Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is well
represented among the leadership of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA).
Senseman, professor and head of UT’s Department of Plant Sciences, will serve
as the organization’s president-elect in 2017, while Larry Steckel, professor,
Plant Sciences, will serve as vice-president.
WSSA is a national scientific society that promotes
research, education, and extension outreach activities concerning weeds and
their impact on the environment. The Society publishes three professional
journals (Weed Science, Weed Technology, and Invasive Plant Science and Management)
and provides science-based information to the public and government policy
makers. Their membership is comprised of scientists from around the globe.
Larry have been at the forefront of the weed science field for many years and
will represent our Institute well as officers of WSSA,” says Tim Cross,
chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture.
joined UTIA in 2013 as Plant Sciences Department Head, where he guides
department faculty and staff in delivering nationally and internationally
recognized programs in teaching, research and extension. Prior to that, he was
a professor at Texas A&M University with a research concentration in
environmental fate of pesticides and herbicide physiology. In 201
6, Senseman was vice-president of WSSA.
a recognized expert in herbicide resistant weed management. He has worked as
the UT Extension Weed Specialist since 2003. He is located at the West
see AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee, where he
maintains an extensive research program and has served as major professor for
seven graduate level students.
and Steckel assumed their positions at the WSSA annual meeting, held in
February 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.
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Senseman, professor and department head, UT Department of Plant Sciences,
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