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National Pesticide Safety Education Month Focuses on Resources and Education to Support Safe Pesticide Handling and Use

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  WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 31, 2023 – February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month and a time to review pesticide safety practices at your home or place of business, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) says. WSSA and … more »

Convening of 13 Federal Agencies Highlight Symposium at the Upcoming Joint Annual Meeting

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Washington, DC – January 12, 2023 – At the Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) joint annual meeting with the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS), a symposium boasting unprecedented representation from over a dozen federal agencies is scheduled for Wednesday, … more »

Weed Science Societies Share Information-Packed Agenda for Upcoming Joint Annual Meeting

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – January 9, 2023 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced details of its upcoming joint annual meeting with the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS), to be held January 30 through February 2 in Arlington, … more »

Researchers Focus on New Strain of Hydrilla Found Thriving in the Connecticut River

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – December 12, 2022 – Hydrilla is well-known for invading lakes, ponds and waterways, especially across the southeastern U.S. But experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say a new strain of the weed has now … more »

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

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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 »

Scientists Say Diversified Weed Control is Critical to Pumpkin Production

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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 »

Scientists Focus on Weed Control to Support Emerging Hemp Market

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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 »

Study Documents the Effectiveness of Electrocution in Weed Control

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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 »

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

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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 »

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

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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 »