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Weed Scientists Caution Against Off-Label Spraying of Dicamba and 2,4-D

  WESTMINSTER, Colorado – JUNE 15, 2017 – New resistant soybean and cotton cropping systems based on the synthetic auxin herbicides give farmers new options for managing Palmer amaranth and other broadleaf weeds resistant to glyphosate. But scientists with the … more »

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Call For Symposia Proposals – 2018 WSSA Annual Meeting

We are really excited about the 2018 Annual WSSA meeting to be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on January 29 – February 1,2018. WSSA members are invited to submit proposals for symposia. The deadline is June … more »

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$75 Million Funding Available From APHIS

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 the Farm Bill Section 10007 … more »

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WSSA Survey Ranks Most Common and Most Troublesome Weeds in Broadleaf Crops, Fruits and Vegetables

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – MAY 23, 2017 – A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and vegetables, … more »

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Signup to Serve on Various WSSA Committees

A link has been setup to solicit volunteers for various WSSA committees. The Vice-President, Dr. Larry Steckel, will use this information to complete the committee rosters for 2017-2018 (period ending at the conclusion of the annual meeting, 2018). Please take … more »

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Regional Listening Sessions Give Farmers a Voice in the Battle Against Herbicide Resistance

Both scientists and regulators have had a lot to say about the growing problem of herbicide resistance and how weed management techniques need to change in response. But there have been few organized opportunities for farmers to make their voices … more »

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WSSA Seeking New EPA Liaison

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is seeking a qualified individual to interact with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and serve as a liaison between WSSA members and EPA employees.  Dr. Michael Barrett from the University of Kentucky … more »

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2017 Award Winners Named by Weed Science Society of America

LAWRENCE, Kansas — February 7, 2017 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) this week honored more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.  The awards were presented during the organization’s annual … more »

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New WSSA Factsheet Explores Weed Seeds and Their Longevity

Did you know some weed seeds can lie dormant in the soil for more than a century and then sprout when conditions are right?  A new factsheet available for free download from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) dives into the … more »

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Upcoming Annual Meetings of Science Societies to Offer New Perspectives on Weed Control

LAWRENCE, Kansas – November 18, 2016 –  Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and regional weed science organizations are expected to offer new perspectives on a wide range of issues vital to the future – … more »

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