» Press Release

119 posts found

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 »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

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 »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

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 »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

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 »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

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 »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

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 »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

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 »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

New Training Modules on Herbicide Resistance Now Available from the Weed Science Society of America

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the availability of three new education modules on herbicide resistance in weeds, available free online at www.wssa.net/resistance . WSSA scientists say a significant contributing factor in the evolution of herbicide resistance is … more »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

WSSA to Exhibit at Upcoming Conference on Invasive Aquatic Plants

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it will participate in the upcoming annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS).  WSSA is an exhibitor at the event, scheduled for July 13-16 in Savannah, Ga. The APMS … more »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off

Common Myths about Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac: WSSA Experts Separate Fact from Fiction

With summer temperatures luring us outdoors, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it’s a great time for refresher course on poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac . . . more »

Posted in Headlines, Press Release Comments Off