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2011-01-18 23:20:49

Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in North American corn production, but heated controversy remains over the 50-plus-year-old product. Several other herbicides are used in corn production, and a host of non-chemical tactics are sometimes used, too. If the use of atrazine is restricted or banned altogether, how will sweet corn growers cope? A recent University of Illinois study shows sweet corn can be grown successfully without atrazine, but given today's approach, perhaps not...

2010-11-03 12:20:00

LONDON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In award ceremonies held Tuesday, November 2, Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) won the "Best New Biopesticide" category with its Regalia® Biofungicide, a powerful new tool that controls a wide spectrum of fungal and bacterial diseases in numerous crops around the world. Regalia has a unique induced systemic resistance (ISR) mode of action, which causes plants to arm their own defense systems against attacking pathogens. In...

2010-11-03 00:00:42

Weeds are a common threat to the colorful cranberries that herald the holiday season. But "spotters," wick wipers and other techniques can be used to manage weeds effectively and protect the annual harvest. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) November 2, 2010 Harvest is now underway for the colorful cranberries that herald the holiday season and grace dinner tables around the country. The USDA predicts the 2010 crop will be the second highest on record "“ led by Wisconsin and Massachusetts,...

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...


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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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