- WSSA Survey Ranks Palmer Amaranth as the Most Troublesome Weed in the U.S., Galium as the Most Troublesome in Canada
LAWRENCE, Kansas – April 5, 2016 – It’s now official. A survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has ranked Palmer amaranth, also known as Palmer pigweed, as the most troublesome weed in the U.S. Weeds in … more »
- Get Ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week 2016!
LAWRENCE, Kansas – February 16, 2016 – Volunteers in communities across the nation are getting ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scheduled for February 21-27. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is one of the sponsors of the … more »
- 2016 Award Winners Named by Weed Science Society of America
LAWRENCE, Kansas — February 9, 2016 – The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has honored 30 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year … more »
New Featured Articles from WSSA Journals
- Survey Provides Insights on Distribution and Management of Giant Ragweed in the Corn Belt
LAWRENCE, Kansas – May 3, 2016 – A new survey published in the journal Weed Science offers insights into the distribution and management of giant ragweed, a plant known to cause significant losses in corn, soybean and cotton crops. Over the past … more »
- Multiyear Study Evaluates Control Options for Swallowwort Vines
Scientists have just concluded a six-year study of potential controls for pale swallowwort and black swallowwort (Vincetoxicum spp.) – two perennial vines native to Europe that are invading habitats in northeastern North America. more »
- New Study Explores Foliar Treatment Options for HPPD-Resistant Waterhemp
A new study featured in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology explores foliar treatment options for herbicide-resistant waterhemp, an annual broadleaf weed species that can be devastating to corn and soybean crops. more »
Weeds in the News
These news items are not positions nor the scientific conclusions of the Weed Science Society of America
- What Are Your Herbicide Options for Large Palmer Amaranth in Corn?
Wet weather in the forecast will likely make for a narrow window to get these fields sprayed timely. As a result, there is likely to be some good size Palmer amaranth up in some corn fields by the time we can get back into spray. more »
- Newly Evolved Species of Tumbleweed Rolling Through California
Believe it or not, tumbleweeds—so strongly associated with wide-open expanses of the western United States—are actually weedy invaders from other continents. The most iconic and successful of these, the Russian thistle (Salsola tragus), came to America more »
- Weeds on Eve of Destructor
Two decades of research and development into destroying weed seed has taken a giant step forward with the release of a harvester integrated version of the Harrington seed destructor. more »
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