Weed Control

Syngenta highlights growth of crop protection products

Syngenta has three new crop protection technologies on the market that the company project to achieve "blockbuster status" within the next few years. The products are part of a strategy to boost both the pace... more »

Bland Farms’ sweet success

Long before the family name became synonymous with the iconic Vidalia sweet onion, the Bland family was known for other crops.  The third generation family operation began in 1948 when Raymond Bland started a 50-acre... more »

Veg connections: Tips on choosing robotics

Weeds threaten the $79 billion specialty crop industry in the U.S. by reducing yields, harboring pests and pathogens and impeding harvest efforts. The evolution of herbicide resistance, a changing regulatory environment and shifting perceptions about... more »

Georgia growers continue state vegetable commission

Georgia vegetable producers voted to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. During February balloting, growers overwhelmingly approved continuance of the one cent per marketing unit assessment for another three years. The commission covers 14... more »

Harpe Bioherbicide celebrates 1,000+ trials

Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions Inc., has put its plant-based bioherbicides through more than 1,000 field and greenhouse trials, showing they are effective against broadleaf and grass weeds and seeds. The innovation comes as consumers are demanding... more »

Summer cover crops: A matter of timing, seed choice

It’s easy for Ajay Nair, professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture, to point out the reasons growers should include cover crops in their planning process. He’s seen the results of increased microbial diversity... more »

Onion meeting meeting highlights labor, exports, disease

The state of the onion industry’s trade organization is healthy while scientists are battling bacterial diseases that threaten growers’ crops. Gathering in San Antonio Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) annual convention,... more »

Researcher study conditions triggering weed emergence

University of Idaho researchers are using newly acquired equipment to study when temperatures are ideal to kick off the growing cycle of different weeds. The goal is to determine the best time to apply herbicides,... more »

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