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Research Shows Pairing Herbicides with Prescribed Burning Improves Downy Brome Control

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – July 27, 2022 – Downy brome is an annual winter grass invading millions of acres of western rangelands and wildlands. It emerges early in the spring while native perennials are still dormant and creates dense mats of … more »

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WEED ZAPPING Do electrocution treatments have a place in weed control?

Researchers from the University of Missouri recently conducted two field studies to explore the effectiveness of electricity in weed control. They used a tractor attachment called The Weed Zapper™ to electrocute eight types of weeds common in soybean crops, including … more »

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Are Herbicide-Resistant Crops a Friend or Foe of Weed Management?

Herbicide-resistant crops are now commonplace throughout the U.S. and Canada. But are they friend or foe when it comes to the prevention and management of herbicide-resistant weeds? An article featured in the latest issue of the journal Weed Science says … more »

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Review Examines the Impact of Herbicide-Resistant Crops on Weed Management

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – Herbicide-resistant crops are now commonplace in the U.S. and Canada. With proper stewardship, these same crop-trait technologies can also play a key role in integrated weed management – reducing the intensity of herbicide use and the selection … more »

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Study Points to Possible Improvements in the Weed Scouting Technologies

WESTMINSTER, Colorado –March 21, 2022 – Detecting and identifying weeds early in the growing season is fundamental to effective weed control. Doing so allows growers to develop targeted, site-specific management plans that reduce crop loss and minimize the need for … more »

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Waterhemp Population Exhibits Resistance to Dicamba

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – December 29, 2021 – Waterhemp is one of the most troublesome agronomic weeds in the midwestern U.S., where it has rapidly evolved resistance to multiple herbicides. One example: An Illinois waterhemp population has exhibited resistance to six … more »

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Study Shows Socioeconomic Factors Can Influence the Spread of Invasive Plants

WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September, 2021 – Predicting the spread of nonnative plants that have the potential to become invasive may seem like an unachievable goal. But research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows important, predictive clues … more »

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Do the Ways We Live and Work Influence the Spread of Invasive Plants?

A recent study shows we may be overlooking important information that can help us predict how and where invasive plants are likely to spread. Researchers writing in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management say invasion pathways can be closely … more »

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Science Journal Takes an In-Depth Look at Weedy Rice

  WESTMINSTER, Colorado – September 9, 2021 – Weedy rice (Oryza spp.) is a serious threat to rice crops around the globe. It can rob them of vital nutrients and cause yield losses of up to 90 percent – creating … more »

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Want to Control Buffelgrass? It is Time to Mix Things Up!

Buffelgrass is a drought-tolerant, invasive weed that threatens the biodiversity of native ecosystems in the drylands of the Americas and Australia. Unfortunately, though, land managers trying to control the weed often experience mixed results. more »

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