News tagged with weeds

Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia

(Phys.org) —An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists from a Virginia Tech-led program have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: a tiny, speckled ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in Ecology
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Sight set on resilient weed

The first glyphosate-resistant wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum L.) populations have been identified by researchers from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) at The University of Western Australia.

dateAug 07, 2014 in Ecology
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Australian sheep get high and die on toxic weed

When Australian farmer Tony Knight first saw a purple-flowering plant growing across the bushfire-scarred terrain where his sheep grazed, his first thought was that it looked like "good stock feed".

dateMay 30, 2014 in Ecology
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