Weed Control

BASF launches Operation Weed Eradication for growers

BASF launched on Sept. 24 a new industry-wide initiative to eliminate on-farm weeds. Operation Weed Eradication calls on growers and partners to take action against troublesome weeds in their fields, through cultural practices, chemical control... more »

EPA blocks California warning labels for glyphosate

The EPA remains at odds with California policy on glyphosate products, announcing recently that it won’t approve new product labels that repeat “false” and “irresponsible” claims under California’s Proposition 65. The federal Environmental Protection Agency... more »

EPA: No risk to public health for herbicide glyphosate

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it "is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate." According to a news release, "As part of this action, EPA continues to... more »

Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study... more »

Sunflower bio-based Beloukha herbicide approved for ag use

Belchim Crop Protection USA's (Belchim USA) Beloukha, a new biodegradable herbicide, has received approval for EPA registration, and has been submitted to all states for registration across the United States. Beloukha is a sunflower bio-based,... more »

EPA approves Valent USA herbicide Fierce

Valent U.S.A. has launched Fierce MTZ Herbicide – a stand-alone liquid formulation that combines the company's leading herbicide, Fierce Herbicide, with the added benefit of metribuzin.  The company has received U.S. EPA approval, and first... more »

Tony Arnold named CEO of Willowood

Willowood USA, an agricultural supply business based in Broomfield, Colorado, on Nov. 28 announced a change in leadership. Brian Heinze, who founded the Company and led the business since its inception in 2009, has decided... more »

Matrix SG supplemental label approved for blueberry, caneberry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Section 3 Supplemental Label for use of the herbicide Matrix SG 25 percent WDG (rimsulfuron) for use on blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. This label had been... more »


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