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2010-12-08 00:00:41

Witchweed is an invasive plant that has crippled key segments of the agricultural industry in countries around the globe. But an aggressive eradication program has reduced infested U.S. acres by more than 99 percent. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 For the past 50 years, areas near the border between North and South Carolina have been ground zero for a fierce battle in the war against a devastating weed. Federal and state officials and local farmers have been fighting the only...

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,...

2010-08-20 09:32:00

ALBANY, Minn., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Reum, CEO of Master Mark Plastics, today announced his endorsement and support for the Weed Out Hate Initiative. Established by author and businessman Marc Daniels, the project is busily sowing the seeds of a coalition of business, government and education groups calling for gardening pedagogy and social action in the United States and abroad. Master Mark Plastics has become a premier name in lawn, garden and building supplies as recyclers of...

2010-08-19 09:01:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dick Grandy, CEO of Easy Gardener, Inc., today announced his official endorsement of the "Weed Out Hate" initiative. Established by author and businessman Marc Daniels, the project is busily sowing the seeds of a coalition of business, government and education groups calling for gardening pedagogy and social action in the United States and abroad. Easy Gardener, a leader in the lawn and garden industry, markets such popular brands as...

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...

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2010-04-29 08:19:06

A weed calculator developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist tells ranchers the number of additional cows they could raise if they eliminated one or two widespread exotic invasive weeds. Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Mont., created a computer model that predicts weed impacts on forage production. Data for developing the model came from 30 weed researchers working throughout the western United...

2010-04-14 12:41:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Organo-Lawn is proud to introduce One Earth Weed Control, a 100% organic selective post-emergent weed control and fertilizer application. One Earth Weed Control, derived from clove oil, will kill broadleaf weeds in a lawn after they have germinated with a 50-90% rate of effectiveness. This is compared to the previous best 100% organic option which only achieved between 10-50% weed control. The new application is available exclusively through...

2010-01-05 20:28:06

In what amounted to a kind of census of sweet corn grown for processing, three years of data from 175 fields in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota shed light on what works and what doesn't. Along with identifying the most troublesome weeds, the results also revealed some of the more complicated relationships among factors influencing both weed control and sweet corn yield in the Midwest. "Rather than a typical controlled field experiment, this was a large scale approach. We wanted to find out...