Griffin Receives National Weed Science Research Award

Linda Benedict  |  3/2/2007 10:42:05 PM

Jim Griffin (Photo by Mark Claesgens)

Jim Griffin, Lee Mason LSU Alumni Association Professor in the School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, received the Weed Science Society of America Outstanding Research Award at the Society’s annual meeting held in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2007. The award is for scientists who have demonstrated originality and creativity and whose work has had an impact in the field of weed science. The award is established to recognize outstanding contributions to both applied and basic weed science research. Griffin’s research emphasis has been directed toward weed-pathogen-herbicide and weed-insect interactions; herbicide drift and spray application technologies; reduced tillage weed management programs; development of diversified, sustainable and economical weed management strategies; and weed biology and interference. Research accomplishments represent collaborative efforts with plant pathologists, entomologists and agronomists as well as weed science colleagues. Much of the research represents thesis projects of the more than 30 graduate students whom Griffin has advised. Griffin currently holds a research, extension and administrative appointment with the LSU AgCenter and a teaching appointment with the College of Agriculture.

Linda Foster Benedict

(This article was published in the winter 2007 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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