Phys.org, Kansas State University, Feb. 19, 2015: Mithila Jugulam, assistant professor of agronomy, led a study that looked at how kochia—invasive weed populations that are taking over crops and non-crop areas in western Kansas and the Great Plains—evolved resistance to the most used herbicide glyphosate, more commonly known as Roundup Weed Killer.
The Nelson Daily, by Eva Brownstein, Feb. 22, 2015: Meadow Creek resident and environmentalist Terry Halleran recently completed five wetland ponds on his property in North Kootenay Lake Country. This project carries a certain precedent considering the size of the project and that it is all happening on private land.
EurekaAlert (Science News), Feb. 18, 2015: CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Thanks to a bit of genetic sleuthing, researchers now know the invasion history of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), the first ant species known to travel the globe by sea.
Purdue University & University of Kentucky, Dec. 12, 2014: Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue Univ. and the Univ. of Kentucky shows.
OurWindsor.ca, Dec. 15, 2014: Foreign species hoping to survive a trans-oceanic voyage prefer the fastest route from port to port, a new study by a UWindsor researcher has found.
Campbell River Mirror, Jan. 29, 2014: Greenways Land Trust, the City of Campbell River, the Campbell River Indian Band and Renuable Resources are collaborating on an experimental project this week to improve the soils along the Myrt Thompson trail in preparation for planting this fall.
CTV News/Associated Press Feb. 5, 2015, by Jenny Barchfield: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The world's mightiest waterway, the Amazon River, is threatened by the most diminutive of foes -- a tiny mussel invading from China.
Maple Ridge News, Jan. 7, 2015, by Tom Fletcher: VICTORIA – Inspired by her holistic ranching background, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon has launched a province-wide environmental education program for high school teachers and youth leaders.
Victoria Times Colonist (Editorial), Jan. 23, 2015 : In considering the heroes and villains among Vancouver Island’s early European settlers, Capt. Walter Colquhon Grant would definitely fall in the latter category. It was he who gets the credit for introducing Scotch broom to the Island.
International Business Times, Jan. 19, 2015 by Jenny Michelle Panganiban: Pest control is integral in crop production to ensure optimum yield. For many years, people have been exploring ways to protect crops from harmful insects and invasive plants. In a new study, ecologists at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences have demonstrated how weed control can be done more efficiently by changing seeding patterns and crop density. This technique makes crops dominate over weeds in plantations. The researcher team observed how sowing wheat and corn in grid patterns restrained weed growth.