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October 24, 2014

Weed scientists uproot common “superweed” myths

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) issued a new fact sheet to uproot common misconceptions about “superweeds”– a catchall term used by many to describe weeds resistant to herbicides. The paper explores the truth behind two widespread fallacies.
October 23, 2014

Dukes earns Excellence in Education Award

The Irrigation Foundation has named Michael Dukes, PhD, PE, CID, of the University of Florida, the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Education Award.
October 23, 2014

Minn-Dak Moves Up Co-op List

The Agriculture Department last week published its annual report on the nation's top 100 agricultural cooperatives.
October 23, 2014

Global subsidy race becoming a 3-way Thai

We’ve spent a tremendous amount of time on these pages chronicling the massive run-up in sugar subsidies in Brzil and India. But one offender, Thailand, has largely gotten a pass…until now.
October 22, 2014

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending record

SALEM, Ore. (AP)—A ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.
October 22, 2014

Platform Specialty Products to buy Arysta LifeScience

Arysta LifeScience announced Wednesday that Platform Specialty Products has reached a definitive agreement with a company backed by the Permira funds to acquire Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion, subject to regulatory approval, working ca
October 22, 2014

Bumping up ethanol yields

At 25 billion gal produced globally each year, ethanol has made a crucial contribution to transportation fuel supplies. But without much effort, a few tweaks to yeasts and the reaction conditions they operate under could boost ethanol production further a
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