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Scientists Advocate a Community-Based Approach to Herbicide Resistance Management

Weeds resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides can become a costly problem – crowding out valuable crops, dramatically reducing yields and increasing weed control expenses. But scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say growers can regain the … more »

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Weed Scientists Offer New Definition for “Superweed”

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) joined with six sister organizations to recommend a new definition for superweed – a catchall term used by many to describe weeds that are perceived to be more invasive and to grow … more »

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April 2015 WSSA newsletter is available online

The recent WSSA newsletter for the term April 2015 is now available online. more »

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Initiative Nurtures Women Pursuing Weed Science Careers

Today less than 15 percent of the members of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) are women.  It’s a sobering statistic, but one that reflects national trends. According to data gathered by the National Academies, 1 roughly equal numbers of … more »

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National Invasive Species Awareness Week Promotes Education and Involvement

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 22-28, and experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it is more important than ever for each of us to get involved. “Damage caused by invasive weeds causes … more »

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Weed Science Society of America Names 2015 Award Winners

This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) presented awards to more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.  The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in … more »

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USDA Announces Fellowships for Future Agricultural Scientists

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $15 million for fellowships to train and develop the next generation of scientists more »

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WSSA 2015 Annual Meeting Program is Now Available

The finalized program of the upcoming WSSA annual meeting in Lexington, Kentucky is now available online. more »

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Weed Science Societies Focus on the Future during Upcoming Annual Meetings

Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its sister regional organizations will tackle a wide range of topics vital to the future of weed science – from how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds to new developments … more »

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Election for Vacant WSSA Board Member Positions

The Weed Science Society of America is in the process of electing candidates to fill two board member positions that are currently vacant within the society. There are two contestants each more »

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