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2014-02-21 23:02:45

The specially formulated calcium peroxide product is engineered for extended oxygen release. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 FMC Corp. (NYSE: FMC) announced today the launch of the Soil and Groundwater Remediation business’ new product, PermeOx® Ultra, an evolution of FMC’s former product PermeOx® Plus. PermeOx Ultra is a specially formulated grade of engineered calcium peroxide providing an extended oxygen release for enhanced aerobic bioremediation. Studies have...

2014-02-20 12:28:18

DUBLIN, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pz8tj6/fungicides_china ) has announced the addition of the "Fungicides China News 1401" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) As a result of increasing domestic market demand, China's total output of fungicide technical in the first eleven months of 2013 witnessed a remarkable year-on-year growth of 34.59%, reaching 133,588 tonnes. Other...

2014-02-20 12:23:05

DUBLIN, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v8j8qm/insecticides ) has announced the addition of the "Latest News on the Chinese Insecticides Industry" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) In China, food security and food safety have been major concerns. In order to ensure food security, the Chinese government endeavours to retain no less than 1.8 billion mu of arable land. However,...

2014-02-19 23:02:18

An article in the journal Weed Technology discusses the development of a model that can analyze the simultaneous evolution of resistance to herbicides that inhibit the acetolactate synthase (ALS) and acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACCase) enzymes. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Effective herbicides are essential to rice production in the mid-southern United States. In recent decades, the primary weed that challenges rice fields, barnyardgrass, developed resistance to two widely used...

2014-02-18 08:30:50

First-In-Class Active Ingredient Releasing Film Moving Closer to Market MONTREAL, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Imaflex Inc. (TSXV: IFX) ("Imaflex" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the successful completion of repeatable pilot production and analytical characterization of the first herbicidal pre-formulation for its novel crop protection active ingredient releasing agricultural films. The pre-formulation contains an herbicide optimally dispersed in a water-soluble,...

2014-02-14 23:00:48

Number of Chemicals Known to Injure the Developing Brain Doubles in Seven Years, According to Mount Sinai and Harvard Researchers New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The number of industrial chemicals recognized as causing neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, have more than doubled in the seven years since a landmark study of these toxins was first published, according to new...

2014-02-13 16:23:28

DUBLIN, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n8p7lc/solvent_market_by) has announced the addition of the "Solvent Market by Type Application & Source - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n8p7lc/solvent_market_by ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global solvent market is anticipated to...

2014-02-13 12:27:56

DUBLIN, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lkmgmf/ethylbenzene) has announced the addition of the "Ethylbenzene (EB): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Ethylbenzene (EB) 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely essential resource for anyone looking for detailed information on the mentioned market. Using a wide range of...

New Bedford Harbor Pollution Prompts PCB-Resistance In Atlantic Killifish
2014-02-12 21:27:20

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution For four decades, waste from nearby manufacturing plants flowed into the waters of New Bedford Harbor—an 18,000-acre estuary and busy seaport. The harbor, which is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals, is one of the EPA’s largest Superfund cleanup sites. It’s also the site of an evolutionary puzzle that researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their colleagues have been working to solve....

Drifting Herbicides Can Cause Unintended Effects
2014-02-11 14:52:42

Penn State Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers. The researchers found a range of effects -- positive, neutral and negative -- when they sprayed the herbicide dicamba on old fields -- ones that are no longer used for cultivation -- and on field edges, according to J. Franklin Egan, research ecologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service. He said the effects...


Latest Soil contamination Reference Libraries

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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