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Awards & Fellowships
Every four years, the International Weed Science Society (IWSS) bestows awards to weed scientists who exemplify outstanding performance in science and service, during the International Weed Science Congress. Very relevant for receiving this particular award are the candidate’s contributions to weed science made outside of one’s job description, and outside of their employer’s work hours. It is those individuals who volunteer to serve who are particularly worthy of this recognition. IWSS Awardees have:
  1. Demonstrated exemplary accomplishments in the field of weed science over a prolonged period of time.
  2. Promoted, supported, and facilitated international activities.
  3. Promoted membership to, and awareness of, the IWSS.
  4. Helped strengthen the Regional Weed Science Societies.
  5. Tangible international impact.
Outstanding Achievement Award
Sr. No.NameCountryYearPhoto
1Lewis I. Okafor Nigria1990
2LeRoy Holm USA1991
3Larry Burrill USA1992
4Chris Parker UK1992
5Chester McWhorter USA1993
6Harry Combellack Australia1993
7V. M. BhanIndia1995
8Ramiro de la Cruz Colombia1996
9Chester L. Foy USA1996
10R. K. MalikIndia1997
11Ralph C. KirkwoodUK1997
12Rashid A. Shad Pakistan2000
13Barakat Abu-Irmaileh Jordan2004
14Jonathan Gressel Israel2008
15Aurora Baltazar Philippines2012
16Jerry Doll USA2012
17Stephen O Duke USA2012
18Ricardo E LabradaCuba2012
19Bernal ValverdeCosta Rica2016
20Jens StreibigDenmark2016
21Marco QuadrantiSwitzerland2016
22Prasanta BhowmikUSA2016

Larry C Burrill Award (Student)

Larry C. Burrill (1936-2008) was one of the prime movers in getting IWSS launched and organized as the meaningful entity it is today with about 750 members. Since its inception, Larry served as Secretary-Treasurer of IWSS for several years (1976-1986). Larry Burrill, at the then International Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University, did a great deal of educational work around the world and labored tremendously to put weed science in an international forefront so that it would reach less developed nations. Numerous international students greatly benefited from Larry's understanding of weed control around the world. The IWSS Board of Directors at its 2007 annual meeting in San Antonio during the WSSA conference decided to award a prize to a selected student, which would provide full funding to support his/her attendance to the IWSS Congress. This special IWSS award will be called the LARRY C. BURRILL AWARD to honor Larry’s memorable contributions to IWSS.

Sr. No.NameCountryYearProject TitlePhoto
1Marites A. SalesUniv. of Arkansas, USA2008Transcriptome profile of red rice (Oryza sativa L.) in response to different nitrogen levels
2M.S. Ahmad-HamdaniUniversity of Western Australia2012Herbicide resistance-endowing ACCase mutations in hexaploid wild oat (Avena fatua): What can we expect in resistance evolution in a hexaploid species?

Fellowship (Students)
Sr. No.NameCountryYearProject TitlePhoto
1Hamed AbbasUSA2000The structure-activity relationships of fungal toxins that disrupt sphingolipid biosynthesis in plant and animal systems
2Pedro AlvesBrazil2000Identification and characterization of itchgrass accessions
3Ulisses AntuniassiBrazil2000Mechanical removal of aquatic weeds: operational and economic, analysis
4Scott BaersonMalayasia2000Characterization of a glyphosate-resistant Eleusine indica biotype from Malaysia
5Diego BatffaArgentina2000Effects of soil water status and depth of burial on dormancy changes in Polygonum aviculare seeds
6Diego BentisegnaArgentina2000Growth of Potamogeton pectinatus in the irrigation system of the Rio Colorado, Argentina
7Jamil ConstantinBrazil2000Azafenidin: A new herbicide for weed control in Eucalyptus camaldulensis
8Tomilea DillonUSA2000Control of red rice (Oryza sativa) and other difficult weeds in imidazolinone-tolerant (ClearField) rice
9Friday EkelemeNigeria2000Planted fallow reduces weed seed bank in southwestern Nigeria
10Geoff HurrellNewzealand2000Cirsium arvense control using Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
11Deirdre LemerleAustralia2000Breeding for strongly competitive cultivars of wheat in Australia
12Rachel MellandAustralia2000Integrated control of Chrysanthemoides monilifera in temperate natural ecosystems in southern Australia
13Festus MurithiKenya2000Approach to weed management practices in the maize cropping systems of the eastern highlands of Kenya
14David NdunguKenya2000Fodder legume effects on Striga hermonthica germination and parasitism infestation of maize
15Rico PamplonaPhilippines2000Seedling recruitment of Echinochloa crus-galli in relation to rice cultivar and crop establishment method
16Jorge PerdigonArgentina2000Phytotoxic persistence of chlorimuron and metasulfuron in soils of the Pampean region of Argentina
17Eduardo PuricelliArgentina2000Effects of glyphosate doses and soybean planting system on Anoda cristata biomass and seed production
18Claudio PurissimoBrazil2000Effectiveness of postemergence herbicides following early preplant applications of sulfosate in no-tillage soybeans
19Susan TimminsNew Zealand2000Eradicate this weed or not?
