Northeastern Regional Branch

The Northeastern Branch of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA provides a forum for the interaction of persons interested in all aspects of agronomic, crop and soil sciences and management. The Northeastern Branch comprises the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC, West Virginia and the Provinces of Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.



“The Northeastern Plant Health and Pest Conference”

January 3-7, 2016

The Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

Philadelphia, PA


Participant Societies: Northeastern Weed Science Society, Northeast Division of the American Phytopathological Society, Potomac Branch of the American Phytopathological Society, Northeastern American Society of Agronomy, Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Northeastern Branch of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences

Joint Mission: Provide a venue for the sharing of ideas and the education of members in the fields of agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, horticulture, and weed science.  In addition, to provide outreach to practitioners and other professionals associated with the aforementioned disciplines.

Date: January 3-7, 2016

Location: The Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, PA (room rates $124/night)

Registration fee for the meeting: $200 for general participants; $50 for students of the respective societies; 1 day participants fee $100

Information/Registration: BASF has developed a common site for all registrations.
Full meeting website can be found at:

Conference Promotional Video

Sunday Jan 3rd: 1) Travel in the morning to Philadelphia 2) Afternoon committee meetings for all societies 3) Evening quiz bowl for all society students.  Students will gather together by universities and each university team must have at least one member from at least three of the corresponding societies present at the meeting in order to compete in the quiz bowl.  Questions will be asked from questions provided by representatives from each society.  Refreshments will be served for members who wish to watch the competition.

Monday Jan 4th: 1) Joint morning poster session (7am to 9am) 2) Joint morning general session with appropriate guest speakers of interest to all disciplines (9am to noon) 3) Outreach session outreach to practitioners and other professionals in the Philadelphia/Lancaster area 4) Evening mixer for all groups with heavy hors d’oeuvre and drinks.

Tuesday Jan 5th: 1) Joint sessions with professional presentations on turf, row crops, horticultural crops (i.e. vegetables, fruits, etc.), ornamentals, biology/ecology/physiology, and non-crop/urban 2) Separate business meetings for each society in the evening 3) Joint Dessert and Drink social and Industry/Extension Update- impromptu session where extension and industry give updates on new and interesting things observed in the previous growing season.

Wednesday Jan 6th: 1) Continuation and completion of joint professional presentation sessions 2) Afternoon departure if papers are complete

Thursday Jan 7th: 1) Continuation and completion of joint professional presentation sessions in the morning if needed 2) Afternoon departure                       


2015 Annual Meeting Awards Nomination Information (PDF)

Northeastern Branch Award Recipients Listing (PDF)


Branch Information