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WSSA/CWSS 2014 Annual Meeting – Abstract and Registration Site Now Open

The abstract submission site for the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of the WSSA and CWSS to be held Feb. 3-6, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada is now open.
More details: http://wssa.net/meeting/annual-meeting/

The URL for the abstract submission site is:  http://wssaabstracts.com more »

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National Stakeholder Team Creates Initiative to Strengthen U.S. Pesticide Safety Education

The Weed Science Society of America today announced that the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding has created a three-year initiative to enhance the education of pesticide applicators. The U.S. Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) has faced … more »

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WSSA award nominations now open for 2014!

Nominations are now solicited for various WSSA awards. The deadline is September 10, 2013 for all awards except  the Undergraduate Research Award (November 15th) and Graudate Student Annual Meeting Travel Grants (October 31st). Information on the WSSA Photo Contest are … more »

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WSSA Weed Watch: ‘Shape-Shifting’ Primrose Plant Plagues Communities in Coastal States

Three water-loving species in the primrose family are now plaguing communities across the Pacific Northwest and Southern Atlantic — clogging lakes, ponds, canals, rice fields and sensitive wetlands.  The exotic invaders are Uruguaian primrose-willow (Ludwigia hexapetala), large-flowered primrose-willow (Ludwigia grandiflora) … more »

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WSSA July Newsletter is Online

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WSSA Undergraduate Research Award – 2014

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 and discuss the possibility of … more »

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USDA-ARS will be hiring a new national program leader for Weed Science/invasive crop pests

Type of position Series & Grade: GS-0401/0414/0435/0471-14/15 Full time, permanent Employer USDA-ARS Location Beltsville, MD Salary Recruitment is at the GS-14/15 grade levels. Salary commensurate with experience (GS-14, $105,211 – $136,771; GS-15: $123,758 – $155,500 per year) Closing date of … more »

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WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 11- Proper Disposal of Pesticides Extends Far Beyond the Container

A farmer, a local lawn and garden supply store, and a department store chain were fined recently for pesticide disposal violations. In each of these cases, the pesticide product itself was disposed of improperly. “Regulations on proper pesticide disposal govern … more »

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Impact Factor for IPSM just announced at 0.982!

Two years ago, Invasive Plant Science and Management was accepted into the Thomson Reuters collection of journals that are included in the annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR).  For the first time in 2013, IPSM has received an impact factor of 0.982, which is a good … more »

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Upcoming Meeting to Focus on Management of Invasive Aquatic Weeds

Scientists, professionals and policymakers interested in the management of aquatic weeds will gather next month for the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) annual meeting. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is among the exhibitors at the event, which is … more »

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