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What Plants Sense and “Say” May Impact the Future of Weed Control

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – AUGUST 10, 2016 – Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say plants can sense and communicate in ways that may surprise you, and those findings are opening the door for innovative new approaches to … more »

WSSA Scientists Say Herbicide Resistance Predates Genetically Engineered Crops by 40 Years

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – July 12, 2016 – You may think weeds resistant to herbicides are a new phenomenon linked to the overuse of glyphosate in genetically engineered crops, but according to the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) nothing could … more »

Upcoming APMS Annual Meeting Spotlights Invasive Aquatic Plants

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – JUNE 27, 2016 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced its participation in the upcoming annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), scheduled for July 17-20 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The APMS … more »

WSSA Calculates Billions in Potential Economic Losses from Uncontrolled Weeds

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Combined losses in corn and soybean crops would total $43 billion annually in the U.S. and Canada LAWRENCE, Kansas – MAY 4, 2016 – What losses would corn and soybean growers experience if they were forced to eliminate herbicides and … more »

WSSA Survey Ranks Palmer Amaranth as the Most Troublesome Weed in the U.S., Galium as the Most Troublesome in Canada

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – April 5, 2016 – It’s now official.  A survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has ranked Palmer amaranth, also known as Palmer pigweed, as the most troublesome weed in the U.S.  Weeds in … more »

Get Ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week 2016!

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – February 16, 2016 – Volunteers in communities across the nation are getting ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scheduled for February 21-27.  The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is one of the sponsors of the … more »

2016 Award Winners Named by Weed Science Society of America

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LAWRENCE, Kansas — February 9, 2016 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has honored 30 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.  The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year … more »

WSSA Announces Availability of New Education Materials on Weeds and Their Impact

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – February 2, 2016 – Today the Weed Science Society of American (WSSA) announced that new and updated educational materials for both weed scientists and the general public are now available for free download from the Society’s website. … more »

Study on Genetically Engineered Crops Nears Completion

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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 »

Speakers at Upcoming Annual Meetings of WSSA and its Sister Societies Take a Deep Dive into the Future of Weed Control

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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 »