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Viruses that ‘turn off’ plant genes could help farmers battle herbicide-resistant weeds

A team of scientists from Rothamsted Research have successfully adapted genetic techniques developed for crop improvement to be used in ...
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New ‘super weed’ crisis emerging? Dicamba herbicide failing to stop growth of Palmer amaranth pigweed in greenhouses experiments

University of Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel has spent the past two months coaxing Palmer amaranth weeds to grow from ...
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Just-discovered rice gene could fuel development of new GMO herbicide-resistant crops

Rice experts from the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) in Japan and partners found a rice gene that ...
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First case of dicamba, 2,4-D herbicide resistance detected in hard-to-control Palmer amaranth weed population

Kansas State University (KSU) weed scientists have confirmed a Palmer amaranth population that resists the synthetic auxin (Group 4) herbicides ...
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Talking Biotech: Roundup Ready GMO crops made weed management ‘easy’—an agronomist’s view

Kentucky agronomist Chad Lee: Farmers choose herbicide-tolerant GMO crops because they simplify effective weed management and enable no-till farming ...
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Targeting weeds at the genetic level aids battle against herbicide resistance

Understanding how weeds evolve to become invasive and herbicide-resistant at the genetic level can help scientists design better weed controls ...
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Dicamba drift fiasco: Example of failed GMO-related chemical technology?

Several states have banned the use of a recently reformulated dicamba herbicide after farmers complained about damaging chemical drift. Identifying ...