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2014-02-10 23:01:30

The Weed Science Society of America discusses the upcoming National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 23-28) and identifies ways individuals can prevent the spread of invasive plants. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 23-28. And according to experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), it’s a topic that deserves our attention. Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and...

2014-02-05 23:02:39

The Weed Science Society of America honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science this week at the WSSA annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 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 annual meeting, held this year in...

2013-12-10 23:25:44

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) discusses the ongoing battle against herbicide resistance. The issue stems from the fact that while weed management has seen much progress, it has become expensive and poses various environmental issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper...

2013-11-04 23:03:10

The Weed Science Society of America has announced five annual meetings that will take place throughout the winter and spring months. The meetings are expected to attract hundreds of scientists, students, educators, and others interested in weed management practices. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America and its sister scientific societies in the U.S. and Canada will tackle a wide range of topics – from invasive species...

2013-09-03 23:02:38

The Weed Science Society of America today announced that the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding has created a three-year initiative to enhance the education of pesticide applicators. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 The Weed Science Society of America today announced that the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding has created a three-year initiative to enhance the education of pesticide applicators. The U.S....

2013-07-29 23:03:09

Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America say Ludwigia can overwhelm native plants, degrade water quality, increase flood risk and reduce the available habitat for water birds and fish. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Three water-loving species in the primrose family are now plaguing communities across the Pacific Northwest and Southern Atlantic — clogging lakes, ponds, canals, rice fields and sensitive wetlands. The exotic invaders are Uruguaian primrose-willow (Ludwigia...

2013-07-23 23:04:29

The journal, Invasive Plant Science and Management, received its first Impact Factor from Thomson Reuters. Co-published by the Weed Science Society of America and Allen Press, IPSM is proud to announce an Impact Factor of 0.982. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Two years ago, Invasive Plant Science and Management (IPSM) was accepted into the Thomson Reuters collection of journals that are included in the annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR). For the first time in 2013, IPSM has...

2013-07-01 23:04:58

This is the last in a series of press releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of practicing good pesticide stewardship techniques. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 A farmer, a local lawn and garden supply store, and a department store chain were fined recently for pesticide disposal violations. In each of these cases, the pesticide product itself was disposed of improperly. “Regulations on proper pesticide disposal govern the product and much...

2013-06-24 23:17:44

Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) are among those participating in the Aquatic Plant Management Society's annual meeting. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Scientists, professionals and policymakers interested in the management of aquatic weeds will gather next month for the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) annual meeting. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is among the exhibitors at the event, which is scheduled for July 14-17 in San...

2013-06-04 23:19:43

This is the tenth in a series of press releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of practicing good pesticide stewardship techniques. LAWRENCE, Kansas (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Recently, pesticide spray drift from different pesticide applications caused damage to field corn on a bordering farm, vegetables in an adjacent backyard, trees and bushes in a nearby state park and vegetation on an adjoining campus. In all cases, the applicators were fined because they...