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Growers support continued atrazine use

[ 0 ] October 6, 2009

From Brownfield Ag News For America: Corn and sorghum growers say they need the popular herbicide atrazine to enhance other weed killing chemistry. Atrazine, on the market now for a half-century, has come under fire from researchers and activists who say it gets into surface water and affects fish and frogs. Kansas corn grower Ken […]

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Report Questions Atrazine Levels in Water

Levels fall within current safety limit regulations.

[ 0 ] August 25, 2009

From Farm Futures: The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued a report that drinking water containing the herbicide atrazine could pose a greater public health risk than previously thought because regular municipal monitoring doesn’t detect frequent spikes in the chemical’s levels. Scientists with Syngenta, the main manufacturer of atrazine, called the NRDC report alarmist and […]