- National Pesticide Safety Education Month Focuses on Resources and Education to Support Safe Pesticide Handling and Use
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 31, 2023 – February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month and a time to review pesticide safety practices at your home or place of business, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) says. WSSA and … more »
- Convening of 13 Federal Agencies Highlight Symposium at the Upcoming Joint Annual Meeting
Washington, DC – January 12, 2023 – At the Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) joint annual meeting with the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS), a symposium boasting unprecedented representation from over a dozen federal agencies is scheduled for Wednesday, … more »
- Weed Science Societies Share Information-Packed Agenda for Upcoming Joint Annual Meeting
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 9, 2023 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced details of its upcoming joint annual meeting with the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS), to be held January 30 through February 2 in Arlington, … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Study Shows Variable-Density Planting Can Be a Cost-Effective Tool for Weed Control
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – December 20, 2022 – High-density crop planting is a proven approach for suppressing patches of weeds that escape other controls. Unfortunately, though, the cost of seed keeps many growers from considering this dense planting strategy. Researchers writing in … more »
- 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 »
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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