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Are Genetically Engineered Crops Really the Main Culprit?

Today genetically engineered, glyphosate-resistant crops are often singled out as a major contributor in the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds. But a new data analysis featured in the journal Weed Science shows it may be time to revisit that common assumption. more »

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Wish You Could Predict the Behavior of Invasive Weeds? You Can!

What if you could predict which nonnative plant species would become invasive weeds and when? Would it change your weed management plan? more »

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It’s Not Your Imagination. Waterhemp Is Getting Tougher to Control!

Waterhemp is already one of the most problematic weeds in the Midwest and South. But researchers writing in the latest edition of the journal Weed Science say its control challenges are getting even tougher. more »

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Land Managers Have a New Reason to Remove Invasive Plants

Scientists have discovered an important new reason to focus on removal of invasive plant species. A recent study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows that removing invaders alongside a stream or river can greatly improve the biodiversity of aquatic organisms. more »

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When It Comes to Tillage, Timing Matters!

With herbicide resistance on the rise, more farmers are making tillage the foundation of their integrated weed management program. But new research shows that when tillage occurs can make a big difference more »

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Is Palmer Amaranth Developing Traits That Make it Difficult to Control?

Palmer amaranth is widely considered to be one of the most damaging and difficult to control agricultural weeds in North America. A lot of time and attention has been devoted to herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth more »

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Research Shows the Impact of Invasive Plants Can Linger Long After Eradication

It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native vegetation flourishing once again. But a new study featured more »

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Research Shows Some Applicator Hoses Can Retain Crop-Damaging Auxin Residues

Cropping systems based on the auxin-containing herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D offer new control options in the battle against glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds. According to research published more »

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Secondary Weed Infestations Possible After Successful Control of Tamarisk

Land managers are gaining an upper hand against exotic tamarisk in the western U.S. thanks to beetles introduced to control the invasive plant. Unfortunately, though, a secondary challenge remains. more »

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Study Examines the Impact of Residual Herbicides on Fall-Seeded Cover Crops

LAWRENCE, Kansas – March 21, 2017 – Cover crops are attracting widespread attention for the benefits they provide in crop rotations, especially for soil health. However, many growers of corn and soybean crops know it can be challenging to establish … more »

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