Williams appointed weed specialist for Northeast Louisiana

Linda Benedict, Van Osdell, Mary Ann  |  12/1/2009 1:38:05 AM

Bill Williams, formerly an associate professor at the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph, has assumed a 75 percent appointment as extension weed scientist with a 25 percent research appointment. His office has moved to the Scott Research and Extension Center in Winnsboro.

He has statewide extension responsibilities for developing, coordinating and conducting weed management education programs in agricultural crops, including cotton, soybean, corn, small grains and forages. His research focus will include weed management in rice, corn, grain sorghum and other agronomic crops as needed.

Williams received his Ph.D. in 1996 and his M.S. in 1994 in agronomy with an emphasis on weed science from the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University-Stillwater in 1991. He has served the AgCenter as the project leader for corn, rice, grain sorghum and small grains weed management research at the Northeast Station since December 1996.

(This article was published in the summer 2008 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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