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WSSA Research Awards Nurture Careers in Weed Science

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 14, 2017 – Weed science research isn’t limited solely to seasoned experts with advanced degrees. In fact, savvy and creative undergrads are getting into the act, nurtured along by research grants from the Weed Science Society … more »

Weed Science Society Meetings Will Focus on New Technologies, New Research and Regulatory Landscape

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Weed Science Society Meetings Will Focus on New Technologies, New Research and Regulatory Landscape WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 7, 2017 –  The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its affiliated weed science societies will use their upcoming annual meetings … more »

Experts Say It’s Time to Get The Facts and Take Action Against Algal Bloom

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Experts Say It’s Time to Get The Facts and Take Action Against Algal Bloom WESTMINSTER, Colorado – October 16, 2017 – Scummy, smelly masses of algae have become commonplace on bodies of water across the U.S.  And no community is … more »

Make Sure Your Seed Mix is Tested for the Nation’s Most Troublesome Weed

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed ranked by … more »

APMS Annual Meeting Focuses on New Developments in the Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – JULY 10, 2017 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it will be participating in the 57th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), scheduled for July 16-19 in Daytona Beach, Florida. … more »

Weed Scientists Caution Against Off-Label Spraying of Dicamba and 2,4-D

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  WESTMINSTER, Colorado – JUNE 15, 2017 – New resistant soybean and cotton cropping systems based on the synthetic auxin herbicides give farmers new options for managing Palmer amaranth and other broadleaf weeds resistant to glyphosate. But scientists with the … more »

WSSA Survey Ranks Most Common and Most Troublesome Weeds in Broadleaf Crops, Fruits and Vegetables

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – MAY 23, 2017 – A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and vegetables, … more »

Regional Listening Sessions Give Farmers a Voice in the Battle Against Herbicide Resistance

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Both scientists and regulators have had a lot to say about the growing problem of herbicide resistance and how weed management techniques need to change in response. But there have been few organized opportunities for farmers to make their voices … more »

2017 Award Winners Named by Weed Science Society of America

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LAWRENCE, Kansas — February 7, 2017 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) this week 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 … more »

New WSSA Factsheet Explores Weed Seeds and Their Longevity

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Did you know some weed seeds can lie dormant in the soil for more than a century and then sprout when conditions are right?  A new factsheet available for free download from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) dives into the … more »