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The Top Four Weeds Most Likely To Develop Glyphosate Resistance

With the widespread use of glyphosate in North America, it was only a matter of time before glyphosateresistant weeds appeared. At the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association conference in 2007, Hugh Beckie said that, “When glyphosate resistance occurs (in Canada), it will likely be first reported in Ontario.” True to form, glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed was confirmed […] Read more

Hybrid Process Boosts Yield Of Biomass Ethanol

A process that uses two separate streams to convert biomass to ethanol is much more efficient than either stream operating separately, Tim Eggeman told delegates at the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference held recently at Saskatoon. “We use a combination of a biochemical and thermochemical process — a hybrid approach. We bring in biomass — wood, […] Read more