- Report from Research Workshop on the Off-Target Movement of Dicamba Made Available by WSSA
Report from Research Workshop on the Off-Target Movement of Dicamba Made Available by WSSA WESTMINSTER, Colorado – July 20, 2018 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced that a report from a recent research workshop on the … more »
- Best Practices in the Battle Against Noxious Weeds
Noxious weeds are plants designated by federal, state or local officials as injurious to public health, agriculture, recreation, wildlife or property. Once a weed is classified as noxious, authorities are empowered to take a variety of actions to contain and manage it.
At the federal level, for example, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated more »
- Dicamba Research Workshop – Final Report and Presentations
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) sponsored a research workshop for managing dicamba off-target movement on April 16 -17, 2018 at the AMA Executive Conference Centers in Arlington, VA. WSSA invited a select group of weed scientists more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- New Study Shows Timing is an Important Factor in Auxin Damage
With the introduction of crops engineered for resistance to the auxin herbicides, concern has soared about unintentional injury to auxin-sensitive crops through off-target spray drift, volatility more »
- Scientists Confirm First Case of Waterhemp With Six-Way Resistance
A study featured in the journal Weed Science is certain to keep many corn and soybean growers up at night. Researchers have identified a waterhemp population in Missouri that is resistant to a record-breaking more »
- New Approach to Harvest-Time Weed Seed Control Benefits Conservation Cropping Systems
Australian farmers have long considered harvest-time weed seed control their “last chance” opportunity to battle herbicide-resistant weeds that survive in-crop treatments. The only downside is that commonly used more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- Suspected Mid-South Dicamba Drift Cases Picking Up
Credit: www.deltafarmpress.com It is late June and, once again, dicamba drift is showing up in many Mid-South fields. “We saw a little bit of dicamba damage back in May,” says Jason Bond, Mississippi State University weed specialist. “For us, the situation … more »
- Does Agriculture Need Reset Key on Herbicides?
Everyone is looking to someone else to solve the problem. If agriculture cannot fix the problem, someone will fix it for us. more »
- Don’t Touch It: Invasive Plant With Sap That Can Cause Blindness Found in Virginia
For weeks, Robert Emma wondered about the plants growing beside his new house. The flora, as many as 40 discrete plants, was “intimidating,” the amateur gardener said, with thorns and jagged leaves five feet wide. more »
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