- WSSA Annual Meeting – Earlybird Registration Extended to Dec 19
The WSSA has decided to extend the Early Bird registration for an additional week. The new early bird deadline is December 19th. On December 20th the registration rate will increase for full registration. more »
- 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 »
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
- Why Europe is Literally Stuck in the Weeds
Glyphosate, the ubiquitous herbicide, may not really be poison, but it could well be the most politicized substance in Europe. In recent days, a glyphosate controversy has revealed much about the continent’s decision-making processes. more »
- EU Extends Approval for Weed Killer
The European Union has approved a five-year extension of the use of the weed killer glyphosate in a move that failed to satisfy both environmentalists and farmers. After a drawn-out process, the EU backed the extension more »
- Dicamba and the Treadmill of Herbicide Resistance
Many reports have circulated the US concerning widespread dicamba injury to off-target crops, particularly in the Mid-South and Midwest. According to a national survey led by Kevin Bradley, weed scientist at the University of Missouri, more »
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