Is Early Season Control the Key to Conquering Herbicide-Resistant Kochia?

The latest issue of the journal Weed Science contains an article with intriguing new insights about the control of herbicide-resistant kochia, a weed that competes with both dryland and irrigated crops across the Great Plains states.…


Battling Palmer Amaranth in Herbicide-Resistant Soybeans? Choose Your Cover Crop Carefully!

Fall-planted cover crops are frequently a component of integrated weed control programs in herbicide-resistant soybeans. But does it matter which cover crop is used?…


Did Ice Age Cause Mastodon Extinction? New Research Suggest Several Causes « Central Washington University

About 10,000 years ago, in the last moments of the Pleistocene epoch, an extinction of large mammals, or megafauna, occurred. These included the woolly mammoths, mastodons, saber-tooth tigers, giant ground sloths, and enormous woolly bears, all North American inhabitants of the last major ice age.…


Fantastic beasts and why to conserve them

Beliefs in magical creatures can impact the protection of biodiversity and the field of conservation needs to consider them seriously, researchers have warned. According to a new study, by the University of Leeds and Cardiff University, the conservation of threatened species has much to gain from acknowledging people’s spiritual, magical and cultural beliefs.


Time to Rethink Control of Invasive Russian Knapweed

A recent study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management suggests it’s time to rethink control of Russian knapweed, an invasive plant classified as a “noxious weed” in 18 U.S.…


Survey shows knowledge gaps in how to apply auxin herbicides safely

With the recent introduction of soybean and cotton traits resistant to synthetic auxin herbicides, farmers have new, much needed options for managing glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds. Researchers writing in the journal Weed Technology say use of the auxins isn’t without risk.


Intrepid ecologists find treasure of birdlife

In a recent study published in Bird Conservation International, authors from Perth Edith Cowan University have carried out research in Papua New Guinea to understand how logging and palm oil plantations is affecting rare bird numbers.…


When It Comes to Tillage, Timing Matters!

In a study featured in the most recent edition of Weed Science, a team of researchers tilled four fields every two weeks during the growing season.