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2014-03-27 23:30:48

Norway Gardens is committed to helping their customers find success in their gardening endeavors. Following are great tips for controlling weeds in your lawn and landscape. Monticello Indiana (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 This week temperatures in our area are fluctuating from highs in the lower sixties to highs in the upper twenties. Welcome to early Spring in north central Indiana! This time of year we are all eager to be able to get outside and begin our spring clean up chores. One question...

2014-02-10 23:01:30

The Weed Science Society of America discusses the upcoming National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 23-28) and identifies ways individuals can prevent the spread of invasive plants. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 23-28. And according to experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), it’s a topic that deserves our attention. Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and...

2014-02-05 23:02:39

The Weed Science Society of America honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science this week at the WSSA annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly three 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...

2014-01-17 23:04:36

An article published in the latest issue of Invasive Plant Science and Management features a survey of natural resource professionals and ranchers in Colorado and Wyoming. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Downy brome is an aggressive, invasive winter annual grass and may be the most abundant plant in the western United States. Ranchers and natural resource professionals agree: downy brome, also called cheatgrass, is a problem. The consensus, however, ends there. These two groups...

2013-12-10 23:25:44

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) discusses the ongoing battle against herbicide resistance. The issue stems from the fact that while weed management has seen much progress, it has become expensive and poses various environmental issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper...

2013-11-15 23:03:54

A study featured in Weed Science presents results of field experiments looking at post-dispersal seed loss of five of the most problematic weeds. The authors saw a natural reduction in the percentage of active seedbank, and suggest that practicing certain techniques could provide sustainable weed management. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Weed Science – An important component of managing weeds in field crops is preventing the seeds released by weeds each autumn from becoming...

2013-11-07 23:01:35

Otho’s Pest Management warns homeowners to check their foundations for cracks and crawlspace moisture control issues. Asheboro, NC (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Now that the cool fall weather has arrived, Otho's Pest Management urges homeowners to check around the foundation of their homes for cracks. Any cracks found could be a sign of crawlspace moisture control issues. A cracked home foundation can allow extra moisture into the home or outside critters like insects or mice. The same...

2013-11-07 13:56:23

The growing threat to our National Parks from horse dung Research team leader, Associate Professor Catherine Pickering, said the Griffith study looked at the number and types of weed seeds which can be dispersed through horse manure. The findings have been published in the journal Ecological Management and Restoration. "We reviewed 15 studies on seed germination from horse dung; six from Europe, four from North America, three from Australia and one study each from Africa and Central...

2013-11-04 23:03:10

The Weed Science Society of America has announced five annual meetings that will take place throughout the winter and spring months. The meetings are expected to attract hundreds of scientists, students, educators, and others interested in weed management practices. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America and its sister scientific societies in the U.S. and Canada will tackle a wide range of topics – from invasive species...

2013-10-24 23:31:24

The newly redesigned Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 476 new abstracts on the biology of weeds. After its latest inclusion of these references the science website now provides 37.4 million references including 15.2 million abstracts in the biological, geographical and health sciences. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 EurekaMag.com has newly published 476 references and abstracts on the biology of weeds. These references are included in the...


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2005-09-09 07:49:22

PHOTO CAPTION: The common asparagus beetle Crioceris asparagi is an important pest of asparagus crops. Photo by Keith Edkins 2003 The Common Asparagus Beetle (Crioceris asparagi) is an chief pest of Asparagus crops both in Europe and in North America; asparagus is its only food plant. The adult beetles and the larvae strip the needle-like leaves off the asparagus fronds which deprives the plants of the ability to build food reserves for future years. They also damage the shoots, thereby...

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2005-09-07 20:31:53

The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) is a beetle about 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and 0.4 inches (1 cm) wide (smaller in Canada), with shiny copper-colored elytra and a shiny green top of the thorax and head. Although it is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural enemies, in America it is a serious pest to rose bushes and other plants. It is a weak flyer and drops several centimeters when it hits a wall. Japanese Beetle traps therefore consist of a pair of crossed...

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