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Three Leading Scientific Societies Take an Objective Look at the Issues Associated with “Least Toxic Pesticides” Applied as a “Last Resort”

                Recommendations and decisions to use “least toxic pesticides” and “pesticides as a last resort” have flourished in the last decade, but according to three scientific organizations – the Weed Science Society of … more »

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WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 03- Hiring a Pest Management Professional

Recently, a carpet cleaning company applied a pesticide to a client’s bedroom carpet, mattress and upholstered furniture. But the pesticide was intended for use in an industrial setting, not a home. State officials intervened and fined the firm for making … more »

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Team of Stakeholders Join to Promote Funding for Pesticide Safety Education Program

Today the Weed Science Society of America announced it is joining more than 30 organizations from the scientific community, government, education and industry in a commitment to launch a National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding. The U.S. … more »

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Annual Meetings of Weed Science Societies to Highlight Latest Developments in Research and Management of Weeds and Invasive Plants

The Weed Science Society of America and its sister scientific societies in the U.S. and Canada are preparing for annual meetings that will highlight the latest developments in the research and management of weeds and invasive plants. First up is … more »

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Decades Old Weed Seeds Trigger New Outbreak of Devastating Plant Parasite

WSSA scientists say the resurgence of branched broomrape illustrates the impact of the weed “seed bank.” In the early 1980s, a devastating parasitic weed was found in a tomato field in California. The infestation of branched broomrape (Orobanche ramosa) was … more »

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WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 02- The Buyer Has Important Responsibilities

A shopper in a farm supply store recently purchased a pesticide that he was not authorized to buy. In addition, he was purchasing the product for a use not allowed on the label. “Whether you are buying a pesticide for … more »

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WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 01- Safety Begins at the Point of Sale

The owner of a U.S. farm supply and services company was recently levied a hefty fine for selling “restricted use” pesticides without a license and for failing to store the products properly. It was a serious penalty for a serious … more »

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Former WSSA President Leaves an Important Legacy in Weed Science

  Known as a strong supporter of weed science research and as an early pioneer in herbicide resistance education When Dr. Homer LeBaron passed away this summer, the former president and Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) … more »

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WSSA Highlights Upcoming Conference On Invasive Aquatic Plants

Scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in the management of invasive aquatic plants are gathering this month for the annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS). The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is an exhibitor at … more »

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WSSA Says Biofuel Best Practices are Imperative to Protect Against Plant Invaders

The biofuels industry is hitting its stride . . . but scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) caution that many of these crops also are known as invasive weeds… more »

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