Herbicide http://www.kplu.org en WSU study: GMO crops need more herbicide to fend off 'superweeds' http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-study-gmo-crops-need-more-herbicide-fend-superweeds According to a new study out of Washington State University, farmers of genetically engineered crops are dramatically increasing their use of herbicides. Researchers say farmers are spraying more in response the rise of so-called “superweeds.”<p>The new study analyzes 16 years of federal data on the nation’s corn, soybean and cotton fields. It finds growers with crops engineered to be herbicide resistant are now putting millions more pounds of weed killer on their fields than farmers who grow the non-modified variety.<p>The findings were published in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:32:57 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6568 at http://www.kplu.org WSU study: GMO crops need more herbicide to fend off 'superweeds' Herbicide use on commercial timber lands questioned http://www.kplu.org/post/herbicide-use-commercial-timber-lands-questioned <p>Radio Transcript:</p><p>GELLERMAN: It&#39;s Living on Earth, I&#39;m Bruce Gellerman. Oregon is timber country.
The terrain is steep, dark green, and intensely beautiful. Six million acres of Oregon forest is owned by commercial timber companies. The companies spray the land with herbicide when the trees are young. It&rsquo;s an efficient way to kill every other plant except for the commercially valuable Douglas fir.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 00:16:27 +0000 KPLU 4977 at http://www.kplu.org Herbicide use on commercial timber lands questioned