Weed Control Articles

  • Why are certain herbicides banned?

    Herbicides, also known as weedkillers, are chemical substances used to control and kill unwanted plants (weeds), leaving the desired plants unharmed. While these products are very useful for farmers, they are not always safe. In fact, many herbicides that were in common use around the world a few years ago are slowly being banned. In this blog post, we will look at a few herbicides that are used ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Worst Water Weeds #1: Hydrilla

    The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health lists a total of 79 different invasive and exotic aquatic plants that can be found in various parts of the United States. Some are wreaking more havoc than others, but one of the worst of all is hydrilla. It has invaded across much of the southern United States, and is beginning to make its way northward. Below are the basics of this invasive ...


    By Weedoo Greenboat Inc.

  • Effect of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) with “Agragel (T-400)”Practices on Yield Attributes,Yield and Water Productivity of Rice (Oryza Sativa l.) - Case Study

    Work History: The Shyamsundar Sister Nivedita Sangha, a dedicated NGO working with various programme to eleviate the socio-economic poverty of common marginal farmers and the people of BPL level families had already started their work on system of Rice Intensification(SRI) to aware the paddy farmers about proper use of water in cultivation as well as increseing trend of productivity. The Field ...

  • Treatment of Pb ion contaminated wastewater using hazardous parthenium (P. hysterophorus L.) weed

    In this study, a low-cost, sustainable biosorbent parthenium (P. hysterophorus L.) weed powder was investigated for the treatment of Pb contaminated wastewater. Physicochemical characteristics of the biosorbent were measured, namely, bulk density as 0.42 g cm−3, porosity as 45%, BET surface area as 20.79 m2 g−1, particle size as <125 μm, moisture content as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ConfoundUp

    A laboratory test performed by food activists is going viral, but its results and the allegations drawn from them are not reliable. On 15 November 2016, the natural food evangelist and alternative health guru known as the Food Babe posted a report from a natural food activist group named Food Democracy Now that alleged to demonstrate common American foods contain high levels of glyphosate, a ...

  • The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?

    Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of the world. But research is pointing to a better approach. In today’s globalized world, it is not inconceivable that one might drink coffee from Colombia in the morning, munch cashews from Vietnam for lunch and gobble grains from Ethiopia for dinner. That we can enjoy these ...


    By Ensia

  • Mowing mitigates bioactivity of neonicotinoid insecticides in nectar of flowering lawn weeds and turfgrass guttation

    Systemic neonicotinoid insecticides are used to control of turfgrass insect pests. We tested their transference into nectar of flowering lawn weeds or grass guttation droplets which, if high enough, could be hazardous to bees or other insects that feed on such exudates. We applied imidacloprid or clothianidin to turf with white clover, followed by irrigation, and used LC‐MS/ MS to analyze ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Variation in amphibian response to two formulations of glyphosate‐based herbicides

    Variation in toxicity among formulations and species makes it difficult to extrapolate results to all species and all formulations of herbicides. We exposed larval wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) from four populations to two glyphosate‐based herbicides, Roundup Weed and Grass Control™ and Roundup WeatherMax™. 96 hour LC50 values for both formulations varied among the populations (RWGC: 0.14 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Glyphosate-based herbicides on weeds management and maize performance under conservation agriculture practices in eastern Kenya

    A three-season research study was conducted at Embu Agricultural Research Station farm to determine the effect of glyphosate-based herbicides on weeds management and maize ( Zea mays L. ) performance under zero-tillage conservation agriculture practice. Glyphosate herbicide sprays were prepared from Roundup Turbo product at the rate of 2.5 L ha –1 and Roundup Weathermax at 1.5, 2.5 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Innovation Fund Targets Farmers

    Reading Greenwise Business this week, we’ve learnt of a new fund available to small and medium-sized enterprises that are shown to be pioneering solutions to some of the problems currently facing the country’s farming, from water resource efficiency, through to pest control. The venture capital fund of an initial £9 million investment, called Agri-Innovation Venture Capital ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Screening of a new cadmium hyperaccumulator Galinsoga parviflora from winter farmland weeds using the artificially‐high soil cadmium concentration method

    A new method, the artificially‐high soil cadmium (Cd) concentration method, was used to screen for Cd hyperaccumulators among winter farmland weeds. Galinsoga parviflora was the most promising remedial plant among five Cd accumulators or hyperaccumulators. In Cd concentration gradient experiments, as soil Cd concentration increased, root and shoot biomass decreased and their Cd contents ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Vermicomposting technology: an efficient biological processing of obnoxious weed water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

    The present work was carried out during the year 2009–2011 to study the physicochemical and microbial analysis of both vermicompost and vermiwash produced from two treatments of water hyacinth: T1: 100% water hyacinth + 5% soil, T2: water hyacinth + cow dung (50% + 50%) by using earthworm species, Eudrilus eugeniae for a period of 90 days. The nutrient values along with microbial count of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    By Lester R. Brown As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has emerged—a world in which the global competition for land and water is intensifying and each country is fending for itself. We cannot claim that we are unaware of the trends that are undermining our food supply and thus our civilization. We know what we need ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    Food & Water Security: Protecting our Most Precious Resources will be a major issue discussed at GLOBE 2014, taking place in Vancouver Canada march 26-28. This article by Lester R. Brown, reprinted here with the kind permission of the author, puts the issue of water and food security ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How To Compare Commercial Ride On Mowers

    There are plenty of professions that would require the use of a commercial ride on mower – perhaps you work for a gardening or landscaping company that looks after private properties or perhaps you work for a council and are in charge of maintaining local parks. For whatever reason, choosing an appropriate mower for your needs should be your main focus otherwise you are setting yourself up ...


    By Ride On Mowers Online

  • The environment is our lifeblood at CoirGreen

    We live in a time when the insufferable arrogance of man has laid waste to the most beautiful planet in the solar system. The current statistics regarding the Earth’s environment portray a scary picture. The world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Effects of the herbicide imazapyr on juvenile Oregon spotted frogs

    Conflict between native amphibians and aquatic weed management in the Pacific Northwest is rarely recognized because most native stillwater‐breeding amphibian species move upland during summer, when herbicide application to control weeds in aquatic habitats typically occurs. However, aquatic weed management may pose a risk for aquatic species present in wetlands through the summer, such as the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Remote Controlled Agitators: Cornell Pump Company Applications

    Cornell Pumps Helps Agitate the Liquid Fertilizer Industry –With New Cutter Pump Outperforming Expectations Site: Numerous animal farms in the Midwest The Problem: A leading Midwest company specializing in liquid manure wants to agitate an entire manure lagoon, without tying up personnel and farm equipment that could ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Short-term hydro thermal generation scheduling using modified invasive weed optimisation algorithm

    This paper presents a radical methodology to find the solution of optimal short-term hydrothermal generation scheduling problem using modified invasive weed optimisation algorithm (MIWOA). The hydrothermal system is highly non-linear and non-convex due to its constraints, making the optimal scheduling difficult. In this paper, a modified invasive weed optimisation algorithm with parallel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controlling Barnyardgrass with Corn Hybrid Selection

    Barnyardgrass is a summer annual grass weed with a global impact on corn production.  Yield losses due to barnyardgrass competition have been estimated up to 45% or more for crops such as cotton and corn. Besides corn, it can also be a serious weed pest in rice, soybean, sugarbeet, cotton, and corn. Integrated weed management techniques can be used for control of barnyardgrass in corn. High ...

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