The widespread evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds is costing farmers, especially through decreases in productivity and profitability.
Although researchers and industry personnel have made recommendations to slow this evolution, an understanding of the patterns and causes of the resistance has been limited.
A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.
An advocacy group seeking a ban on the world's most widely used herbicide said Wednesday it is launching a U.S. public testing project to gather data on detectable levels of the herbicide in drinking water, human urine and breast milk.
U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.
BEIJING - Three Chinese citizens are taking China's Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup, 27 years ago.
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.
Area farmers welcomed the mild winter and early spring that allowed them to make rapid planting progress. But the favorable weather carries a downside: weed and insect problems not encountered in a typical growing season are popping up, and the arrival of normal weed and insect issues is accelerated.
WASHINGTON — A group of Midwestern fruit and vegetable producers, canners and food processors recently formed a Save Our Crops Coalition to monitor regulatory actions surrounding Dow AgroScience’s plans to seek deregulation of its genetically engineered corn, soybean and cotton crops that tolerate applications of the 2,4-D herbicide.
FARGO, N.D. — It’s too late to be proactive on glyphosate resistance in weeds. Everybody is reacting, said experts addressing a Northern Weed Resistance Forum on March 8, sponsored by Peterson Farms Seed.
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy is urging state and federal agencies to strengthen regulations for a heavily used agricultural chemical because scientific studies have found that atrazine-contaminated water increases the risk for birth defects and developmental problems for infants.
BISMARCK, N.D – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has extended a special local needs (SLN) registration to Syngenta Crop Protection, enabling North Dakota cuphea producers to use the herbicide Callisto® to control broadleaf weeds.
During the past half-century, atrazine has become one of the most widely used herbicides in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest. Unfortunately, it is also top of the list in another category: It is the most commonly detected pesticide in our state’s surface and groundwater.
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