Annual Meeting

77th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO

Review the Program 12.2.22 (Click Here)

Unofficial Proceedings

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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 to submit.

The Annual Meeting page on the NCWSS website ( 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 If an abstract is not received by the deadline, it will not be published in the Proceedings.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 (


Information for Student Paper, Poster, and Video Contest

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

Go to the title/abstract submission website ( 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.
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 ) 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 ( 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 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 ( 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

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 ( 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 ( 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
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 
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


Monday-Friday 4pm-11pm

Saturday-Sunday 11am-11pm

  • Red Kitchen – Located at the Hotel

Monday-Friday 6am-11am

Saturday-Sunday 6am-12pm

  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Located at the Hotel


Open Daily 4pm-9pm

  • Starbucks – Located at the Hotel

Open Daily 6am-2pm

  • Pickles Deli

200 N Broadway, Suite 110


Monday – Friday 7am-3pm

  • Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S Broadway


Open Daily 11am-10pm

  • Jimmy John’s

508 Pine Street


Monday – Friday 10am-3pm

  • Sugarfire Smoke House

605 Washington Ave


Open Daily 11am-9pm

  • Café de Blaire

442 N 4th Street


Monday – Friday 7am-7pm

Saturday – Sunday 8am-7pm

  • Chili Macs Diner

510 Pine Street


Monday – Friday 5:30am-2pm

  • Snarf’s Sandwiches – Downtown at the MX

614 Washington Ave


Monday – Friday 8am-7pm

Saturday – Sunday 9am-7pm

  • Hi-Pointe Drive-In

634 Washington Ave


Sunday 10am-9pm

Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 10am-10pm

  • Imo’s Pizza

904 S 4th Street


Sunday – Thursday 10am-12am

Friday – Saturday 10am-1am

  • Carmine’s Steak House

20 S 4th Street


Monday-Thursday 4pm-8:30pm

Friday-Saturday 4pm-9:30pm

  • Sauce on the Side – Downtown Location

411 N 8th Street


Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Sunday Noon-8pm

  • Bailey’s Range

920 Olive Street


Open Daily 11am-9pm

  • Pi Pizzeria – Downtown at the MX

610 Washington Ave


Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

  • Sports & Social – Ballpark Village

651 Clark Ave


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

1025 Washington Ave


Open Daily 8am-2pm

  • BLT’s – Breakfast, Lunch & Tacos

626 N 6th Street


Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

Saturday-Sunday 9am-2pm

  • Sushi Ai

910 Olive Street


Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm

Friday 11am-8:30pm

Saturday 11:30am-8:30pm

Sunday 11:30am-8pm

  • Sen Thai-Asian Bistro

1000 Washington Ave


Monday-Friday 11:30am-9pm

Saturday-Sunday 12pm-9pm

  • Hooters

100 N 7th Street


Sunday-Thursday 11am-12am

Friday-Saturday 11am-1am

  • Red Door

217 N 7th Street


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 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.


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