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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...

2011-07-19 12:28:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Growers, consultants, weed scientists, researchers and government agency officials who participated in the July 2010 launch of the Respect the Rotation(TM) initiative have taken measureable steps toward progress in the fight against the proliferation of glyphosate-resistant weeds. But university experts still believe the system will fail if current practices continue. (Logo:...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

CHICAGO, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) will confirm its seed business, Pioneer Hi-Bred, shows strong early financial results through volume gains and price improvements for this season during today's Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference. "Pioneer is on pace for strong growth in its global business in 2011," said Paul E. Schickler, Pioneer president. "In North America where the planting season is coming to a close, we anticipate an increase in...

2011-03-29 15:28:00

NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DailyCandy, the insider's guide to the sweet life locally and online, introduces The Roundup, an interactive and engaging image-based content tool that delivers hundreds of curated products to website visitors in seconds. An easy-to-navigate functionality that groups picks by theme -- such as warm-weather vacations, wedding playlists, and spring's bright color trend -- The Roundup offers readers a new way to quickly access handpicked favorites...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a new agreement to collaborate on the advancement of dicamba tolerant cropping systems. The companies have granted reciprocal licenses, and BASF has agreed to supply formulated dicamba herbicide products to Monsanto. The agreement will facilitate further development work and subsequent commercialization of a dicamba tolerant system, which includes innovative dicamba...

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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...

2011-02-04 14:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized spring planting of Genuity® Roundup Ready® sugar beets. Last year Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and KWS SAAT AG petitioned USDA to act with interim measures so farmers could continue to grow Roundup Ready sugar beets while USDA completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). "USDA's decision is a positive step for sugar beet farmers," said Steve Welker,...

2011-01-27 20:37:50

Soybean production has continued to increase in the Northeast United States with more and more first time growers planting the crop and many experienced growers planting alongside corn crops. To save on time and expenses, some farmers plant soybeans with a corn planter in 30-inch rows instead of 7.5-inch rows with the regularly used grain drill. Dr. William Cox, a Cornell University scientist, investigated the response of two soybean varieties in row widths of 7.5, 15, and 30 inches at four...

2011-01-27 16:54:00

Unaddressed questions remain for the future of non-genetically engineered food and agriculture WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to allow commercial planting of Forage Genetics International's (FGI) Glyphosate-Tolerant Alfalfa genetically engineered to tolerate St. Louis-based Monsanto's Roundup herbicide without any federal requirements to prevent contamination of the rest of alfalfa seed and plantings. The...


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2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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