- Initiative Nurtures Women Pursuing Weed Science Careers
Today less than 15 percent of the members of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) are women. It’s a sobering statistic, but one that reflects national trends. According to data gathered by the National Academies, 1 roughly equal numbers of … more »
- National Invasive Species Awareness Week Promotes Education and Involvement
National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 22-28, and experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it is more important than ever for each of us to get involved. “Damage caused by invasive weeds causes … more »
- Weed Science Society of America Names 2015 Award Winners
This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) presented awards to more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in … more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- Conservation Tillage Systems Threatened by Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
Southeastern growers know all too well the path of destruction left by glyphosate-resistant weeds. Now this scourge of farmers everywhere is threatening the advancement of conservation tillage. more »
- Invasive Plants Taking Over the U.S.
Invasive plants are conquering the United States. The first comprehensive assessment for the continental United States has found that nonnative plants are more widely distributed than native plants are. And humans are largely to blame. more »
- Crops Can Do Their Own Weed Control
Weeds would have a tough time competing against crops such as corn, grains and beans if farmers were to alter their sowing patterns, experts say. “Our results demonstrate that weed control in fields is aided by abandoning traditional seed sowing … more »
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