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WSSA Innovative Grants Program – Call for Proposals

The WSSA is accepting proposals from members for consideration in providing seed money to explore innovative ideas in any area of the weed science discipline. Proposals should involve something that WSSA currently does not fund and should be innovative in … more »

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Nation’s Top Weed Scientists Recognized by Their Peers

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – May 2, 2022 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its affiliates have recently singled out a dozen of the nation’s most accomplished weed scientists for Fellows Awards – a recognition honoring their outstanding contributions … more »

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2022 WSSA Travel Enrichment Experience Award

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 (mayank.malik@bayer.com) must receive applications by May … more »

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Deteriorating weed control and variable weather portends greater soybean yield losses in the future

Abstract Since the 1950’s much of the US soybean growing region has experienced rising temperatures, more variable rainfall, and increased  carbon emissions . These trends are predicted to continue throughout the 21st century. Variable weather and weed interference influence crop performance; however, … more »

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Need Help Identifying Weeds? WSSA Says There Are Apps for That!

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – April 4, 2022 – A cornerstone of any effective weed control program is finding and treating bothersome weeds before they become established and spread. Unless you are an expert, though, it can be hard to identify what … more »

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REMINDER: March 22nd and March 29th WSSA Webinars on NIFA Grant Programs!

WSSA is hosting a series of two free webinars on NIFA Grant Programs. The webinars will be on March 22 and 29, both at 3:00pm ET. These webinars will include four 10-minute presentations by NIFA National Program Leaders and National … more »

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WSSA Announces 2022 Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Weed Science

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 23, 2022 – This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s 62nd annual … more »

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New Green Herbicide Offers Hope Against a “Heartbreaking” Invasive Weed

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – February 7, 2022 – Crested floatingheart plants are a decidedly poor choice for Valentine’s Day, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say. This showy ornamental is a native of Asia and a popular selection … more »

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February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month: Awareness and Resources are Fundamental to Safe Pesticide Handling and Use

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 31, 2022 – February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month, a time to review your pesticide safety practices. “There is no ‘downtime’ in the safe handling and use of pesticides,” notes Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D., Executive Director … more »

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Study Shows the Impact of Preemergent Herbicides on Native Plants

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 18, 2022 – Though invasive weeds can devastate native plant communities, a recent study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows that efforts to manage those weeds can also cause harm. In the arid rangelands of the western … more »

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