Overnight a disturbance passes through parts of S Colorado... this will bring a push of moisture falling as rain in the Plains with a few late night/early morning showers possible in Pueblo. For the Palmer Divide, N & W El Paso Co. and Teller Co. it will fall as snow... bringing a few additional inches of accumulation in mainly between 1am and 6am, lingering into the mid morning. Winds also pick up overnight with gusts into the 40s, the winds look to continue across much of S Colo. through the day Sunday.... head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
(Fort Collins, Colorado-AP) -- A herbicide spray that comes from a weed and is kinder to the environment could be available to consumers within the next year or two.
The chemical is called catechin and it's found naturally in knapweed.
A scientist from Colorado State University recently identified and isolated it for the first time.
Jorge Vivanco says catechin is the reason why knapweed can spread across such a large area so quickly. The chemical kills all the plants around it.
Grasses and grassy-like plants such as wheat show some resistance to catechin.
That might mean it could be used on lawns to kill weeds or in wheat fields without damaging the crop.