20Craig WaltonAustralia2000National weedbuster week: linking weed communication and action across Australia
21Ondina LandazuriEcuador2002Ecology of Rubus niveus in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
22Renan GravenaBrazil2000Interference periods of Cyperus rotundus in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)
23Nubia CorreiaBrazil2002Sorghum straw and imazamox herbicide for weed control in soybeans
24Wilson AvilaUniversidad Autonoma de Chapingo, Mexico2004
25Tienke CowanUniv. of New England, Australia 2004
26Anna GoliszWarsaw Agric. Univ., Poland2004
27Julio ScursoniUniv. de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004
28Matola TundeInstitute of Chemistry, Hungarian Academy Sci., Hungary2004
29Bolette Pedersen Univ. Western Australia, Australia 2004
30Santiago PoggioUniv. de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004
31Fabrice RouxInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France2004
32Irfan RashidUniversity of Kashmir, India2008
33Cody J. GrayMississippi State Univ. , USA2004
34Mithila JugulamUniversity of Guelph, Canada2004
35Kevin KelleyUniversity of Illinois, USA2004
36Eric PageWashington State Univ., USA2004
37William PatzoldtUniversity of Illinois, USA2004
38Vinod ShivrainUniv. of Arkansas, USA2004
39Tsafrir WeinbergUniversity of Guelph, Canada2004
40Hagai YasuorHebrew Univ. Jerusalem, Israel2004
41Puja RayNRCWS, India2008
42Elena Sanchez-OlguinOregon State University, USA2008
43Maria ZappiolaOregon State University, USA2008
44Dana ZivThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel2008
45Muthu BagavathiannanUniversity of Manitoba, Canada2008
46Sanjeev BangarwaUniv. of Arkansas, USA2008
47Barbara Baraibar Univ. of Lleida, Spain2008
48Robeto BusiUniv. of West Australia, Australia2008
49Seyed EslamiUniv. of Birjand, Iran2008
50Mitra GhotbiShahed Univ., Iran2008
51Inbar GreenspoonThe Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Israel2008
52Eva KohlschmidUniv. of Hohenheim, Germany2008
53Fabiane LamegoUniv. of Arkansas, USA2008
54Pauline LangUniv. of Glasgow, Scotland, UK2008
55Claudia MarchesiUniv. of California, USA2008
56Biancha MartinsOregon State Univ., USA2008
57Claudia MorvilloUniv. of Buenos Aires, Argentina2008
58Santiago PoggioUniv. of Buenos Aires, Argentina2008
59Michael QuinnOregon State Univ., USA2008
60Vinod ShivrainUniv. of Arkansas, USA2008
61Daljit SinghPurdue Univ., USA2008
62Lena UlberUniv. of Gottingen, Germany2008
63Tatiana VegaNational Univ. of Rosario, Argentina2008
64Susie WarnerCSIRO, Aurstralia2008
65Lynise WearneCSIRO, Australia2008
66Maria JohnUniv. of Rostock, Germany2008
67Colin YatesOntario Terrestrial Invasive Plants Council, Canada 2008
68Nguyen Thi Lan ThiHo Chi Minh National University, Vietnam2011The invasion of mimosa (Mimosa pigra L.) at Tram Chim National Park, Dong Thap province
69Apaitia MacanawaiMinistry of Primary Industries, Fiji2011Vegetative growth and development of Mikania micrantha in taro and cassava production in Viti Levu Fiji
70Zahid HanifDepartment of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan2011Characterization of the reproductive behaviors and invasive potential of Parthenium in Australia
71Martins , Bianca A.BOregon State University, USA2012Gene flow between Clearfield® wheat and jointed goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica)
72Nunes, Anderson L.Federal Univ of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil2012Nucleotide variability and genetic regulation of seed shattering in Brazilian red rice ecotypes
73Shilo, TalNewe‐Yaar Research Center, Israel2012Trafficking of Macromolecules in the Parasitism Association between Egyptian broomrape (Phelipanche aegyptiaca) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
