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Farmers Trained on Herbicide After Crop Damage

Tens of thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are taking free but mandatory training in how to properly use a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required more »

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Dicamba Debate Lingers in Arkansas Courts

The fight over Arkansas’ effort to ban an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn’t applied, causing widespread damage, is far from over, with attention now shifting to a manufacturer’s lawsuit. more »

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Robotic Weeders: To a Farm Near You?

The growing popularity of robotic weeders for specialty crops has grown partly out of necessity, says Steven Fennimore, an extension specialist at the University of California, Davis. Specialty crops are vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions. more »

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5 Tips to Limit Off-Target Dicamba Movement

Source credit: Westernfarmpress.com Farmers and the agriculture industry can’t stand another year like 2017 in terms of off-target movement of herbicides, especially dicamba products, Bill Johnson says. The Purdue Extension weed control specialist contributed information about limiting off-site movement in … more »

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Why Europe is Literally Stuck in the Weeds

Glyphosate, the ubiquitous herbicide, may not really be poison, but it could well be the most politicized substance in Europe. In recent days, a glyphosate controversy has revealed much about the continent’s decision-making processes. more »

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EU Extends Approval for Weed Killer

The European Union has approved a five-year extension of the use of the weed killer glyphosate in a move that failed to satisfy both environmentalists and farmers. After a drawn-out process, the EU backed the extension more »

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Dicamba and the Treadmill of Herbicide Resistance

Many reports have circulated the US concerning widespread dicamba injury to off-target crops, particularly in the Mid-South and Midwest. According to a national survey led by Kevin Bradley, weed scientist at the University of Missouri, more »

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EU Fails to Agree on Future Weed Killer Use

Source credit: www.morningagclips.com BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations failed on Thursday to agree on the continued use of one of the world’s most widely used weed killers, glyphosate, amid concerns about its possible links to cancer. EU member nations … more »

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Herbicide Rotation Ineffective Against Resistance in Waterhemp

If you were to ask farmers what is the one thing you can do to delay resistance evolution, they’ll say rotate herbicides. This study shows that’s not true,” says Pat Tranel, Ainsworth Professor more »

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EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations more »

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