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New biofumigant registered

  • April 22nd, 2014

A soil biofumigant developed for both conventional and organic farms offers a new tool in what is becoming an increasingly restrictive practice.

Soil fumigation helps eliminate soil-borne diseases, replant problems, nematodes, and weeds, and gets perennial crops off to a good start. But the application is becoming more difficult because [...]

New herbicide — resistant crops

  • April 21st, 2014

Both Dow Agrosciences and Monsanto Company expect to have new herbicide-resistant crops and new herbicides available in 2015.

Dow is developing Enlist corn, which is resistant to both 2,4-D and aryloxyfenoxyproprionic acid herbicides used to control grasses, according to Diane Brown, a Michigan State University Extension -educator.

Enlist soybeans are resistant [...]

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DriftWatch grows

  • April 21st, 2014
pecialty crops growers, especially those who grow grapes, will have new cause for concern in 2015 when new genetically modified field crops are expected to come to fields near their orchards and vineyards.

Selenium is toxic to bees

  • March 26th, 2014
Entomologists from the University of California, Riverside, have found that selenium can cause delays in development and mortality in honeybees.