Transitioning to organic farming

MADISON, WI FEBRUARY 22, 2011 — As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production. One of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. is the production of organic milk. The gro…

Paraquat resistance discovered in major weed

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have discovered new cases of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass, one of the world’s most serious and costly weeds.
For the first time, researchers have found that annual ryegrass has developed resistan…

Ants found to use multiple antibiotics as weed killers

Scientists at the University of East Anglia, have shown that fungus-farming ants are using multiple antibiotics as weed killers to maintain their fungus gardens.
Research led by Dr Matt Hutchings and published today in the journal BMC Biology sh…

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