- Weed Bingo is For Sale in the WSSA Bookstore!
WEED BINGO is a fun game that blends a bit of science with interesting and unusual facts about some of the world’s most common and troublesome weeds. Each of the 42 weed more »
- Weed Science Societies Announce Plans for Upcoming Annual Meetings
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – October 21, 2019 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and five affiliated scientific societies announced plans for annual meetings that will explore new innovations and best practices in weed control. Presenters and attenders at … more »
- WSSA Seeking New Constitution and Operating Procedures Chair
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Constitution and Operating Procedures Chair (COPC). Dr. Mark Bernard has served in this capacity and plans to step down in 2020. more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Will Gene Sequencing Lead to New Weed Control Strategies?
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two troublesome amaranthus species weeds that are resistant to multiple herbicides. They also have unique reproductive features. more »
- A Perfect Storm: Are Environmental Factors Fueling Herbicide Resistance?
Sobering global survey data shows weeds have evolved resistance to 167 herbicides spanning 23 of 26 known sites of action. Now scientists writing in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management say climate change and elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) may be contributing to the development of herbicide resistance. more »
- Can Native Plants Make a Comeback on Their Own
As invasive shrubs become more prevalent in U.S. forests, they are creating dense understories that outcompete native plants. Land managers with limited resources find themselves facing a tough decision. Does it make sense to remove the invaders if a comprehensive restoration program isn’t possible? more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- Using the Broader Approach Against Rising Weed Resistance
The battle against herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth continues unabated in North Carolina. Charlie Cahoon says growers must integrate a broader system to better control troublesome weeds. more »
- A Layby Application Made a 1,400-Pigweed Difference per Acre
That layby application you made, or didn’t make, matters when it comes to continued pigweed control in cotton, and it can help preserve a valuable tool. more »
- Invasive Weed Fuels Wildfires, UC Scientist Says
When wildfires burn in California, people often call them forest fires or brushfires, but the odds are high that an invasive weed is an unrecognized fuels component, says a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientist. more »
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