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WSSA Says Online Database and Smartphone Apps Make it Easier Than Ever to Track Invasive Weeds

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Online databases and new smartphone applications are making it easier than ever to track and map infestations of invasive weeds… more »

Weed Science Society of America Endorses Strategies to Reduce the Threat of Herbicide Resistance to Agricultural Productivity

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Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced that its Board has endorsed a series of best management practices designed to reduce the incidence of herbicide-resistant weeds and the threat they pose to agricultural productivity… more »

Climate Change May be Fueling a New Generation of More Aggressive Weeds

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Is global warming fueling a new generation of more aggressive weeds? According to recent research, the answer may be yes. One of the major characteristics of a warming planet is an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the … more »

On the Brink of an Environmental Disaster – Weed Science Society of America Highlights Progress Against Hydrilla Infestation in Finger Lakes Region

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Six months ago one of the world’s most aggressive aquatic weeds was spotted in an inlet adjoining Cayuga Lake, part of New York’s famed Finger Lakes. The culprit was hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), an aquatic plant species holding a well-earned spot on the federal noxious weeds list. Officials fear an environmental disaster in the making… more »

Weed Science Society of America Announces 2012 Winners in Annual Awards Program

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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 annual meeting, held this year in Waikoloa, Hawaii. more »

Weed Science Society of America to Co-sponsor National Summit on the Management of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

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 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it will co-sponsor an upcoming scientific summit on how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds — a costly and growing problem threatening crop production across the U.S. and around the globe. The May … more »

Weed Science Society of America says Flooding Along our Nation’s Rivers Worsened by Invasive Weeds

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This year flooding has ravaged thousands of homes and businesses in communities across the U.S. And scientists say the prevalence of invasive weeds is one of the factors that may be contributing to the damage. more »

Weed Science Society of America Says There's No Place for Weeds at the Holidays!

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The WSSA is spotlighting the impact of effective weed control on the holiday traditions we hold most dear. more »

Unlikely Stowaways: Weed Seeds Travel To Faraway Places on Cars, Trucks and ATVS

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When you take your four-wheel drive out for a spin this fall, you might be bringing home more than memories. Researchers at Montana State University have found that vehicles are routinely transporting invasive weed seeds. Seeds can stow away on tires, bumpers, wheel wells or the underside of a vehicle and sometimes travel great distances before falling off in a new locale. As weed seeds sprout and grow, they can crowd out native plants, disrupt native ecosystems and wildlife habitats and reduce crop yields when they spread to nearby fields… more »

Weed Scientists to Focus on Latest Research and Management Practices During 52nd Annual Meeting of WSSA

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Early bird registration is now open for the 52nd annual meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) – an event that will focus on the latest developments in weed science research and management practices. more »