The 57th annual meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science will convene in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs-World Arena, on March 9-11, 2004.

Two excellent symposia on saltcedar (Tamarisk) and soil organic matter are scheduled on Wednesday. A special 1-day registration that includes the awards luncheon is available to anyone interested in attending the saltcedar symposium.

The general session on Tuesday morning will feature presentations about the economic, environmental, and societal losses due to invasive plants; a review and update about glyphosate (Roundup herbicide) resistance in weeds and glyphosate-resistant crop systems; and perspectives on U.S. government policies as they relate to weed science.

The program features over 72 scientific presentations and 69 displays of research activities in weed science in crops, rangelands and forests, wetlands and wildlands, and educational outreach programs.

The detailed program, registration, and lodging information may be accessed at: www.WSWeedScience.org or contact Mrs. Wanda Graves, Business Manager - WSWS, PO Box 963, Newark, CA 94560, 510-790-1252.