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Genetically modified crops pass benefits to weeds

Herbicide resistance could confer an advantage on plants in the wild. Jane Qiu – 16 August 2013 . A genetic-modification technique used widely to make crops herbicide resistant has been shown to confer advantages on a weedy form of rice, … Continue reading

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Factors That Influence Spinach Contamination Pre-Harvest Determined

June 20, 2013 — A team of researchers from Texas and Colorado has identified a variety of factors that influence the likelihood of E. coli contamination of spinach on farms prior to harvest. Their research is published in the July … Continue reading

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For the sake of soil, sustainability and profits, expert says ‘just say no to tillage’

Staff Reports Spring tillage is a tradition that is steeped deeply into American agriculture. But more and more producers are realizing that this iconic tradition is costing them – in more ways than one. Tillage, which was once considered necessary … Continue reading

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Invasive kudzu bugs may pose greater threat than previously thought.

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10 Easy Soil Tests

What’s the secret to raising healthy, carefree vegetables and flowers? Great soil. How can you tell if your soil has what plants need? A soil test. When you send a soil sample to a lab, you get a detailed analysis … Continue reading

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