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WSSA Survey Ranks Palmer Amaranth as the Most Troublesome Weed in the U.S., Galium as the Most Troublesome in Canada

LAWRENCE, Kansas – April 5, 2016 – It’s now official.  A survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has ranked Palmer amaranth, also known as Palmer pigweed, as the most troublesome weed in the U.S.  Weeds in … more »

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Get Ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week 2016!

LAWRENCE, Kansas – February 16, 2016 – Volunteers in communities across the nation are getting ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scheduled for February 21-27.  The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is one of the sponsors of the … more »

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2016 Award Winners Named by Weed Science Society of America

LAWRENCE, Kansas — February 9, 2016 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has honored 30 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.  The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year … more »

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WSSA Announces Availability of New Education Materials on Weeds and Their Impact

LAWRENCE, Kansas – February 2, 2016 – Today the Weed Science Society of American (WSSA) announced that new and updated educational materials for both weed scientists and the general public are now available for free download from the Society’s website. … more »

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Study on Genetically Engineered Crops Nears Completion

LAWRENCE, Kansas – December 17, 2015 – Two decades after their introduction, genetically engineered crops remain a hot-button issue – especially when it comes to their use in food.  Conflicting opinions and unanswered questions have created a confusing landscape for … more »

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Speakers at Upcoming Annual Meetings of WSSA and its Sister Societies Take a Deep Dive into the Future of Weed Control

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its sister regional organizations will use their upcoming annual meetings to spotlight topics vital to the future of weed control – from the genetics of herbicide resistance to the use of plant … more »

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New Studies Lift the Veil on Witchweed’s Spooky Powers

May hold the key to more effective control of one of the world’s most damaging parasitic plants LAWRENCE, Kansas – October 29, 2015 – Just in time for the Halloween holiday, researchers are unearthing important new information about “witchweed” (Striga … more »

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Students Flex their Weed Science Muscles during National Collegiate Competition

LAWRENCE, Kansas – September 29, 2015 – Would you be able to identify 130 species of weeds and their seeds on sight? While for most of us the answer is a resounding “no,” many of the nation’s top student weed … more »

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Upcoming Conference Takes Aim at Invasive Aquatic Plants

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced plans to participate in the upcoming 55th annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) scheduled for July 12-15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Attendees are expected to include scientists, educators, … more »

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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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