Press Room

Comments are closed.

WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 09- Preparation and Oversight are Vital When Storing a Pesticide

Posted on

A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials – a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire. “Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment … more »

Battling Spurge: WSSA Offers Weed Control Tips for Nurseries and Homeowners

Posted on

Though the economy and housing market have begun to recover in the aftermath of the Great Recession, one unexpected impact still lingers.  Landscape nurseries that saw fewer plant sales during the downturn are now battling weeds entrenched in unsold containers … more »

WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 08- Employers Play a Central Role in Protecting Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers

Posted on

An employer was fined recently after an inspection showed pesticide application information wasn’t posted at the job site, and an employee applied a pesticide without safety training or personal protective equipment (PPE). The posting, safety training and PPE are all … more »

WSSA Scientists Stress the Importance of Early Response to Invasive Weeds

Posted on

Over the past decade, dozens of “early detection, rapid response” initiatives have been launched by states to keep invasive species from devastating natural habitats and damaging our economy. Many of these programs use mobile apps and online databases to revolutionize … more »

WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 07- Always Be Diligent Concerning Personal Protective Equipment

Posted on

This month pesticide safety educators, health professionals and other experts from around the U.S. will explore how to motivate pesticide handlers to use best practices concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). The discussion is part of a Pesticide PPE Seminar Series … more »

National Invasive Species Awareness Week to Focus on Prevention and Management Strategies

Posted on

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is among a broad coalition of public and private stakeholders gathering in our nation’s capital March 3-8 for National Invasive Species Awareness Week. The agenda will focus on how to best prevent and … more »

Weed Science Society of America Announces 2013 Winners in Annual Awards Program

Posted on

This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly 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 Baltimore, Md. “These … more »

WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series 06- Certification Programs Fulfill an Essential Need for Competent Pesticide Applicators

Posted on

Recently, an employee of an aerial application company was penalized for applying an agricultural pesticide without following all label directions and without the required applicator certification. In a separate case, a forest service company making an urban application was also … more »

WSSA and Northeastern Weed Science Society Plan Joint Annual Meeting

Posted on

Scheduled for February 4-7 in Baltimore, Maryland Next month weed scientists, students, educators and professionals from around the world will gather in Baltimore for a joint annual meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the Northeastern Weed … more »

Scientists Recommend Banishing Dangerous Aquatic Weed from Water Gardens

Posted on

If you are tempted to purchase a lovely specimen of crested floating heart (Nymphoides cristata) for your backyard water garden, you might want to reconsider. While this plant is marketed as an ornamental lily, experts from the Weed Science Society … more »