SWSS Weed Contest

2023 National Weed Science Contest Announcement



We are proud to announce that in 2023 Bayer CropScience in Union City, TN will be hosting the National Weed Science Competition. Contest dates are July 25th – 27th. Tentative plan is to arrive to Union City, TN on the July 25th that afternoon/evening to register for the event. The actual contest will take place on July 26th, followed by an awards banquet/reception that evening. Travel day on the July 27th.


The official rules for this year’s competition have been posted to the WSSA website and can be found here. These rules have also been communicated to each WSSA representative from the regional societies for distribution to the regional societies.


For event planning purposes, the host has requested that teams interested in participating RSVP prior to March 25, 2023. To RSVP, please send an email to group below and indicate how many individuals are planning on attending from your organization/university:

Matthew Wiggins, SWSS Student Contest Chair – matthew.wiggins@fmc.com

Garret Montgomery, Bayer CropScience Host – garret.montgomery@bayer.com

Joey Williams, Bayer CropScience Host – john.williams1@bayer.com


As we move into April, information regarding hotel blocks, local arrangements, and volunteers will be communicated through WSSA and the regional societies.


We are looking forward to a great competition and learning experience for the graduate students. Feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions.



Matthew Wiggins

SWSS Student Contest Chairperson