Annual Meeting



The Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference (NEPPSC) is organized in cooperation with the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS), the Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America (NE ASA-CSAA-SSSA), and the American Society of Horticultural Science-Northern Region (NR-ASHS). The goal of this meeting is to provide a venue to bring together people with interests in entomology, plant pathology, weed management, horticulture, agricultural systems, agronomy, and soil science to share ideas and the results of scientific studies and outreach programs. The members of the NEPPSC strive to enhance educational programs and the promotion of sound scientific solutions for our shared areas of interests in the Northeastern region of the United States of America, and provide an inviting setting for students to share their work and network with current and future peers.


January 3-6, 2022

Wyndham Gettysburg
Gettysburg, PA



Meeting Theme: Science Communication

Titles Due: September 17, 2021. Submission will be via, beginning August 16, 2021. Proceedings abstracts and PowerPoint slides need to be uploaded by 11:59 PM, January 2, 2022.

Registration: Meeting Registration opens November 1, 2021. Early Bird registration and Hotel Reservation deadline is December 10, 2021.

Program Overview: Will include General Session, Society Symposium, Student Symposium, Poster Session (including student competition), Student Oral Competition, volunteer presentations in Agronomic Crops; Fruit, Vegetable, and Tree Crops; and Turf, Ornamental and Non-Crop, Society Business Meetings, Graduate Student Luncheon, Past President’s Breakfast, Societal Socials, and More.

Additional Information: For program questions, contact Jacob Barney ( , and general meeting questions, contact Caren Schmidt ( 


NEWSS Graduate Student Writing Contest

Objective: To support the development of effective writing skills of our graduate students to communicate with a broader audience.

Eligibility: Any graduate student currently enrolled in an MS or PhD Weed Science degree program in the Northeastern region or has completed an MS or PhD Weed Science degree program no more than 6 months prior to the contest submission deadline is eligible to participate. Either the graduate student or their advisor must be a current member of NEWSS.

Submission: Deadline for article submission – October 1st, 2021. Submit articles by e-mail to the Graduate Student Writing Contest Chair, Rakesh Chandran (; copy NEWSS President Caren Ann Schmidt (

Download the complete description of the contest and submission form in Microsoft Word or PDF format.