Weed Science Contest

NEWSS Collegiate Weed Science Contest

Weed Science Contest Award

The purpose of the Northeastern Collegiate Weed Science Contest is to provide an educational experience from which students in Northeastern universities can broaden their applied skills in weed science. The contest provides an opportunity for weed science students to meet and talk with each other, be exposed to researchers from other universities and industry, and apply what they have learned. It is also hoped that the contest will increase the visibility of weed science and intensify the interest level of those participating in the discipline of weed science.

2018 Collegiate Weed Science Contest

The 2018 NEWSS Weed Contest will be hosted by BASF held at the Pine Level Research Station outside of Smithfield, NC on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, with travel on July 23, 2018 and July 25, 2018. Information on accommodations, etc. will be forthcoming.

Volunteers are needed to assist with judging, scoring, and general assistance with the four student competition events: Unknown herbicide identification, Sprayer calibration, Weed identification, and Farmer problem resolution. As the contest approaches, a call for volunteers will be issued.

Weed Contest Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the weed contest helps to offset the total cost of the contest, including supplies, awards, and contest meals. Please consider making a donation on the Weed Contest Sponsorship webpage.