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Weed That Eats Glyphosate Discovered in Australia
Glyphosate …. has been the most frequently used herbicide on the planet, mainly because most plants cannot metabolise it, or break it down. But a barnyard grass population in the Ord irrigation scheme is the first weed scientifically proven to be the exception to the rule.

Professor Stephen Powles is among a group of researchers at the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative who have spent the best part of a decade trying to crack the mystery behind this supposed ‘super weed’.


 
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Microbes Aid in Establishment of Invasive Species - Researchers are also testing the effects different sediments have on the growth of algae and have found that sediments associated with seagrass reduce algal growth. The results show that dense beds of seagrass are resistant to colonization of algae, but when seagrass beds decline due to other pressures the balance of microbes in the sediment changes, giving the algae a change to invade new areas.


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