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2012-04-03 06:27:06

HERNDON, Va., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) reported today that the unusually warm weather that the country has been experiencing has posed a challenge for many homeowners. PLANET is the international organization representing lawn care and landscape professionals worldwide. With the warm weather, plants are growing and blooming ahead of schedule while, at the same time, the weather is bringing out a large number of pests, molds, and fungi, and...

2012-03-20 06:21:13

LEBANON, Pa., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dandelions are the most aggravating lawn weed, according to a new survey*. The online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Lebanon Seaboard Corporation -- manufacturers of GreenView lawn and garden products -- asked 2,307 U.S. adults what they rate as the most aggravating lawn weed of whom 1,898 were identified as having a lawn. In addition to dandelions, U.S. adults who have a lawn cited crabgrass, thistle, clover and chickweed at...

2012-03-19 23:00:38

Discovery of hydrilla in New York's Finger Lakes region represents a potential environmental disaster. The Weed Science Society of America is calling attention to efforts underway to eradicate the damaging aquatic weed and protect some of our most valuable natural resources. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 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...

2012-02-07 13:00:00

Innovators from government, academia and private industry are recognized for their impact on the weed science profession. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 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. “These are true innovators from academia, government and...

2012-01-23 12:00:00

Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America are partnering with the National Research Council to spotlight the problem of herbicide-resistant weeds and what can be done about them. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 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 10...

2011-12-05 05:00:00

According to the Weed Science Society of America, weeds threaten the native vegetation growing along millions of miles of our nationâs waterways -- undermining the ability of these "riparian" areas to store and filter water and to prevent or moderate flooding. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 05, 2011 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...

2011-11-18 02:39:19

Non-chemical method matches herbicides for managing weeds Traditionally addressed through hand-weeding and/or herbicide application, controlling weeds is one of most costly operations in nursery production. Increased labor costs have made hand-weeding prohibitive as the sole method of weed control, and although herbicides may be effective and less expensive, non-target herbicide loss can be as high as 86% and can harm the environment. To address the economic and environmental impact of...

2011-10-19 13:00:00

The Weed Science Society of America is spotlighting research by Montana State University on the role vehicles play in the spread of invasive weed species. Seeds can attach to tires, bumpers, wheel wells or the underside of a vehicle and travel great distances before falling off in a new locale. Lawrence, KA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 When you take your four-wheel drive out for a spin this fall, you might be bringing home more than memories. According to the Weed Science Society of America,...

2011-10-05 07:00:00

Students, educators and professionals from around the world are expected to attend the Weed Science Society of America event, which is scheduled for February 6-9, 2012, in Waikoloa, Hawaii. They will have an opportunity to focus on the latest developments in weed science research and management practices. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Early bird registration is now open for the 52nd annual meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) â“ an event that...

2011-09-29 22:49:10

Weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation Weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation today. Since many weeds produce flowers and seed, they are an integral part of our ecosystem and...