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2011-03-02 19:55:33

A Purdue University scientist and researchers in Japan have produced a new class of improved plant growth regulators that are expected to be less toxic to humans. Angus Murphy, a professor of horticulture, said the growth inhibitors block the transport of auxin, a plant hormone that, when transported throughout the plant, controls growth processes. Current growth regulators that inhibit auxin transport are inefficient because they also have hormonelike activity or affect other important plant...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

It's the springtime dilemma: Let dandelions and other weeds take over your yard and garden, or kill them with harmful chemicals, possibly putting your family and pets at risk. Today there is another option. Safer Brand (a leader in organic gardening solutions) has introduced corn-based Concern Weed Prevention Plus, an all-natural weed control solution that is not only up to 90% effective on dandelions and crabgrass in the very first year, but will not leave harmful residuals in your lawn....

2011-03-01 07:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers can save money while tuning up their lawn mowers, chainsaws, gas-powered trimmers and other outdoor equipment through Federal-Mogul Corporation's (Nasdaq: FDML) popular "Smart Choice(TM)" offer on premium Champion® spark plugs and tune-up kits. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110301/DE55113 ) From March 1 through April 30, 2011, consumers can qualify for a $1.50 mail-in rebate on the Champion brand's...

2011-03-01 00:02:05

Whizard® Series II Trimmers (Model 925) from Bettcher Industries are ideal for trimming and cleaning Prosciutto di Parma and other air-dried hams. They speed up the process and increase product yields while reducing operator fatigue. Birmingham, Ohio (PRWEB) February 27, 2011 The Whizard® Series II Trimmer (Model 925) from Bettcher Industries is the ideal tool for tackling the challenges of trimming and cleaning Prosciutto di Parma and other air-dried hams. Featuring a special...

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2011-02-25 11:05:29

A newly discovered pathogen, connected to the use of glyphosate, appears to "...significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings," claims plant pathologist and retired Purdue University professor Don Huber in a letter to US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Reuters reports. Huber claims the pathogen appears to be connected to use of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s popular herbicide Roundup. Huber is a long-standing critic of genetically modified...

2011-02-24 00:00:45

Harmful invasive species that cause a multibillion-dollar annual drain on our nation's economy will be the focus of National Invasive Species Awareness Week -- scheduled for February 28-March 4, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 23, 2011 A broad coalition of stakeholders will gather next week to spotlight harmful invasive species that cause a multibillion-dollar annual drain on our nation's economy. They will be participating in activities for National Invasive...

2011-02-15 06:15:00

CAMBRIA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharm Solutions Inc. announced Weed Pharm, EPA Registration No. 81936-1-81935 has received approval for use on organic crops by the EPA. Weed Pharm is a horticultural BIOPESTICIDE for non selective control of herbaceous broadleaf weeds and weed grasses which surround residential, food crops, residential sites and non production agricultural, farmstead, right-of-way and institutional land sites. The active ingredient is food grade 200 grain...

2011-02-12 00:00:46

Mowers Direct Launches Amazon Checkout. Instantly Save $50 on In-Stock Lawn Mowers Greater than $500. Bolingbrook, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 MowersDirect.com is now accepting Checkout by Amazon as a new payment method in its shopping cart. To kick off the new partnership with Amazon, the online lawn mower superstore is also launching a new pre-season promotion with Amazon. "It's never too early to order your next lawn mower," said Jon Hoch, founder and CEO of Power Equipment...

2011-02-09 00:01:21

Nearly two dozen innovators in the field of weed science were honored during the society's annual meeting, including three who received prestigious Fellow awards. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 8, 2011 This week during its 51st annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Weed Science Society of America(WSSA) honored nearly two dozen individuals from academia, government and private industry for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. "These are true innovators who are...

2011-02-05 00:00:41

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has restored weed management as an important priority within its competitive grants program for plant health and crop production. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 Today the Weed Science Society of America applauded a decision by the USDA to fund vital research involving the management of weeds and invasive plants. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has budgeted $23 million for competitive grants during 2011 in...