weed control

In the muck and weeds: Michigan veg experts honored

The Michigan Vegetable Council honored a family farm that has raised vegetables for nearly 100 years on muck soil and a Michigan State University professor who specializes in weed management. The awards ceremony at the... more »

Overcoming herbicide resistance, a global problem

Herbicide resistance is defined by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) as ‘‘the inherited ability of a plant to survive and reproduce following exposure to a dose of herbicide normally lethal to the wild... more »

Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

FRESNO, Calif. – As Congress prepares yet again to consider agriculture labor reform through the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, dozens of autonomous sprayers, weeders and cultivators are entering fields, orchards and vineyards every day in... more »

Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

BENTON HARBOR, Michigan – Hans Bishop diligently sets the stage when approaching weed control on his farm. He always develops a crop plan, refers to the farm’s previous performance records, strategizes what, where and when... more »

U.S. House, Senate to consider precision ag loan program

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would establish a federal loan program for precision agriculture through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinios, and Randy Feenstra, Iowa,... more »

FFVA honors UF weed researcher for management programs

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) named University of Florida (UF) weed scientist Nathan Boyd its 2022 Researcher of the Year. Boyd is a professor of horticulture and weed science... more »

Investment round brings $40 million to Taranis

Crop intelligence provider Taranis has raised $40 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $100 million. “Taranis has had tremendous growth over the past seven years with a goal of delivering... more »

Robot weeding demonstrations, expo, offered at field day

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day, the nation’s largest field day focused on mechanical weed control, is returning to an in-person event. The field day, which includes an expo and demonstrations, is Sept. 14,... more »

Nexus Robotics receives $2.6 million to advance self-driving weeders

Nexus Robotics Inc. recently received $2.6 million in grant funding to create the next generation of autonomous weeding robots. The funding, from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is designed to help provide farmers with environmentally friendly options. "This... more »

Midwest weed control day showcases tech

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is returning to Benton Harbor, Michigan, in September. The Sept. 14 event is at the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor. The... more »

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