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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 »

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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 »

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

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Have you heard about HRAC’s Mode of Action updates?

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – April 28, 2021 – The Herbicide Resistance Action Committee (HRAC) has updated its Herbicide Mode of Action Classification System, which is a vital tool in developing sustainable weed control programs. Explore WSSA’s recent fact sheet to find out why updates were needed … more »

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Free Educational Webinars Offered During “National Invasive Species Awareness Week”

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – April 20, 2021 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) today announced that five free educational webinars will be offered during National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) – a May 15-22 initiative to raise awareness about … more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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February 2021: National Pesticide Safety Education Month

National Pesticide Safety Education Month is February 2021. The purpose of National Pesticide Safety Education Month is to reinforce core principles of safe pesticide use with many audiences and raise awareness of and support for the land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education … more »

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WSSA Cautions Against Poor Choices That Can Spread Invasive Weeds

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 26, 2021 – Last year many people across the U.S. and Canada received unsolicited packets of seed believed to originate in China. Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) were among those to raise … more »

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