Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the availability of the 10th edition of its popular Herbicide Handbook – a trusted resource used by educators, researchers, growers, extension agents, government officials, students and others interested in weed management.
First published more than three decades ago, the handbook offers comprehensive information on the more than 230 herbicides currently available in the U.S. It includes physical properties, mode of action, environmental fate, solubility, toxicity to humans and wildlife, binding properties and much more.
The new edition has been completely updated and reorganized in an easy-to-navigate alphabetical format. It also includes approximately 20 new herbicide compounds introduced since the last edition was published.
A handy glossary includes definitions of technical terms and acronyms, a conversion table for measurements, lists of adjuvants that improve herbicide performance, and an updated genealogy of agrichemical companies that reflects how the industry has changed through the years.
“Dozens of weed scientists volunteered their time in support of the project,” says Dale Shaner, a past president of WSSA and editor of the new edition. “They’ve helped us bring together a comprehensive body of information that should be useful to anyone who uses or studies herbicides.”
The Herbicide Handbook is available for order through the WSSA business office. Orders can be placed online at https://psfebus.allenpress.com/wssa/Products/BookStore.aspx.
About the Weed Science Society of America
The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit scientific society, was founded in 1956 to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The Society promotes research, education and extension outreach activities related to weeds, provides science-based information to the public and policy makers, fosters awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems, and promotes cooperation among weed science organizations across the nation and around the world. For more information, visit http://www.wssa.net.