US 'superweeds' epidemic shines spotlight on GMOs
The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMOs, an accusation rejected by industry giants.
Nanosponge filters out herbicide poisons
(Phys.org)—New research has demonstrated the potential of a new kind of nanomaterial to filter out environmental toxins in water.
Lessons from herbicide tolerance
(Phys.org)—Polyamines are widespread and important organic compounds involved in multiple cellular processes in living organisms. Their levels are highly regulated through a combination of processes including ...
Overcoming multiple herbicide resistance
Early-life exposure of frogs to herbicide increases mortality from fungal disease
The combination of the herbicide atrazine and a fungal disease is particularly deadly to frogs, shows new research from a University of South Florida laboratory, which has been investigating the global demise of amphibian ...
Penetrating the quantum nature of magnetism
Antiferromagnets are materials that lose their apparent magnetic properties when cooled down close to absolute zero temperature. Different to conventional magnets, which can be described with classical physics ...
Glyphosate-resistant 'superweeds' may be less susceptible to diseases
(Phys.org) -- Scientists searching for clues to understand how superweeds obtain resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate may have been missing a critical piece of information, a Purdue University study ...
Carson's Silent Spring turns 50
Is that a robot in your suitcase?
A flying robot as small as a dinner plate that can zoom to hard-to-reach places and a fleet of eco-friendly robotic farm-hands are just two of the exciting projects the robotics team at the Queensland University ...
Herbicide atrazine spurs reproductive problems in many creatures: study
An international team of researchers has reviewed the evidence linking exposure to atrazine an herbicide widely used in the U.S. and more than 60 other nations to reproductive problems in animals. ...
Researchers unlock bacteria's beneficial side
Researchers now understand how bacteria can break down phosphonic acids, persistent and potentially hazardous environmental pollutants found in many common medicinal products, detergents and herbicides.
Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers
Organic and specialty crop growers are trying to make a living off the rising consumer interest in locally grown and organic foods.
Goats better than chemicals for curbing invasive marsh grass
Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East Coast salt marshes, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Engineering Bacteria to Clean Up Pesticide (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Can we get bugs to do our bidding? Emory chemist Justin Gallivan has moved science another step closer to that possibility. His lab reprogrammed an innocuous strain of the bacterium Escherichia ...