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Initiative Nurtures Women Pursuing Weed Science Careers

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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 »

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Promotes Education and Involvement

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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 »

Weed Science Society of America Names 2015 Award Winners

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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 »

Weed Science Societies Focus on the Future during Upcoming Annual Meetings

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Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its sister regional organizations will tackle a wide range of topics vital to the future of weed science – from how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds to new developments … more »

Farmers Battle Herbicide Resistance with Harvest-Time Weed Seed Controls

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Experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say one often-ignored strategy for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds is now getting a second look.  Farmers are finding success by ensuring that weed seeds remaining in the field at harvest time aren’t … more »

Summit on the “Wicked” Problem of Herbicide Resistance Now Available Online

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On the heels of its September scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) today announced that slides and a webcast of the event are available for free online . Participants from approximately 100 cities across … more »

Weed Scientists Uproot Common “Superweed” Myths

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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 »

The Pesticide Safety Education Program Reaches a 50-Year Milestone

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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 »

WSSA Announces Agenda for Herbicide Resistance Summit, Plans Live Webcast

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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 »

Weed Science Society of America Updates Popular Herbicide Handbook

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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 »