Weed Control

Wilbur-Ellis Co. launches new adjuvant Efficax

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products company, has launched Efficax, an adjuvant that helps growers optimize soil-applied residual herbicides. Efficax  is a soil retention adjuvant that helps growers' spray applications last... more »

Jury finds in favor of Missouri peach grower in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF

A federal jury on Feb. 14 found in favor of Bader Farms, a Campbell, Missouri-based peach grower that blamed agrochemical giants Bayer and BASF for encouraging the use of the weedkiller dicamba and causing irreparable... more »

American Vanguard acquires herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience

American Vanguard Corp. has acquired four herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience (NYSE:CTVA). These products are complementary tank-mix partners for a variety of primary herbicides used in the U.S. agricultural market. They are particularly valuable for... more »

Marrone Bio’s bioherbicide shows control of Palmer amaranth weed

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, has reported positive results for the 2019 field trials for its novel bioherbicide, known as MBI-015. Field tests conducted in 2019 using commercial... more »

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 »


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