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  • Signup to Serve on Various WSSA Committees

    A link has been setup to solicit volunteers for various WSSA committees. The Vice-President, Dr. Larry Steckel, will use this information to complete the committee rosters for 2017-2018 (period ending at the conclusion of the annual meeting, 2018). Please take … more »

  • Regional Listening Sessions Give Farmers a Voice in the Battle Against Herbicide Resistance

    Both scientists and regulators have had a lot to say about the growing problem of herbicide resistance and how weed management techniques need to change in response. But there have been few organized opportunities for farmers to make their voices … more »

  • WSSA Seeking New EPA Liaison

    The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is seeking a qualified individual to interact with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and serve as a liaison between WSSA members and EPA employees.  Dr. Michael Barrett from the University of Kentucky … more »

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Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America

  • The Complex History of Weedy Rice

    Weedy rice is neither wild rice nor crop rice but rather formerly domesticated rice that has shed some traits important to people. Adapted to human coddling, it does not grow outside of agricultural fields, but at the same time, it is not easily harvested more »

  • FMC Acquires Portion of DuPont Crop Protection Business

    Today FMC corporation and DuPont signed an agreement to sell FMC the portion of DuPont’s crop protection business European Commission required DuPont to divest to merge with Dow Chemical Company. more »

  • European Agency Says Glyphosate is Not a Carcinogen

    The European Chemicals Agency or ECHA announced that its Committee for Risk Assessment has found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, not to be a human carcinogen or cancer-causing substance. The ruling was announced on Wednesday (March 15) a … more »

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