Annual Meeting

77th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO

Call for Papers

Titles Submissions: Friday, September 9
Abstract Submissions: Tuesday, November 1
Oral, Poster and Videos Presentation Submissions: Monday, November 28

The site will be open Wednesday, August 18th for submissions. Visit  https://weedscimeetingabstracts.com/ to submit.

The Annual Meeting page on the NCWSS website (http://ncwss.org/annual-meeting/) has been updated to include all information concerning the meeting, as well as instructions for submissions. Graduate student video contest participants are required to submit titles, abstracts and video on the same submission timelines as the oral presentations and posters.

NCWSS Abstracts

Abstracts for the 2022 NCWSS Annual Society Meeting are due on November 1, 2022. 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. If an abstract is not received by the deadline, it will not be published in the Proceedings. 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).

 

Information for Student Paper, Poster, and Video Contest

SIGN-IN to Title/Abstract Submission Site
(Open Thursday, August 18)

Go to the title/abstract submission website (https://weedscimeetingabstracts.com/) hosted through WSSA. You will need your login and password for your account or create your own new account if you have not done so previously. Select the Enter button for the 2022 NCWSS link under upcoming conferences.

SUBMIT TITLE (deadline Friday, September 9, 2022)

Create or edit your profile; be sure to confirm your contact information is correct. Proceed to the My Titles link. Follow the site’s instructions for submission. For your affiliation, use the commonly accepted name. Capitalize only major words in the title as indicated in the instructions. Do not include any quotation marks or punctuation in the title. Make sure you have all the appropriate authors added (for example, your advisor).

 

Students: It is very important that you answer the question, “Are you a student?” and the following questions regarding participation in the student contest.
Failure to answer the questions will result in you not being in the student contest.

Presentation Type: 
Use the dropdown menu to indicate what type of presentation you will be giving: Oral paper, Poster, Symposium, or General Session.
Topic Sections:
Use the dropdown menu to select the top two choices for your topic section.
Authors:
Use the dropdown menu to select authors from the pre-populated list. If an author does not appear on the list, please use the new author function. You will be able to reorder the authors and select the presenting author from this section.
Save and Submit:
Once you are done entering your title, please hit the Save and Submit button. From there you will be taken the Permission to Post the Presentation page.
Permission to Post the Presentation:
Please indicate if you are willing to allow a PDF version of your poster or oral presentation slides to be posted to the NCWSS website and hit submit. The default setting is set to no. All titles must be submitted by Friday, September 9, 2022. Do not wait until the last moment!

Note: You can make changes to your information before the submission date, but not after the deadline.

SUBMIT ABSTRACT (deadline Tuesday, November 12022)

Sign into your account as you did previously for the title submission. Click on the link to submit an abstract. Scroll down to the abstract part of the window and click anywhere in the area designated to hold the abstract. Cut and paste your abstract into the box provided. Develop an abstract in a word processing program. There is no need to include the title or authors in the “cut and paste” portion since the correct information has been already entered. We recommend that you make all changes prior to pasting into the submission form.
NOTE: If you make any changes to the title or authors, please email both the section chair and program chair (Reid Smeda at SmedaR@missouri.edu ) to alert us about the change.

Paper Presentations and Presentation Format

All papers will be presented with PowerPoint files through an LCD projector. Electronic presentations will be limited to PowerPoint programs and need to be uploaded to the Submission website by Monday, November 28. Presentations are approximately 12 minutes long followed by one to two minutes for questions or comments to fit a 15-minute schedule. Contact the Program Chair if more time is needed. Abstracts of the paper and poster presentations will be published on the NCWSS website (www.ncwss.org). Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the Title/Abstract Submission website prior to the meeting (by Tuesday, November 1, 2022). A Call for Abstracts and Instructions for Submitting the Abstracts will be sent to the corresponding authors by the Proceedings Editor after titles are submitted.

