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WSSA Asks: Is Unmanned Aerial Weed Control Ready for Takeoff?

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September 10, 2019 –Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may soon revolutionize weed management. And it’s easy to see why. UAVs, often referred to as drones, can travel where … more »

WSSA Board Issues Statement Concerning Registration of Glyphosate

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – August 12, 2019 – Today the board of directors of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) issued a statement supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) science-based approach to evaluating glyphosate – a herbicide that has … more »

WSSA Calculates 70% Yield Loss from Uncontrolled Weeds in Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Crops 

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado  – June 18, 2019  – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has completed a significant new initiative to quantify the impact of weed control on dry bean and sugar beet crops grown in the U.S. and Canada.  … more »

Weed Science Society of America Honors Outstanding Student Weed Scientists

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May 13, 2019 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it has recognized nearly four dozen graduate and undergraduate students from 27 universities for outstanding research-related presentations and proposals. more »

Fighting Back Against Pigweeds

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Fighting Back Against Pigweed WSSA highlights successful awareness initiative & best practices   WESTMINSTER, Colorado – April 29, 2019 – Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, both members of the pigweed family, have become significant threats to crop yields and farm incomes … more »

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 22, 2019 – This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), an event focused on how to prevent and manage the devastating damage caused by unwanted, biological invaders. Originally founded by … more »

Weed Science Society of America Announces 2019 Award Winners

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Yesterday the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored 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 in New Orleans, Louisiana. more »

February’s National Pesticide Safety Education Month Highlights Nationwide Efforts to Promote Safe Pesticide Use

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 1st, 2019 – The second annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month gets underway February 1st, to reinforce core principles of safe handling and use and to raise awareness of and support for the land-grant university Pesticide … more »

2019 Weed Science Society Meetings Focus on New Developments in Global Research, Education & Extension

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 30, 2019 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) released further details on its 59th annual meeting, which is scheduled for February 11-14 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Scientists, students and educators from around the … more »

WSSA Brings “Clean Bean” Message to Farm Broadcasters

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In a recent audio news release taped by the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB), the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) addresses one of the most significant issues facing agriculture today more »