herbicides

Laser versus weeds: LZH shows Farming 4.0 at the Agritechnica

The new approach of the LZH is based on the non-contact, optical interaction of light with biological material: cameras can be used to distinguish weeds from…

Robotic weeders: to a farm near you?

The future of weeding is here, and it comes in the form of a robot.

Combatting weeds with lasers

Those who want a rich harvest need to drive back weeds so that the crops can grow better. In organic agriculture, herbicides are ruled out as they are…

Scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus

Much to the chagrin of gardeners, hikers, and virtually anyone enjoying the outdoors, one of the hazards of summer is picking up an itchy poison ivy rash.

Selective grazing and aversion to olive and grape leaves achieved in goats and sheep

By using the natural mechanism of conditioned taste aversion, researchers redirected the food preferences of ruminants, making them more willing to eliminate…

Which direction are herbicides heading?

“Farmers can't imagine going back to 2,4-D or other auxin herbicides,” Riechers said. “But herbicide resistance is bad enough that companies are willing to…

Identifying Factors in Atrazine’s Reduced Weed Control

In a collaborative study between scientists at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Water Management Research Unit and Colorado State University, soil…

Miscanthus has a fighting chance against weeds

“No herbicides are currently labeled for use in Giant Miscanthus grown for biomass,” said Eric Anderson, an instructor of bioenergy for the Center of Advanced…

A New Way to Use Herbicides: To Sterilize, Not Kill Weeds

Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Mont., conducted the study with colleagues at…

How Grass Buffers Keep Agricultural Herbicides at Bay

Grass buffer strips are commonly used in crop production to reduce herbicide runoff. These practices are encouraged through incentives, regulations or laws,…

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