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  • Researchers Use Pigs to Root Out Problem Weeds

    Back before chemical pesticides and herbicides, farmers had to come up with ways to kill the weeds that took over their fields. One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields that were not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land. more »

  • Herbicides Not Always to Blame for Crop Damage

    More often than not, my troubleshooting calls begin with the phrase, “Something is wrong with my crop. I think I have some type of herbicide damage!” All herbicides have the potential more »

  • ‘Superweeds’ – Common Fallacies and an Interesting Study

    When the non-farm press call for an interview it is always interesting. The first thing they typically want to discuss is “superweeds.” There is a definition of superweeds in the Oxford online Dictionary more »

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