- 2018 WSSA-Travel Enrichment Experience Scholarship for Graduate Students
The Travel Enrichment Experience (TEE) will provide an opportunity for WSSA graduate students to participate in a five day, four night educational experience with professionals in a different WSSA region. more »
- WSSA Update and Renewal Information
As it is spring I thought it would be a good time to reach out with some links and opportunities for our members and partners. Our partners at the International more »
- WSSA Recognizes Outstanding Student Weed Scientists
For Immediate Release (Click Here for PDF Version) WESTMINSTER, Colorado – March 15, 2018 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it has recognized nearly three dozen students from 19 universities for outstanding research-related presentations and proposals. During the Society’s recent annual … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Scientists Confirm First Case of Waterhemp With Six-Way Resistance
A study featured in the journal Weed Science is certain to keep many corn and soybean growers up at night. Researchers have identified a waterhemp population in Missouri that is resistant to a record-breaking more »
- New Approach to Harvest-Time Weed Seed Control Benefits Conservation Cropping Systems
Australian farmers have long considered harvest-time weed seed control their “last chance” opportunity to battle herbicide-resistant weeds that survive in-crop treatments. The only downside is that commonly used more »
- Battling Chinese Privet? You Can Get Great Control With Significantly Less Herbicide Than You Think
Chinese privet is a common fixture in the southeastern United States – typically found growing in dense thickets along roadsides, on rights of way and in forests. One common control strategy is to cut away the shrub’s thick foliage and more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- Weeds are Winning the War Against Herbicide Resistance
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
- Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants
In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles. more »
- Knotweed ‘Cannot be Eradicated’, Swansea Uni Trial Shows
The world’s largest field trial on the control of Japanese knotweed, conducted in Wales, has found that eradicating the plant is not possible.
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