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Study Shows Socioeconomic Factors Can Influence the Spread of Invasive Plants

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September, 2021 – Predicting the spread of nonnative plants that have the potential to become invasive may seem like an unachievable goal. But research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows important, predictive clues … more »

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Do the Ways We Live and Work Influence the Spread of Invasive Plants?

A recent study shows we may be overlooking important information that can help us predict how and where invasive plants are likely to spread. Researchers writing in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management say invasion pathways can be closely … more »

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Students Test Their Skills in Regional Weed Science Contests

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September 15, 2021 – This summer Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) affiliates in the North Central and Southern regions gave nearly 100 students from 18 universities a chance to test their weed science know-how. Both organizations … more »

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Scientists Make Moves to Fundamentally Alter Weed Control

Genomics group accelerates genetic sequencing of weeds, launches conference & training workshops WESTMINSTER, Colorado – August 11, 2021 – Today the International Weed Genomics Consortium (IWGC) announced a new multipronged initiative to advance the genetic sequencing of the world’s most troublesome weeds. The organization … more »

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WSSA Members to Present Latest Research During Upcoming Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – June 28, 2021 – Members of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) are among those leading presentations during in the upcoming 61st annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), an event that will include … 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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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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