- National Pesticide Safety Education Month – Learn and Practice Principles of Safe Pesticide Handling and Use
February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month, a reminder for everyone to review their pesticide safety practices. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), American Phytopathological Society (APS) and Entomological Society of America (ESA) are among more »
- WSSA Finalizes Program for its March Meeting in Maui
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 23, 2020 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) released details on its upcoming annual meeting, scheduled for March 2-5, 2020, on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) … more »
- New Jersey Growers Battle Weeds for Your Cranberry Sauce Needs
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 19, 2019 – New Jersey is the nation’s third-largest cranberry producer. But according to the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), growers in the state are fighting a tough battle to keep the colorful berries on … 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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