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2013-12-12 23:03:30

Authors of an article featured in the current issue of Weed Technology collected waterhemp seed samples across Missouri to identify factors leading to glyphosate resistance. Over two-thirds of the weed sampled from soybean fields were shown to be resistant to the herbicide. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Weed Technology –Waterhemp is one of the most common weed species found in Midwest field crops. A member of the pigweed (Amaranth) family, this summer annual is capable of...

2013-12-10 23:25:44

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) discusses the ongoing battle against herbicide resistance. The issue stems from the fact that while weed management has seen much progress, it has become expensive and poses various environmental issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper...

2013-11-19 16:48:01

Offset round-bale unroller makes mulching more efficient in organic mulch trials John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong from the University of Kentucky have introduced a new technology that can make the application of organic mulches more efficient. The research team from the University of Kentucky premiered their new invention in the August issue of HortTechnology. The team altered a conventional round-bale unroller and designed experiments to document its efficiency. "We modified an unroller...

2013-10-15 23:04:05

International Weed-Resistance Experts Advocate Diverse Farming Techniques to Battle “Monster Weeds” RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 International weed-resistance experts warn U.S. crop producers that herbicide-resistant weeds are aggressively taking hold in many parts of the country and pose a significant threat to U.S. crop productivity and profitability. As farmers in other countries have demonstrated, however, these so-called “monster weeds” can be...

2013-10-10 23:23:44

The same hydroacoustics technology used to navigate boats, track fish and hunt for sunken treasure is now making waves in weed control – shedding new light on the size and shape of plant beds lurking beneath the water. As a result, growing numbers of public and private organizations concerned about invasive weeds have incorporated hydroacoustic systems. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 The same hydroacoustics technology used to navigate boats, track fish and hunt for sunken...

2013-09-11 23:02:54

Novel Herbicides Deliver Superior Pre- and Post-emergent Weed Control at Exceptionally Low Use Rates Research Triangel Park, N.C. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced Specticle® FLO and Celsius® are approved for use in California. Specticle FLO, a pre-emergent herbicide, protects against a broad spectrum of broadleaf and grassy weeds including Poa annua, crabgrass and goosegrass. Celsius delivers post-emergent...

2013-09-09 11:36:53

A somber picture of the struggle against super-weeds emerged here today as scientists described the relentless spread of herbicide-resistant menaces like pigweed and horseweed that shrug off powerful herbicides and have forced farmers in some areas to return to the hand-held hoes that were a mainstay of weed control a century ago. The reports on herbicide resistance and its challenges, and how modern agriculture is coping, were part of a symposium on the topic at the 246th National Meeting...

2013-08-21 23:18:42

The journal Weed Technology discusses the harvest weed seed control system in order to reduce the levels of weed populations. The article establishes four methods to capture and destroy weed seeds at crop harvest. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 A long-term study in Australia offers a new weed control model for global agriculture. This mechanical method targets weed seeds during harvest, reducing the quantity of weeds that can grow in future crop cycles. The journal Weed Technology...

2013-07-29 23:03:09

Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America say Ludwigia can overwhelm native plants, degrade water quality, increase flood risk and reduce the available habitat for water birds and fish. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Three water-loving species in the primrose family are now plaguing communities across the Pacific Northwest and Southern Atlantic — clogging lakes, ponds, canals, rice fields and sensitive wetlands. The exotic invaders are Uruguaian primrose-willow (Ludwigia...

2013-07-18 23:04:50

An article in the current issue of the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management reported on results of experimental Herbicide Ballistic Technology testing conducted over a 1-year period while flying helicopter surveillance operations over the islands of Maui and Kauai. These tests showed positive results for miconia search efficiency, target acquisition rate, and herbicide use when correlated to plant target density. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 The Hawaiian Islands are...


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Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

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