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2012-06-07 23:02:28

Bayer CropScience confirms event dates for 2012. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 In a growing number of fields across this vast country, herbicide-resistant weeds are towering over valuable crops, their branches dripping thousands of stubborn seeds that if left unchecked will infest fields and choke out profits for years to come. In the Mid-South, crews of workers are chopping pigweed that resemble small trees. These all too common sights in the Mid-South are threatening to...

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...

2012-04-29 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...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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