- New Technologies and Precision Weed Management Take Center Stage at Upcoming Annual Meetings
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 7, 2022 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its regional affiliates have scheduled upcoming annual meetings to discuss new developments in weed science – including technology tools to support precision weed management. First … more »
- Scientists Say Diversified Weed Control is Critical to Pumpkin Production
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – October 17, 2022 – From carved Halloween jack-o-lanterns to tasty holiday pies, pumpkins are central to many a seasonal celebration. Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it takes effective weed control, though, to … more »
- 2022 COLLEGIATE WEED CONTEST WINNERS
This summer dozens of students tested their weed science know-how in contests sponsored by the Northeastern, North Central and Southern weed science societies. The hard-fought competitions focused on aspects of weed science that will benefit students as they enter the … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Research Shows Pairing Herbicides with Prescribed Burning Improves Downy Brome Control
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – July 27, 2022 – Downy brome is an annual winter grass invading millions of acres of western rangelands and wildlands. It emerges early in the spring while native perennials are still dormant and creates dense mats of … more »
- WEED ZAPPING Do electrocution treatments have a place in weed control?
Researchers from the University of Missouri recently conducted two field studies to explore the effectiveness of electricity in weed control. They used a tractor attachment called The Weed Zapper™ to electrocute eight types of weeds common in soybean crops, including … more »
- 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 »
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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