EPA plans to release final guidance on pesticide resistance coming by the end of the year to help growers and applicators deal with weed and pest resistance, agency officials said Thursday at a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. The guidance divides 28 herbicide “modes of action” into three categories of concern (low, moderate, high), “based on the risk of developing herbicide-resistant weeds.” MOAs associated with glyphosate, 2,4-D, atrazine and glufosinate are classified as being of “high” concern. And despite the Obama Administrating war on fossil fuels Fortune magazine reports that the Solar Industry is in crisis. Patrick Pouyanne, CEO French oil and gas giant Total was quoted on Thursday saying that The solar industry is facing a “new winter” and a double crisis of over capacity and low demand coupled with a decline of government support in some counties. Finally Farmers Weekly reports that technology is going to become more central to even the most traditional roles in agriculture and there is already a shortage of workers with the appropriate skills, according to industry recruitment experts.

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