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Crops Can Do Their Own Weed Control

Weeds would have a tough time competing against crops such as corn, grains and beans if farmers were to alter their sowing patterns, experts say. “Our results demonstrate that weed control in fields is aided by abandoning traditional seed sowing … more »

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New Herbicide Technologies Still Require Proven Cultural Practices

Growers have been chomping at the bit for something to tame herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, marestail and other worrisome weeds. The technology is finally within reach. The new Xtend Flex with dicamba-resistance trait from Monsanto is expected to be available more »

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The Goats Fighting America’s Plant Invasion

Each country has its own invasive species and rampant plants with a tendency to grow out of control. In most, the techniques for dealing with them are similar – a mixture of powerful more »

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Tough weed: Reward versus risk of new auxin seeds, herbicides on the farm

Soon farmers will face the issue of risk versus reward when it comes to the newly formulated auxin herbicides and the crops tolerant to them as the technologies get closer to being commercially available more »

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Dawn of Farming Sparked Speed-Evolution in Weeds

IT DIDN’T take long. Just a few thousand years after humans began to domesticate crops, a wide variety of weeds had adapted to exploit the new farmlands – with some species seeming to have evolved, like crops, to be completely dependent on cultivated land. more »

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Good Bye Tumbleweeds: USDA Launches Extinction Plan

They may be symbols of the Old West, as familiar as cactus and rattlesnakes as images of western wastelands, but tumbleweeds are targeted for extinction by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. more »

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In Managing Pigweeds, Don’t Neglect Grass Control

Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass and glyphosate-resistant goosegrass became notably more prevalent in Tennessee in 2014. Questions on how close more »

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Real World Herbicide Resistance – Very Complex Issue

A farmpress article highlights the learnings from the herbicide resistance summit II, conducted recently at DC. more »

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Weed of the Week Series Archive

The Western Producer magazine has been publishing the ‘Weed of the Week’ series since early May 2014 with a collection of ten most important weeds inhabiting more »

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Plants May Use Newly Discovered Molecular Language to Communicate

A scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another. The finding throws open the door to a new arena of science more »

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