- WSSA Elections FY 2018 Voting Deadline is Dec 2, 2017
The election for vacant WSSA Board of Director positions are now open. This year, the Vice-President, the Treasurer, and Member-at-Large positions are open for voting. more »
- WSSA Research Awards Nurture Careers in Weed Science
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 14, 2017 – Weed science research isn’t limited solely to seasoned experts with advanced degrees. In fact, savvy and creative undergrads are getting into the act, nurtured along by research grants from the Weed Science Society … more »
- Weed Science Society Meetings Will Focus on New Technologies, New Research and Regulatory Landscape
Weed Science Society Meetings Will Focus on New Technologies, New Research and Regulatory Landscape WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 7, 2017 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its affiliated weed science societies will use their upcoming annual meetings … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- When It Comes to Tillage, Timing Matters!
With herbicide resistance on the rise, more farmers are making tillage the foundation of their integrated weed management program. But new research shows that when tillage occurs can make a big difference more »
- Is Palmer Amaranth Developing Traits That Make it Difficult to Control?
Palmer amaranth is widely considered to be one of the most damaging and difficult to control agricultural weeds in North America. A lot of time and attention has been devoted to herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth more »
- Research Shows the Impact of Invasive Plants Can Linger Long After Eradication
It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native vegetation flourishing once again. But a new study featured more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- EU Fails to Agree on Future Weed Killer Use
Source credit: www.morningagclips.com BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations failed on Thursday to agree on the continued use of one of the world’s most widely used weed killers, glyphosate, amid concerns about its possible links to cancer. EU member nations … more »
- Herbicide Rotation Ineffective Against Resistance in Waterhemp
If you were to ask farmers what is the one thing you can do to delay resistance evolution, they’ll say rotate herbicides. This study shows that’s not true,” says Pat Tranel, Ainsworth Professor more »
- EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba
EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations more »
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