Cookie Policy

EU Compliance: Cookies are 100% optional on this website. Thank you for visiting.

Accept Cookies Refuse Cookies
0 news articles per week.
55 connected topics.


News and Opinion

Coverage of herbicides since July 19, 2023.

West Virginia agriculture bill stokes fears about pesticide-spewing logging facility

"...The facility would treat logs before they are shipped overseas. Prior to the company backing down, the state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Air Quality said it tentatively planned to issue the permit that would let the facility emit up to nearly 10 tons (9. 07 metric tons) of the pesticide methyl bromide into the atmosphere each year..."

connections

'A terrible spot': Area farmers concerned over proposed location for new Moose Jaw city landfill

"...A group of Moose Jaw area farmers are concerned over the proposed location of the citys new landfill. Moose Jaws current landfill, east of the city, is over 100 years old and nearing the end of its useful life. The city also says the facility would need upgrades to meet some modern regulations..."

connections

The number of monarch butterflies at their Mexico wintering sites has plummeted this year

"...Humberto Pea, the head of Mexicos protected areas, proposed creating a safe corridor for migrating butterflies with reduced herbicide and pesticide use and stricter measures against deforestation..."

connections

Agriculture carbon footprint study shows the sustainability of Sask. crops Globalnews.ca

"...“These impressive results are driven by the widespread adoption in Saskatchewan of agricultural innovations and sustainable farming practices that have significantly reduced the amount of inputs and emissions needed to farm each acre of land,” said Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) chief executive officer Steve Webb. “The sustainable practices include reduced tillage, the adoption of herbicide-tolerant canola, the variable-rate application of fertilizer, a robust crop rotation system, and the production of nitrogen-fixing pulse crops. ”..."

connections

Lacombe County presents Environmental Stewardship Award

"...Nelson is an active Medicine River Watershed Society member and takes part in a variety of initiatives to protect the river, including meeting with local oil companies to spread the environmental protection message..."

connections

FOREST INK: Develop a national strategy to salvage wood burned in wildfires

"...As he points out this could be a window of opportunity to consider other options to mill closures but it will be a short-term supply of cheap wood. He then goes on to discuss the longer-term changes that need to take place to deal with the increasing wildfire season. It is time to talk about developing reforestation plans where harvested mixed-wood stands are returned to mixed-wood forests instead of being converted to softwood mono cultures..."

connections

Herbicide use planned to control weed infestation at Salmon Arm sports field

"...After four years of employing alternative control measures, the City of Salmon Arm is planning to use herbicide to get a handle on a prostrate knotweed infestation at the Little Mountain Sports Fields..."

connections

Is herbicide spray in the forestry sector raising B.C.'s wildfire risk? Globalnews.ca

"...“Lets get these trees growing that are very hard to light on fire, lets stop prioritizing the trees that are the easiest tree to light on fire. ”According to a government-commissioned review of Glyphosate use, about 11,000 hectares of Crown land were sprayed in 2018, down from a high of more than 40,000 hectares in 1989. It also found that the proportion of harvested forest areas that were subject to vegetation control of all types dropped from from about 18 per cent to 14 per cent between 2008 and 2018..."

connections

UTRCA receives $10K in provincial funding to tackle harmful invasive species

"...Most importantly, these species are just really detrimental to native species and to our ecosystem as a whole, Williamson said. The cost to manage these three invasive species is staggering. The longer we wait to implement control measures, the greater the impact will be economically and on the environment..."

connections

Enbridge hires goats to control invasive plants along pipeline route

"...The company says clearing invasive plants is a critical component of its commitment to integrated vegetation management along the pipeline right-of-way. ..."

connections

Feds consider upping allowable pesticide residue limits on our food

"...Since that announcement, the government has started the process to increase or modify MRLs for eight pesticides — excluding glyphosate — with public consultations due to end in September. Officials have said that because MRLs also apply to imported foods, increasing these limits is vital to align Canada with levels allowed in the U. S..."

connections

Nature Canadas New Bird Friendly City & Town Standards: Urban Innovation for People, Birds

"...With Nature Canada since 2006, Ted holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental studies, regional planning and resource management from the University of Waterloo. He was a contributing author and steering committee member of Canadas landmark State of the Birds: 2012 and 2019 Reports and the 2016 State of North Americas Birds, and has authored many publications and presentations related to bird conservation and natural history..."

connections


Recommended Reading

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases for up to 24 hours after you click on a book, funding this website. Thank you for your kind support.

Is there a book about herbicides you would recommend?

Appropriate titles may appear on this website.


Jobs in herbicides

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

"...soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system, including wells, pumps and automatic controls..."

related opportunities

Farm Assistant (May-Oct 2022)

"...Irrigate and maintain lawn and trees around shop and landscape demonstration area..."

related opportunities

forward this job: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

Seasonal Research Assistant

"...Fall land preparation, including application of herbicides and fertilizer..."

related opportunities

Farm Assistant (May-Oct 2022)

"...Irrigate and maintain lawn and trees around shop and landscape demonstration area..."

related opportunities


Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention herbicides.

