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.
DICKINSON, N.D. — The Dakota Resource Council in North Dakota has joined a March 18 lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow unrestricted planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa.
FARGO, N.D. — If sugar beet companies are allowed to grow Roundup Ready beets in 2011, it appears the restrictions and grower oversight will be tight. One beet co-op leader says farmers may need to be using binoculars to make sure they don’t accidentally produce any seed.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Already overburdened American farmers now have a new challenge: the development of weeds resistant to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup.
June 07, 2010
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