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2011-11-18 02:39:19

Non-chemical method matches herbicides for managing weeds Traditionally addressed through hand-weeding and/or herbicide application, controlling weeds is one of most costly operations in nursery production. Increased labor costs have made hand-weeding prohibitive as the sole method of weed control, and although herbicides may be effective and less expensive, non-target herbicide loss can be as high as 86% and can harm the environment. To address the economic and environmental impact of...

2011-11-17 14:34:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. farmers in the Corn Belt now have a new single-bag option for managing above-ground pests. Monsanto's Genuity® VT Double PRO® RIB Complete(TM) has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), completing federal regulatory authorization in the United States. Commercialization is pending individual state authorizations and notifications, as required. Monsanto was the first in...

2011-11-09 14:45:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. consumers and society benefit from atrazine and other triazine herbicides by up to $4.8 billion per year, due to increased yield as well as decreased producer costs and reduced soil erosion, according to new studies released today in Kansas City. In addition, the U.S. economy benefits from atrazine and other triazine herbicides by as much as $22 billion over a five-year period. Benefits to farmers and consumers from the triazine...

2011-10-28 09:00:00

Keep safety in mind during your autumn clean-up ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fall is the season for football, changing leaf colors, and - because of yard work - back injuries, tumbles from ladders and lawn mower accidents. Each year, thousands of Americans are injured cleaning gutters, raking leaves, washing windows and doing other chores. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) urges people to take the proper safety precautions to reduce the...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

Debuting at this yearâs GIE+Expo, the largest green industry and equipment conference, Core Outdoor Power introduces products that have the power and performance to compete with existing gas powered equipment. Ronan, MT (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Core Outdoor Power, a manufacturer of GasLess outdoor power products and equipment, announces the launch of their innovative line of emission-free, hand-held power equipment for the discerning homeowner and commercial markets....

2011-10-27 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Husqvarna has introduced a new "dump from seat" collection system for the Husqvarna PZ and Dixon DX200 commercial zero turn mowers. The collection system fits 54" & 60" cutting decks. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/husqvarnas-new-dfs-collection-system-for-pz-132491813.html The commercial collection system includes a 12 gauge steel hopper and high density...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Husqvarna has introduced two new articulated riding mowers. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/husqvarna-makes-mowing-easy-132494868.html The new R220T and R322T AWD Riders are packed with consumer friendly features that will make maneuvering around lawn obstacles a breeze! With a new dynamic design, a new 48 inch side discharge deck option with increased number...

2011-10-19 13:00:00

The Weed Science Society of America is spotlighting research by Montana State University on the role vehicles play in the spread of invasive weed species. Seeds can attach to tires, bumpers, wheel wells or the underside of a vehicle and travel great distances before falling off in a new locale. Lawrence, KA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 When you take your four-wheel drive out for a spin this fall, you might be bringing home more than memories. According to the Weed Science Society of America,...

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...

2011-09-27 10:00:00

A task force of respected weed scientists from universities, industry and private consulting spent 18 months pulling together the most current, science-based information available on the causes of herbicide resistance and effective management techniques. The result is a peer reviewed, five-module program available as Web-based training, PowerPoint slides or video. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is introducing a free training...