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Scientists looking to whack herbicide-resistant weeds

October 9, 2013

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Mississippi is under siege, and a thin line of Mississippians is all that stands in the way of the invaders. The Magnolia State sits atop yet another undesirable national ranking — the species of weeds that are resistant to glyphosate, a common herbicide once known as Round-up. The number of glyphosate-resistent weeds has been growing […]

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Fast growth of wheat brings farmers new challenge as yields dip

June 1, 2012

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A rapidly maturing 2012 wheat crop proved to be a timing challenge for Mississippi growers as they planted more acreage without an accompanying increase in yields. The state’s growers planted 480,000 acres, up from 360,000 acres the previous season. They were inspired to increase crop sizes by strong market prices and the record-average yields of […]

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