- WSSA Recognizes Outstanding Student Weed Scientists
For Immediate Release (Click Here for PDF Version) WESTMINSTER, Colorado – March 15, 2018 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it has recognized nearly three dozen students from 19 universities for outstanding research-related presentations and proposals. During the Society’s recent annual … more »
- 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 »
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
- Scientists Suggest Way to Predict the Behavior of Invasive Weeds
Is it possible to predict which nonnative plant species will become invasive weeds and when? According to research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management, the answer is “hopefully yes.” more »
- 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 »
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