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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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Multiple Factors Creating Weed Problems

A combination of weather, changing tillage practices and herbicide resistance is creating trouble for farmers across the Southwest this summer. From South Texas, into the Texas High Plains and all the way into Kansas, weeds are proving difficult to manage. more »

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Herbicide-Resistant Kochia a Threat to No-Till Farming

Known by the name tumbleweed, it’s been romanticized in story and song. And when it’s called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic. No matter what you call it, the weed kochia cuts into crop yields and farmers’ profits. And it’s become harder to control. more »

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A Growing Problem

Without careful stewardship, genetically engineered crops will do little to stop the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds. more »

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Palmer Amaranth Threatens Midwest Farm Economy, Researchers Report

An invasive weed that has put some southern cotton farmers out of business is now finding its way across the Midwest -and many corn and soybean growers don’t yet appreciate the threat, researchers report. Palmer amaranth germinates throughout much of the growing season more »

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