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Lym Receives Awards for Perennial Weed Control Work

Dr. Rod Lym accepted two awards for his work with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Weed Control Association during annual weed meetings in Bismarck, North Dakota in January.
 
 

January 25, 2018

Dr. Rod Lym accepted two awards for his work with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Weed Control Association (NDWCA) during annual weed meetings in Bismarck, North Dakota in January.

NDDA Commissioner Doug Goehring presented Lym with the 2018 Weed Control Partner Award on January 8, 2018. The Commissioner held a Noxious Weed Forum in conjunction with the NDWCA annual meeting and presented the partner award at that time. The award honors outstanding invasive weed control efforts in the state. Goehring said that Lym “has been a valuable resource for the latest research and information on noxious and invasive weeds and I thank him for his efforts.”

Lym also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NDWCA on January 10, 2018. This award is for individuals who have provided key help and support and is the “Hall of Fame” award of the NDWCA.

Lym has been active with the NDDA and the NDWCA for more than 35 years. In 1981, the North Dakota Legislature revised the North Dakota Noxious Weed Law, which authorized county commissioners and township boards to appropriate funds to create weed control boards in each North Dakota county. At that time, Lym began assisting and advising agriculture commissioners, legislators and county officials to organize the NDWCA and has continued that role ever since.

The current NDWCA has grown to include representatives from the seven largest towns in North Dakota and federal and state agencies.

Lym also received the Weed Control Supporter of the year award from the NDWCA in 2000 for outstanding weed control work.

Lym has worked in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences since 1979 as head of the perennial weed control program and has served as Chair of the Soil Science Department and Associate Department Head in Plant Sciences during his career. He teaches PLSC 763, Laboratory Methods in Weed Science.

For more information on the NDWCA, see http://ndweeds.homestead.com/.  

The press release on the NDDA award is at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/news/lym-named-2018-weed-control-partner.

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

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