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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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Study Documents the Effectiveness of Electrocution in Weed Control

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – July 13, 2022 – An article featured in the latest edition of the journal Weed Technology shows that electrocution can be an effective way to control weeds commonly found in soybean crops. The authors describe two field studies conducted … 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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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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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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Weed Science Societies Announce Further Details on Upcoming Joint Annual Meeting

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 10, 2022 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS) announced details for their upcoming joint annual meeting, scheduled for February 21-24 in Vancouver, Canada. Four special symposia … more »

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Years of Effective Weed Control Required to Produce Prized Christmas Trees, WSSA Says

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – December 13, 2021 – Christmas trees are central to many a holiday celebration. But behind the scenes, it takes a multiyear effort to bring even a single tree to market, experts with the Weed Science Society of … more »

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