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New Application Technologies Keep Herbicides Where They Belong

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Researchers, manufacturers, farmers and applicators collaborate to control drift Researchers today are transforming weed control with new precision tools and application techniques that can keep herbicides precisely where they belong. As a result, farmers are able to optimize the performance … more »

Winners Announced in Weed Science Society of America’s Annual Awards Program

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Nearly two dozen individuals from academia, government and private industry were honored recently by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) for outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The annual awards were presented during WSSA’s 50th Annual Meeting, … more »

Plant Life on Pandora

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Scientist Jodie Holt brings her knowledge of invasive plants and weeds to the blockbuster Avatar Scientist Jodie Holt typically spends her days researching thistles and other invasive weeds that can play havoc on planet Earth. But when the producers of … more »

The IR-4 Project: Promoting Effective Weed Control for Food, Flowers and Seasonal Favorites

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Hundreds of government officials, growers, agricultural researchers and extension personnel gathered recently to make decisions that will impact the quality and quantity of the fruits and vegetables on our tables and the ornamental plants that beautify our landscapes. They were … more »

Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds: Can We Close the Barn Door?

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– Researchers say cost-competitive management techniques can slow weed resistance to the herbicide and improve crop yields Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the nation and a mainstay of weed control for both farmers and homeowners. Over the … more »

From Robotics To Climate Change, Annual Meeting Tackles New Angles on Weed Control

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– Many thought-provoking topics to be explored during joint annual meeting of Weed Science and Rangeland Management Societies Can the same robotic technologies used in manufacturing, mining and even warfare play a role in weed control? Is climate change fueling … more »

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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– January 10-14 summit focuses on minimizing the impacts of harmful, nonnative species in a “green” economy A coalition of public and private scientists, educators and policy officials will gather in Washington, D.C., early next year for National Invasive Species … more »

Teams for Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ontario Take Top Honors in 2009 Collegiate Weed Science Contest

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– 85 students from 11 universities compete for “Golden Hoe” award Can you name that leafy weed overrunning your perennial bed or crowding out the fall crops in your vegetable garden? If not, you can rest assured that the next … more »

Weed Scientists Take Steps to Protect Rare Orchid

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– Integrated control techniques used to reclaim the plant’s natural habitat The western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara) is a delicate wildflower that has been teetering on the brink of extinction. The culprit? Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula), one of the … more »

Preventing Hurricane Havoc

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– Environmental teams tackle the invasive plants and weeds that impede flood control during massive storms When a hurricane roars inland, most low-lying coastal states rely on a network of pumps and canals to dissipate the storm surge and protect … more »