Weed Control

Could weeds be controlled by zapping them? Extension is investigating

In agriculture, weeds have a huge impact on crops and the bottom line, especially on organic farms where using herbicides aren’t an option. “Weeds are very problematic,” said Marcelo Moretti, weed specialist for the Oregon... more »

Ampersand, Accomplice adjuvant eyed by growers during herbicide shortage

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, joins growers and distributors in the ag community on one of its biggest challenges in the last 50 years: a major shortage... more »

Carbon Robotics secures $27M for its autonomous field weeders

Carbon Robotics, an agriculture robotics company, announced Sept. 1 it secured $27 million in Series B financing from Anthos Capital, Ignition Partners, Fuse Venture Capital, Voyager Capital, Bolt and Liquid2 Ventures to accelerate the company's... more »

Registration open for University of Kentucky’s July Spray Clinic

The University of Kentucky will host a spray clinic July 15 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton as part of its Kentucky Agricultural Training School. During the clinic, University of... more »

Nufarm launches Longbow EC herbicide and harvest aid

Nufarm Americas Inc. has announced the launch of Longbow EC, the latest in Nufarm’s portfolio of herbicides and harvest aids, helping growers achieve with cleaner crops at harvest time and providing weed management by controlling... more »

Optimizing herbicide performance during droughty conditions

Many non-irrigated areas of the Upper Midwest are becoming significantly droughty as our weather prematurely enters the dog days of summer.  There are several agricultural impacts of these hot and dry conditions, including on weed... more »

Weed scientist known for helping others is new WSU Crop and Soil Science chair

Solving problems and helping people is what led Drew Lyon into his career. This Washington State University weed scientist also loves figuring out how plants work. “Every weed is different, and it’s fascinating to learn... more »

Louisiana ag workers file lawsuit against herbicide manufacturers

Two former Louisiana agricultural workers suffering from Parkinson's disease have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of the herbicide paraquat. The plaintiffs, including a former Louisiana State Ag Center Extension agent, worked in the state's ag... more »

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