- National Invasive Species Awareness Week Kicks Off February 26
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 20, 2018 – Ready to sharpen your knowledge about invasive species and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems? You’ll have a great opportunity during National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scheduled for February 26-March 2, … more »
- Weed Science Society of America Announces 2018 Award Winners
This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during more »
- Learning Opportunities Abound during February’s National Pesticide Safety Education Month
Today marks the beginning of National Pesticide Safety Education Month, an initiative of the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Funding. Preventing safety concerns during pesticide transport, storage, application, and 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
- Farmers Trained on Herbicide After Crop Damage
Tens of thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are taking free but mandatory training in how to properly use a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required more »
- Dicamba Debate Lingers in Arkansas Courts
The fight over Arkansas’ effort to ban an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn’t applied, causing widespread damage, is far from over, with attention now shifting to a manufacturer’s lawsuit. more »
- Robotic Weeders: To a Farm Near You?
The growing popularity of robotic weeders for specialty crops has grown partly out of necessity, says Steven Fennimore, an extension specialist at the University of California, Davis. Specialty crops are vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions. more »
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