The University of Missouri graduate student Weed Science team won first place at the annual North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS) Contest. The team was comprised of graduate plant science students Tye Shauck, Kristin Rosenbaum, Eric Riley and Doug Spaunhorst. Shauck won several individual awards including: overall 1st place graduate individual, 1st place graduate individual in the Herbicide Injury Identification category, and 1st place graduate individual in the Written Sprayer Calibration category.
MU also had a second graduate student weed science team comprised of graduate plant science students Brock Waggoner, Craig Solomon, John Schultz, and Spencer Riley that also did well in this contest. The MU teams competed against other weed science students and teams from Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, and University of Nebraska.
The 2012 NCWSS Student Weed Contest was held August 8 and 9 in Larned, Kan. The NCWSS is comprised of 15 U.S. states and one Canadian province: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.