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Farmers Battle Herbicide Resistance with Harvest-Time Weed Seed Controls

Experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say one often-ignored strategy for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds is now getting a second look.  Farmers are finding success by ensuring that weed seeds remaining in the field at harvest time aren’t … more »

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Summit on the “Wicked” Problem of Herbicide Resistance Now Available Online

On the heels of its September scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) today announced that slides and a webcast of the event are available for free online . Participants from approximately 100 cities across … more »

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Weed Scientists Uproot Common “Superweed” Myths

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) issued a new fact sheet to uproot common misconceptions about “superweeds”– a catchall term used by many to describe weeds resistant to herbicides. The paper explores the truth behind two widespread fallacies. Fallacy 1: … more »

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Undergraduate Research Awards Now Open – Deadline Dec 1

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has developed an Undergraduate Student Research Grant program designed to encourage and involve exceptional undergraduates in agricultural research. Interested faculty members are encouraged to identify potential award candidates more »

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WSSA 2015 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 annual meeting in Lexington, Kentucky, Feb. 9-12, is now open.  You can review a PDF of the meeting brochure to view a tentative schedule, read about student events, find out about more »

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The Pesticide Safety Education Program Reaches a 50-Year Milestone

Today scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) joined with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to recognize the 50-year anniversary of the anniversary of the national Land-Grant University Pesticide Safety Education Program … more »

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Herbicide Resistance Summit II – Recorded Presentations are Available for View

The Herbicide Resistance Summit II was recently organized to facilitate a more unified understanding of the herbicide resistance issues across the country, understanding of differences of viewpoints, more »

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WSSA 2015 Meeting Title Submission Site is Now Open

The title/abstract submission site is now open. The deadline for submitting abstract titles/author information is October 2, 2014. Abstracts submitted after that date will not be accepted. The deadline for submitting abstract text is January 15, 2015 more »

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WSSA Announces Agenda for Herbicide Resistance Summit, Plans Live Webcast

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the agenda for a national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 10 in Washington, D.C.  WSSA plans to offer the event as a … more »

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Weed Science Society of America Updates Popular Herbicide Handbook

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the availability of the 10th edition of its popular Herbicide Handbook – a trusted resource used by educators, researchers, growers, extension agents, government officials, students and others interested in weed management. … more »

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