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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...

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...


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