The Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) was initially settled as the Western Weed Control Conference (WWCC) and had its first yearly meeting in Denver in 1938.
The Conference had first been proposed by Harry L. Spence, Extension Agronomist from Idaho, at the normal meeting of the Western Plant Quarantine Board, which had been meeting consistently since 1919. He perceived the need to organize endeavours in weed administration among the different states and organizations and "to trade proposals with respect to our numerous weed issues"
The WWCC proceeded with yearly, aside from 1943, until 1950. In 1950 the choice was made to meet at regular intervals on even-numbered years. The Research Section met on the odd-numbered years. In 1963 the meeting was transformed to odd-numbered years to interchange with the Weed Science Society of America which met in even-numbered years.
In 1967 the Conference was changed back to a yearly issue, in 1968 the Society name again changed toward the Western Society of Weed ScienceRead More»