- New Podcast Focuses on the “War Against Weeds”
In a year upended by the COVID pandemic, three WSSA members specializing in extension work have found a new socially distanced way to share information. They’ve launched the War Against Weeds, a new podcast devoted to weed management. Want to listen? Simply subscribe through your podcast provider of choice or access weekly episodes online.
The War Against Weeds podcast is funded by a grant from the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPM). more »
- WSSA Survey Ranks Most Common and Most Troublesome Weeds in Grass Crops, Pasture and Turf
WESTMINSTER, Colorado – May 11, 2021 – The latest survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) shows that Palmer amaranth is the hardest to control weed in grass crops, while foxtail species are the most prevalent. More … more »
- 2021 WSSA Travel Enrichment Experience Award Applications Open Now
Purpose: The Travel Enrichment Experience (TEE) will provide an opportunity for WSSA graduate students to participate in a five-day, four-night educational experience with professionals in a different WSSA region. Student Application Deadline: Mayank Malik (email@example.com ) must receive applications by May … 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 »
The WSSA, a non-profit professional society, promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers; and fosters awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems. Learn more about the WSSA.