The Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference (NEPPSC) is organized in cooperation with the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS), the Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America (NE ASA-CSAA-SSSA), and the American Society of Horticultural Science-Northern Region (NR-ASHS). The goal of this meeting is to provide a venue to bring together people with interests in entomology, plant pathology, weed management, horticulture, agricultural systems, agronomy, and soil science for the purpose of sharing of ideas and the presentation of the results of scientific studies and outreach programs. The members of the NEPPSC strive to enhance educational programs and the promotion of sound scientific solutions for our shared areas of interests in the Northeastern region of the United States of America, and provide an inviting setting for students to share their work and network with current and future peers.


January 4-7, 2021

Wyndham Gettysburg

95 Presidential Circle

Gettysburg, PA17325


Titles Due: September 11, 2020. Submission will be via wssaabstracts.com, beginning August 1, 2020. Proceedings abstracts and meeting slide presentations need to be uploaded by January 3, 2021.

Registration: Opens October 1, 2020, deadline for early rate is December 11, 2020. Rates for 2021 are not finalized. For 2020, Regular Registration was $275, Student Registration $50, and One-day Registration $100.

Hotel Reservation: Meeting Rate of $109/night (plus taxes) available until December 11, 2020.

Program Overview: Sessions will include Student Poster (judged), Student Presentation (general session, judged), research posters, meeting theme symposium, student symposium, and volunteer presentations (12 to 15 minutes) in Agronomic Crops; Fruit, Vegetable, and Tree Crops; Turf, Ornamental, and Non-crop; and Weed Biology and Ecology. Conference Socials will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. The Monday social will feature a student event (e.g. Quiz Bowl, Poster Slam, etc.)

Additional Information: For program questions, contact Caren Schmidt (caren.schmidt@basf.com), and general meeting questions to Art Gover (aeg2@psu.edu).