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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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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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WSSA to Sponsor Second National Summit on Herbicide Resistance

Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced plans for a second national scientific summit on the topic of herbicide resistance . . . more »

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“National Invasive Species Awareness Week” Spotlights the Importance of Prevention and Management Strategies

  National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 23-28.   And according to experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), it’s a topic that deserves our attention.  Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and the … more »

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Weed Science Society of America Announces 2014 Winners in Annual Awards Program

This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly three 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 Vancouver, Canada. “We’re … more »

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