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.