RealAg Radio: Crop rotations, herbicide formulations, and improving soil health, Jan 22, 2024

Duration: 55:15

"...Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Doug Bauman with Vive Crop Protection on herbicide formulations; Dr..."

connections

Weather watching helps avoid herbicide crop injury

Duration: 8:01

"...Leaf twisting, burning, cupping, or crinkling those are just some of the signs that a crop may be suffering from herbicide injury..."

connections

How formulation can make or break a herbicide's reputation

Duration: 6:32

"...When it comes to herbicides, the power to kill weeds and protect crops rests with the active ingredient..."

connections

The Agronomists, Ep 135: Agritechnica's best bets for Canadian agriculture with Nick Dubuc and Dan Petker

Duration: 1:12:57

"...Dealing with herbicide resistant weeds or trying to control weeds without access to certain herbicides really equates to the same thing finding alternative means to control weeds..."

connections


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about herbicides.

Laser death ray kills weeds 80x faster than humans | Hard Reset

"...Every weed growing in a farm field takes away nutrients from the food humans are trying to grow and eat..."

connections

From Farm to Fork. How London's food economy is transforming.

"...The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK charity that develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy, which - driven by design, eliminates waste and pollution, circulates products and materials, and regenerates nature..."

connections

10. Safe Drinking Water: Science and Law

"...Aging water infrastructure, pesticide and herbicide application, and surface water runoff all pose challenges in maintaining a clean drinking water supply..."

connections


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about herbicides relevant to the latest news.

Experimental prosopis management practices and grassland restoration in three Eastern African countries

"...Management of woody species to restore original ecosystem services, such as biodiverse grassland that can provide fodder and sequester carbon, are needed to limit the impacts of alien species..."

connections

Monitoring temporal changes in coastal mangroves to understand the impacts of climate change: Red Sea, Egypt

"...Change detection analyses using satellite imagery were conducted to evaluate the effects of rapid coastal sustainable development, including human urban and tourism activities; the decline and destruction of large areas of the mangrove forest for animal feeding along camel trade roads; and the threat of natural impacts such as flash flooding, coastal and soil erosion or human impacts such as established desalination plants and other human activities along the coastal zone of the Egyptian Red Sea..."

connections

Plant Nanonutrients for Sustainable Agriculture

"...As the world?s population is increasing day by day, there is clear demand to increase crop productivity immensely for global food security..."

connections

Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles for Fertilizer Applications in Agriculture

"...These biologically derived NPs may enhance the productivity of agroecosystems by acting as nanofertilizers, nanoplant growth promoters, nanopesticides, nanoherbicides, nanonutrient carriers, etc..."

connections

Living mulch enhances soil enzyme activities, nitrogen pools and water retention in giant reed (Arundo donax L.) plantations

"...Also, the soil under intercropping had higher soil organic matter (SOM) and soil respiration than the herbicide by 20% and 25%, respectively..."

connections

Meta-analysis of metal nanoparticles degrading pesticides: what parameters are relevant?

"...The rise in the global population demands an increasing food supply and methods to boost agricultural production..."

connections

Allelopathy as a source of bioherbicides: challenges and prospects for sustainable agriculture

"...The sustainable management of the environment and crop production in modern agriculture involves dealing with challenges from climate change, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, as well as pressure to cope with dependence on agricultural inputs..."

connections

Do silvopastoral management practices affect biological pest control in oil palm plantations?

"...Overuse of chemical herbicides leads to the decline of native biodiversity and production-related ecosystem services, including biological pest control..."

connections

Cost-effective approach to explore key impacts on the environment from agricultural tools to inform sustainability improvements

"...The United Nations Food Systems Summit and the European Green Deal have prompted various policy and regulatory initiatives aiming to transition agricultural practices to become more sustainable..."

connections

Glyphosate spraying exacerbates nitrogen and phosphorus loss in karst slope farmland

"...Therefore, in the prevention and control of agricultural non-point source pollution, the threat of glyphosate to the surrounding aquatic ecosystem cannot be ignored, especially in karst areas with frequent rainstorms and serious water erosion, long-term monitoring and risk assessment of glyphosate are needed..."

connections

Development of a Competitive Lateral Flow Assay for Rapid Paraquat Detection

"...Its prohibition in several countries highlights the need for the development of a highly sensitive device capable of detecting minimum concentrations of this herbicide in food matrices..."

connections

Advances, limitations, and considerations on the use of vibrational spectroscopy towards the development of management decision

"...Disruptions in the food supply and value chains have created the need to develop agile screening tools that will allow the detection of food pathogens, spoilage microorganisms, microbial contaminants, toxins, herbicides, and pesticides in agricultural commodities, natural products, and food ingredients..."

connections