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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...

2013-05-28 23:19:27

University faculty and local educators translate the latest research into best practices that are benefiting communities nationwide, say experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 The U.S. Cooperative Extension Program is approaching its 100-year anniversary — an important milestone for an organization that has helped to transform American agriculture since its founding in May 1914. Through the years, extension agents have taught...

2013-05-01 23:01:34

This is the nineth 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) May 01, 2013 A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials — a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire. “Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment to unintended...

2013-04-26 23:04:11

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) points to the importance of early intervention when battling spurge, a weed that thrives in hot and sunny locations. LAWRENCE, KANSAS (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Though the economy and housing market have begun to recover in the aftermath of the Great Recession, one unexpected impact still lingers. Landscape nurseries that saw fewer plant sales during the downturn are now battling weeds entrenched in unsold containers of perennials, shrubs and trees....

2013-04-03 23:01:44

This is the eighth 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) April 03, 2013 An employer was fined recently after an inspection showed pesticide application information wasn´t posted at the job site, and an employee applied a pesticide without safety training or personal protective equipment (PPE). The posting, safety training and PPE are all required under...


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