News tagged with herbicides

Crops and Weeds: Climate Change's First Responders

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologists is studying how global climate change could affect food crop production--and prompt the evolution of even more resilient weeds.

dateNov 11, 2009 in Other
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Understanding Why Rye Works as a Cover Crop

(PhysOrg.com) -- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists may soon find a way to enhance the weed-killing capabilities of a cereal grain that enriches the soil when used as a winter cover crop.

dateOct 19, 2009 in Environment
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Organic weed control for dandelions

Spring and summer often find homeowners out in their yards, busily attempting to control the onslaught of dandelions in a quest for green, weed-free lawns. Dandelions, broadleaf perennial plants that have a questionable reputation ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Ecology
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Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

In a little over seven hours, University of Illinois weed scientist Patrick Tranel got more genetic information about waterhemp than in two years time in a lab. The genetic information was obtained using pyrosequencing technology ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Ecology
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Herbicide diversity needed to keep Roundup effective

Using a diverse herbicide application strategy may increase production costs, but a five-year Purdue University study shows the practice will drastically reduce weeds and seeds that are resistant to a popular herbicide.

dateJul 13, 2009 in Ecology
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Study explores effects of herbicide drift on white oak

Herbicide drift, which occurs when pesticides "drift" from the targeted application area to a nearby non-targeted area, is a particular concern in Midwestern regions of the United States. In the Midwest, where the topography ...

dateMar 25, 2009 in Ecology
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Low level herbicide use can damage potato reproduction

Currently, plant testing in the United States to determine potential ecological risks from chemical pesticides to nontarget plants requires two tests, both of which use immature plants. Protection of the plant development ...

dateJan 07, 2009 in
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