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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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Non-chemical Control of Weeds Successful

Jul 23, 2013
Photo Credit: Delaware Agriculture

Photo Credit: Delaware Agriculture

A new study published in Weed Technology shows that non-chemical controls of weeds can be more effective than herbicides. The study focuses on the weed Palmer amaranth, which has become a major threat to soybean growth in the southern United States. In this study, 250,000 glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth seeds were incorporated into the soil, and their emergence was evaluated five times during the growing season. Three farming practices were tested, including deep tillage, planting a cover crop of rye, and double-cropping a field with wheat and then soybeans in the same growing season. Deep tillage and double-cropping soybeans with wheat offered 97 percent and 82 percent reductions in the first and second years. Researchers noted that as a result of these findings, deep tillage and double-cropping wheat and soybeans may offer the best weed control value. Because Palmer amaranth is one of many crops shown recently to develop resistance to herbicides, these practices are highly promising, and could lessen conventional dependence on pesticides for weed control.

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