- WSSA Announces Opposition to Weakening of FIFRA Regulations
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – OCTOBER 21, 2020 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its national and regional affiliates have joined with more than 300 agriculture and conservation organizations to protest legislation that would change our science-based pesticide laws. … more »
- Webinar on Federal Funding Opportunities for Weed Scientists
September 25, 2020 Join us for a WSSA webinar on weed science funding opportunities from federal agencies. This webinar is free to current WSSA members as a member benefit. The webinar will include a presentation by Dr. Mathieu Ngouajio on … more »
- USDA-NIFA and NSF Establish Nationwide Network of Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes
KANSAS CITY, MO (August 26, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation announced today they are establishing seven new artificial intelligence (AI) institutes across the country to accelerate research, … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Want to Control Buffelgrass? It is Time to Mix Things Up!
Buffelgrass is a drought-tolerant, invasive weed that threatens the biodiversity of native ecosystems in the drylands of the Americas and Australia. Unfortunately, though, land managers trying to control the weed often experience mixed results. more »
- Is Crop Competition an Effective Weed Control Strategy?
When it comes to weed control, today’s growers face a double whammy. Weeds have developed resistance to many of our existing herbicide options at a time when new herbicide discoveries have plummeted. But a recent study featured in the journal Weed Science shows one often overlooked weed control strategy may help to fill the void. more »
- Battling Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia: Research Shows Sugarbeet Growers Must Think Beyond Herbicides
Kochia has become one of the most problematic weeds in the U.S. – now resistant to at least four herbicide sites of action. And researchers writing in the journal Weed Technology say sugarbeet growers in particular have cause for concern. more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- 10 Things University Research Teaches Us About Dicamba
Weed scientist says spraying other herbicides before and after dicamba drift increases injury to soybeans.
- Net Farm Income Would Drop With Glyphosate Ban
If glyphosate is no longer available, farmers can expect cost increases for other herbicides, increased use of other herbicides and less net farm income. more »
- Thailand Bans Use of Paraquat, Farm Chemicals
The ban, proposed by the Agriculture Ministry, had met with strong opposition from some farmers groups and academics, who argued that the chemicals were not unacceptably dangerous and banning their use would drive up farmers’ costs significantly. more »
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