- Can Artificial Intelligence Help Growers Win the Weed Wars?
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – March 17, 2021 – Weed control in vegetables, flowers and herbs can be incredibly labor intensive, experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say. There are few herbicides available for these specialty crops, making hand … more »
- WSSA Honors Outstanding Weed Scientists During 2021 Awards Program
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 17, 2021 – This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s first … more »
- WSSA Recognizes 2021 Award Winners
The full 2021 WSSA awards program can be accessed here . OUTSTANDING EXTENSION AWARD Industry Sponsor: Corteva Agriscience JANE M. MANGOLD Jane Mangold is a Professor and Extension Invasive Plant Specialist in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- 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 »
- Battling Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia: Research Shows Sugarbeet Growers Must Think Beyond Herbicides
Kochia has become one of the most problematic weeds in the U.S. – now resistant to at least four herbicide sites of action. And researchers writing in the journal Weed Technology say sugarbeet growers in particular have cause for concern. more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- 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.
- Net Farm Income Would Drop With Glyphosate Ban
If glyphosate is no longer available, farmers can expect cost increases for other herbicides, increased use of other herbicides and less net farm income. more »
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