Saturday, 25 February 2006
Weeds. A single word that can strike fear into the hearts of farmers around the world. And it is no wonder. Effective weed control is essential for successful crop production - especially when using conservation tillage systems such as no-till or zero-till systems. These systems are designed to prevent soil erosion and reduce labor and fuel costs. However, in his article, entitled, “Weed Control Considerations for Conservation Tillage,” author Roger Veseth writes: “…lack of adequate weed control is one of the most...
Paraquat herbicide for non-selective weed control in no-till and other sustainable agriculture systems
Wednesday, 22 February 2006
Field demonstration programs in West Bengal prove that using paraquat and no-till/thrown seedling technology in irrigated rice is enhancing rice paddy production in India. First response from farmers was extremely skeptical, but seeing is believing…and response from government officials has been extremely positive.
Paraquat and no-tillage are providing a solution that minimizes the cost and number of days required for rice cultivation for paddy farmers in West Bengal.
“Minimizing costs includes the cost of plowing,...
Sunday, 29 January 2006
A recent study by the UK Forestry Commission at the Alice Holt Research Station indicated good potential for paraquat for use in dormant season vegetation management in deciduous woodlands.
These study findings were published on 22 November 2005 in a paper entitled, “Dormant season vegetation management in broadleaved transplants and direct sown ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) seedlings.”
According to authors Ian Willoughby, Fiona L. Dixon, and David V. Clay:
“In an experiment on open-grown 2-year-old planting...