California Weed Science Society


The Fess Parker is sold out. CWSS has arranged a special promotional pricing with the Santa Barbara Inn, which is next door to the Fess Parker.  The phone number is 1 800 231-0431. When calling please mention that you are with the CWSS group to receive the promotional pricing.

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2012 Conference

The Value of Weed Control: What's It All Worth?

Join us in Santa Barbara for the 64th Annual Conference.

Conference dates: Jan 23-25, 2012

Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort

633 E. Cabrillo Blvd

Santa Barbara, CA



2012 Board of Directors





It's Election Time!
Each year, the CWSS members elect a new secretary for the society.

For 2012, the CWSS is fortunate to have one outstanding candidate. Please take the time to vote.   All ballots must be received by:

January 6, 2012

Read candidate's statement on paper ballot

To vote by Paper Ballot click here

To Vote On Line Click Here

Founded in 1948, the California Weed Science Society (CWSS):

      • Provides professional education and information exchange on weed science
      • Provides a forum on public issues in weed science
      • Encourages research in weed science
      • Supports college students seeking a career in weed science
      • Facilitates cooperation among individuals, agencies, and organizations working in weed science.


2011-2012 Awards, Events & Contests

  1. CWSS Photo Contest-NEW for 2012
  2. Student Paper & poster Contest-2012
  3. Student Scholarship Program-2012
  4. Awards and Honors - 2011

Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West

This is practical guide to the identification and biology of submerged, floating leaved, and emergent aquatic weeds in the Western United States. The book contains a full description of 89 species representing 36 plant families, and another 96 plants compared as similar species. There is at least one photograph each of 171 aquatic plant species. The book contains quick identification tables, several keys, and an illustrated glossary.

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Weeds of California

This new weed identification book has been in the making for over six years. It is the most comprehensive weed identification book yet produced in the United States. It contains over 3000 color photos of infestations and whole plants as well as close-up photos of flowers, seedlings and seeds. DiTomaso and Healy offer comprehensive descriptions and photographs of over 750 weed species in the book. Detailed information about seedlings, mature plants, flowers, fruits, roots, germination and propagation characteristics and descriptions of similar species simplify the quick and accurate identification of a weed.

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P.O. Box 3073 • Salinas, California 93912-3073
(831) 442-0883 (phone)   •   (831) 442-2351 (fax)

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