74Haile, Teketel A.University of Saskatchewan, Canada2012Harvest loss in canola and the problem of volunteer weeds
75Salas, Reiofeli A.University of Arkansas, USA2012Resistance to glyphosate in Italian ryegrass populations from Arkansas, USA
76Dvorkin, GalHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel2012Effects of long-term irrigation with reclaimed wastewater on the efficacy and fate of trifloxysulfuron-sodium activity in the soil
77Mispan, Muhamad S.South Dakota State University, USA2012QTL and Haplotype Analysis of Wild and Crop-Mimic Traits in US Weedy Rice
78Khan, RahamdadAgricultural University of Pakistan2012Weed control efficiency of bioherbicides and their impact on grain yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum)
79Amnon CochaviNewe‐Ya\\2012A thermal-time model for predicting the parasitism of Phelipanche aegyptiaca in carrot (Daucus carrota)
80Fernando H. OrejaUniversity of Buenos Aires, Argentina2012Effect of soybean crop on the processes that ensure the success of Digitaria sanguilnalis to maintain its population on a field
81Elena SanchezOregon State Univesity, USA2012Evolutionary history of Aegilops cylindrica Host (jointed goatgrass)
82George M. BothaUniversity of Arkansas, USA2012Differential Response and Tolerance Mechanism of Palmer amaranth to Glufosinate
83Guo Q. ChenNanjing Agricultural University, China2012Invasion of Solidago canadensis is causing biotic homogenization in China
84Gonzalo A.R. MolinaInstitute of Physiological and Ecological Research, Argentina2012Diversity of weeds and arthropods in fencerows is enhanced when crop types at both adjoining fields
85Ziv KleinmanHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel2012Characterization of resistance mechanism to glyphosate of (Conyza bonariensis)
86Maor MatzrafiHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel2012Multiple herbicide resistance in rigid ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) in Israel
87Arnab B. GoonBCKVV, Kalyani, West Bengal, India2012Determination of Glyphosate residue in Green Tea, Made Tea and Tea Liquor after derivatisation with 9-fluorenylmethyl chloroformate by LC-ESI-MS/MS
88Asad ShabbirUniversity of Queensland, Australia2012The current and potential geographic distribution of Parthenium weed in Pakistan
89Alexandra M. KnightNorth Carolina State University, USA2012Effect of weed removal time on corn yield as affected by nitrogen source and rate
90Mariela LodovichiUniversidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina2012Operational planning model for optimal herbicide-based weed management in winter crops
91Yan SunUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland2012High per-capita effect of a plant invader on its neighbors away but invader size matters at home
92Te Ming TsengUniversity of Arkansas, USA2012Evolutionary divergence of seed dormancy in US weedy red rice
93Abolfazl DerakhshanGorgan University, Iran2012Tribenuron-methyl Resistant-Turnipweed (Rapistrum rugosum) from Iran
94Ying‐Hui LiSouth China Agricultural University, China2012A paraquat-resistant goosegrass biotype found in China
95Fabiane LamegoBrazil2012ALS resistance in polyploid beggarticks (Bidens subalternans)
96Sandya R. KesojuUSA2015Alfalfa transgene dispersal and adventitious presence: understanding grower perception of risk
97Meenakshi SangwanIndia2015Efficacy of herbicides mixture and sequential herbicidal application in cluster bean and their residualeffect on succeeding mustard in two texturally different soils
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