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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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Keep Weeds Out of the Combine This Harvest

Take the time to clean your combine to help reduce the spread of resistant weeds from field to field.When it comes to combine cleanout, have an objective, such as removing weed seeds. more »

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Why John Deere Just Spent $305 Million on a Lettuce-Farming Robot

Tractor giant John Deere just spent $305 million to acquire a startup that makes robots capable of identifying unwanted plants, and shooting them with deadly, high-precision squirts of herbicide. more »

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John Deere Makes a Machine Learning Buy

One area of technology advancement that’s moving faster these days is machine learning. This is the ability for a machine to gather information and make new decisions. One ag-focused startup leading the way in that area is Blue River Technology more »

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ND Tour Group Gets Up-Close Look at Destructive Weed Palmer Amaranth

Source credit: www.mitchellrepublic.com HOLDREGE, Neb. — The three dozen agriculturalists peered through the bus windows to get their first good look at what they’d come from North Dakota to see: A field infested with Palmer amaranth, the weeds — replete … more »

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