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2010-05-05 11:49:09

Using herbicides to sterilize rather than to kill weedy grasses might be a more economical and environmentally sound weed control strategy, according to a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and a cooperator. Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Mont., conducted the study with colleagues at Miles City and Robert Masters with Dow AgroSciences LLC, in Indianapolis, Ind. Exotic annual grasses such as...

2009-02-10 14:04:00

CEO Cites Performance, Expanding Franchises, Creative Go to Market and Technology Expansion in Presentation to Investors INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dow AgroSciences' track record of delivering beyond expectations was the focus of a recent presentation to investors made by Jerome Peribere, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). Peribere spoke to investors today at the Goldman Sachs...

2008-06-22 00:00:19

Gardeners all over the country have been watching their plants die because of farmyard manure from cows which have eaten tiny amounts of a popular new kind of weedkiller. Since allotment holders in the Wakefield area drew attention to the problem, the Royal Horticultural Society and the government's Pesticides Safety Directorate have issued warnings. The alert is mainly about a substance called aminopryalid in an agricultural herbicide called Forefront - although similar substances may be...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.