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Crop And Herbicide Rotations Keep Canola Clean

While growers of glyphosate-tolerant soybeans, corn and cotton elsewhere in North America fret about the future of their favorite herbicide, Canadian canola producers have so far seen no evidence that glyphosate-resistant weeds are invading their fields. Weed scientist Neil Harker of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada credits this happy state of affairs to diversified crop and […] Read more

Resistant Weeds Surge On Prairies Says AAFC Scientist

Field surveys from 2001 to 2003 found herbicide-resistant weeds on 20 per cent of cultivated land across Western Canada. However, a random survey of 300 fields in Alberta in 2007 indicated that wild oats resistant to Group 1 herbicides had jumped to 39 per cent of fields in that province, up from 11 per cent […] Read more


Editors’ Picks: Chinese firm eyes Nufarm takeover

Australian crop protection firm Nufarm has entered non-binding talks to sell itself to a major Chinese ag input manufacturer. Sinochem, a Beijing-based state-owned firm billed as the largest integrated agribusiness in China, running fertilizer, pesticide and seed operations, has proposed a “scheme of arrangement” worth A$13 per Nufarm share, valuing the company at about A$2.83 […] Read more

Editors’ Picks: Stoned wallabies bedevil Tasmanian farms

Mysterious crop circles in Tasmania’s pharmaceutical poppy fields may be a mystery no more. In an article Thursday in the online edition of The Mercury, Tasmania’s largest-circulating daily newspaper, reporter Damien Brown quoted Attorney-General Lara Giddings as saying the circles are created by wallabies, found hopping around in circles, high on the poppy heads they’ve […] Read more