Frank Focella, a researcher at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, has been named a Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) Fellow, the highest honor awarded by the national society. In addition to his role as researcher at the USDA Soils Lab, Forcella is also an adjunct professor at both the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University. His wide-ranging research program emphasizes the management of specialty oilseeds and the ecosystem services provided by such crops. He has served as an editor for Weed Science and Weed Research and has garnered previous awards from WSSA for outstanding papers and research.
Two other scientists were also named fellows at the annual meeting of the WSSA this week: Phil Banks is founder of Marathon-Agricultural and Environmental Consulting, Jerry Green is a researcher with DuPont Pioneer Ag Biotechnology. The Society typically names 3-6 new fellows per year. The Fellow Award was first given in 1970.