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The story behind Monsanto's sprawling herbicide crisis

11/10/2017

Emily Flitter, ReutersJohn Weiss looks over his crop of soybeans, which he had reported to the state board for showing signs of damage due to the drifting of pesticide Dicamba, at his farm in Dell, Arkansas, U.S. July 25, 2017. Picture taken ...

Agriculture This Week - The safety of glyphosate debate

11/10/2017

CALVIN DANIELS / YORKTON THIS WEEKNOVEMBER 3, 2017 08:22 AMAgriculture may soon be forced to change how it goes aboutgrowing crops as a key tool for years may be forced out of the ‘farm toolbox’.The International Agency for Research on Cancer...

European Union moves closer to pesticide ban

11/10/2017

Posted Nov. 2nd, 2017 by Robert ArnasonThe last week of October added a dramatic chapter to thenever-ending glyphosate saga in Europe.?The future of the herbicide, the active ingredient inRoundup, is still uncertain in the European Union but ...

A ‘bio’ that works - Commercial use is still a couple of years away, but this...

11/10/2017

By Ralph Pearce, CG Production Editor“Most farmers I speak with want to reduce synthetic chemical inputs to their land.” – Dr. Russell Hynes, AAFC-Saskatoon and ?University of Saskatchewan Photo: SuppliedWhen it comes to biopesticid...

Lake Iroquois' invasive milfoil slows as officials consider herbicide permit

11/03/2017

Dorothy Pellett, Free Press correspondentPublished 6:57p.m. ET Oct. 27, 2017Growth of Lake Iroquois' invasive milfoil appears to haveslowed on its own while a permit to kill it is in the hands of stateregulators.Hesburg residents living near ...

Facts about how PG&E is dealing with Vegetation Management and Wildfires in C...

11/02/2017

Through its Electric Vegetation Management (VM) Program,PG&E dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of workforcehours to help reduce electrical outages and wildfire risks.  This is just one part of the many programsP...

Advocacy group calls for broader NL pesticide ban

10/27/2017

Published: Oct. 25, 2017, 9:50 a.m.The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environmentis calling for a broader ban on cosmetic pesticides in the province, and theysay the overwhelming majority of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians suppor...

Wright expands operations to Canada

10/27/2017

BY KENT DARR, Senior Staff WriterWednesday, October 25, 2017 4:03 PMWright Service Corp. has taken its vegetation managementbusiness international, picking up a majority stake in Canada-based SpectrumResource Group. Wright, which has its head...

LETTER: Wildlife corridor management benefits from team approach

10/27/2017

OCTOBER 24, 2017 03:53 PMDear Editor:Effective communication can accomplish much. A group ofnature-lovers and conservationists was concerned about the clearing ofvegetation beneath BC Hydro’s power lines in a North Vancouver wildlifecorridor,...

Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide

10/27/2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A major agribusiness company suedArkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that’sdrawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer hasdrifted onto their crops and cause...

Charlottetown pesticide bylaw faces amendment: City inspections unnecessary, ...

10/19/2017

By Kevin Yarr, CBC NewsCharlottetown's cosmetic pesticide ban, which came intoeffect in January, is going back to committee following a challenge from a citycouncillor.Coun. Bob Doiron wants a $50 fee associated with the bylaweliminated.The f...

Province investigating after allegations CN Rail improperly used herbicide

10/19/2017

CN says its also reviewing vegetation control plan on railline between Terrace and Prince RupertBy Ash Kelly, CBC NewsB.C.'s Ministry of Environment is reviewing claims that CNRail improperly sprayed pesticides directly adjacent to the Skeena...

Fall is the best time for controlling foxtail barley

10/13/2017

Itmight be too late in the season now, but there are ways to tackle this weed inthe spring tooFallis the best time to control many perennial weeds with glyphosate, includingfoxtail barley, but it might already be too late.Weedsurveys show fox...

County voices concern over secondary highway mowing

10/13/2017

WoodlandsCounty Council forwarded a letter to the Alberta government detailing itsconcerns with the vegetation management plan for provincial highways. Theletter specifically states that sides of secondary highways needed to be mowedmore...

Release the weevils

10/10/2017

The MD of Bonnyville has released thousands of CanadaThistle Stem Mining Weevils into areas throughout the municipality.Janice Boden, assistant agriculture fieldman for the MD,said this is their attempt to rid natural pathways of the thistle,...

Algoma Power works with community to promote vegetation management

09/29/2017

Algoma Power Inc. has developed a Vegetation Management Plan(VMP) to help reduce the risks from storms and high winds in our area. Here'show they are working with the community to protect all those involved.As members of the Algoma Power Inc....

Public Advisory: Tips for Safe Use of Pesticides

09/29/2017

Municipal Affairs and EnvironmentSeptember 19, 2017When residents choose to use pesticides in their homes andgardens, they must ensure that those pesticides are registered with HealthCanada and that label directions are followed for safe and ...

Edmonton council faces decision on whether to spray dandelions

09/29/2017

Edmonton council faces decision on whether to spraydandelionsCouncillors to review seven options ranging in cost from $2million to $28 millionCBC NewsSeptember 12, 2017Edmonton city councillors will be presented with sevenoptions Tuesday for ...

Importance of early season control of herbicide-resistant kochia

09/29/2017

Researchers writing in the latest edition of the journalWeed Science are providing new insights into the control of herbicide-resistantkochia, a weed that competes with both dryland and irrigated crops across theGreat Plains states.Kochia typ...

'Dead zones' after wilderness chemical spraying worry residents

09/29/2017

JONATHON NAYLOR / FLIN FLON REMINDERSEPTEMBER 20, 2017 04:00 PMOfficials say chemical spraying safe way to balance outforest.A chemical-spraying program is sparking public apprehension,but officials call the campaign a safe way to ensure ecol...

Keeping your weeds under control

09/15/2017

CARSON ARTHUR | RATHER BE OUTDOORS Published September 1, 2017 - 2:04pm Last Updated September 1, 2017 - 2:10pm It’s big bad weed time in everyone’s garden and I’ve been getting a lotof desperate emails about homeowners needing help gett...

Charlottetown councillor moves to axe pesticide 'tax grab'

09/15/2017

Charlottetown Coun. Bob Doiron believes the $50 fee residents have topay to apply to spray their lawn with banned pesticides isn't fair.The fee is part of the new pesticide bylaw. It pays for a citytechnician to confirm a diagnosis of an infe...

Giant hogweed is one big and scary weed

09/15/2017

Noxious weeds: Giant hogweed can reach heights of six metresBy Aimee Delaney It’s not often a weed grabs the attention of both urban and rurallandowners across the province, yet in 2015, giant hogweed was a weed everyonehad an eye out fo...

City appoints weed inspector

08/28/2017

City council official passed a bylaw this week to appoint a municipal weed inspector.The city has appointed Katrina Pelchat to enforce the Weed Control Act set forth by the Province of Ontario."I gotta ask. What is that? What is she...

CN abandons herbicide spray plan after public concern

08/24/2017

CN Rail is clearing the track and everything near it.But in a surprise move, the company revealed late Tuesday afternoonthat it has decided not to spray the brush and vegetation that is encroachingon the nearly 120 kilometres of track from Be...

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