|Here are a few snapshots from the WeedOlympics . . . the first-ever national weed science contest that was held at the ETREC-Plant Sciences Unit on July 27, 2011. A total of 137 students, 23 coaches, and 36 total teams from all regional weed science societies (including two teams from Canada). There were also approximately 150 volunteers involved as well.|
|Contestants start the day with a written test.|
|Contestant addresses "irate farmer" problem with cotton, as contest judges observe and evaluate the interaction.|
|Weed ID - Contestants were challenged to identify scientific and common names of 30 different weed (or seed) species.|
|Symptomology section...one of the most challenging components of the WeedOlympics.|
|Contestants work on sprayer calibration problem.|
Kudos to Greg Armel and Jim Brosnan for having the vision and hosting such a great event.