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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Another Super-weed with Pesticide Resistance

Jul 18, 2013

Weeds are continuing to evolve to become resistant to pesticides commonly used in conventional agriculture. Scientists are searching for ways to control these “superweeds,” which are devastating conventional farms reliant on chemical weed control and invading new habitats. Barnyardgrass is one of the many weeds to recently evolve to a more

Photo Credit: Matt Lavin

Barnyardgrass
Photo Credit: Matt Lavin

invasive, problematic form. Originally growing only on dry land, this weed evolved a tolerance to waterlogged soils, resulting in up to a 10 percent reduction in crop productivity. Herbicides are used to reduce the detrimental effects of barnyard grass, but the development of resistance is rapid, happening within a few years of the introduction of a new chemical. This is just one of over 217 species of weeds that are currently resistant to at least one herbicide, according to the International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds, showing that pesticide use does not solve long-term weed problems.

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