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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...

2013-04-26 23:04:11

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) points to the importance of early intervention when battling spurge, a weed that thrives in hot and sunny locations. LAWRENCE, KANSAS (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Though the economy and housing market have begun to recover in the aftermath of the Great Recession, one unexpected impact still lingers. Landscape nurseries that saw fewer plant sales during the downturn are now battling weeds entrenched in unsold containers of perennials, shrubs and trees....

2013-03-22 23:20:10

WSSA has published a new article. As the cost and scale of farming operations have increased, so has the usage of herbicide-resistant crops. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 As the cost and scale of farming operations have increased, so has the usage of herbicide-resistant crops. These crops provide a weed management tool to meet the needs of modern agriculture. A corresponding decrease has been noted in the use of soil-applied herbicides that farmers have relied on heavily in recent...

2013-03-05 23:00:24

NEGATE´s dual-powered synergistic formulation provides control of a variety of cool-season POA, ryegrass and broadleaf weeds in Bermudagrass and Zoysaigrass. PASADENA, Texas (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 Quali-Pro, a division of Control Solutions Inc., today announced the launch of NEGATETM 37WG herbicide. NEGATE´s synergistic formulation allows turf managers to control more than 35 grasses and broadleaf weeds in Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass. NEGATE inhibits the growth enzyme...


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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.