- Oktoberfest: Time to Raise a Glass to Weed Control!
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – October 5, 2021 – This fall beer drinkers around the globe are celebrating Oktoberfest with a mug of their favorite brew. Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say the celebration wouldn’t be possible, though, … more »
- Students Test Their Skills in Regional Weed Science Contests
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September 15, 2021 – This summer Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) affiliates in the North Central and Southern regions gave nearly 100 students from 18 universities a chance to test their weed science know-how. Both organizations … more »
- Scientists Make Moves to Fundamentally Alter Weed Control
Genomics group accelerates genetic sequencing of weeds, launches conference & training workshops WESTMINSTER, Colorado – August 11, 2021 – Today the International Weed Genomics Consortium (IWGC) announced a new multipronged initiative to advance the genetic sequencing of the world’s most troublesome weeds. The organization … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Study Shows Socioeconomic Factors Can Influence the Spread of Invasive Plants
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September, 2021 – Predicting the spread of nonnative plants that have the potential to become invasive may seem like an unachievable goal. But research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows important, predictive clues … more »
- Do the Ways We Live and Work Influence the Spread of Invasive Plants?
A recent study shows we may be overlooking important information that can help us predict how and where invasive plants are likely to spread. Researchers writing in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management say invasion pathways can be closely … more »
- Science Journal Takes an In-Depth Look at Weedy Rice
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September 9, 2021 – Weedy rice (Oryza spp.) is a serious threat to rice crops around the globe. It can rob them of vital nutrients and cause yield losses of up to 90 percent – creating … more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- 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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- Where Do Denver’s Tumbleweeds Come From?
You might expect tumbleweeds on Colorado’s plains, but what are they doing rolling around RiNo and LoDo? more »
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