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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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Nigeria Declares Weeds as Major Productivity Drawback in Cassava Farming

Commissioners of agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have decried the weeds menace which they blamed for low yields in cassava and the main constraint limiting the competitiveness of cassava farmers in the country. more »

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Scientists Suggest Way to Predict the Behavior of Invasive Weeds

Is it possible to predict which nonnative plant species will become invasive weeds and when? According to research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management, the answer is “hopefully yes.” more »

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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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