Extension Ag Update
May/June 2003
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Waterhemp, ragweed, common lambsquarter, and common cocklebur comprised nearly 80 percent of the herbicide-resistant species in the state was the conclusion of a recent survey. Reports over the last few years have confirmed resistance in those four species to ALS inhibitors, triazine herbicides or even both of those classes.

SOURCE: Christy Sprague, Ext. Specialist, Dept. of Crop Sci., University of Illinois, 2003

“ The 21st century is the century in which the overriding problem is one of water quality and management,” says the report. More than 2.2 million people die each year from diseases related to contaminated drinking water and poor sanitation. Water vector-borne diseases also take a heavy toll: about a million people die from malaria each year and more than 200 million suffer from schistosomiasis, known as bilharzias. “Yet these terrible losses, with the waste and suffering they represent, are preventable.”
Source: United Nations World Water Development Report: Water for People, Water for Life http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/wwdr/index.shtml