- Author: Gale Perez
This job announcement ws sent to the UC Weed Research & Information Center.
There are two Positions for Associate Investigators in Global Discovery Biology at DuPont Crop Protection in Herbicide Discovery.
We would be preferably interested in Masters as well as Bachelor level candidates. I’ll appreciate if you circulate this at Ole Miss College of Agriculture or recommend any particular individual who you think would be a potential Fit.
The interested individuals can contact me directly and send me their CV. They can also apply Online in DuPont’s Career Section. I’m attaching the position description in this email.
Thanks for your help.
- Author: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
- Author: Ted Webster
- Author: Stanley Culpepper
Since it was first identified in 2004, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth has become the most significant weedy pest of cotton in the Southeastern United States. When acceptable control is not realized, and Palmer amaranth is allowed to set seed, population densities can become quite high in infested fields. For example, research conducted by the University of Georgia indicated that Palmer amaranth seed densities exceeded 35,000 seeds per m2 in a cotton field where the glyphosate-resistant biotype had been ineffectively managed.
To combat Palmer amaranth, some cotton growers in Georgia have resumed using pre-plant deep-tillage and in-crop cultivation in fields with high weed population densities....
- Author: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the May 2, 2013 issue of Nature is devoted to GMO technology. Contents include an editorial, updates about GM salmon, a series of graphs and figures detailing the adoption of GMO technology, and commentaries about the GMO debate.
If you can't access an article of interest, contact me and I'll try to get the information to you.
- Author: WSSA
- reposted by: Brad Hanson
Battling Spurge: WSSA Offers Weed Control Tips for Nurseries and Homeowners
Though the economy and housing market have begun to recover in the aftermath of the Great Recession, one unexpected impact still lingers. Landscape nurseries that saw fewer plant sales during the downturn are now battling weeds entrenched in unsold containers of perennials, shrubs and trees.
Some of the most common...
- Author: Brad Hanson
A repost today from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative. Int this snap shot, AHRI discusses new Monsanto technology called BioDirect (RNAi) for control of glyphosate-resistant weeds with glyphosate.
I'll admit that I don't know enough about this yet to have much a well-formed opinion on this (and I don't want to muck up the internet with a bunch of inaccurate info - ha!) so I'll just share the text and links below.
Do Monsanto have the next big thing?