Poster Presentation Format

Posters will be set up on Monday, December 5 and available for viewing on Tuesday and Wednesday. All posters should be removed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. One poster mounting board supported on an easel will be provided by the NCWSS, with 2 posters fitting on each side. Poster size is 42 by 48 inches. Posters will be arranged according to subject, so please indicate your section preference in the title/Abstract Submission system linked to the NCWSS website. Additional details will be mailed to each poster session participant following title submission.

Video Presentation Format

All videos will be presented as MP4 files through an LCD projector. Videos will be limited to MP4 files and need to be uploaded by November 28. Each Video will be presented during the Extension Section. Videos should be prepared in a professional manner and approved by student’s faculty advisor. Videos will be limited to 5 minutes (2.5 minute minimum) and will be judged based on the grading rubric available online at http://ncwss.org/annual-meeting/.. Videos should include the presenting student on-screen as this will be reflected in the evaluation process to select the winners.  There will be three categories:

1.    Research category video submissions should be targeted towards scientific professionals in the weed science field.

2.    Extension/Education submissions should be targeted towards agricultural / horticultural professional audiences (growers, consultants, other clientele). Focus should be placed on educational outreach using research based data to support the message.

3.    Project Proposal is available to first year students only and submissions should be targeted towards scientific professionals in the weed science field. Focus should be on background and justification / need for the research highlighted.

Each contestant can enter one video per category. Only first year students are allowed to participate in the Project Proposal category. First place winners of previous video contest categories are not allowed to compete in the same category in the current year video contest. The exception to this rule would be PhD students who received first place as an MS student can submit to any category. Videos may not exceed four power point slides (or animations) for materials & methods, supplemental information, and visual aids. Use of the same data set for the video and either the paper or poster contests will result in disqualification from all contests.

Grad Student Travel Awards

NCWSS Graduate Student Travel Awards 2022

The North Central Weed Science Society is offering up to six (6) Travel Awards to qualifying graduate students for their first attendance at the NCWSS annual meeting. These scholarships will provide up to $500 per student plus a complimentary registration fee for the annual meeting. Students and/or their graduate advisor are responsible for all remaining costs incurred to attend the NCWSS annual meeting, including travel and meals. This travel grant program is intended to encourage graduate student involvement in the NCWSS annual meeting while students are in the early portion of their graduate program. Therefore, this grant is limited to students who have not yet attended a NCWSS annual meeting. Graduate Students not in traditional weed science graduate programs are also encouraged to apply for these travel grants. Undergraduate Students may also apply and be considered for the travel awards. The NCWSS Distinguished Achievement Award Committee will screen applicants based on a written application, details listed below. Names of awardees will be announced at the NCWSS awards ceremony.

Application Requirements:
1. Applicant must be a student in good standing from an accredited institution with an interest in weed science and a desire to become a contributing member of the NCWSS annual meeting.
2. Applicants must have written support from a faculty member at their current university.
3. The applicant must be willing to work at the NCWSS annual meeting in a responsible and professional manner as directed. Work responsibilities may include assisting with session operations, supporting the registration desk, poster session set-up or teardown, or other related duties involved in the operations of the NCWSS annual meeting.

Application Materials: (PDF file or Word files only)
1. Name
2. Address and full name of the Institution of graduate studies.
3. Beginning date of the student’s current graduate degree program
4. A brief description of the student’s current research activities
5. Current GPA
6. Anticipated date of graduation and degree to be conferred.
7. Provide the title and abstract for any presentations planned for NCWSS.
8. Applicant’s objectives for attending NCWSS annual meeting. 300 words or less
9. Letter of support from the applicant’s supporting faculty member. The letter should address the applicant’s reason for participation in the NCWSS annual meeting and the likelihood that the applicant’s goals while at the NCWSS annual meeting can be met. The letter of support should be no more than 300 words.

SUBMISSION: Application should be submitted by the graduate student as an email PDF attachment to Harlene Hatterman-Valenti (h.hatterman.valenti@ndsu.edu) by September 30, 2022.

