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2014-02-05 23:02:39

The Weed Science Society of America honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science this week at the WSSA annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in...

2014-01-17 23:04:36

An article published in the latest issue of Invasive Plant Science and Management features a survey of natural resource professionals and ranchers in Colorado and Wyoming. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Downy brome is an aggressive, invasive winter annual grass and may be the most abundant plant in the western United States. Ranchers and natural resource professionals agree: downy brome, also called cheatgrass, is a problem. The consensus, however, ends there. These two groups...

2013-11-15 23:03:54

A study featured in Weed Science presents results of field experiments looking at post-dispersal seed loss of five of the most problematic weeds. The authors saw a natural reduction in the percentage of active seedbank, and suggest that practicing certain techniques could provide sustainable weed management. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Weed Science – An important component of managing weeds in field crops is preventing the seeds released by weeds each autumn from becoming...

2013-11-04 23:03:10

The Weed Science Society of America has announced five annual meetings that will take place throughout the winter and spring months. The meetings are expected to attract hundreds of scientists, students, educators, and others interested in weed management practices. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America and its sister scientific societies in the U.S. and Canada will tackle a wide range of topics – from invasive species...

2013-10-24 23:31:24

The newly redesigned Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 476 new abstracts on the biology of weeds. After its latest inclusion of these references the science website now provides 37.4 million references including 15.2 million abstracts in the biological, geographical and health sciences. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 EurekaMag.com has newly published 476 references and abstracts on the biology of weeds. These references are included in the...

2013-10-15 23:04:05

International Weed-Resistance Experts Advocate Diverse Farming Techniques to Battle “Monster Weeds” RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 International weed-resistance experts warn U.S. crop producers that herbicide-resistant weeds are aggressively taking hold in many parts of the country and pose a significant threat to U.S. crop productivity and profitability. As farmers in other countries have demonstrated, however, these so-called “monster weeds” can be...

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...

2013-10-02 12:24:16

Over the past few decades, crop breeders have increasingly relied on the wild and weedy relatives of domesticated crops as new sources of disease resistance, drought tolerance, and other traits. But just like all wild plant species, these "crop wild relatives" (CWR) are also at risk of decline and extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, two speakers will describe the latest efforts to identify and protect the wild relatives of domesticated...

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...

2013-09-06 23:01:39

310-Unit Franchise System to Utilize Selection Management Platform Chicago, Ill (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Hireology, the leading selection management platform for distributed enterprises, has been selected by Weed Man USA to assist franchisees, or territory owners, in the selection and hiring process. Providing users with access to a candidate repository, custom interview guides and verification services, this partnership will enable Weed Man territory owners to hire the most qualified...


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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