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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 »

Upcoming Annual Meetings of Science Societies to Offer New Perspectives on Weed Control

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – November 18, 2016 –  Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and regional weed science organizations are expected to offer new perspectives on a wide range of issues vital to the future – … more »

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 »