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Herbicide-resistant weeds a growing problem for farmers
A growing problem is creeping up among crops throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. Some weeds have become resistant to the herbicides used to control them. In some parts of the country, growers have lost their farms because they didn’t act in time and the weeds got so out of hand, says Rich Zollinger, North Dakota State University Extension Service weed specialist.
Friday, July, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Monsanto seeks retraction for report linking herbicide to cancer
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Critics of Dow herbicide sue EPA over approval
A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Oct. 22 seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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EPA approves Dow’s Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn
The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Oct. 15 to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Target specific weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species, compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - University of Illinois Urbana - News

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‘Goose grass’ in Malaysia resists 4 main chemicals
FARGO, N.D. — An Australian weed scientist has found resistance to all four major herbicides in a global grassy weed, according to a North Dakota State University specialist.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US Midwestern farmers fighting explosion of ‘superweeds’
Farmers in important crop-growing states should consider the environmentally unfriendly practice of deeply tilling fields to fight a growing problem with invasive “superweeds” that resist herbicides and choke crop yields, agricultural experts said this week.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - - News

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Large swatch of southwest ND cropland left unseeded
MOTT, N.D. - As much as 25 percent of cropland in parts of southwest North Dakota remains unseeded due to wet conditions that have lingered since late May.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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WHO: Monsanto weed killer 'probably' carcinogenic
A new report from a World Health Organization agency suggests that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the widely used herbicide, may increase the risk of cancer.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Companies delay GMO crop launch, await China’s approval
Dow AgroSciences’ decision to severely restrict U.S. introduction of its Enlist genetically modified (GMO) crops and herbicide — billed as the company’s most important product launch ever — came after extensive talks with U.S. grain leaders who fear roiling trade with China, a company executive says.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Breeders offering corn that’s picky about pollen
Organic farmers often live on islands in a sea of genetically modified crops. More than 90 percent of the corn farmers plant is genetically modified to resist pests and herbicides.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Dow seeks growth with seed and chemicals
INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day. As the man in charge of research and development at Dow AgroSciences, the unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops agricultural seeds and pesticides, Kittle remembers the “big shock” when rival Monsanto Co. unveiled a genetically modified seed in 1996, designed to be used in combination with a specific herbicide, a combination that rapidly led Monsanto to riches.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Crop pests are coming
Here come the bugs and weeds.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cheapest might not be best in fighting glyphosate resistance
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Area farmers generally are well aware of the growing danger from glyphosate-resistant weeds. But they’re not always as quick as they should be to take action, a weed expert says.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Tests show pesticide levels within safe parameters
More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pesticides, though most were within levels the government considers to be safe, according to a report issued Dec. 19 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Pests, weeds could be a struggle for farmers in late-season planting
Farmers in the region are nearly finished with their planting, making headway in sunny spurts despite considerable delays during the spring. Still, disagreeable temperatures and long bouts of rain will leave crops in the ground more susceptible to pests, weeds and bad weather, producers and experts say.
Friday, June, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Extension sessions update ag professionals
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Nitrogen fertilizer is too expensive to waste and too useful to skimp on — and determining the proper amount to apply to crops can be difficult, said Fabian Fernandez, nutrient management and water quality specialist in the University of Minnesota’s department of soil, water and climate.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Mont.
Monsanto Co.’s experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drowned out
While Tuesday’s visit by Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to the Luverne, Minn., area was solely to collect damage estimates from governmental agencies such as counties, cities, townships and cooperatives, the region’s farmers continue to count their losses.
Thursday, July, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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