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2013-03-22 23:20:10

WSSA has published a new article. As the cost and scale of farming operations have increased, so has the usage of herbicide-resistant crops. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 As the cost and scale of farming operations have increased, so has the usage of herbicide-resistant crops. These crops provide a weed management tool to meet the needs of modern agriculture. A corresponding decrease has been noted in the use of soil-applied herbicides that farmers have relied on heavily in recent...

2012-06-07 23:02:28

Bayer CropScience confirms event dates for 2012. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 In a growing number of fields across this vast country, herbicide-resistant weeds are towering over valuable crops, their branches dripping thousands of stubborn seeds that if left unchecked will infest fields and choke out profits for years to come. In the Mid-South, crews of workers are chopping pigweed that resemble small trees. These all too common sights in the Mid-South are threatening to...

2012-04-29 23:00:02

To combat the development of herbicide-resistant weeds, scientists have endorsed a series of best practices and recommendations that will be presented at at upcoming summit. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 30, 2012 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced that its Board has endorsed a series of best management practices designed to reduce the incidence of herbicide-resistant weeds and the threat they pose to agricultural productivity. Chief among them are recommendations that...

2012-04-12 23:02:40

Bayer Advanced launches the DuraZone® “Own Your Zone” Tour to help homeowners take back their outdoor spaces RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Proud homeowners know that weeds can ruin their favorite outdoor spaces, costing them time and money. Effective weed control is at the root of helping homeowners reduce stress and enjoy their outdoor spaces more, according to a newly released independent national survey conducted on behalf of Bayer Advanced - one of...

2012-03-19 23:00:38

Discovery of hydrilla in New York's Finger Lakes region represents a potential environmental disaster. The Weed Science Society of America is calling attention to efforts underway to eradicate the damaging aquatic weed and protect some of our most valuable natural resources. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Six months ago, one of the world´s most aggressive aquatic weeds was spotted in an inlet adjoining Cayuga Lake, part of New York´s famed Finger Lakes. The culprit was...

2012-02-07 13:00:00

Innovators from government, academia and private industry are recognized for their impact on the weed science profession. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored more than two 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 Waikoloa, Hawaii. “These are true innovators from academia, government and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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