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Drifting Herbicides Can Cause Unintended Effects
2014-02-11 14:52:42

Penn State Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers. The researchers found a range of effects -- positive, neutral and negative -- when they sprayed the herbicide dicamba on old fields -- ones that are no longer used for cultivation -- and on field edges, according to J. Franklin Egan, research ecologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service. He said the effects...

2014-02-05 12:22:40

Groups had to sue the Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Environmental groups have forced Ottawa to review the approval of up to 383 pesticide products containing 23 active ingredients including many with links to cancer and water contamination. After a legal challenge by Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation, the federal government will examine these pesticide products, which contain...

2014-01-03 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released for public input its Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), which calls for the deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans engineered to be tolerant to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D. According to Nichelle Harriott, senior scientist at the national environmental group Beyond Pesticides, "The engineered varieties will not only spawn new weed resistant...

2013-08-28 16:21:22

DUBLIN, August 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6fd4zp/24d) has announced the addition of the "2,4-D [Chlorophenoxy herbicides] (CAS 94-75-7) Market Research Report 2013" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6fd4zp/24d ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) 2,4-D [Chlorophenoxy herbicides] (CAS 94-75-7) Market Research Report 2013 presents...

2013-03-22 23:20:10

WSSA has published a new article. As the cost and scale of farming operations have increased, so has the usage of herbicide-resistant crops. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 As the cost and scale of farming operations have increased, so has the usage of herbicide-resistant crops. These crops provide a weed management tool to meet the needs of modern agriculture. A corresponding decrease has been noted in the use of soil-applied herbicides that farmers have relied on heavily in recent...

2012-11-28 08:23:01

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the human and environmental health risks of 2,4-D, an ingredient in the notorious Vietnam era defoliant "Agent Orange," the national Just Label It (JLI) coalition called on Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to deny approval of genetically engineered (GE) 2,4-D resistant corn. "Corn may be as American as apple pie, but if it's genetically engineered it may jeopardize both human and environmental health. It needs to be labeled," said David...

2012-05-23 21:41:44

The emergence of weeds resistant to the most widely used herbicide is fostering a new arms race in the war against these menaces, which cost society billions of dollars annually in control measures and lost agricultural production. That's the topic of a story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. In the story, Melody M. Bomgardner, C&EN senior business...

2012-02-09 23:35:23

Over-reliance on glyphosate-type herbicides for weed control on U.S. farms has created a dramatic increase in the number of genetically-resistant weeds, according to a team of agricultural researchers, who say the solution lies in an integrated weed management program. "I'm deeply concerned when I see figures that herbicide use could double in the next decade," said David Mortensen, professor of weed ecology, Penn State. Since the mid-1990s, agricultural seed companies developed and...

2011-10-12 10:44:49

2,4-D is coming back. What many might consider a "dinosaur" may be the best solution for growers fighting weed resistance today, said Dean Riechers, University of Illinois associate professor of weed physiology. "Farmers can't imagine going back to 2,4-D or other auxin herbicides," Riechers said. "But herbicide resistance is bad enough that companies are willing to bring it back. That illustrates how severe this problem is." In a recently published article in Weed Science, Riechers and...

2011-08-22 11:13:00

FAIRMONT, W.Va., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mon Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary, will use the aerial application of herbicides to help maintain the rights-of-way under some of its West Virginia power lines. The maintenance program is designed to enhance the safety and reliability of its electric service by controlling vegetation that has the potential to interfere with power lines. The company will be applying the herbicides in Clay, Braxton, Nicholas and Webster...