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  • Invasive Plants Taking Over the U.S.

    Invasive plants are conquering the United States. The first comprehensive assessment for the continental United States has found that nonnative plants are more widely distributed than native plants are. And humans are largely to blame. more »

  • Crops Can Do Their Own Weed Control

    Weeds would have a tough time competing against crops such as corn, grains and beans if farmers were to alter their sowing patterns, experts say. “Our results demonstrate that weed control in fields is aided by abandoning traditional seed sowing … more »

  • New Herbicide Technologies Still Require Proven Cultural Practices

    Growers have been chomping at the bit for something to tame herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, marestail and other worrisome weeds. The technology is finally within reach. The new Xtend Flex with dicamba-resistance trait from Monsanto is expected to be available more »

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