Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Azerbaijan destroyed infected corn imported from Russia

Azerbaijan’s State Phytosanitary Service reported that on 15 December they destroyed ten tonnes of corn imported from Russia because it was infected with a quarantine organism, namely common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia).

Sounds like a storm in a tea cup or to use the Russian idiom, делают из мухи слона.

However given the wet season and delayed herbicide applications as a result with the sheer volume of weed growth and that ambrosia grows like, well, a weed, it might just be worth keeping an eye on the content of that admix.