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2011-11-18 02:39:19

Non-chemical method matches herbicides for managing weeds Traditionally addressed through hand-weeding and/or herbicide application, controlling weeds is one of most costly operations in nursery production. Increased labor costs have made hand-weeding prohibitive as the sole method of weed control, and although herbicides may be effective and less expensive, non-target herbicide loss can be as high as 86% and can harm the environment. To address the economic and environmental impact of...

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:...

2011-06-15 13:42:00

LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of Earth Day 2011, To Soil Less(TM), a family business in Washington, DC, shares it's all natural, state of the art, technology where gravel is the new soil. The company has engineered a new technological gardening approach that merges characteristics of marine geology with agriculture, reducing the need for soil and fertilizers in the gardening process. To Soil Less(TM) has discovered a way to grow various types of fruits and...

2011-05-12 00:00:46

Four regional weed science societies are sponsoring an event this July that will give graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to broaden their applied skills and compete for bragging rights as the best student weed scientists in the country. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 This summer teams of students from universities across the nation will gather in Knoxville, Tenn., for the WeedOlympics "“ an event sponsored by the Northeastern, North Central, Southern and Western...

2011-04-27 04:20:00

LEBANON, Pa., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apply pre-emergent garden weed preventer in early spring. That's the truth and it's also a myth, a myth that allows trillions of unwanted weeds to infest American gardens coast-to-coast. Yes, early spring is the optimal time to ward off weeds with pre-emergents. But it's not the only time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110427/NYWFNS1-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110427/NYWFNS1-b ) Weeds need fighting spring,...

2011-04-14 16:39:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Alion(TM) herbicide from Bayer CropScience LP is now registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in tree nuts and vines, citrus, stone and pome fruits. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090422/CG03422LOGO) "The longer-lasting control of Alion is something leading competitive products cannot offer," said Michael Deall, vice president, marketing and portfolio management. "Alion herbicide features a...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

It's the springtime dilemma: Let dandelions and other weeds take over your yard and garden, or kill them with harmful chemicals, possibly putting your family and pets at risk. Today there is another option. Safer Brand (a leader in organic gardening solutions) has introduced corn-based Concern Weed Prevention Plus, an all-natural weed control solution that is not only up to 90% effective on dandelions and crabgrass in the very first year, but will not leave harmful residuals in your lawn....

2011-02-28 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Socially conscious shoppers are latching on to a new gardening trend this spring - and it's not only fashionable flowers or subliminal scents. Cutting-edge chains like Sloat Garden Centers in California, Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery in Texas, and Earl May Seed and Nursery in the Midwest are partnering with the Weed Out Hate Initiative to market Sunflower Peace Seeds. With the public increasingly attuned to violence on our own shores as well...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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