Call For Nominees

Fellow Award
John Hinz, Chair, Fellows Committee
There are many in the NCWSS who have given years of service and have distinguished themselves in the weed science discipline.  Please consider nominating those in the society that are deserving of the Fellow Award.  According to the NCWSS MOP, nominees must have been active in the NCWSS and should have made substantial contributions in more than one of the following areas:  1) Service to NCWSS, 2) Presentations and publications in the NCWSS, 3) Service to other weed science societies, 4) Academic weed science endeavors, 5) Industry weed science endeavors, and 6) Other meritorious weed science service.  Instructions for nomination are found on the NCWSS web site under “Society” (top tab), then under “Award Nominations Information”, and then “Fellows nomination instructions”.  Please submit nominations by September 30, 2022 to John Hinz, Chair, NCWSS Fellows committee at john.hinz@bayer.com.

Distinguished Achievement Awards
Our Society is composed of many outstanding members who deserve recognition for their achievements, accomplishments and dedicated service to our Society.  Each year we can present up to five Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAA) in the following categories: Research, Education, Service, Young Scientist, Industry, and Professional Staff.  Please consider nominating one of your fellow members whom you believe has made a significant contribution in one of these categories.  The nomination process is relatively simple, but the feeling of gratitude by recipients can last a lifetime.  If you are uncertain if an individual already has received a particular award, you can see a list of previous recipients on the website under ‘Society’>’About NCWSS’>’Distinguished Achievement awards 2020’.  Nomination instructions can be found on the NCWSS website under ‘Society’>’Award Nominations Information’.  Please email the completed nomination package as a pdf to Harlene Hatterman-Valenti (h.hatterman.valenti@ndsu.edu) by September 30, 2022.  If you have any questions about the nomination process, feel free to call (701-231-8536) or email Harlene Hatterman-Valenti.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The North Central Weed Science Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes one outstanding graduate student who is a NCWSS student member.  This award is presented to a graduate student who is actively involved in the Society, as well as contributor to the field of weed science through extension, research, and teaching.
Eligibility of the nominee: The nominee currently must be enrolled as a student or have graduated no more than 12 months prior to the annual meeting. Students are judged on involvement in NCWSS and other activities in weed science, such as extension, teaching, research publications and other presentations of research, academic records, and honors and awards.  Additional details about the nomination process, including instructions for preparing and submitting the nomination package can be found on the NCWSS website under ‘Society’>’Award Nominations Information’.  Please email the completed nomination package as a pdf to Harlene Hatterman-Valenti (h.hatterman.valenti@ndsu.edu) by September, 30 2022.  If you have any questions about the nomination process, feel free to call (701-231-8536) or email Harlene Hatterman-Valenti.

Mark Your Calendar for Key Dates for

NCWSS is planning for an in-person meeting in the shadow of the Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri beginning Monday, December 5, and ending Thursday, December 8, 2022. Although we can expect new variants of Covid-19, we have greater experience with dealing with infections and tools available to lessen the effects (vaccinations, etc.). The NCWSS Program Committee will be monitoring the Covid-19 situation prior to our meeting and communicating with the Hyatt Regency Hotel to ensure all protective measures required for an in-person meeting can be met. As the year progresses, additional information on the meeting will be communicated.

Mark Your Calendar with Key Dates for our 2022 NCWSS Meeting: Submissions of titles for oral, poster, and video presentations open August 18th and closes September 9th. Abstract submissions are due November 1.  Oral presentations must be submitted by November 28.  Student contest posters and student videos must also be submitted by November 28th.

Check for updates and more details at http://ncwss.org/annual-meeting/
Hope to see you there!

Reid Smeda
NCWSS Program Chair

Room Reservations:

Reservations with the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch can be made here https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/STLRS/G-TINA 
or call 1-888-421-1442 and refer to the “NCWSS Meeting”. The cut-off date for room reservations is November 11, 2022.

