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Using invasive plants for biofuels: Potential for ecological problems?

From the Farm Press blog:

The best of intentions sometimes go astray. Take kudzu, for example — the vine that ate the South was brought here in the 1930s with the aim of curbing the soil erosion that was washing away much of the landscape. The USDA actually paid farmers to plant the stuff.

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Weed Management Research Webinar Next Tuesday

Join eOrganic on Tuesday, November 13 for the first webinar of our 2012-13 season! All webinars are free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at http://www.extension.org/pages/65534

Can we talk? Improving Weed Management Communication between Organic Farmers and Extension. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). In this webinar, directed at Extension, government agency staff and researchers, Sarah Zwickle of the Ohio State University and Marleen Riemens of Wageningen University in the Netherlands will discuss their research on organic farmers’ weed management beliefs, perceptions and behaviors, and how it can contribute to research and extension efforts with organic farmers.

Register at http://www.extension.org/pages/65534

Find more upcoming and archived eOrganic webinars at http://www.extension.org/pages/25242