Monday, 26 January 2015

A New "Monster" Plant is a Looming Concern for Farmers on the Great Plains of the US (and Canada?).

AgroNews
Prairie farmers may have a new problem on their hands - "Weed palmer amaranth," a formidable threat to crops which seems to scoff at attempts to control it with herbicides. Story here.
Fred Springborn of Michigan State University stands next to palmer Amaranth, 
a large and aggressive weed new to that state. Photo credit - MSU.

1 comment:

P in P said...

Let's hope the chemical corps. do not once again see this as a "business opportunity" to concoct ever more evil and stronger poisons to cope with a problem they, themselves created.