Soybean Response to Dicamba: A Meta-Analysis

(page updated 25-May-2018 – included pooled analysis estimates in place of weighted mean estimates) Abstract. A meta-analysis of 11 previously published field studies was conducted in order to summarize existing knowledge of the relationship between dicamba dose and susceptible soybean response. All studies that presented visible injury data reported injury symptoms at the lowest non-zero dose applied (as low as 0.03 g ha-1), and therefore a no observable effects dose (NOED) could not be estimated from the existing peer-reviewed literature. Based …

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What does a pesticide taste like?

I honestly can’t believe I just typed that title. But here we are. The notorious Gilles-Eric Seralini published a paper recently called “The Taste of Pesticides in Wines.” As a part of the study, people were asked to choose a preference between organic and conventional wines. Okay, fine. But then the participants were given glasses of water, some of which were spiked with pesticides at doses purportedly found in bottles of wine. This is bizarre on so many levels. For …

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