Herbicide residues in soil affect hormone levels in crop plants

A new study finds that glyphosate residues in soil affect phytohormones in aboveground plant parts. Academy of Finland funded postdoctoral researcher Dr. Benjamin Fuchs investigates the effects of herbicide residues in soil ...

Mitigating the environmental impact of herbicides

In recent years, soybean fields and other crops and trees across the Midwest have been experiencing more damage from drift of herbicides, particularly those plants grown from seeds that have not been genetically modified ...

Glyphosate herbicide does not cause mortality in bumble bees

Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide in the world, and is widely used in agriculture. While glyphosate has been deemed 'bee-safe' by regulators, some emerging evidence studies suggest that it has negative effects ...

India fails to weed out illegal herbicide-tolerant cotton

A massive jump in the sale of herbicide-tolerant, genetically engineered cotton seeds in India's current cropping season has raised fears of unchecked use of glyphosate, a toxic weedicide linked to serious health issues including ...

Widely used herbicide linked to preterm births

Exposure to a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides is significantly associated with preterm births, according to a new University of Michigan study.

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