Essays Tagged: "Herbicide"

Peregrine Falcon

to become much thinner and fragile. Pesticide production plants should be destroyed and replaced by herbicide production plants, since herbicides are much less dangerous than pesticicdes. The pesticid ...

(1 pages) 36 1 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Agent orange the chemical used in the vietnam war.

ssion that lasted some two years and cost 3.8 million dollars. Agent Orange was the code name for a herbicide developed for the military, primarily for use in tropical climates. Although the genesis o ... a man-made and is always an unwanted byproduct of the chemical process of manufacturing of certain herbicides, bactericides, wood preservatives, and other products. It is believed by many scientists ...

(2 pages) 102 4 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Genetically Engineered Foods-Are They Really Helpful?

ry controversial topic. Some think genetically modified foods better our society by providing pest, herbicide, disease, cold, and drought resistance. Nutrition and pharmaceuticals can also be added to ... chniques. These plants have been modified to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides and pests. Growing genetically modified foods such as corn help eliminate chemical pestic ...

(5 pages) 135 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

A brief essay on genectically engineered foods

the American soybean crop planted in 1999, for example, carried a gene that made it resistant to an herbicide used to control weeds. Also about a quarter of U.S. corn planted in 1999 contained a gene ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Genetically Engineered Foods: Friend or Foe, Debate on whether GEFs should be banned or not with solutions to todays food problem.

ry controversial topic. Some think genetically modified foods better our society by providing pest, herbicide, disease, cold, and drought resistance. Nutrition and pharmaceuticals can also be added to ... chniques. These plants have been modified to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides and pests. Growing genetically modified foods such as corn help eliminate chemical pestic ...

(5 pages) 175 1 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Genetic Modification of Crops and The Environment

debate. The main two topics of the argument are the benefits and the risks. The benefits which are herbicide tolerant crops encourage less tilling, less soil erosion, and better yield, and the risks ... cies where they might have adverse effects. In particular, they are worried about genes that confer herbicide and insect resistance. They believe leakage of these genes could result in the emergence o ...

(8 pages) 284 3 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Does the commonly used herbicide "2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid" cause destruction of aquatic organisms, especially the Brown Planarian?

nd 8 percent is used for domestic uses. Sewage, industrial waste and agricultural chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers are the main point of water pollution. In the year of 1995 t ... the U.S. Federal Government outlawed the use of DDT. Since then, more pesticides and in particular herbicides have been developed. The manufactures of these herbicides claim that these herbicides hav ...

(17 pages) 62 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

"Food Fight: The Truth about GMOs"

ing them. The third myth is that they eliminate pesticides and are necessary when they require more herbicide creating super bugs. The fourth one is that "the government ensures that genetic engineeri ...

(2 pages) 43 1 3.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic Engineering

roduces to endure cold conditions in water. But most transgenic plants have been produced to resist herbicides, insects, or viruses; and, when used in agriculture, these crops pose major threats, abov ... hus contaminate other fields. Then, the long term result may not be what was expected. The chemical herbicide companies claim that the use of herbicide-resistant crops in agriculture will allow farmer ...

(8 pages) 74 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Agent Orange

ssion that lasted some two years and cost 3.8 million dollars. Agent Orange was the code name for a herbicide developed for the military, primarily for use in tropical climates. Although the genesis o ... a man-made and is always an unwanted byproduct of the chemical process of manufacturing of certain herbicides, bactericides, wood preservatives, and other products. It is believed by many scientists ...

(6 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

HERBACIDE-RESISTANT PLANTS

Herbicide tolerant plants were created recently to prevent use of environmentally hazardous chemical ... n commercial use.How it is made: Before this can be made you must have knowledge on how a effective herbicide works, first, it must be selective; it must biodegrade before presence of any unwanted eff ... GOX.These active ingredients would then be engineered in the desired plant so, when exposed to the herbicide, the plant would degrade it into harmless substances. In this case glycine and phosphate.W ...

(1 pages) 341 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Genetically Enguineered Crops

ly available thorough out the whole year. There would be less tillage needed for the crops that are herbicide tolerant, this means less labor costs. More wheat can be produced using less land, fewer p ... plants. Monsanto has been able to produce a plant that is lethal to pests and resistant to certain herbicides.The Canadian press uses logos throughout their article "Overwhelming numbers of Canadian ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Do It Yourself Guide to Sod Installation.

ass, and thatch must be removed from the lawn by raking. It may be necessary to spray the lawn with herbicide if you will not be installing the new sod within one week. Thus, allowing ample time for t ...

(2 pages) 458 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

GM Foods

n issues these topics bring up are the arguments about the benefits and the risks. The benefits are herbicide tolerant crops that encourage less tilling, less soil erosion, and better crop production, ... tive effects. In particular, these people opposed to GM crops are worried about genes that may give herbicide and insect resistance to other plants that do not want them. They believe that these genes ...

(6 pages) 44 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Super Food

tory but labeling products as genetically modified is not required. In addition to pest resistance, herbicide (weed killer) resistance has also been worked on. An official, Sally Van Wert at Advantis ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Genetically Modified Food: A Threat to Our Environ

g near GM crops had GM gene markers.GM producers say that bioengineering helps reduce the amount of herbicides and pesticides used on the crops. In reality it is the opposite. The majority of GM crops ... . The majority of GM crops produced are toxin-resistance, which means in order for the pesticide or herbicide to work, it will require higher dosages. An article by R.J. Goldburg scientists foretell t ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Position paper on GM Food

nd quantity of their crops through the development of crops that are pest and disease resistant and herbicide tolerant.A common argument against GM food is that the products may adversely affect human ... eeds. In addition to producing pest resistant crops, GM technology has also created plants that are herbicide tolerant. Farmers often spray tons of chemical herbicides to destroy weeds but this is an ...

(8 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

What are Herbicides? Q&A

What are Herbicides?Herbicides are substances used to manage unwanted vegetation. Usually used for killing we ... substances used to manage unwanted vegetation. Usually used for killing weeds and unwanted plants, herbicides are widely used around the world in gardening and agriculture. There are two types of her ... wo types of herbicides: Species specific and Non-specific. Species specific also known as selective herbicides kill specific plant species, leaving other species unharmed, while Non-specific herbicide ...

(4 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Book critique for Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

s made in Silent Spring is the destruction of nature by chemicals manufactured by the pesticide and herbicide industries. Carson is able to provide much compelling evidence to support her thesis throu ... ece of work as it was assaulted by the chemical industries that produced these toxic pesticides and herbicides."The history of life on Earth has been a history of interaction between living things and ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Atrazine

AtrazineAtrazine is an herbicide used to control producers such as broadleaf and grassy weeds. Atrazine is mainly applied t ... ase with maize. Atrazine treatments showed an average of 5.7 bushels more per acre than alternative herbicide treatments. Atrazine's molecular formula is C8H14ClN5 and is named by the IUPAC as 1-Chlor ... t groundwater contamination. In the United States, however, atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides, with 76 million pounds of it applied each year, in spite of the restriction that used to ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry