:00 am on Wednesday. Included are a pdf of the poster, the abstract, and an audio file describing the key aspects of the poster (the audio file description will only be available for graduate contest participants).
  • Oral papers (presentations and symposia) will be offered concurrently in two virtual rooms throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.  Participants will see the speaker and content on the screen and can ask questions via the Q&A or Chat option on the screen. For oral papers, the session chair will monitor questions and direct those to the speaker after each presentation.  For ‘What’s New in Industry’ and the Symposia, we will address questions as a panel and enable audio questions.

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MEETING REGISTRATION:

Registration is open! You can register via the member portal or if you are a non-member you can register here.

Register before Monday, November 23, 2020, for early bird rates for Regular Members. Registrations on or after November 23rd for Regular Members will be charged a $50 late fee. Students and Honorary/Fellows registrants will not be charged the additional $50. Registration closes on November 30th.

Registration Fees:
Regular Member – $350
Honorary/Fellow – $170
Student – $100

We will update you as more information becomes available on where you can view the great program we have lined up. Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @NCWeedScience for all of the latest news!

Training for the Annual Meeting:

Next training sessions available are the following:

  • November 23rd at 2 pm – 3 pm CST (this has changed from 11 am – 12 pm)
  • November 24th at 11 am – 12 pm CST

View previously recorded sessions here

 

NCWSS Abstracts

It is important that all paper and poster submissions provide an abstract to be published in the Proceedings which will serve as a future reference for the weed science community. Abstracts are not required for the general session or symposia, but they can be submitted if desired by the author or the organizers. Symposia organizers should alert presenters directly if they prefer abstracts to be submitted and included in the Proceedings. Abstracts will be made available prior to the meeting in an ‘unofficial’ Proceedings document. Once the meeting has concluded the ‘official’ Proceedings will be published on the NCWSS website.

Below is a simple list of guidelines authors must follow when submitting abstracts for paper and poster presentations.

  • Limit abstract length to 500 words.
  • Report all units in SI units (metric).
  • Use exponents to express units of measure, e.g. kg ha-1.
  • Do not include references to literature in the abstract.
  • At first mention for each species, use complete scientific names with abbreviated authority, e.g. henbit (Lamium amplexicaule L.)
  • For herbicides, other pesticides, and adjuvants avoid trade names when possible and use common names, e.g. glyphosate.

If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, please contact the NCWSS Proceedings Editor, Joe Wuerffel (joe.wuerffel@syngenta.com).

Process for On-Line Submission of Papers and Posters

Title Submission has closed. Thank you!


Paper Presentations and Poster Presentations Format

Here are the instructions for submitting oral paper, poster, symposia, and what’s new presentations for our annual society meeting.  Please note that student and regular presentation instructions are separated as there are important differences in the requirements.

Abstracts and presentations may be submitted at any time between now and Nov 13th and they should be submitted here.

To submit your presentation, select the option to edit your title, and then click the button ‘Upload your presentation file here’ at the bottom of the form, where you will be redirected to a webpage to upload the file.

The virtual format is new to everyone and there will likely be many questions.  Please submit these to us and will keep an updated FAQ!

STUDENT ORAL PAPER/POSTER CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS

 

Session Presentation Format Requirements Presentation
Submission window
Student poster contest PDF and
Audio file with overview
  1. High quality PDF of the poster
  2. Abstract
  3. Submit an audio file with overview (Students only)
    1. Up to five minutes in length
    2. Refer to the judge’s scoresheet 
    3. Use voice recorder app or other software (Audacity, etc) to record voice as you talk and provide an overview of your poster. Provide as MP3 file.  Examples/references:
      How to record voice on Windows 10
  4. Attend Virtual Poster Session
    1. “Stand” by poster and chat with meeting attendees during one-hour period
    2. Respond to question/message board to answer questions on your poster (questions can be submitted from Tuesday morning through noon Wednesday to authors)
    3. Note that this activity is not part of poster grading
21 October
to
13 November
Student oral paper contest PPT with voice-over, as an MP4
  1. Record audio voice over using Zoom, PowerPoint, or other software. Provide as an MP4 file.  Examples/references:
  2. Abstract
  3. Refer to the judge’s scoresheet
  4. Target 12 minutes for presentation three minutes for questions
  5. Live Q&A at end of presentation facilitated by moderator
  6. Papers cannot exceed total time of 15 minutes
21 October
to
13 November

REGULAR ORAL PAPER/POSTER INSTRUCTIONS

Session Presentation Format Requirements Presentation Submission Window
Regular poster PDF
  1. High quality PDF of the poster
  2. Abstract
  3. Attend Virtual Poster Session
    1. “Stand” by poster and chat with meeting attendees during one-hour period
    2. Respond to question/message board to answer questions on your poster (questions can be submitted from Tuesday morning through noon Wednesday to authors)
21 October
to
13 November
Regular oral paper PPT with voice-over, as an MP4
  1. Record audio voice over using Zoom, PowerPoint or other software. Provide an MP4 file.  Examples/references:
  2. Abstract
  3. Target 12 minutes for presentation and three minutes for questions
  4. Live Q&A at end of presentation facilitated by moderator
  5. Papers cannot exceed total time of 15 minutes
21 October
to
13 November
Sustaining member poster PDF
  1. High quality PDF of the poster
  2. Abstract optional
  3. Attend Virtual Poster Session
    1. “Stand” by poster and chat with meeting attendees during one-hour period
    2. Respond to question/message board to answer questions on your poster (questions can be submitted from Tuesday morning through noon Wednesday to authors)
21 October
to
13 November
What’s new in industry PPT with voice-over, as an MP4
  1. Record audio voice over using Zoom, PowerPoint or other software. Provide as an MP4 file.  Examples/references:
  2. Five minute total presentation time
21 October
to
13 November
Symposia PPT with voice-over, as an MP4
  1. Record audio voice over using Zoom, PowerPoint or other software. Provide as an MP4 file.   Examples/references:
  2. Abstract submission to be agreed with symposium organizer
  3. Paper time limits agreed with symposium organizer
  4. Panel discussion following presentations
21 October
to
13 November

Contest Score Sheets

NCWSS Poster Contest Score Sheet

NCWSS Oral Paper Contest Score Sheet


NCWSS 2020 Student Video Contest Instructions

 Submission Deadline: November 16, 2020

Presentation Format: MP4

Video Categories:

  1. Research
  2. Extension/Education
  3. Project Proposal

Requirements:

  1. High-quality MP4 videos
  2. Videos will be limited to 5 minutes
  3. Each contestant can enter total two videos with one video per category and can win only one award.
  4. A student entering a video in “Project Proposal” category can enter a second video in the Extension/Education category only.
  5. Refer to the GRADING RUBRIC
  6. Please submit the videos via the file-sharing system (e.g. Dropbox) and notify the Chair of your submission via email (chahal@fmc.com). In the same email, please provide the filled-out VIDEO SUBMISSION FORM.
  7. 2018 and 2019 video contest winners are not allowed to compete in the 2020 video contest.

Winner videos will be played to the audience during the award luncheon.

Video Categories information:

  1. Submissions in the Research category should include introduction/justification, materials and methods, and results/summary of a weed science research project (greenhouse/field/laboratory) conducted by the student. The video should consist of an introduction/justification of the topic, body of educational information of the topic, and summary.
  2. Submissions in the Extension/Education category should present an educational weed science topic to the agriculture or horticulture professional audiences, growers, consultants, or other stakeholders using research-based data to support the message. The video should consist of an introduction/justification of the topic, body of educational information of the topic, and summary.
  3. Students can also submit videos on their project proposals this year. The video should consist of an introduction/justification of the topic and body of educational information of the topic. Please note that a student entering a video in this category can enter a second video in the Extension/Education category only.

Thank you to all who attended the 74th Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio!
Check out pictures from the meeting here!

2019 NCWSS Program

2019 NCWSS Proceedings

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