Weed Control

Albaugh acquires Rotam Global AgroSciences

Albaugh LLC, a crop protection product provider, has completed its acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based Albaugh creates a leading global crop protection company with total sales exceeding $2 billion... more »

Harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed detected for first time

Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops in... more »

New guide helps Northeast farms learn tarping

A new publication helps growers understand how tarps work. Cornell Small Farms Program's Reduced Tillage project's “Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms”  provides comprehensive information on the emerging practice of tarping. To help weed and... more »

Naïo Technologies’ robot in Top 10 New Products at World Ag Expo 2022

Naïo Technologies, the leader in autonomous ag robots, has just celebrated its 10th anniversary and 60,000 hours of operations under real world conditions. With US headquarters located in Salinas, California. Naïo Technologies has been operating... more »

Fighting weeds in a changing world

The world is warming. And fast. By 2050, it’s likely the planet will have warmed by about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit compared to before the Industrial Revolution. That warming brings substantial changes. Storms will be stronger.... more »

EPA’s herbicide registration revisions target of bipartisan letter

U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., led a bipartisan effort Dec. 9 calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to delay potential herbicide registration revisions – such as dicamba registrations – that "could exacerbate existing herbicide shortages,... more »

Research offers sweet potato weed relief

Despite being beloved by most, sweet potatoes are often misunderstood. They’re unrelated to potatoes, for starters. And they’re even different from yams. Yet we can’t get enough. U.S. farmers have been increasing their production of... more »

Sunn hemp effective for weed control in fall crops, research finds

Growers with a certified organic diversified vegetable farm in South Carolina are seeing some success with using sunn hemp as a crimped cover crop to suppress weeds in fall brassica crops. Wild Hope Farm, located... more »

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