- WSSA Award Nomination Deadline Extended to September 22, 2017
Due to the recent hurricanes and other events over the past couple weeks, it has been decided to move the awards nomination deadline to Friday, September 22, 2017. This extra time more »
- Make Sure Your Seed Mix is Tested for the Nation’s Most Troublesome Weed
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed ranked by … more »
- 2018 WSSA Award Nominations Requested
WSSA is currently accepting nominations for various awards to be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA. All award nominations must be submitted electronically 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 John Deere Just Spent $305 Million on a Lettuce-Farming Robot
Tractor giant John Deere just spent $305 million to acquire a startup that makes robots capable of identifying unwanted plants, and shooting them with deadly, high-precision squirts of herbicide. more »
- John Deere Makes a Machine Learning Buy
One area of technology advancement that’s moving faster these days is machine learning. This is the ability for a machine to gather information and make new decisions. One ag-focused startup leading the way in that area is Blue River Technology more »
- ND Tour Group Gets Up-Close Look at Destructive Weed Palmer Amaranth
Source credit: www.mitchellrepublic.com HOLDREGE, Neb. — The three dozen agriculturalists peered through the bus windows to get their first good look at what they’d come from North Dakota to see: A field infested with Palmer amaranth, the weeds — replete … more »
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