News tagged with weeds

First evidence of farming in Mideast

Until now, researchers believed farming was "invented" some 12,000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization—Iraq, the Levant, parts of Turkey and Iran—an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations. ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Break crops combat ryegrass headache

One of Western Australia's largest ever crop sequencing trials has provided scientists with evidence that break crops can have a significant impact on weed populations in the longer term.

dateJul 15, 2015 in Ecology
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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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