Multiple herbicide resistance becoming problem for Southern farmers

In Delta Farm Press (with a video)

Farmers in the Mid-South and Southeast have spent a lot of money – and, in some cases, have lost entire fields – because of the development of resistance to glyphosate in prolific seed-producing weeds like Palmer amaranth or pigweed.

But how much will it cost them in added herbicide and labor expense and crop losses when weeds like pigweed or common waterhemp develop resistance to more than two or three or even more herbicide modes of action?

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Advice from weed resistance expert: Try diversity

From Southeast Farm Press

Renowned weed scientist Steve Powles, having had to find solutions and work-arounds in resistant weed-infested crops in his native Australia, has tried to prepare American producers for their own burgeoning resistance problems.

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