News tagged with weed control

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 ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Ecology
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New bale unroller design deemed effective

John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong from the University of Kentucky have introduced a new technology that can make the application of organic mulches more efficient. The research team from the University of ...

dateNov 19, 2013 in Ecology
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When the grass isn't always greener

Worries about Pennsylvania facing a severe drought seem to have faded with recent rainstorms, but the question of how to care for your lawn during this summer's heat is still important.

dateAug 09, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Glyphosate-resistant tumbleweed found in Montana

A researcher for the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station's Southern Agricultural Research Center in Huntley has identified glyphosate-resistant kochia populations in fields north of Gildford and Hingham in Montana.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Ecology
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Tamarisk biocontrol efforts get evolutionary boost

UC Santa Barbara scientists trying to control the invasive tamarisk plant have been getting a boost from evolution, in the form of a rapidly evolving beetle that has been changing its life cycle to more efficiently ...

dateJul 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Old herbicides enlisted in new 'war on the weeds'

The emergence of weeds resistant to the most widely used herbicide is fostering a new arms race in the war against these menaces, which cost society billions of dollars annually in control measures and lost agricultural production. ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Ecology
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