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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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Montana State Online Course on Herbicide Physiology

This online course covers topics in herbicide classification, herbicide mode of action, and resistance mechanisms. The goals of the course are: to understand the fundamental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology more »

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Left Uncontrolled, Weeds Would Cost Billions in Economic Losses Every Year

If weeds were allowed to grow with no control measures, about half of corn and soybean crops across the United States and Canada would be lost, costing growers about $43 billion annually, says a team of researchers. more »

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Weeds and Regulations: A Wicked Problem

There is a troubling discrepancy between the large number of harmful invasive plant species and the number of invasive plant species that are actually regulated. At the federal level, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection service (APHIS) includes more »

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