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New Technologies and Precision Weed Management Take Center Stage at Upcoming Annual Meetings

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 7, 2022 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its regional affiliates have scheduled upcoming annual meetings to discuss new developments in weed science – including technology tools to support precision weed management. First … more »

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Scientists Say Diversified Weed Control is Critical to Pumpkin Production

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – October 17, 2022 – From carved Halloween jack-o-lanterns to tasty holiday pies, pumpkins are central to many a seasonal celebration. Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it takes effective weed control, though, to … more »

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2022 COLLEGIATE WEED CONTEST WINNERS

This summer dozens of students tested their weed science know-how in contests sponsored by the Northeastern, North Central and Southern weed science societies. The hard-fought competitions focused on aspects of weed science that will benefit students as they enter the … more »

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Scientists Focus on Weed Control to Support Emerging Hemp Market

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – August 8, 2022 – Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is used to produce a variety of products – from building materials, textiles and paper to nutritious seeds, CBD oils and extracts. Though the crop was introduced in the … more »

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New WSSA Backgrounder Clarifies Purpose and Use of Plant-Back Intervals

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – June 27, 2022 – Plant-back intervals are a critical component of any pesticide label – indicating the minimum period of time between a pesticide treatment and the planting of your next crop. But experts say some confusion … more »

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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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