Nearby Restaurants:

Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar – Located at the Hotel  

314-259-3270 

Monday-Friday  4pm-10pm 

Saturday-Sunday  11am-10pm 

Red Kitchen – Located at the Hotel 

Monday-Friday  6am-11am 

Saturday-Sunday  6am-12pm 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Located at the Hotel 

314-259-3200 

Open Daily 4pm-9pm 

Starbucks – Located at the Hotel 

Open Daily 6am-4pm 

Pickles Deli 

200 N Broadway, Suite 110 

314-241-2255 

Monday – Friday  7am-3pm 

Broadway Oyster Bar 

736 S Broadway 

314-621-8811 

Open Daily  11am-10pm 

Jimmy John’s 

508 Pine Street 

314-571-9716 

Monday – Friday  10am-3pm 

Sugarfire Smoke House 

605 Washington Ave 

314-394-1720 

Open Daily  11am-9pm 

Café de Blaire 

442 N 4th Street 

314-737-7701 

Monday – Friday  7am-7pm 

Saturday – Sunday  8am-7pm 

Chili Macs Diner 

510 Pine Street 

314-421-9040 

Monday – Friday  5:30am-2pm 

Snarf’s Sandwiches – Downtown at the MX 

614 Washington Ave 

314-241-0100 

Monday – Friday  8am-7pm 

Saturday – Sunday  9am-7pm 

Hi-Pointe Drive-In 

634 Washington Ave 

314-405-8274 

Sunday  10am-9pm 

Monday-Thursday  11am-9pm 

Friday  11am-10pm 

Saturday  10am-10pm 

Imo’s Pizza 

904 S 4th Stret 

314-421-4667 

Sunday – Thursday  10am-12am 

Friday – Saturday  10am-1am 

Carmine’s Steak House 

20 S 4th Street 

314-241-1631 

Monday-Thursday  4pm-8:30pm 

Friday-Saturday  4pm-9:30pm 

Sauce on the Side – Downtown Location 

411 N 8th Street 

314-241-5667 

Monday-Thursday  11am-9pm 

Friday-Saturday  11am-10pm 

Sunday  Noon-8pm 

Bailey’s Range 

920 Olive Street 

314-241-8121 

Open Daily  11am-9pm 

Pi Pizzeria – Downtown at the MX 

610 Washington Ave 

314-588-7600 

Tuesday-Thursday  11am-9pm 

Friday-Saturday  11am-10pm 

 

 

Sports & Social – Ballpark Village 

651 Clark Ave 

314-492-5064 

Tuesday-Thursday  11am-10pm 

Friday-Saturday  11am-2am 

Sunday  11am-8pm 

Salt and Smoke – Ballpark Village 

501 Clark Street 

314-727-0200 ext. 5 

Sunday-Thursday  11am-9pm 

Friday-Saturday  11am-10pm 

Rooster – Downtown 

1104 Locust Street 

314-241-8118 

Open Daily 8am-2pm 

BLT’s – Breakfast, Lunch & Tacos 

626 N 6th Street 

314-925-8505 

Monday-Friday  10am-2pm 

Saturday-Sunday  9am-2pm 

Sushi Ai 

910 Olive Street 

314-588-7888 

Monday-Thursday  11am-8pm 

Friday  11am-8:30pm 

Saturday  11:30am-8:30pm 

Sunday  11:30am-8pm 

Sen Thai-Asian Bistro 

1000 Washington Ave 

314-436-3456 

Monday-Friday  11:30am-9pm 

Saturday-Sunday  12pm-9pm 

Hooters 

100 N 7th Street 

314-588-0738 

Sunday-Thursday  11am-12am 

Friday-Saturday  11am-1am 

Red Door 

217 N 7th Street 

314-231-2867 

Monday-Friday  11am-10pm 

Saturday  5pm-10pm 

77th Annual Meeting Call for Titles

NCWSS members are invited to submit titles for the 77th Annual Meeting. The proposal deadline is May 202022. Deadlines for titles, abstracts, and presentations are coming soon. Contact the Program Chair, Reid Smeda at smedar@missouri.edu with questions.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 76th Annual Meeting!

The NCWSS 76th Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan was a success! You can find a copy of the final program, a link to the Proceedings page, and our collection of photos captured at the event.

Proceedings

76th Annual Meeting Program 

76th Annual Meeting Pictures


Future Meetings of the Society

December 5-8, 2022, St. Louis, MO

December 11-14, 2023, Minneapolis, MN

December 8-12, 2024, Kansas City, MO