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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 »

WSSA Announces 2022 Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Weed Science

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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 »

New Green Herbicide Offers Hope Against a “Heartbreaking” Invasive Weed

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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 »

February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month: Awareness and Resources are Fundamental to Safe Pesticide Handling and Use

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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 »

Study Shows the Impact of Preemergent Herbicides on Native Plants

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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 »

Weed Science Societies Announce Further Details on Upcoming Joint Annual Meeting

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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 »

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

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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 »

Weed Science Societies Announce Annual Meetings

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 29, 2021 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its regional affiliates announced plans for upcoming annual meetings – each designed to spotlight new innovations and best practices in weed control. First up … more »

Front-Line Responders Fight Plant Invaders That Fuel Fires – and More

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  WESTMINSTER, Colorado – November 9, 2021 – Fires have had a devastating impact on communities and public lands across the western U.S. in recent years. But scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say effective weed control … more »

Oktoberfest: Time to Raise a Glass to Weed Control!

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WESTMINSTER, Colorado – October 5, 2021 – This fall beer drinkers around the globe are celebrating Oktoberfest with a mug of their favorite brew. Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say the celebration wouldn’t be possible, though, … more »