- 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 »
- WSSA Members to Present Latest Research During Upcoming Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – June 28, 2021 – Members of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) are among those leading presentations during in the upcoming 61st annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), an event that will include … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- 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 »
- Want to Control Buffelgrass? It is Time to Mix Things Up!
Buffelgrass is a drought-tolerant, invasive weed that threatens the biodiversity of native ecosystems in the drylands of the Americas and Australia. Unfortunately, though, land managers trying to control the weed often experience mixed results. more »
- Is Crop Competition an Effective Weed Control Strategy?
When it comes to weed control, today’s growers face a double whammy. Weeds have developed resistance to many of our existing herbicide options at a time when new herbicide discoveries have plummeted. But a recent study featured in the journal Weed Science shows one often overlooked weed control strategy may help to fill the void. more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- 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 »
- 10 Things University Research Teaches Us About Dicamba
Weed scientist says spraying other herbicides before and after dicamba drift increases injury to soybeans.
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