- 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 »
- APMS Annual Meeting Focuses on New Developments in the Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – JULY 10, 2017 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it will be participating in the 57th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), scheduled for July 16-19 in Daytona Beach, Florida. … more »
- APHIS Announces Open Period Dates for FY 2018 Farm Bill 10007
There is a $75 million grant program at APHIS called the “Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention” that has not been well utilized by our members. The program is also referred to as 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
- Understanding Herbicide Volatility During Inversion Conditions
Last week I began discussing moving herbicides en-masse in stable air or temperature inversions (What causes large-acreage dicamba damage?). Because the herbicide concentrations in stable air are extremely low, you only see the effects with certain herbicides on extremely sensitive plants.
- No One Reason for Frustrating Dicamba Issue
“I can’t keep dicamba in the field” has been a frequent comment I have heard from many frustrated folks who have followed the rules and tried their best not to drift on their neighbors. Quite a few good and conscientious farmers more »
- Zapping Noxious Weeds on Organic Farms Is Harder Than You Think
“We’re struggling. We’ve got a couple of [organic] fields that have some real thistle problems. I want to get some tarps and solarize it — cover it up and see if we can get that to cook itself in some of the thicker areas,” more »
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