Weed Science Contest
NEWSS Collegiate Weed Science Contest
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.
2019 Collegiate Weed Science Contest
The 2019 North American Weed Science Contest will be held on Thursday, July 25,2019 at the BASF Midwest Research Farm, Midwest Ag Research Center of Valent, and Klein Farms near Seymour, Illinois with travel on July 24, 2019 and July 26, 2019.
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.
All individuals participating in the contest (students, coaches and volunteers) must register at the following website:
Hotel information and other details are provided on the website. Deadline for registration is June 15.
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.