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The Weeds that Settlers Spread

Why has ragweed — a highly allergenic plant — been spreading so quickly? Researcher Michael Martin took a six-week road trip across the USA and collected 1000 samples more »

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Moving Beyond Just Herbicides

Cover crops, hand pulling and tillage practices play critical roles in managing resistant weeds in addition to the use of herbicides. more »

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‘Snotty Gobble’ Could be Good Weed Controller

A native parasitic plant found commonly throughout south-eastern Australia, is showing great promise as a potential biological control agent against introduced weeds that cost millions of dollars every year to control. more »

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Making Pesticide Droplets Less Bouncy Could Cut Agricultural Runoff

By using a clever combination of two inexpensive additives to the spray, researchers found they can drastically cut down on the amount of liquid that bounces off plants. more »

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Treating Weeds with Herbicides Under Drought Conditions

Weed administration is extremely impacted by excessive temperatures mixed with low and variable precipitation. Scorching climate and drought have an effect on the germination, development, more »

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Cost of Crop Protection Innovation Increases to $286 Million per Product

Every crop protection product that reaches the market costs $286 million and takes 11 years of research and development to ensure the highest safety and efficacy standards, according to a new report published more »

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Top End Farmer Ordered to ‘Treat or Clean’ Weed-Contaminated Hay Bales

The Weeds Management Branch has ordered a Top End farmer to take 1,200 bales of hay to the Katherine pelleting plant because they were found to contain the weed grader grass. more »

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The 7 Cover Crop Options You Should Know And What Each Offers

There are several options when it comes to choosing cover crops. You need to know the conditions of your farm and what goals you want to achieve. Here are some details on a few popular cover crops to help you more »

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Weeds Week Encourages Long-Term Weed Management Plans

More than 150 farmers and agribusiness professionals took part in Weeds Week events around the state this summer. The 2016 Weeds Week, held July 18-22, was the second year more »

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Surrey Man Joins Fight Against Invasive Knotweed Plant

Knotweed will not take over British Columbia if Matthew Strelau has anything to say about it. The Surrey resident is studying whether the invasive bohemian knotweed plant will build up a resistance to the herbicide used to treat it. more »

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