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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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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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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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