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SOURCE: Weed Science Society of America
Today the Weed Science Society of America is introducing a free fact sheet about weeds that is available for download from the society's website.
LAWRENCE, Kansas (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
Did you know that the invention of Velcro® was inspired by prickly weed burs that stuck to the pants of a Swiss engineer during a walk with his dog? It’s one of the many unique facts about weeds captured in a free brochure available from the Weed Science Society of America.
Created by the organization’s Public Awareness Committee with contributions from WSSA members, the document illustrates a few of the many unique characteristics of weeds and how they touch our lives. Examples include:
The new brochure is available for download from the WSSA website: http://wssa.net/WSSA/Articles/WSSA-Facts-About-Weeds.pdf
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 Weed Science Society of America 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.
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