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Crops can do their own weed control

In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, organic farmers enlist machines to battle unwanted growth. These machines guzzle ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?

A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by researchers at the University ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Ecology
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Insecticides foster 'toxic' slugs, reduce crop yields

Insecticides aimed at controlling early-season crop pests, such as soil-dwelling grubs and maggots, can increase slug populations, thus reducing crop yields, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of South ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Ecology
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