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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Aug 1, 2014 11:58 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

GETTING GRITTY WITH WEEDS

If you ever felt tempted to hurl something at those persistent weeds in your fields, you should have slapped a patent on the idea. According to a USDA press release, Agricultural Research Service agronomist Frank Forcella has devised a way to destroy small annual weeds by pelting them with shredded corn cob particles, which he calls "grit." The system, called Propelled Abrasive Grit Management, is the result of a collaboration between Forcella and South Dakota State ...

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