Lym named 2018 Weed Control Partner

Deputy Commissioner Tom Bodine presents the award to Dr. Rodney Lym

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has named Dr. Rodney Lym as the recipient of the 2018 Weed Control Partner Award.

Lym has been employed with North Dakota State University since 1979 and is currently serving as a professor and the associate department head of plant sciences.

“Dr. Lym has provided consultation to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture for many years,” Goehring said. “He has been a valuable resource for the latest research and information on noxious and invasive weeds and I thank him for his tireless efforts.”

Goehring said Lym’s research has included control of invasive weeds with an emphasis on leafy spurge, Canada thistle and toadflax. Lym’s research also focused on integration of herbicide treatments with other control options, such as tillage and reseeding, biological control, and grazing with sheep and goats.

Lym has developed many publications used for education and awareness efforts of noxious weeds. He has also held multiple officer positions and is an active member of several professional groups including the Weed Science Society of America, Western Society of Weed Science and the Society for Range Management.

Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Tom Bodine presented the award to Lym on Tuesday, Jan. 9, during the 2018 Commissioner’s Noxious Weed Forum in Bismarck.

A Wyoming native, Lym attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a Ph.D. in agronomy from the University of Wyoming. He currently lives in Fargo with his wife, Kris.