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Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying?

August 21, 2019

Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to…
New mutations for herbicide resistance rarer than expected, study finds

May 29, 2019

After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to…
It’s in the Weeds: Herbicide Linked to Human Liver Disease

May 14, 2019

Exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, correlates to more severe cases of…
Fungal infections in humans may be treated with compounds from herbicides

October 5, 2018

Herbicides are chemical compounds used to control unwanted plants. Usually these chemicals are called weedkillers, because they essentially…
Common herbicide compound may save millions of lives

October 4, 2018

A chemical compound found in common herbicides could help fight hospital-acquired human fungal pathogenic infections, which claim an…
Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear

February 19, 2018

Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution…
Pathogen uses light to facilitate invasion of wheat plant

April 14, 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with The Australian National University have discovered the deadly…
Chemicals that cure malaria can kill weeds too

April 3, 2017

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have revealed the relationship between plants and the parasite that…
Largest-ever study reveals environmental impact of genetically modified crops

September 16, 2016

According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has…
Reducing runoff pollution by making spray droplets less bouncy

August 31, 2016

When farmers spray their fields with pesticides or other treatments, only 2 percent of the spray sticks to…
Common antibiotic inspires hunt for new herbicide

February 12, 2016

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have discovered that the commonly used antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which kills…
Challenges mount for common herbicide Roundup

September 24, 2015

When the herbicide Roundup hit the market in the mid-‘90s along with crop seeds designed to resist its…
Two-spray strategy outmanoeuvres crop weed

March 18, 2014

“Herbicide-resistant wild radish can be controlled well by a range of herbicides if applied early when weeds are…
Drifting herbicides produce uncertain effects

February 12, 2014

Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms,…
Fungus May Offer Natural Weed Control

November 19, 2013

A naturally occurring fungus may prove useful in the fight against Palmer amaranth, an aggressive southern weed that…
Herbicide runoff reduced to Great Barrier Reef

October 16, 2013

In the lower Burdekin region of northern Australia, scientists from CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country Flagship trialled…
The Right Way to Roll Rye

March 4, 2013

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are giving guidance to farmers on using a tool designed to maximize the…
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