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Yield or Weed Control: What’s the Trade-Off?

With the threat of a major glyphosate-resistant pigweed infestation lurking around the next corner, many anxious farmers are asking themselves, “How much yield can I sacrifice for better weed control?” more »

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Advice From Weed Resistance Expert: Try Diversity

Renowned weed scientist Steve Powles, having had to find solutions and work-arounds in resistant weed-infested crops in his native Australia, has tried to prepare American producers for their own burgeoning resistance problems. more »

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The Three Stages of Weed Resistance Awareness, a simple warning

The biggest mistake farmers make in the battle against weed resistance is to simply wait too long to do anything about it. The one-more-year farmer tries to make another round with his current one-thing-fits-all herbicide management program, and it ends up being a costly decision. more »

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Managing Herbicide Drift is the Law

Keeping herbicides from drifting off target is the law and “it’s the neighborly thing to do,” says a University of Georgia weed specialist. more »

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Palmer Amaranth Resistant to Atrazine Confirmed in Georgia

Plants from a recently collected Palmer amaranth seed sample submitted by Berrien County, Ga., University of Georgia Extension agent Eddie Beasley have been confirmed to be resistant to atrazine. This population was more »

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Weeds Warrant Urgent Conservation

Faced with climate change, plant breeders are increasingly turning to the genomes of the wild, weedy relatives of crops for traits such as drought tolerance and disease resistance. But a global analysis of 455 crop wild relatives has found that 54% are underrepresented more »

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A lethal dose of RNA

Researchers are using a new technology called RNA interference to help plants fend off insects on their own with very little collateral damage. The first results may come on the markets before the end of the decade. more »

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What Happens When Weed Killers Stop Killing?

Excerpt from a recent science magazine article: Farmers in the United States are heading for a crisis. In parts of the country, weeds resistant to the world’s most popular herbicide, glyphosate, now grow in the vast majority of soybean, cotton, and … more »

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News Article on ‘War Against Weeds Down Under’

Read the news article published in the August issue of the journal ‘Science’ on The War Against Weeds Down Under, a story covering the works of Prof. Stephen Powles in the field of herbicide resistance management. To access the news … more »

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Nature news article on Genetically Modified Crops Pass Benefits to Weeds

Read the recent news article published in the journal ‘Nature’ on Genetically Modified Crops Pass Benefits to Weeds. The article highlights research evidence that herbicide resistance could confer an advantage on plants in the wild. To access the news report, … more »

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