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What are Weeds Costing You?

A driver weed is one that influences yield or long-term weed management plans. In corn, Craigmyle looked at three — giant ragweed, cocklebur and waterhemp. Of those, he notes that giant ragweed is making a comeback in Midwest farm fields. more »

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Suspected Mid-South Dicamba Drift Cases Picking Up

Credit: www.deltafarmpress.com  It is late June and, once again, dicamba drift is showing up in many Mid-South fields. “We saw a little bit of dicamba damage back in May,” says Jason Bond, Mississippi State University weed specialist. “For us, the situation … more »

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Does Agriculture Need Reset Key on Herbicides?

Everyone is looking to someone else to solve the problem. If agriculture cannot fix the problem, someone will fix it for us. more »

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Don’t Touch It: Invasive Plant With Sap That Can Cause Blindness Found in Virginia

For weeks, Robert Emma wondered about the plants growing beside his new house. The flora, as many as 40 discrete plants, was “intimidating,” the amateur gardener said, with thorns and jagged leaves five feet wide. more »

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Weeds are Winning the War Against Herbicide Resistance

Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?

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Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles. more »

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Knotweed ‘Cannot be Eradicated’, Swansea Uni Trial Shows

The world’s largest field trial on the control of Japanese knotweed, conducted in Wales, has found that eradicating the plant is not possible.

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Edible Weeds: Gardeners Forage in Their Backyards for Food

Most gardeners pull out weeds without giving them a second thought, but it turns out that you could be eating some of them. more »

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What is in Your Toolbox for Weeds?

Spring is here especially in the valleys. I manage 4.5 acres at our Mesa County Extension office and the weeds are off to the races for growing. So how do we manage weeds? more »

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Weed Seeds in Soybeans Sent to China

Source credit: www.aphis.usda.gov The Need for a Systems Approach In 2016, China put in place a new grain import law to keep invasive weeds and other plant pests from entering their country. In 2017, they informed USDA that U.S. grain … more »

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