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Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG bayer-ag for $63.5 billion, has said its dicamba herbicide is safe when applied properly and that U.S. farmers failed to follow label instructions.
Bayer in May agreed to shed its glufosinate herbicide business along with related crop genes that render plants impervious to the chemical, as a condition for approval from South African competition authorities.
For example, organic crops must be grown on land that hasn’t had prohibited substances, such as synthetic pesticides or herbicides, applied for at least three years before the crop is harvested.
Her father was involved in scientific opposition to the war in Vietnam, particularly against the use of toxic herbicides such as Agent Orange.
Monsanto has been introducing soybean varieties that are genetically engineered to resist a more powerful combination of herbicides.
Air pollution, salt damage (primarily from roads to melt snow and ice), industrial pollution in the soil and herbicides used to kill weeds near the trees can all negatively influence tree leaves.
Typical treatment involves multiple applications of herbicide.
If herbicides are used, do not plant herbaceous ornamentals or shrubs in that area.
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Origin and Etymology of herbicide
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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