More than 550 people attended this year’s California Weed Science Society annual meeting in Sacramento where Steve Fennimore of Salinas, UC Extension weed specialist, took over as president. Next year’s conference will be held Jan. 22-24, in Monterey.
Chuck Synold of Fresno, Calif., left, outgoing president of CWSS, hands over the ceremonial hoe to the society’s new president, Steve Fennimore of Salinas, UC Extension weed specialist.
Brandt Monterey was at Sacramento with Neil Giffin, Miles Sheldon and Dan Fiser, all of Fresno.
FMC’s Corbett Schnatmeyer, left, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., has coffee with Eco-Pak’s Kurt Spingath of Parker City, Indiana.
Representing DuPont Crop Protection at CWSS were Hugo Ramirez of Visalia, Calif., and Wayne Steele, right, of Fresno, Calif. Visiting with them is Lorainne Fought of J.R. Simplot, Kerman, Calif.
These two traveled a long way to attend the weed conference. David Kluttz is with Lakeland Restoration Services, Priest River, Idaho and Paul WSestcott is from Applied Biochemists, Phoenix, Ariz.
Michelle LeStrange, left, former CWSS president, presented the society’s honorary member award to Wilbur-Ellis’ Scott Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., center, and the CWSS award of excellence to Dow AgroSciences’ Rick Miller of Folsom, Calif.
CalTrans was well represented at the weed conference by, from left: Kent Kibble and William Nantt, both of Lodi; Kenneth Murray of Sacramento and Jeff Bodde of Marysville.
Visiting during a break in the presentations at the weed conference were Guang Ma, left, of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and John Jachetta of Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, Ind., who made a presentation on career opportunities in weed science.