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Auwarter Recognized by Weed Science Society

NDSU Research Specialist Collin Auwarter was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Professional Staff during the annual meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society in December. The award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions in support of weed science activities.
Auwarter Recognized by Weed Science Society

Collin Auwarter

Collin Auwarter was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Professional Staff during the annual meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS), held in Minneapolis in December. The award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions in support of weed science activities in the North Central region. Auwarter is a research specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Nominees for this award must be individuals that work under the direction of university, federal or industry scientists and must have been involved in weed science research, Extension, or resident education for at least five years.

Auwarter obtained his B.S in Ag Business and Applied Economics at NDSU in 2004 and was hired the same year to work as a research specialist for the NDSU high value crops project under the direction of Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti. The high value crops project works on a diverse number of crops including potato, onion, and grapes. Auwarter has conducted a wide variety of research and taken on the challenge of employing new products and methods of weed control.

A member of the NCWSS since 2005, Auwarter has attended and presented a poster each year and recently served as section chair of the Horticulture, Ornamentals, and Turf papers session.

The NCWSS is comprised of weed science industry professionals from 15 U.S states and one Canadian province. The mission of the NCWSS is to “deliver research, education, and training to persons responsible for weeds and their management in land use systems.” For more information, visit http://ncwss.org/.

Source: Collin Auwarter, 701-231-8471, Collin.Auwarter@ndsu.edu
Source: Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, 701-231-8536, H.Hatterman.Valenti@ndsu.edu
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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