ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals

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The ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals is given to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of agrochemicals at the international level. Their vision and sustained contributions will have opened new horizons for other investigators in their field and beyond. Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 Award winner.  Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2018.  For more information, please contact James Seiber, AGRO Awards Committee Chair, 530-752-1141.

2018 Award Recipient

Stephen Powles is the Director of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) and Professor at the University of Western Australia. AHRI is a 20 person multi-disciplinary team, ranging from agronomists to molecular biologists and communicators, focused on the major problem of herbicide resistant weeds in Australian agriculture. In focusing on herbicide resistance, Powles has built on his crop science degrees (BS from Western Sydney University, MS from Michigan State University) and his physiology/biochemistry PhD and postdocs (PhD from Australian National University, postdocs at Stanford University and the University of Paris). During his postdoc years in the USA and in France, Powles became aware of early cases of herbicide resistance evolution in plants (weedy species).  Link to full announcement.

Past Awardees