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2012-06-07 10:23:49

National Medical Societies Offer Tips to Prevent Injuries; Children Often Victims ROSEMONT, Ill., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the school year draws to a close, thousands of children across the country will take on a familiar chore: mowing the lawn. June is National Safety Month, and three national medical organizations are warning families that the routine task of lawn mowing can be extremely dangerous to children, the operator, and those nearby if proper safety...

2012-05-24 10:24:18

Corn created by Dow to be resistant to 2,4-D herbicide has not been tested for human safety; chefs say it threatens crops in the DC metro area, including Maryland and Virginia WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday the Vietnam Veterans of America, preparing to observe the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, called on President Obama to take strong and serious action regarding one of the newest genetically engineered crops pending approval at the USDA....

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...

2012-05-17 23:03:49

The Wisconsin Lawnmower Racing Association will present the U.S. Cure Mower Cancer Open, Saturday, June 2 at the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 When Brice Johnstad of Foxboro, Wisconsin was six years old he had a dream to create a lawn mower race to honor the memory of his great grandfather Gary Smith, who lost his battle to cancer, as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society...

2012-05-17 02:23:00

DAVIS, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved MBI-005, a unique broad-spectrum selective bioherbicide for potential use on a variety of crops, turf and ornamentals. This is the fourth active ingredient that MBI has registered with the EPA. "We are currently...

2012-05-09 06:23:20

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today announced the launch of a new website, "Saving the Oasis," featuring three short documentaries that tell the story of how atrazine helps modern farmers protect precious water and soil resources while aiding the environment and economy. The site also contains information about other Syngenta efforts that help farmers preserve water. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120509/PH04198LOGO ) Agronomists, scientists and other...

2012-04-30 06:24:49

CINCINNATI, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lawn mower is one of the most dangerous household tools. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, each year 68,000 people are treated in the emergency department for lawn mower related injuries, and 9,000 of them are children under the age of 18. Most childhood injuries due to lawn mowers are related to riding mowers, and most are injured in their own yard. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO)...

2012-04-29 23:00:02

To combat the development of herbicide-resistant weeds, scientists have endorsed a series of best practices and recommendations that will be presented at at upcoming summit. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 30, 2012 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced that its Board has endorsed a series of best management practices designed to reduce the incidence of herbicide-resistant weeds and the threat they pose to agricultural productivity. Chief among them are recommendations that...

2012-04-26 23:03:04

Renowned self help website on lawn mower repair named Lawn Mower Repair HQ has recently launched their Facebook page to connect more effectively to their readers all over the world. The website is steadily emerging as one of the most reliable online resources for people who want to learn about repairing and maintenance of lawn mowers at home. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Lawn Mower Repair HQ, a distinguished self help website, has just launched their Facebook page to provide better...

2012-04-19 10:21:31

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern farming practices such as conservation tillage and no-till farming are responsible for significant environmental benefits often overlooked by Earth Day observers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/PH90989) With no-till, farmers plant crops and control weeds without turning the soil. This method decreases erosion, reduces fuel use and improves water quality. In addition to the environmental benefits, no-till empowers...