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2014-09-29 23:03:36

A study featured in the journal Weed Technology tested the seed retention of four dominant weed species plaguing Australian crop production. A high seed retention rate (with low early shatter rates) shows potential for the use of harvest weed seedsystems to reduce the amount of seed from being reintroduced into the field. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Eliminating weed seeds before they can establish new plants is a practical and effective means of weed control in crop farming in...

2014-07-30 23:03:26

The Weed Science Society of America has announced the release of three new education modules on herbicide resistance in weeds. These modules will be available for free on the WSSA website and include materials about herbicide resistance management in aquatic, non-crop, and turf environments. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the availability of three new education modules on herbicide resistance in weeds, available free...

2014-07-09 23:02:22

The Weed Science Society of America has announced that it will participate in the upcoming annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society in Savannah, GA from July 13-16. The meeting will draw scientists, educators, and public officials from all over the country to discuss invasive aquatic plants and effective management techniques. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it will participate in the upcoming annual meeting...

2014-07-02 23:02:15

As summer begins, the Weed Science Society of America discusses the many facts and fictions of poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac. The WSSA also takes a look at potential treatments and solutions for fighting these invasive weeds. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 With summer temperatures luring us outdoors, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it’s a great time for refresher course on poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac. All three thrive during...

2014-05-19 23:02:50

The Grounds Guys created a list of four “Ws” that can ruin a summer garden. Waco, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 It is garden season and everyone can use tips and tricks to make their garden flourish. To help make gardens grow this season The Grounds Guys created a list of four “Ws” that can ruin a summer garden. Wildlife Wildlife like deer, raccoons and rabbits can cause havoc to your summer garden. Put up proper fencing to keep unwanted wildlife out of your garden. High fences work...

2014-05-08 23:01:40

The journal Weed Science presents research on the impact a single herbicide-resistant weed can have on crop production. The results of this study showed the need for a zero tolerance threshold in the management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The impact of a single herbicide-resistant weed can be far-reaching. In test fields, the seeds of one mature glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth plant were released. In the third year of crop production...

2014-05-05 08:25:45

Weed Scouting Tool Assists Agricultural Producers Identify and Catalog Weeds ST. CHARLES, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Farm Progress today unveiled the Ag Weed ID app, a weed scouting tool that assists agricultural producers identify and catalog weeds. The Ag Weed ID database includes information and images for nearly 75 of the most common agricultural weeds and is an easy way for producers to identify and address the weeds that threaten their business....

2014-04-08 23:03:03

An article featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management reports on the results of field tests on the fertile “PowerCrane” line of giant miscanthus. A sterile hybrid, the giant miscanthus is a promising bioenergy crop. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Cultivation of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source. A sterile hybrid, giant miscanthus, is a promising bioenergy crop that, unfortunately, carries a high establishment...

2014-03-27 23:30:48

Norway Gardens is committed to helping their customers find success in their gardening endeavors. Following are great tips for controlling weeds in your lawn and landscape. Monticello Indiana (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 This week temperatures in our area are fluctuating from highs in the lower sixties to highs in the upper twenties. Welcome to early Spring in north central Indiana! This time of year we are all eager to be able to get outside and begin our spring clean up chores. One question...

2014-02-10 23:01:30

The Weed Science Society of America discusses the upcoming National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 23-28) and identifies ways individuals can prevent the spread of invasive plants. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 23-28. And according to experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), it’s a topic that deserves our attention. Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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