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2010-10-19 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today outlined its new platform on weed management to provide the framework needed to manage weeds in the absence or presence of glyphosate-resistance. The Roundup Ready PLUS(TM) platform allows farmers to increase the benefits of their Roundup Ready crops by using the best practice recommendations and receiving financial incentives for following the program. The platform is designed to provide effective and...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

Weeds are the most critical problem facing today's organic growers. But a number of innovative research projects are underway to improve tried and true weed control strategies and to explore new alternatives that can benefit organic crops. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 What is the most critical problem facing today's organic grower? The USDA's Invasive Weed Management Unit says the answer is weeds. They rob fields of moisture, compete with crops for nutrients, reduce yields and...

2010-07-13 11:32:00

ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) has taken an important step toward commercializing a new soybean product that will provide growers with a highly effective and economical weed control package on a soybean platform with higher yield opportunity. The company announced today that it recently completed regulatory submission to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for dicamba-tolerant soybeans. Monsanto expects to complete regulatory submission to...

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2010-06-22 11:35:09

A few sturdy species of weed are proving to be a fair fight for Roundup weed killer. At least 10 weed species are withstanding the blow of Roundup in at least 22 states.  Some of the species, such as Palmer amaranth in Arkansas and water hemp and marestail in Illinois, grow fast and big, producing tens of thousands of seeds. "It's getting to be a big deal," Mike Plumer told the Associated Press (AP). Plumer, a 61-year-old farmer and University of Illinois agronomist who grows soybeans...

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2010-05-05 11:49:09

Using herbicides to sterilize rather than to kill weedy grasses might be a more economical and environmentally sound weed control strategy, according to a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and a cooperator. Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Mont., conducted the study with colleagues at Miles City and Robert Masters with Dow AgroSciences LLC, in Indianapolis, Ind. Exotic annual grasses such as...

2010-04-21 08:25:55

Foxtail millet, cowpea examined in conservation tillage experiments Conservation tillage encompasses a range of techniques for establishing crops in the previous crop's residues, which are purposely left on the soil surface. The principal benefits of conservation tillage are improved water conservation and the reduction of soil erosion; additional benefits can include reduced fuel consumption, planting and harvesting flexibility, and reduced labor requirements. A new study published in...

2010-04-16 19:15:00

GreenSteam Solutions is now shipping the GS5000, a portable commercial weed control system that uses blistering steam instead of herbicides to achieve instant weed knock down without any chemical residues. TORONTO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/greensteam-solutions/greensteam-weed-control-replaces-pesticides-on-sidewalks /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social...

2010-04-14 12:41:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Organo-Lawn is proud to introduce One Earth Weed Control, a 100% organic selective post-emergent weed control and fertilizer application. One Earth Weed Control, derived from clove oil, will kill broadleaf weeds in a lawn after they have germinated with a 50-90% rate of effectiveness. This is compared to the previous best 100% organic option which only achieved between 10-50% weed control. The new application is available exclusively through...

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2010-03-18 07:35:50

Crop and herbicide use history are more critical to herbicide efficacy and environmental safety than the timing and amount of irrigation water used, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. ARS plant physiologists Dale Shaner and Lori Wiles made this discovery from ongoing experiments on two irrigated fields at Colorado State University (CSU) at Fort Collins, Colo. Shaner and Wiles work in the ARS Water Management Research Unit at Fort Collins. In collaboration with CSU...

2010-01-05 20:28:06

In what amounted to a kind of census of sweet corn grown for processing, three years of data from 175 fields in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota shed light on what works and what doesn't. Along with identifying the most troublesome weeds, the results also revealed some of the more complicated relationships among factors influencing both weed control and sweet corn yield in the Midwest. "Rather than a typical controlled field experiment, this was a large scale approach. We wanted to find out...


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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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