- New WSSA Backgrounder Clarifies Purpose and Use of Plant-Back Intervals
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – June 27, 2022 – Plant-back intervals are a critical component of any pesticide label – indicating the minimum period of time between a pesticide treatment and the planting of your next crop. But experts say some confusion … more »
- WSSA Innovative Grants Program – Call for Proposals
The WSSA is accepting proposals from members for consideration in providing seed money to explore innovative ideas in any area of the weed science discipline. Proposals should involve something that WSSA currently does not fund and should be innovative in … more »
- Nation’s Top Weed Scientists Recognized by Their Peers
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – May 2, 2022 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its affiliates have recently singled out a dozen of the nation’s most accomplished weed scientists for Fellows Awards – a recognition honoring their outstanding contributions … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Are Herbicide-Resistant Crops a Friend or Foe of Weed Management?
Herbicide-resistant crops are now commonplace throughout the U.S. and Canada. But are they friend or foe when it comes to the prevention and management of herbicide-resistant weeds? An article featured in the latest issue of the journal Weed Science says … more »
- Review Examines the Impact of Herbicide-Resistant Crops on Weed Management
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – Herbicide-resistant crops are now commonplace in the U.S. and Canada. With proper stewardship, these same crop-trait technologies can also play a key role in integrated weed management – reducing the intensity of herbicide use and the selection … more »
- Study Points to Possible Improvements in the Weed Scouting Technologies
WESTMINSTER, Colorado –March 21, 2022 – Detecting and identifying weeds early in the growing season is fundamental to effective weed control. Doing so allows growers to develop targeted, site-specific management plans that reduce crop loss and minimize the need for … more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- Deteriorating weed control and variable weather portends greater soybean yield losses in the future
- Think Climate Change is bad for corn? Add weeds to the equation
URBANA, Ill. – By the end of the century, scientists expect climate change to reduce corn yield significantly, with some estimating losses up to 28%. But those calculations are missing a key factor that could drag corn yields down even … more »
- Attack of the Superweeds: Herbicides are losing the war — and agriculture might never be the same again.
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