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This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), an event focused on how to prevent and manage the devastating damage caused by unwanted, biological invaders. Originally founded by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA)

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 22, 2019 – This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW),

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I think I can safely say after more than 27 years of professional experience, obtained in three different regions of our GREAT country, that most Extension personnel have dedicated their lives to helping solve the problems of American agriculture.
Yesterday 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 annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It's been a fairly common practice for cotton and soybean farmers to add Roundup to the tank mix to broaden the spectrum of weed control when they were spraying glyphosate - and dicamba-tolerant crops.

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 1st, 2019 – The second annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month gets underway February 1st, to reinforce core principles of safe handling and use and to raise awareness of and support for the land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs).

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It’s been said, the early bird gets the worm. In weed management, the early bird catches the weed while it’s still small, according to a New Mexico State University Extension weed specialist.
In a world where resistant weeds run rampant, one chemical company is bringing relief to corn, soybean and rice farmers. FMC will introduce a novel rice herbicide and a corn and soybean herbicide in the next five to ten years.
The broadleaf weed kochia is a real and growing threat to major cropping systems and soil conservation practices across the Great Plains. Some kochia populations are now resistant to as many as four herbicide sites of action, making it imperative that we understand more about the weed and how to manage it.
When battling invasive weeds, it’s easy to conclude that treating the largest masses first is the best strategy. But scientists writing in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management say that isn’t always best.
Spring-applied herbicides are no match for henbit, a winter annual weed found in more than 50 crops – including corn, cotton and soybean. But researchers say a simple change in application timing can make all the difference.